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The Living Memory Association

Edinburgh's Reminiscence Project • Established 1986


Reminiscence and School visiting groups

We can comfortably accommodate adult groups of up to 15 people. We can squeeze in school classes of up to 25 students. Sessions last about an hour and we usually have a cup of tea, coffee or juice.

Visiting reminiscence group

Our visiting reminiscence group sessions last around 45 minutes and can either be a photographic slide show of old photos or a session using objects from the past. They can be themed: childhood, cinema, food, school days or just a good general reminiscence blether. We have a living room set up in both our reminiscence centres, comfort and informality are the key elements.
Booking a visit.

School visit

For our school visits, we are happy to close the unit. Children seem to be particularly happy to be in a museum where they can pick things up. We are able to tailor sessions to particular themes and have done "Granny's Kitchen", "Wartime and rationing", "Toys and games". Teachers have split classes in the past. We often have our volunteers on hand to share their memories with the children.
Booking a visit.

How to book a visit

Contact us to book a session.


There is no charge for community groups or council run care homes or projects. A donation is always welcome though.


The Little Shop of Memory
West Lothian Reminiscence Centre

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Practical information

Contact us
by e-mail:
by phone: 07714 783 726

Find us
The Little Shop of Memory is open 10.30am-4pm weekdays and 11am-4pm weekends.
Find us on the first floor next to Debenhams, at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ.

West Lothian Reminiscence Centre is open 11am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Find us next to Iceland, at The Centre, Livingston, EH54 6HR.

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