Edinburgh

 

 

Listed here are just some of the many sports & activities available in and around Edinburgh.  If you’d like to get involved have a look below or if you know of any others not on the list, please get in touch and let us know.  thanks.

Remember to check out our ‘Clubs Calendar‘ to see all the clubs and activities we offer in your area.

AFAS aims to promote and develop the sport of amputee football in Scotland. Working with football clubs and Scottish football’s governing bodies, their aim is to create a Scottish amputee football league. They create opportunities for amputees and those with congenital limb differences to play football at grassroots, club and national level, both for fun and competitively.

Find out more on their website here or contact Ashley Reid at [email protected]

Boccia is a target ball sport similar to bowls but played with blue and red leather balls. The aim of the game it to get your colour closer to the white Jack ball. The session is aimed to improve participant’s skills and tactics in a fun social environment.The session is open to young people and adults with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.

Gracemount Leisure Centre t: 0131 658 1940

THE PARACLIMBING CLUB

This club has been developed to create a paraclimbing community based out of Edinburgh International Climbing Arena. The club will meet on a Thursday evening from 7 to 9pm and is supported by a network of volunteers who are on hand to provide assistance to its members in and around the climbing activities.

Find more information here.

The Scottish Curling Trust works in partnership with Scottish Curling to develop its multiple curling disability pathways. The disability programmes are funded by the Scottish Curling Trust and delivered using experienced staff from the Scottish Curling.

The Scottish Curling Trust works to support the advancement of public participation in sport to enable more people to further enhance their active lifestyles.

For more information about what’s available in your area click here.

LOCHORE MEADOWS ADAPTIVE CYCLING

“We have a range of adaptive bikes for hire including recumbent and upright trikes, adaptive wheelchair bikes and tandems. Groups with carers or families can come along together to experience cycling in a traffic free area. For carers who haven’t used the bikes before we can offer advice and training.”

See their website here for more information.

WALKING ON AIR

Soar like birds… Disability gliding at its best!

“If you are disabled and really want wings, come and try an Air Experience flight in our two seat dual hand controlled training glider at Portmoak Airfield, near Kinross in Fife, Scotland some 25 miles from Edinburgh.

We operate from the Scottish Gliding Union, which is the largest gliding club in Scotland and the third largest in the UK. The local scenery is superb, with marvellous views from the air of local Loch Leven and the Lomond hills.”

More information on their website here.

FIFE SAILABILITY

Fife Sailability is a Club specifically for those with a disability and is based at Lochore Meadows Watersports Centre in central Fife.  Like all clubs it is run by its members for its members. The membership consists of volunteers and sailing members.  The volunteers are drawn from all walks of life and bring to the club a passion for boats and sailing which they love to share with others.

Find out more information here.

JUBILEE SAILING TRUST

‘We have a unique mission, to give people of mixed abilities and circumstances the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place in the world through inclusive adventures at sea.

In a wild, unpredictable and challenging environment, people discover new personal depths. That is true for everyone, because the sea does not discriminate. On our ships people engage in a continuous, residential experience and live in close quarters. They are often disconnected from elements of modern life. That means that people are more present in the moment and their learning experience is accelerated. We give everyone responsibilities that have real consequences. People learn that risky activities can be safe when managed responsibly. Our tall ships are uniquely accessible and are crewed by a diverse community of mixed abilities, circumstances and ages. On JST voyages social, demographic and physical barriers are broken down and disability and disadvantage fade into the background.’

For more information about JST sailing trips check out their website here.

The SDGC was created in January 2018 and is a Registered Scottish Charity. This brand new charity brought together two previously well established groups, the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (established in 2004) and the Disabled Curlers Scotland (established in 2014), to provide and develop year-round sports opportunities for disabled people across the country.

Check out their website here.

SDS is the Scottish governing and co-coordinating body of all sports for children, athletes and players of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability. SDS has the vision of developing opportunities and improving performance in disability sport for children, athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability in Scotland and contributing to UK and international initiatives.

For more information on what’s available in your area, your local contact is:

LOTHIAN DISABILITY SPORT

Jack Brodie

Tel: 0131 475 2364

Email: [email protected]

DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY DISABILITY SPORT

Laura Vickers

Tel: 01461 207 028

Email: [email protected]

SCOTTISH BORDERS DISABILITY SPORT GROUP

Alan Oliver

Tel: 07887 471 137

Email: [email protected]

DISABILITY SNOWSPORTS UK

DSUK believe that taking part in adaptive snowsport has the power to transform a person’s relationship with their disability. We are committed to enabling all disabled people to redefine their relationship with not just the snow, but with all aspects of their lives. We are committed to enabling all people to participate in snowsport, regardless of disability, injury, or experience.

They hold lessons at Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend Biggar Rd, Edinburgh EH10 7DU

For More Information or To Make A Booking Contact Our Booking Line: 01479 861 272

Website: https://www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk/adaptive-lessons/dsuk-edinburgh

 

Open Swimming Sessions are quieter swimming sessions set aside for adults with additional support needs or those with limited mobility. They provide a perfect environment to enjoy a leisurely swim or even just time in the water. They are available at the following locations:

  • Drumbrae Leisure Centre t : 0131 312 7957
  • Dalry Swim Centre t : 0131 313 3964
  • Warrender Swim Centre t: 0131 447 0052
  • Glenogle Swim Centre t: 0131 343 6376

EDINBURGH LIMBLOSS ASSOCIATION

This support group runs a swimming club, all amputees are welcome.

When: Monday 7.15 til 8.45 pm during the school term

Venue: Braidburn School

For more information check out their Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2093610757543012/

Advantage – Tennis For Good!

Are a not for profit club based in Edinburgh who believe that tennis can be used as a catalyst for good purposes across the Lothian and the East of Scotland.

Every week they provide tennis coaching and support to children and adults who face barriers when trying to play the sport that they’re most passionate about. These barriers can include disabilities, mental health issues and financial difficulties amongst others.

“Our tennis coaches are LTA accredited, Disclosure Scotland certified, highly knowledgeable of disabilities and, of course, experts at making the game of tennis fun whether competitive or recreational!

The work that we do wouldn’t be possible without the people who support our programme of fundraisers, key partners and enthusiastic volunteers. It all helps us use tennis for good!

If you have any questions about our organisation or the services we can provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

More information can be found on their website here!

These sessions are very much focused on people wanting to play basketball recreationally and having a bit of social time over tea/coffee & a snack afterwards – FUN is the main aim of the game!! 🏀

For more information please contact [email protected]

Website: www.basketballscotland.co.uk

Wheelchair Basketball

Day/Time: Sunday’s 4 – 6 pm

Venue: Crags Sports Centre, 10 Bowmont Place, Edinburgh, EH89RY

Pickup Basketball

Day/Time: Wednesday’s 8.30 – 10 PM

Venue: Crags Sports Centre, 10 Bowmont Place, Edinburgh, EH89RY

Lothian Phoenix

Club Contact: Terry Gillan, [email protected]

Training/Playing Venue: Armadale Academy West Main St, Armadale, EH48 3LY

Training Days/Times: Tues 7pm-9pm & Thurs 7pm-9pm. Junior session: Thurs 7pm-8pm.

EDINBURGH LIMBLOSS ASSOCIATION

Run a yoga group, and all amputees are welcome.

When: Monday 6.30 to 7.30 pm during the school term.

Venue: Braidburn School

For more information check out their Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2093610757543012/