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South Side Community Centre

The Centre opened in December 1986, following a long campaign by the local community to have a community centre right in the heart of their area. Being in a conservation area, the building is listed.

South Side Community Centre is owned and largely funded by the City of Edinburgh Council who lease the premises to the community association that is run by the Centre’s management committee.

The committee is also responsible for running a hugely successful café.

The Centre consists of two general purpose rooms, café, large hall and office which provide great space for a variety of uses. The rooms are available for hire with the Centre being a popular venue during the Fringe.

Staff in the Centre are mainly employees of the Council but, as the Management Committee has developed and extended the programme, they employ their own staff for the café and as activity leaders in several Centre groups.

New members and visitors are welcome at South Side Community Centre. The building is accessible to all and the Management Committee is committed to the doctrine and ethos of inclusion - there should be no barriers for everyone to enjoy the experience that is South Side Community Centre!

Bus routes:  3, 5, 7, 8, 29, 31, 33, 37, 49

Address: South Side Community Centre 
117 Nicolson Street

Tel: 0131 667 0484

Fax: 0131 667 7365