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Groups & Services

Below are some of the groups and services that are available at the Mercat Centre
Breakfast club
Breakfast club operates each day during term-time, 8:30 - 9:00am, and offers Primary School children a hearty breakfast before the school day. Parents/carers and younger children are also welcome. All items 20p each and there are different choices each day.

Access Pod - A Dedicated Telephone, Online Computer and Printer

We have a dedicated telephone, online computer and printer which can be used, by anyone who needs it, for Job Searches and Benefits Claims. Come along to the centre to find out how and when you can access this service. If you need help with either Job Searches or Benefits Claims, staff may be available to help. Contact us to make an appointment on 01862-842499.

Parent and Toddler Group
Wednesdays & Fridays 
9.15am - 11.45am (During School Term) 
3 years & under.
Each child will be provided with a snack during the session. 
Tea/Coffee available for adults £1 per session - 50p sibling discount. Everyone Welcome!


Chatty Crafters
Our group is a friendly bunch! We meet Thursdays 10am - 12 noon. We enjoy sharing our skills and learning new ones. Crochet, Cross-stitch, Patchwork, Bag Making and much much more...  Refreshments are available, a £1 donation may be given if desired. Everyone welcome!

Recycle Room
A small charity shop selling a selection of quality second-hand clothes and goods. All proceeds go towards the running of the community centre.
Every Monday evening 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start, finishes at 9:00pm. All welcome!
Photography Group

Mercat Centre Camera Group meet Tuesday evenings fortnightly from 7.30pm. Fun and informal gatherings for those with an interest in photography. No expensive equipment is required, just a basic camera and an interest in improving your abilities.

Homestart East Highland
Homestart East Highland run a weekly group session at the Mercat centre on Tuesday mornings from 10am - 12pm. Homestart East Highland give friendship, advice and support to young families during the early years. To join the group contact Homestart directly on 01349 855205.

Police Surgery
If you would like to speak to a local police officer regarding any aspect of crime or policing in the community then pop along to the Mercat Centre on the first Thursday of the month between 8:30 and 10am.

WRI Meetings
Local SWRI meet on the third Monday of each month from September to May. Contact the local group for more information.
Lending Library
Come along and browse a large selection of donated books. The books are available free to lend (or keep if you wish).
Office Services
We offer local residents printing, photocopying and CV writing services at very reasonable costs.
Training and Courses
We often run courses and training at the Mercat Centre, many are vocational, offering a recognised certificate you can add to your CV. Past courses have included Emergency First Aid, Elementary Food Hygiene, Health and Safety courses and Party Cooking. Courses are advertised in our Chatterbox newsletter or you can contact the centre to find out when training is runnning.  


Santa for hire within 15 mile radius of the Mercat Centre. Make you party special! book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Mercat Centre for details.

Youth Club waterfight - 2011
Youth Club
Tuesdays after school (term-time) 3pm - 4pm.
Open to children Primary School Children. With a variety of daily free choice activities and weekly themes, makes for Youth Club great fun!  School Collection available from Youth Club Staff to Milton Primary students.  £1 per child, 50p sibling discount. Juice and snack provided. Under P4 must be collected by adult after club.