Edinburgh Street Pastors held their annual dinner and commissioning service on Saturday 29th April at Bruntsfield Evangelical Church. There was a big turnout and special guests from Edinburgh Council and Police Scotland gave heartfelt thanks for the work of the charity in the City:

Commenting on the work of the charity in the last year, which saw practical help given to individuals on almost 3,000 occasions, Depute Lord Provost, Lezley Marion Cameron said “On behalf of all the people of Edinburgh, I wish all the Street Pastors continued success as you move forward and continue to make a positive and invaluable difference to peoples’ lives and to our City’s night time safety.”

Superintendent Sam Ainslie of Police Scotland added “I’m reminded of the phrase that ‘somebody needs to do something about that!’  – and you, individually and collectively embody just that – you are the ‘somebody’s’ who are willing to step forward and do something to safeguard others without fear or favour.”

During the service, six new Street Pastor volunteers were commissioned, marking the end of their training and qualification as new members of the charity, in addition to the fifty volunteers already serving as Edinburgh Street Pastors.

Street Pastors now are available and operate in 26 locations in Scotland and some 280 in England and Wales and overseas. 2023 marks 20 years of continued and expanding service.

Contact: for Street Pastors: Andy Armour at edinburgh@streetpastor.org.uk Tel: 07523 267 906