RNIB Scotland social and leisure groups

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Community Connection events

It's good to talk. Our community connection events will hopefully include something to interest everybody. So please feel free to join us.

We are holding the group telephone and online calls listed below and everyone is welcome. Alongside these, as lockdown eases, some of our groups are starting to meet up in person.

For further information and joining details on any of these calls, please contact [email protected] or phone 07821 810955.

We're also holding a number of outdoor walks, although still following social distancing guidelines.

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Monday

  • Hi tech, Lo Tech – 11am, fortnightly.

  • Blind Vision Oban – 2pm, monthly.

  • Glasgow United social group – 3pm.

  • Film group – 4pm.

  • Diabetes Social Group - 2pm, fortnightly.

  • Highlands and Islands Call - every Monday at 3pm.

Tuesday

  • General chat – 11am.

  • Football focus – 1pm.

  • Forth Valley Book group - 6pm, monthly.

  • East Ayrshire Meet Up, Kilmarnock - first Tuesday of month 11.45am.

  • Edinburgh and Lothians Art Group - weekly, Tuesday from 11am until 1pm, at 12 Hillside Crescent.

Wednesday

  • Campaigns group – 11am, fortnightly.

  • Women’s group – 1.30pm, last Wednesday of each month.

  • Connect singers – 3pm.

  • Young person's peer support telephone group – 5pm on last Wednesday of each month.

  • Edinburgh and Lothians youth Group - fortnightly, Wednesday from 5pm until 7pm, at 12 Hillside Crescent.

  • VI Peebles Peer Support Group - monthly, Wednesday, from 1pm until 3pm at Wetherspoons, Peebles High Street.

  • Youth Group - from 5pm until 7pm, every second Wednesday at Hillside Crescent.

Thursday

  • General chat – 11am.

  • Prestwick book group – 2pm, monthly.

  • Forth Valley social group – 3pm, weekly.

  • Quiz – 4pm, fortnightly.

  • VI gaming group – 4pm.

  • Edinburgh and Lothian Virtual Audio Book group – 10.30am on first Thursday of each month.

  • Edinburgh and Lothians Craft Group - fortnightly, Thursday from 1.30pm until 3.30pm, at 12 Hillside Crescent.

  • Aspiring Writers group – 2pm, fortnightly (contact James Kyle on 07562 170 413 if interested)

  • VI Montrose Peer Support Group - fortnightly, Thursday, from 1pm until 3pm at the Park Hotel.

Friday

  • Write Away creative writing group – 2pm, fortnightly.

  • Borders Support Group – 10.30am, first Friday of each month.

  • Troon library face to face book group – 2pm, monthly.

  • Charles Bonnet Syndrome MS Teams /phone group - 2pm second Friday of month.

  • Edinburgh and Lothians Dominoes Group - weekly, Friday from 1.30pm until 3pm at 12 Hillside Crescent, EH7 5EA.

  • Coatbridge bowling group - 10am to 12 noon, weekly at Coatbridge Indoor Bowls Club, Quarry Street, Coatbridge.

  • East Kilbride bowling group - 11:30am to 1.30pm, weekly at John Wrights Sport Centre, East Kilbride.

Saturday

  • Glasgow book group – 4pm, monthly.

  • Corstorphine Connect Sight Loss Group - third Saturday of each month from 2pm until 3.30pm, at Astoria Centre - Kirk Loan, Edinburgh. Contact Daniel Meikle on 07821 810 955 or email [email protected].

If you would like further information or take part in any of the sessions please email the team on [email protected] or call 0131 652 3140

One-to-one telephone befriending service

Our trained volunteers offer a weekly one-to-one social chat for an initial term of six weeks, at which stage the offer is reviewed and if appropriate can continue for another six weeks. For more information please contact [email protected] or phone 07864 958240.