Gig Buddies Scotland

by Thera Trust

Gig Buddies is a befriending project in Midlothian. We aim to link music fans who have a learning disability with volunteers who share a common interest.

Our vision is for people with a learning disability to know they can Stay Up Late and choose how they live their lives.

We aim to create a community of people who share the same interests, regardless of their disabilities and differences.

We match people who share similar interests so they can get out to live events which they both have a passion for.

We organise ‘socials’ every 2 months. ‘Socials’ are free events that anyone can come along to, whether they have been paired with a Gig Buddy or not. These are usually part of existing events that are open to the public, encouraging social inclusion.

Member events are held a few times a year and enable people to have a say in how Gig Buddies (Scotland) is run and what events they want to see next.

We have been really fortunate to organise special events too, such as pairing up with Independent Venue Week and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Last updated 06/03/2020

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Contact information

 0300 303 1280
 Samuel.Maggs@thera.co.uk
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This service is under the category: Learning Disability , Disability , Social Activity , Conditions , Health & Social Care Services , Support Network , Befriending , Activity

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  • · Midlothian (Local Authority)

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