International Stars to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Eric Liddell Centre

1980 – 2020

Major Edinburgh care charity and community hub, the Eric Liddell Centre (ELC) is looking forward to celebrating its 40th Anniversary Celebration on 26th November 2020.

The virtual event will feature an exciting range of internationally renowned speakers – award winning broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson, internationally celebrated author and Patron of the Eric Liddell Centre, Alexander McCall Smith CBE and world-famous Scottish composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan.

The three VIP guests will all contribute to the celebrations with poetry, music and recognition of Eric Liddell’s achievements. There will also be a panel discussion and a question and answer session about the work of the centre. Eric Liddell’s daughter Patricia will be one of the participants live from her home in Canada.

There will also be a range of musical interludes featuring some of Sir James MacMillan’s music, new poems from Alexander McCall Smith and highlighting the talents of local school pupils from George Watson’s College.

The Eric Liddell Centre is an Edinburgh based care charity and community hub, providing specialist Dementia support, Carers Programme and a Befriending Service.

The charity has been providing key support to vulnerable people across Edinburgh for 40 years and has been leading through its expertise to change perceptions of living with dementia, disabilities and mental health issues.

Following recent developments and changes to national guidelines linked to COVID-19, the charity made the decision to cancel the plans for a physical gathering, but continue with an online event via Zoom.

John MacMillan, Chief Executive of the Eric Liddell Centre said,

“I’m delighted that my brother, Sir James, Sally and Alexander have kindly agreed to participate in our 40th Anniversary Celebration, The Eric Liddell Centre has made a positive difference to the lives of many people in Edinburgh, especially those living with dementia. I am so pleased that our three guests and Eric Liddell’s daughter Patricia will be joining us to celebrate the work and achievements of the centre over the last 40 years.”

The 40th Anniversary Celebration takes place on Thursday 26th November at 7.00pm virtually via Zoom. Tickets cost £40 per log on and are available to book via Eventbrite by visiting the link:

All monies received will support the ongoing delivery of the Eric Liddell Centre’s caring services.