Welcome to SANDS Lothians

dorothySANDS Lothians offers support, understanding and help, both of a practical and emotional nature to bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or soon after birth. We are here to offer support for as long as required.

You may be reading this and you have just suffered the death of your baby just hours or a few days ago. You may be bewildered and in shock. You may be wondering how to start organising your precious baby’s funeral.

Contact Us

SANDS Lothians

Craiglockhart Centre 
177 Colinton Road
Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ

0131 622 6263 

Future Lost, Futures Found

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As the title, Future Lost, Futures Found suggests, with the death of a baby, the magnitude of coming to terms with a future lost seems overwhelming.

How do you keep going? How do you get through the first few days, let alone years, when you have lost the future you envisaged, the happiness and the excitement you felt at the imminent arrival of your newborn baby?

SANDS Lothians helps parents to see that others have survived similar devastating experiences and the parents stories contained in this book are written accounts of the days, months and years following the death of their precious babies. We hope that by reading the stories grieving families can in their despair find courage and hope and can work towards a new future to regain meaning in their lives and remember with great love, the short life of their child.

Books are available from our offices at Craiglockhart, Craigsfarm and our charity shop in Sth Clerk Street, we can accept cash, credit/debit card, cheque payable to SANDS Lothians books are £20 and if require post & packaging within UK, cost is £25.

Latest News

'Talk a good Game'

Join us in September for a slightly different fundraising event, 'Talk a good Game' You can get together with as many friends, family members, colleagues as you like, you will have fun there's only 1 rule put those mobile phones away and 'Talk' face to face instead it's much more fun. Please email us on or call 0131 622 6263 to register your 'Talk a good Game' give us your contact details and we can then supply you with your Game pack. This will run for the whole month of September so you can hold your own event on a date of your choice. You may have seen our event in the No.1 Magazine over July & August issues so don't worry you haven't missed it, get in touch and arrange your own 'Talk a good Game' in September xx 


We Thank You xx

Today we want to recognise all our amazing fundraisers past and present who have and continue to raise money for SANDS Lothians via JustGiving. Without you we could not be here for bereaved parents across Edinburgh & Lothians to provide help & support during the hardest, darkest days. Fundraisers we thank you xx

Click here to see our fundraisers justgiving pages


A huge thank you - St Johnstone Football Club Signed Shirt auction

A huge thank you to Susie, Carol, Ian, Kevin and Craig for holding an auction with the fabulous donation of £316 for SANDS Lothians. We have posted a photo of the lovely letter and the signed football shirt for all to see, a beautiful touching tribute for the family. On behalf of all at SANDS we thank you xx 

Next meetings

Befriending in Edinburgh

Please call to arrange befriending with one of our experienced befrienders on a one to one basis or as a couple. Times are available Monday to Thursday.
email 0131 622 6263


Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 8th September ~ 7pm

Monday 13th October ~ 7pm

Monday 10th November ~ 7pm

Pregnancy Support Groups

Tuesday 2nd September 7pm ~ Craigsfarm

Monday 15th September 7pm ~ Craiglockhart

Tuesday 7th October 7pm ~ Craigsfarm

Monday 20th October 7pm ~ Craiglockhart

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Tuesday 26th August ~ 7pm

Tuesday 16th September ~ 7pm

Tuesday 21st October ~ 7pm

Tuesday 18th November ~ 7pm 

Parent & Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 26th August ~ 9.30-11.30am

Tuesday 30th September ~ 9.30-11.30am

Tuesday 28th October ~ 9.30-11.30am

Our Water Coolers are from AquAid