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About Us

The Cheyne Gang, so called because we held our first sessions in Cheyne Street, Edinburgh and because our members shared the common bond of COPD, originated in 2013 as a research project. Pauline Waugh, Anne Ritchie and Sarah Marshall are General Practice Nurses with an interest in COPD and other respiratory illnesses.  They also enjoy singing in their leisure time.  

The aim of the research was to look at the impact of singing in a group on the quality of life of the participants. We continue to assess quality of life of our participants today although the research project is finished.  

We know that there have been measurable improvements on quality of life for the majority of our members.

Incidentally we noted a reduction in exacerbations (chest infections), a reduction in reliever inhaler use and a reduction in hospital admissions.

From small beginnings we have grown.  We now have four groups in Edinburgh, one in Innerleithen and one in Coldstream in the Borders, as well as two in Glasgow.  In addition we support one group in Helensburgh and one in Forfar.

So if you are breathless, or know someone who would benefit from joining the Cheyne Gang, please contact us.  See details on the Contact page.

Where and when to find your nearest Cheyne Gang

Stockbridge Lifecare Centre,                                                                                              2 Cheyne Street, Edinburgh EH4 1JB


Greyfriars Charteris Centre,                                                                                                138 - 140 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9RR


Oxgangs Library,

343 Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh EH13 9LY

Leith Community Centre,

12A New Kirkgate, Edinburgh EH6 6AD

The Union Club,

9 Peebles Road, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire EH44 6QX

Coldstream Community Centre, 

High Street, Coldstream, Berwickshire TD12 4AP

Dennistoun Old Parish Church,

9 Armadale Street, Glasgow G31 2UU

Bridgeton Learning Community Campus,

68 Dale Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow G40 4TL


Edinburgh groups meet on Mondays during the day

Innerleithen group on alternate Wednesday afternoons. 

The Dennistoun and Bridgeton groups meet on alternate Wednesday afternoons

For full details please contact one of the team - details on the Contact page of this site

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