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  • The committee are very pleased to announce that the new Poldrate Arts and Crafts Centre SCIO has now been given incorporated charity status.  We now have a new legal status and a new charity number.  This is a big step forward for the committee who now become similar to a limited liability company but are still a charity. For most students you will not even notice the change.  You might have to write a cheque now to the new name (see your application form) but booking on-line and everything else will remain the same.
  • BOOKING will open for Term 1 2018 – 2019  on Monday 20th August .  Classes will starts Monday 17th September and runs for ten weeks to Friday 23rd November (unless otherwise stated).  Class details will be published by 6th August in the newsletter which will be available on line on the website and in paper format in the Poldrate buildings and also in many Council offices and libraries.   For dates for whole year please see notice boards.
  • STUDENT EXHIBITION:  Link to on-line gallery of works available HERE
  • Lamp of Lothian have produced a short film explaining their work. The film contains some images of PACC members at work in various classes.  Link to film
  • Community Newsletter Term3-2018 now issued  
  •  Tutors teaching at Poldrate have their own pages which contains all up to date information and a full course list for 2018. Each course listing includes any requirements lists you need to join their classes. There is more information about the tutors, details of their teaching style, and the work you will cover during the term. Also there is a list of what you will need for your first class. Click HERE to go to the tutors pages.


Poldrate Arts & Crafts Centre, located in Haddington in the wonderful Elizabeth Hamilton Buildings, offers a wide variety of arts and crafts classes and self-help groups for adults (16+ year olds).

Classes are affordable, small and friendly and accommodate a range of abilities. It’s a great place to meet other people interested in arts and crafts and spend time improving your skills, learning a new craft or just enjoying time doing something different.

PACC is run by volunteers. Classes take place in the Poldrate buildings which the Lamp of Lothian Trust  allows us to use. Our total running costs are partly covered by the class fees that we charge so we are always need to fund-raise.