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Ripple Project (The Ripple)

The Ripple is a community organisation, started by local people the Ripple harnesses the skills and enthusiasm of its dedicated volunteers to provide a wide range of well-used services in our community of Restalrig, Lochend & Craigentinny. Much of these areas are amongst the most deprived in Scotland and our community faces the challenges that poverty, health and social inequalities bring.

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Girl’s Night In Group

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

This girl’s only group for aged 11 plus is designed to give our local girls and young women the space to explore social and political issues, including those that are gender specific, in a safe and su...

The Knitting Network

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

Already an avid knitter or someone keen to take up wool and knitting needles? All ages and abilities are welcome with everything you need to get started is provided by the network. Just drop in on a T...

Healthy Hub Walking Group

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

Led by trained volunteers the groups walk pre-planned routes in and around the Restalrig, Lochend and Craigentinny areas. This is an opportunity to join a friendly group of other local people, discove...


By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

A Wednesday evening class which has broad appeal and is starting to gain in popularity. Come along to a welcoming supportive class which uses boxing moves combined with circuit training to improve fit...

Exercise for Everyone Group

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

This popular, friendly exercise class runs every Wednesday morning between 10 and 10.45 am. At £2.50 per session it aims to be affordable and accessible to all. Suitable for men and women of all ages ...

Ripple Youth Forum

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

Representatives of each youth group meet regularly to ensure young people are consulted on the direction of the youth services and the organisation as a whole. Responsibilities of the forum include t...

Girls’ Get Fit Get Fed

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

This girls’ sports and wellbeing group runs on a Friday evening primarily focusing on the holistic wellbeing of young women aged from 10 to 16 years, within the community.
Activities during the sess...

The Ripple Buddies Project

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

Ripple Buddies is a peer mentoring project which builds positive relationships between children and young people. Ripple Buddies pairs young volunteer ‘buddies’ aged 14-19 with local children who ar...

Ripple Friday Social Club

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

The Ripple Project Friday Club for the over 60s gives older local people the chance to take part in a stimulating, fun and up to date programme of social activities, information sessions and good old ...

Ripple X-Press Drama Group

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

Drama group for children with the aim of building soft skills as well as skills related to the performing arts. This group gives local children access to an activity that has historically been difficu...

ROSP: Senior Youth Group

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

The senior youth group for ages 14 to 18 years, engages with some of the most disengaged young people from the local area with a mix of leisure and educational opportunities on offer.

Weekly topic...

Write On: Writing Group

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

The Write On group is a creative writing group led by Juliet Wilson, published short story writer and poet. Warm and welcoming, open to everyone, new writers and old, members are given the opportunity...

Hub198: Young Person's Group

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

A fun and active weekly group where local young people come together to enjoy sports, cooking, arts & crafts, films and topical workshops.
This group focuses on a number of issues including supporti...

The Hub Grub Cafe

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

The Hub Grub Community Café is the hub of the Ripple and in an area with no other gathering place offers freshly made, nutritious and affordable meals and home baking. A welcoming space where people c...

Ripple Lunch Club

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

The daily Lunch Club provides a hot meal and valuable companionship to up to thirty vulnerable local older people in a community. For many, attendance at the Club provides a focus for their day and an...

The Listening place: Emotional Support Service

By: Ripple Project (The Ripple).

The Listening Place is a project which is delivered by trained volunteers who receive regular group and 1:1 support and supervision from a qualified, practising counsellor. The Listening Place is a sa...

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