Canongate Youth

Canongate Youth supports young people aged 5 to 24 years old. CY uses group work and activities to develop teamwork and social networking skills among the young people who attend.

Service Description

CY Services

Children and Youth Services have a range of opportunities for young people in the local area, which includes; Southside, Holyrood, Old Town, and Dumbiedykes. There is a weekly programme of groups activities to help young people develop new skills and boost their confidence.

CY also work closely with local schools to support young people.

Play Rangers is a group for people aged 5-12 , and offers young people a chance to play safely outdoors. Play sessions run daily.Please contact for details.

Employability and Training

Canongate Youth provides employability support to young people aged 14-24 from across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

  • The Gate (Pre-employment) offers young people employability support through one to one and group work sessions.
  • The Gate (Next Steps) offers individual support for those who have progressed onto employment training or further education.

Contact Susie McIntyre on for more information about The Gate

2 Employability Fund training programmes work with young people who have left school up to 24 years old.

  • CY Get 2 It provides a mixture of group work and individual support aiming to improve personal skills and remove barriers to employment.
  • CY 3 Steps Up can either be a progression from CY Get 2 It, or an entry point for young people who are ready to go straight into work experience.

For further information on the training programmes contact



Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Young People
    • 5 - 24 years old


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any agency

Contact Info. & Service Address

South Bridge Resource Centre
6 Infirmary Street

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm & Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Service Hours

-Monday - Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm -

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 556 9389
Fax: 0131 556 3584

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
  • Information in community languages
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.


Public Transport Information

Lothian Transport - all buses servicing North & South bridges

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Canongate Youth

Type: Charity/Voluntary


Canongate Youth supports children and young people in Edinburgh and the Lothians to be healthy, happy and secure, belong in their communities and become confident and fulfilled adults.

Canongate Youth provides a safe, welcoming and fun space for children and young people aged 5-25.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 556 9389
Fax: 0131 556 3584

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm & Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Service Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 9:00pm

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