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’s Mindfulness Tutor Morag has made a mindfulness video.


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.


  • 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


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


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.


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


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


Debra Dickson, Activities Centre Manager

Erskine, Bishopton, Renfrewshire, PA7 5PU

Telephone: 0141 814 4534

Email: debra.dickson@erskine.org.uk

Partnering Organisations

We collaborate with a range of specialist support organisations which enhance our service provision. Included are the Unforgotten Forces Consortium, Veteran Scotland, Veterans UK Welfare Service and The University of Glasgow.

Unforgotten Forces is a consortium of armed forces and civilian charities working together to deliver high quality and joined-up support that boosts the health and wellbeing of veterans in Scotland age 65 and older.  For more information you can visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/what-we-do/supporting-older-veterans/unforgotten-forces/

The Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP), part of the Citizens Advice Bureaux service, provides information, advice and support to veterans of all ages, and their dependants. Our specialist advisers can provide support with a wide range of issues, such as benefits, debt and housing, advising you about entitlements, helping to complete forms and  more.  They can also help you to access additional support and services. Visit www.adviceasap.org.uk for more details