Braw Blether

Braw Blether groups get together to read and tell stories; using poems, song lyrics, fiction, and news articles, to generate conversation.

Service Description

The service is available to all adults and is free to access. You don’t know to be a great reader or bring anything with you to a session. Please get in touch with the library for more information.

Dates: Fortnightly on Mondays
3 June
17 June
1 July
15 July
Time: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Location: The Lasswade Centre, Lasswade Library, 19 Eskdale Drive, Bonnyrigg EH19 2LA

Date: Fortnightly on Tuesdays
07 May
21 May
04 June
18 June
Time: 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Location: Penicuik Library, Carlops Road, Penicuik EH26 9EP

Date: Fortnightly on alternate Tuesdays
14 May 2019
28 May 2019
11 June 2019
25 June 2019
Time: 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Location: Loanhead Library, George Avenue, Loanhead EH20 9LA

Carers Group
Dates: First and third Monday
20 May
03 June
17 June
01 July
Time: 10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Location: Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge EH23 4TT

**Braw Blether at Dalkeith Arts Centre is cancelled until further notice. It may be relaunched later this year if felt to be viable. If you would like to be relaunched, please contact Juliet on the details shown below.

How To Get In Touch

Named Contact: Juliet Ridgway-Tait, bibliotherapist
Telephone Number: 0131 271 6668
Mobile: 07990136846
Email: [email protected]

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address


Midlothian Library Service
2 Clerk Street
EH20 9DR

Service Hours

-Dalkeith Library, Mondays 1.30-3.30pm fortnightly Penicuik Library, Tuesdays 1.30 - 3.00 pm fortnightly -

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Braw Blether

Braw Blether is a reading group with a difference. This service encourages individuals to come together to share thoughts, ideas, emotions and feelings using books, stories and poems as our inspiration.

Services run by this provider

Service Hours

Dalkeith Library, Mondays 1.30-3.30pm fortnightly
Penicuik Library, Tuesdays 1.30 – 3.00 pm fortnightly

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