Welcome to SANDS Lothians

SANDS 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. Please do get in touch with us as we can help.

Contact Us

SANDS Lothians

Craiglockhart Centre 
177 Colinton Road
Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ

0131 622 6263 

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Latest News

When your friends loses a baby

A really well written article which many of you will relate to. The loss of a baby is so complicated and we are truly blessed if we keep all our friends along the way...

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Flowers for our offices

A big thank you to Sainsbury's Meadowbank for continuing to provide us with flowers for our Counselling & Befriending rooms, very much appreciated by ourselves and by the parents coming in. Most kind 

Talking with medical students

Gillian Henderson is one of our befrienders and recently attended a medical talk at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. This is something SANDS Lothians have been involved with for many years. We regularly talk throughout the year and we are always looking for bereaved parents to share their stories. Maybe this is something you would like to be involved with? Thank you Gillian for attention and sharing your experience 

Next meetings

Befriending in Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 ~ 7pm

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 ~ 7pm

Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 9th February ~ 7pm

Monday 9th March ~ 7pm

Pregnancy Support Groups

Our pregnancy support groups are on when needed and not a regular monthly meeting, please do contact us with any questions re pregnancy support after a loss. 


IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Tuesday 10th February  ~ 7pm

Tuesday 10th March ~ 7pm

Parent & Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 24th February ~ 9.30-11.30am

Our Water Coolers are from AquAid