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 

Give as you Live

Help Sands Lothians. Just by shopping online. Shop with your favourite stores and they'll donate to Sands Lothians - all without charging you a penny more. Get started raising money for Sands Lothians today.

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Mortonhall Information

Parents wishing to find out more about what happened to the cremated remains of their baby should, in the first instance, be directed the National Investigation on Infant Cremation. Every parent who has concerns about the cremation of their baby at a Scottish crematoria, other than those who already had their case investigated by Dame Elish Angiolini as part of the Mortonhall Investigation, should complete and send the Case Information Form and the Parental Consent Form to register their case. More information is available at the website below:


National Cremation Investigation
Area 3EN, St Andrews House
Regent Road
Tel: 0300 244 2867

Latest News


Turner  TownsendA huge congratulations, thank you and well done to the Turner and Townsend Spartans for last weekend. Not only have you raised a whopping £1670.99 for SANDS Lothians so far but you also completed the 12k+ course, 26 obstacles, 6 Pentland hills, 3 swims, 3.5 ton of mud and all the heavy lifting obstacles at the end, which included:
Brick carry, finishing with 8 tractor tyre flips
· An incline muddy climb carrying a 20lb sand bag for the girls & 40lbs for the... boys
· A-Frame climb followed by 3-sided wall climb (rock climbing style)
· Pulling a breeze block on a metal chain around a gravel path
· A log carry up and down a muddy hill, ending with a wade through a muddy pond......
· Oh and finishing with a 8ft then 10ft wall climb with a final jump over a fire pit!!!

Hope you are all recovering now. We think you are amazing!

Privileged job

SQAWhat a privileged job I have to witness first hand people's kindness and compassion.
Today I returned after a holiday and came back to many gifts!
1) A large box of beautiful knitting from SQA Knutty Knitters and a lovely letter enclosed. I have to admit to crying on opening the box as the gifts so beautifully presented and I know they will give much comfort to the families in the hospital. Thank you Carole Lomas and your team for your continued kindness, time and thoughtfulness. You are true angels.
2) A huge thank you to Ann and Billy Graham who kindly donated their sofa for our befriending room. Ann and Billy are grandparents to Harry and Daniel who were stillborn 5 years ago. Their daughter Lee is involved helping the charity fundraise and talks to medical students and at training. The family wanted to give something back to say thanks.
3) Thanks also to Gillian (one of our befrienders) for her kind gift of a coffee machine. This will be most welcome by the team, visitors to the office and bereaved families.
Thanks to you all for all you do to support the charity. I'm off to make myself a cappuccino now!

Next meetings

Next Meetings

Befriending Group - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

Monday 3rd August 2015 7pm-9pm

Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk, Craigshill, Livingston

Monday 10th August 2015 7pm -9pm

Pregnancy Support Groups - Edinburgh

Wednesday 19th August 2015 7pm-9pm

Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group

Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month

next meetings -

Wednesday 12th August 2015

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Tuesday 18th August 2015 7pm-9pm

Parent and Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 25th August 2015 9.30am-11.30am