November 24, 2017

Eric Liddell’s Historic Scotland Rugby Cap to be Re-issued

Scottish Rugby is re-issuing the Scotland cap of Olympic hero and former rugby union international player, Eric Liddell, which was lost over the decades. Eric’s daughter, Patricia Russell, is traveling almost 5,000 miles from her home in Canada to Edinburgh to accept the unique cap in her father’s honour at […]
November 6, 2017

World of Literature and Sports are Going for Gold ahead of The Eric Liddell Centre Fundraising Gala

Scottish Rugby’s points-record holder Chris Paterson MBE and award-winning author Alexander McCall Smith CBE have joined forces ahead of The Eric Liddell Centre’s inaugural fundraising dinner. The pair met ahead of The Going for Gold Fundraising Gala, which is taking place on 5 December at the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh, […]
November 1, 2017

Befriending Week 2017

November 1 – 7 is Befriending Week 2017. To mark this we are hosting a ‘Meet the Befriender’ afternoon to provide information about the Befriending Services we offer to carers in Edinburgh. This will take place from 2.30pm – 4.00pm on Tuesday 7th November This is an excellent opportunity to […]
October 27, 2017

Inaugural Eric Liddell Centre Fundraising Gala

The Going for Gold Inaugural Eric Liddell Centre Fundraising Gala will be held at the Sheraton Grand on Tuesday, December 5th.  We are fortunate to have secured two fantastic speakers for this event: award winning author Alexander McCall Smith and international rugby player Chris Paterson.  The night is being MC’d […]
October 11, 2017

Eric Liddell’s daughter launches her book “God and Me”

The daughter of Scottish Olympic gold medallist, Eric Liddell, has written a book about the man she never met.   Maureen Liddell Moore is one of three children and was three years old when her father died in 1945 whilst he was being kept captive in the Japanese World War II Weihsien Internment Camp in […]
October 2, 2017

Defibrillator Received from St John and the City Project

The Eric Liddell Centre has become the latest recipient of a public access defibrillator through St John Scotland’s ‘St John and the City’ project. The ‘St John and the City Public Access Defibrillator Project’, which has been backed by Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, has now placed over 130 life-saving defibrillators across […]
September 18, 2017

Joint Initiative for Families and Carers in Edinburgh to mark World Alzheimer’s Day

Leading Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has partnered with the Eric Liddell Centre to offer a free of charge drop-in session for families and carers on World Alzheimer’s Day, Thursday 21 September. The session will provide information on the variety of issues that may be faced by those suffering with […]
September 12, 2017

Caring Soles Project Steps into Gorgie

The Eric Liddell Centre’s ‘Caring Soles’ programme has launched personal footcare service satellite site in the Gorgie/Dalry area and is looking for volunteers. This will run on Tuesdays from St Martins Community Resource Centre (232 Dalry Road, EH11 2JG).  The service is kindly promoted by the social group for people […]
September 4, 2017

The Eric Liddell Centre helps tackle loneliness and isolation in Edinburgh

The Eric Liddell Centre has been helping older people in the capital dealing with loneliness and isolation, thanks to a new initiative. The South West Villages project works to strengthen services for older people by identifying ways to increase social interaction and reduce the chances of becoming isolated. More than […]