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The Living Memory Association

Edinburgh's Reminiscence Project • Established 1986


Welcome to the Living Memory Association.

Christmas Holidays: We will be closed from December the 24th at 2pm to January the 5th (included). Have a good festive season and see you in 2020!

We are a reminiscence project based in Edinburgh and established in 1986. We believe that reminiscence can bring people together, regardless of their background or age. It’s a process of sharing, where we learn about other people’s lives. Some life experiences can be unique, others common to us all.

Our home is The Little Shop of Memory at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre. It’s something a little different, a ‘hands on museum’ in a shopping mall. You are also welcome to visit us at our West Lothian Reminiscence Centre in Livingston.

We run reminiscences groups, arts and drama projects and work with schools. We provide reminiscence and oral history training and loan out memory boxes.

We have also gather in photographs for our archive, hosted by Edinburgh Collected. We now have around 3000 images available to browse online.

Look out for our quarterly Thelma magazine, and our monthly podcast The Thelma tapes.

Listen to our radio station, Thelma FM

To see all of our upcoming events
connect with us on facebook

Visit our photo archive on
edinburgh collected


Practical information

Contact us
by e-mail: comhist@googlemail.com
by phone: 07714 783 726

Find us
The Little Shop of Memory is open 10.30am-4pm weekdays and 11am-4pm weekends.
Find us on the first floor next to Debenhams, at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ.

West Lothian Reminiscence Centre is open 11am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Find us next to Iceland, at The Centre, Livingston, EH54 6HR.

Follow us
on Facebook, Twitter , Youtube and Instagram.