Edinburgh

Welcome to the Edinburgh Group Webpage!

As well as our Edinburgh and Lothian members, I would also like to welcome members of Coeliac UK from the Scottish Borders.  As there is no Scottish Borders group, from here on members from that area will be affiliated to the Edinburgh Group.

So to date we have around 1400 members affiliated to the Edinburgh group from Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders.

Restrictions have lifted in Scotland and we can all begin to enjoy the new normal, albeit being careful as before and follow any restrictions which are still in place.

During these restrictive times we have been living in this past year, our group have obviously been unable to hold our meetings and events as we used to do pre Covid.  But we have a glimmer of hope now that face to face events may return later this year.  We will still need to conform to whatever rules and regulations are in place but we will get through it.

In the meantime the Edinburgh Group of Coeliac UK are still on hand to help where we can.   Local support is offered throughout the year to all of our members by volunteer committee of the Edinburgh Group.

As long as all members of Coeliac UK have given permission for their local group to contact them then we will have the contact details you provided Coeliac UK with including your postal address to contact you.

We do hope that as many members as possible have provided an email address as most of our interaction is done via this method.  It is also more cost effective than mailing out by post.

If you would like a copy of our Newsletters sent by post, it would help if you could please send me an A5 Stamped Address Envelope to help keep our costs down.

Our support to our members, until face to face meetings and events return, is by way of e mailing Monthly Newsletter Updates to all members and Monthly Welcome contact with new members.   We also have two Facebooks, which include one for parents of the coeliac children in our group, so please contact me if you are a member of Coeliac UK and have been affiliated to our local Edinburgh Group and I will send you the link to join the appropriate Facebook.

Support available to Newly Diagnosed Members affiliated to the Edinburgh Group;

Firstly I’d like to say hello to anyone who has just been diagnosed, has joined Coeliac UK and due to your postcode has been affiliated as a member of the Edinburgh Group – welcome!  

Once a new member has joined Coeliac UK, you will receive a Welcome e mail from me within a month of joining, provided you have ticked the box allowing communication from your local group.

This year, the Zoom platform has enabled our group to hold successful virtual Coffee and Chat meetings with our newly diagnosed and these will be repeated approximately every two months.

For these and any other virtual or F2F events, please check the Events section.

If you have any further queries re the above, please contact me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.  

Best Wishes and stay safe, Wilma Fraser – Group Organiser of Coeliac UK Edinburgh Group

edinburgh@coeliac.org.uk        or phone/text   07791215981

Local venues

This is a map of GF (gluten-free) accredited venues and standard listings which have been recommended by our Members or the venue directly. The GfG (Gluten-free Guarantee) approved pin is used to show supermarkets that have signed up to the GfG.

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Edinburgh

Local Group Information

Organiser: Wilma Fraser

Secretary: Carol Evans

Treasurer: Alan Shearer