Reid Macewen Activities Centre

As a precautionary measure and in line with Scottish Government’s advice regarding COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision to close the Erskine Reid Macewen Activity Centre on our Veteran’s Village in Bishopton, until further notice.  Our top priority is the well-being of our Veterans and all members using this service.  We will continue to offer support remotely where possible and encourage members to contact The Activity Centre Centre on  0141 814 4534 if they have any questions. In the meantime, Activity Centre Tutor Morag has made these excellent Mindfulness videos, to help you through this stressful period.  

 

 

The Erskine Reid Macewen Activities Centre aims to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of veterans in the community, providing the opportunity to engage with people who have shared experiences and history, learn new skills, explore a number of interests and access support services.

Objectives

  • To be accessible to veterans living in the community with the choice of how often to visit, supporting an increased social network
  • To offer a range of purposeful activities and opportunities supported by a skilled team of staff and volunteers
  • To provide relevant guidance and advice in partnership with specialist organisations
  • To engage veterans in the design and delivery of services, encouraging skill sharing

Eligibility

Any veteran who has served as a member of one of the HM Armed Forces as a Regular or Reservist or on National Service or were:

  • A Member of the Merchant Marine and were deployed on active service in support of the armed forces
  • A Member of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
  • A Member of the Home Guard

Venue

Located in our tranquil stable building dating from 1896 on the picturesque Erskine estate, we guarantee time spent with us will be a unique and rewarding experience, surrounded by a friendly community spirit.

Provision

Social– Sports and Recreation, Music, Films, Lunch, Relaxation

Skills– Computing, Woodwork, Arts, Health and Wellbeing

Support- Drop in sessions delivered by a range of organisations providing information and advice

Facilities

Monday – Friday. 9.30am – 3.30pm.

Drop in for a couple of hours or stay all day

  • Refreshments and hot lunch option
  • Ample car parking facilities

Contact

Debra Dickson, Activities Centre Manager

Erskine, Bishopton, Renfrewshire, PA7 5PU

Telephone: 0141 814 4534

Email: debra.dickson@erskine.org.uk