Welcome to Women’s Aid – East and Midlothian

A confidential service that provides valuable information, support and temporary accommodation to women and their children who have experienced domestic abuse.

This site is divided into four clear sections to help you find the correct information for you whether you are:

  • a woman needing help, support or information about domestic abuse;
  • a child or young person seeking help or advice;
  • an organisation or professional looking for information on the services we provide for our clients
  • looking for general information about the work we do. Please select from the sections on the right.



We're always looking for new and innovative ways to raise money. If you think you can help us out, download our fundraising pack and see what you can do to support us. Every little bit of help is greatly appreciated.

Please note: Women or children and young people may find our ‘Quick Escape’ and ‘How do I clear my tracks?’ features at the top of the page useful.

16 Days

cp.womJoin usAs participants of the global 16 days campaign to raising awareness about gender-based violence, we are proud to host Behind Closed Doors, an experiential exhibition that demonstrates the reality of living with domestic abuse.

Download the poster for information...

Become a member

Join usWould you like to get involved with Women's Aid East and Midlothian. Members get first-hand information on upcoming events and even help with the decision making process. View our "become a member" page...

Walk with Scott

walk with Scott

A huge WELL DONE to everyone that took part in Walk with Scott – the fundraising total reached £2,804!!!
Thank you especially to Nancy Ross for organising the event on behalf of WAEML. 

A fantastic effort and achievement by everyone and I hope that seeing such a great total at the end makes all the tears and blisters worth it.

Download our newsletter...

To download a pdf of the WAEML newsletter, visit our newsletter archive...

Midlothian Women's Aid Annual Report 2012/13

The Women's Aid East and Midlothian Annual Report for 2012/13 is now available for download, to find out about the fantastic work by our team, download the annual report here.

Care Inspectorate Reports

Women's Aid East and Midlothian recently received glowing reports from the Care Inspectorate. To find out more, download and read the following pdf documents:

Contact us to find out further information if required.

Contact Us

Dalkeith: 29a Eskbank Road Tel: 0131 663 9827
Penicuik: 10 Carnethy Avenue Tel: 01968 670970

Scottish Charity Number: SC028191 Company Number: SC342186 Funded by: The Scottish Government, East and Midlothian Council