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Soroptimist International - Edinburgh

Soroptimist International of Edinburgh is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Edinburgh




Have a browse through our pages to see what we are doing.  Don’t know about Soroptimists in Scotland’s beautiful capital city?—then find out more here.

So what exactly is Soroptimist International?

Soroptimist International is the world’s largest women’s service organisation with Consultative Status at the United Nations. For a more detailed description of our organisation  visit our main website at

We start by working locally: the Edinburgh club was founded in 1927, is one of the oldest in Scotland giving many years of service, locally to our community – working with, amongst others, Cranston Street Women’s Hostel, Scottish Love in Action and Kids Love Clothes.  We lobby on behalf of, and undertake local projects that benefit, women and girls.

We work regionally in cooperation with  other Soroptimist clubs across southern Scotland and nationally across the whole of Scotland.  To find out more about Soroptimists in the south of Scotland click here

We also work within a United Kingdom framework on behalf of women and girls. The focus project work across the UK is raising awareness on Violence Against Women – for more information try

We work internationally, supporting the lobbying and advocacy work at the United Nations on behalf of women and girls as well as fundraising for specific projects which support women and girls.

Why not come along and find out more or get involved?

Usually SI Edinburgh meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7.30. Our meeting is at the Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel at the corner of Annandale Rd and Leith Walk, opposite Elm Row.   You can be sure of a warm welcome if you come along.  We are currently still on virtual meetings on Zoom as well.

If you are visiting our beautiful city then do contact us.  We love to welcome other Soroptimists from around the globe.  If you are interested in joining us for any of our meetings just contact us or come along – we would love to see you there.

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