Local projects

What is there in my community?

The Orchard Centre Services run in various locations across Midlothian, not just in the Centre itself. To find out what's going on near you, see below. For more information about programmes and activities, contact the Orchard Centre directly on 0131 663 1616 or email


The Orchard Centre itself is in Bonnyrigg, on 14 Lothian Street.

Art Therapy runs from Lasswade High School

The CLEAR Project has a drop in at the Lasswade Centre, Eskdale Drive

A Photography group runs from the Cherry Road Resource Centre

The ROWAN Project do work around the Community Hospital garden and local footpaths


The Men’s SHARE Project run Outreach Support sessions from Midlothian Voluntary Action on Thursdays

Dalkeith also hosts a Development Project, including complementary therapies and group activities

In Eskbank, at the Edinburgh College, the Computer group work

At Newbattle Abbey, there is Rural Skills training

In Easthouses, at the Mayfield Leisure Centre there is a Food for Thought Coop


At the Newtongrange Leisure Centre, the Swimming Group takes place

In the Newbattle Community Education Centre, the Men’s SHARE project run a morning drop-in


In Penicuik Town Hall, the Men’s SHARE project operate an Outreach Support

From the YMCA, the Development Project makes complementary therapies, and arts and wellbeing workshops available

In Penicuik's Lost Garden, the CLEAR & ROWAN Projects come together


Roslin Glen is also home to the ROWAN Project at times


At the Loanhead Leisure Centre, there is Monday Night football as part of the Men's SHARE Project


This is just a flavour of the work done by the Orchard Centre Services. For full, up-to-date services and further activities, speak to the Orchard Centre directly on 0131 663 1616 or email.

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