Hello and Welcome.
We are people living with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and care-partners across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Join us to experience:
- a warm and friendly local community
- lots of weekly classes and events
- meaningful support and advice
- a positive focus on wellbeing
National Support and Advice
Parkinson’s UK Helpline:
0808 800 0303
The Parkinson’s UK helpline is a free and confidential service providing support to anyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Emails answered within 5 working days
Text relay: 18001 0808 800 0303
Textphone number for textphone users only
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Friendship from a wonderful group of people, useful source of information, support for each other, interesting talks accompanied by tea, coffee and biscuits.Norma
Our branch is a most valuable asset for all of us with PD. It provides an incredible number of activities for all tastes and abilities. We get support from each other.Anne
The branch keeps me connected with activities and people that help keep me healthy in body and spirit. A sense of hopeful community and laughter.Alison
It’s good to meet up and share experiences. There’s always a listening ear. Such a great variety of groups and classes.Dot
Has been a constant positive since I became involved in 2000.Bill
Cure Parkinson’s Webinar: Diet and the gut vs the brain
This online webinar was a partnership with the University of Edinburgh and the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. The focus of the webinar is the relationship between the gut and nutrition,…
Edinburgh Napier University Student: Now Recruiting for Study
Those of you who attended the online ERIG meeting in November 2023 given by Khalid Al-Ani, the student from Edinburgh Napier University will be pleased to learn that his study…
Local opportunity to get involved in Parkinson’s research
Could ultrasound be used to understand how Parkinson’s affects swallowing? A PhD student at Queen Margaret University is investigating whether there are early changes in swallowing movements in people with…
We welcome on-line donations to support the work of the Branch. If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your donation can be increased by completing a Gift Aid Form which can be downloaded as a pdf file.Donate via Just Giving
Interested in Parkinson’s Research?
The Edinburgh Research Interest Group (ERIG) provides opportunities for members with an interest in Parkinson’s research to meet, communicate, work closely together and generally further the cause of research.
Coming to Terms with your Parkinson’s Diagnosis
We are developing resources and information for people who are newly diagnosed, or are ready to take first steps to embrace a diagnosis of Parkinson's.
Join an enthusiastic team of volunteers working to make a real difference to the lives of people with Parkinson’s.