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.

Latest News

Amazing Triple Challenge

Fantastic to be able to share with you a photo from the events Antonia Flockhart and John Cowan took part in for SANDS Lothians. They both completed The Alnwick 14 mile coastal run, Tough Mudder Yorkshire 12 miles/24 obstacles and the Scottish Half Marathon. Antonia and John were very passionate about raising the money for SANDS Lothians to help raise awareness of the charity as sadly know the heartache and devastation the loss of a baby has on a family. Their triple challenge has raised a massive £3,150 which will go towards helping and supporting bereaved parents across Edinburgh & Lothians. Well done Antonia and John, amazing achievement and one to be very proud of, many thanks from us all at SANDS Lothians.

Ten Pin Bowling Night

Ten Pin Bowling Night Fundraiser

Date: Wednesday 29th October 2014
Venue: Corn Exchange Edinburgh
Time: 7 for 7.30pm
Price: £10 per person (teams of 4 or 5)

Why not get a team together with family & friends or colleagues, a good night out whilst raising funds for SANDS Lothians. Please get in touch with us to enter your team 

Fundraising Dates for Diary

Play 'Talk a Good Game' any day or night throughout the month of September with family and friends. Collect donations on the night or donate via our Text code, TAGG14 £10 to 70070 xx 

In October we have a charity evening event on Wednesday 22nd 6.30 - 8.30pm at Crabtree & Evelyn in Hanover Street. More details to follow soon.

Plus on Wednesday 29th Oct we have our ten pin bowling night at Corn Exchange Edinburgh from, always a great night and organised by James McGhee, We will be entering our staff/volunteer team again this year. More details to follow soon. 

Nice to know what is planned and as always a big thank you to everyone involved from us all at SANDS Lothians

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


Group befriending meeting at Craiglockhart will be held on Tuesday 30th September ~ 7pm 


Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 13th October ~ 7pm

Monday 10th November ~ 7pm

Pregnancy Support Groups

Tuesday 23rd September 7pm ~ Craigsfarm

Monday 20th October 7pm ~ Craiglockhart

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Tuesday 21st October ~ 7pm

Tuesday 18th November ~ 7pm 

Parent & Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 30th September ~ 9.30-11.30am

Tuesday 28th October ~ 9.30-11.30am

Our Water Coolers are from AquAid