SCoJeC has published a comprehensively updated edition of our popular Guide to Jewish Facilities in Scotland, which provides information about the Jewish Community at a click as a service to members of the Community and to Jewish visitors to Scotland.
Consistently the most popular item on our website since it was first published in 2007, the Guide was consulted almost 30,000 times in 2018 by Jewish tourists, business visitors, and people thinking of moving to Scotland, as well as providing contact details of local facilities all in one place for Jewish people in Scotland. Readers of the Guide are likely to go on to visit other parts of our website, contributing to a remarkable total of well over two million visitors in 2018. Analysis of the data shows that 57% of these were from the UK, followed by the United States (18%) and Israel (9%).
The Guide is complemented by SCoJeC's popular telephone advice service. We receive an average of more than 50 calls a week from people, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who want advice about Jewish facilities in Scotland, such as how to order kosher food to be delivered to their hotel, what arrangements they should make for Jewish participants in international conferences, and how to prepare for a Pesach seder in the Hebrides, as well as from hospitals and care homes about how to respond to requests from their residents, teachers asking for information to enable them to support Jewish pupils, prison service staff enquiring what facilities should be provided for Jewish inmates, and civil servants wanting to check whether and how proposed policy changes would impact on the Community.
Users who have contacted us after consulting the Guide have told us that it is "fantastic", "really helpful", "the perfect aid to planning our summer holiday in Scotland", and "just what I need – so comprehensive".
To read the Guide to Jewish Facilities in Scotland and find out what services are available in the Scottish Jewish Community, click on the image above or visit www.scojec.org/guidebook.pdf