Lothians Veterans Centre (Dalkeith)

Charity Number: SC040690
Company Number: SC362801

Opening Times

Tuesday – Friday, 1000 – 1600
(some variations)


11 Eskdaill Court
EH22 1AG


Located in the heart of Dalkeith town centre, Midlothian, the charity is primarily designed as a Drop-In centre, with no appointments necessary. Our aim is to advise and support former members of our UK Armed Forces, reservists and their families, throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians, who experience any form of disadvantage post service. We have a small team of dedicated staff readily available to tackle any challenges that present, however minor or complex.

In addition to our core services, we also organise a number of social activities which provide the opportunity to create new friendships, rekindle old ones and indulge in some military banter. These include

  • Our much loved and eagerly anticipated weekly bacon-roll morning every Friday morning – extremely popular with a great atmosphere, always very well attended.
  • Monthly outings – normally on the first Friday afternoon each month. These have included
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • The Royal Yacht Britannia
    • Scotland vs Fiji rugby game.
    • Regular fishing trips

We have something for everyone at Lothians Veterans Centre and our membership is continuing to expand. These trips are a great source of enjoyment and are becoming increasingly popular.

Delivery Partners in support

Unforgotten Forces, Age Scotland Veterans’ Project, Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP), NHS Lothian: Community Health Inequalities Team (CHIT), Falkirk and Grangemouth Veterans Drop-in Centre, Fares4Free, Military Museum Scotland, Rock2Recovery, SSAFA, Scottish Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (UK) (SACRO), Scottish Veterans Residencies, Shelter Scotland, The Coming Home Centre (Glasgow), The Veterans Community Café, (Edinburgh), The Trussell Trust Food Bank, Veterans First Point Lothian (V1P Lothian), Veterans UK, Stand Easy Productions, Cyrenians, Horseback UK.