The Hellenic Community of Edinburgh (HCE) was founded in 2014 by a group of Greeks and Cypriots, permanent residents of Edinburgh, who shared a common vision: Το represent and support solidarity amongst the Hellenic population of Edinburgh as an ethnic group, with the view to further promote their welfare and common interests. In a short length of time, HCE has managed to establish itself as the main point of contact between Greek people of Edinburgh with the rest of the world.
The progress and successful operation of HCE was formally acknowledged in 2018, when the organisation was awarded its Scottish Charity status by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
Fundraising in Support of the Wildfires’ Victims in Greece
Life on the Greek island of Evia will never be the same after the catastrophic fires of last August. Greece lost more than a million acres of woodland, including an enormous swath of forest on its second largest island, Evia. Lives of thousands of people were affected.
For that reason Scottish Hellenic Societies and Communities from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow took the initiative to organise crowdfunding to contribute towards a very specific cause. To assist, as much as possible, one of the villages that suffered huge damages in 99% of its area, Kourkouli Village. A small village of 450 people needs our help.
See how you can help on the following link:
Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society www.aberdeenscottishhellenicsociety.org.uk
Greek Community St. Luke (Glasgow) www.greekcommunitystluke.scot
The Hellenic Community of Edinburgh edinburgh-hellenic.org.uk
The Scottish Hellenic Society of Edinburgh scottishhellenicsociety.wordpress.com
Scottish Hellenic Society (Glasgow) www.scottishhellenic.org
Announcement – COVID-19 PCR Test
Following the relevant guidelines of the Civil Protection Service of Greece, airline passengers must fill in a PLF form (which can be found at https://travel.gov.gr/) and have a negative PCR Covid-19 test before their trip.
After a relevant request of one of our members, we conducted a quick search for where one can take this test, but also at what price and the results of our research is as follows:
- Boots: £79
- Edinburgh Airport: £80 for passengers or £99 for the general public
A group discount is also offered at the airport, for groups of four or more, up to 30%.
We recommend all passengers to check the relevant government and airline guidelines/regulations before their trip, as these are constantly changing. HCE will try to report any changes, but bears no responsibility for the validity of these updates.
Announcement – COVID-19
In this difficult period, due to Covid-19, the Greek community of Edinburgh wishes everyone to stay safe and look after one another.
Donations and Sponsorships
No one has ever become poor by giving…Anne Frank
We also welcome donations via:
- Bank transfer to the Bank of Scotland, Account Name: The Hellenic Community of Edinburgh, Sort Code: 80-22-60, Account no: 13020563
- Paypal at Paypal account: [email protected] or press this button:
We are also very keen to discuss any sponsorship opportunities. For further details, please contact us. Thank you very much!