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Gallery Social: Scotland’s Photograph Album | The Mackinnon Collection

for anyone affected by dementia

Scottish National Portrait Gallery Meet at main entrance
  • Friday 31 January, 10:30am-12:00pm

Book a free place below or contact the Information Desk on 0131 624 6560 or email [email protected]

This event is fully booked


A relaxed and informal guided tour with refreshments for anyone affected by dementia and their relatives, friends and supporters. Places are free, but limited so please book. Your guides will be carrying copies of the SOCIAL booklet so they can be easily identified at the meeting point.

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Large print labels
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Dementia-Friendly

Gallery facilities

A full accessibility guide is available at

We provide a sensory map of the building to help visitors identify areas with changes in light, smells and noise. It locates seating areas and less crowded, quieter spaces. Printed copies are available from the front desk at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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