The Alma Project aims to improve the mental health and well-being of the inhabitants of the Edinburgh and Lothians through the use of the arts as a therapeutic tool.  We provide quality, arts groups to people with mental health issues.  We are involved in many public exhibitions, performances and workshops that give this marginalised group a platform, and help to combat the stigma surrounding mental ill health.

The Alma Project was set up as a constituted community group by service users and their supporters on 5th December 2010, and became a Scottish Charity Incorporated Organisation on  12 Nov. 2015.  SC046127


For enquiries re. referrals and volunteering email:  alistair.thealmaproject@gmail.com  

(Referral forms are also on Service Provision page of this website.)

or phone –  0770 36 39 334 


All our groups are based at Craigentinny Community Centre, 9 Loaning Road, Edinburgh EH 7 6JE.  It is partly housed in an old castle in the lovely, peaceful, village-like area of Craigentinny.


Art Group                                   Mon 11.45 – 1.45pm

Art Studio                                  Tues 12.30 – 2.30pm

Creative Writing                        Wed 12noon – 2pm 

Music Group                                              Wed 2pm – 4pm

Drama group                            Thurs 12.15 – 2pm 

Puppet making                         Thurs 1pm – 3pm



alma brochure – outside – craigentinny

craigentinny info and map


All groups held at the  Craigentinny Community Centre.  

See Contact Us for how to get there.

See Service Provision page for Referral forms and more information about groups.

See Events for exhibitions, performances, workshops and events

Many thanks to all our funders and supporters.  Our main funding comes from the City of Edinburgh Council.

Funded by Foundation Scotland

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