Category Archives: Parent Information: News

Financial Support Webpage For Families and Individuals

This link below is a city wide financial support web page, for families and individuals, It is a live site and updated regularly.

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Connect Project

One Parent Families Scotland and LINKnet are starting a new block of our exciting Connect Project. This is for any mother from a minority ethnic background, with a child of mixed heritage or who is new to Scotland. Our weekly group is a great chance for mums to consider how to better look after their mental health and wellbeing while connecting with new people. Additionally, the 1:1 mentoring on offer can support women in building up confidence socially or in progressing to employment or education.  Feel free to get in touch if you would like any more information.

The OPFS Edinburgh Team


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Family Learning Festival 2022

Family Learning Festival 2022

Campaign for Learning, in partnership with Education Scotland, is running the Family Learning Festival from 15th until 30th October. This is an annual national celebration to inspire a love of learning in family life. Organisations of all types and sizes including schools, libraries, museums and galleries are providing a range of creative events which showcase ideas and learning opportunities for families.

Families can engage with events ranging from sustainability and conservation to music and heritage. There’s even a spooktactular Halloween museum trail in Edinburgh’s Museum on the Mound!


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Halloween and Bonfire Night For Recently Arrived Families

In Scotland and the UK we have the traditions of Halloween and bonfire night at this time of year/

The below information is for families who are recently arrived and may be confused by the upcoming festivities.

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Halloween and Bonfire Night are both very old traditions celebrated in the UK. These events can be exciting family fun, but they can also be noisy and a little scary if you are not sure what is going on.

Halloween officially takes place on the 31st of October but it can be celebrated in the days before and after.

You can expect to see spooky decorations and people, mostly children, dressed up in costumes. The costumes are supposed to look a little scary and you might see witches, skeletons, zombies and other monsters.

You might hear families and young people on the streets once it gets dark. In the evening, people knock on strangers doors and say ‘trick or treat’. Many people give sweets to the visitors. These visitors are not invited into the house. You don’t have to answer the door if you don’t want to.

Not everyone celebrates Halloween and taking part is up to you.

Bonfire Night is officially celebrated on the 5th of November, but it can be celebrated in the days before and after, by lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks.

You can expect to hear loud bangs in the evening and at night. You can also hear more people than usual walking about.

You can expect to see fireworks in the evening and lots of smoke. Many families attend organized bonfires where you might see a pretend person, called a Guy, on top of the bonfire.

You can expect to smell the fireworks and smoke from the bonfires.

Lots of people use fireworks to celebrate different occasions. You can hear loud bangs, see flashes of light in the sky and smell these at different times of the year.


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Dalry Primary Open Day 2022

Do you plan for your child to start at Dalry? We are having an open day on November 2nd 2022. All information below.


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