The Link Up host in Leith is Bethany Christian Trust. Ian, the local Link Up Worker started with Bethany in January 2012.
Leith lies to the north of Edinburgh, and although now part of Edinburgh, it was once the most important port in Scotland and a borough in its own right. This history still shapes and influences today – home of The Proclaimers, Irvine Welsh, Sir Tom Farmer and Hibernian FC along with a new creative community Leith is the arty, edgy side of the city. Leith has suffered with the loss of its heavy industries and faced other struggles. However recent regeneration has helped make the area much more mixed and there are many people wanting to be active in the community. A strong sense of local identity with a host of local amenities and facilities means Leith is ideal for seeing the local community generate new ideas and bring about local transformation.
The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childmindersRead More
We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024. This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that manyRead More
The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out… In myRead More