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 

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Latest News

Youth Philanthropy Initiative Schools & SANDS Lothians

We would like to say a big thank you to 3 parents who were very kind to speak with students from St Augustine's High and Holyrood High Schools on Thursday as part of the YPI project in Scotland. Shona Mair, Tracy Watt and Gillian Henderson, you all done so well in speaking so openly and honestly with the students, helping to make them feel at ease with asking their questions and sharing the precious thoughts & memories of your babies. This all helps us to keep raising awareness of the needs of bereaved parents in society and we thank both schools for choosing SANDS Lothians, Good luck in your presentations St Augustine's and Holyrood High.

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Christmas Cards for 2014

We have our SANDS Lothians Christmas Cards for 2014 now in stock. This year they have been designed by one of our bereaved parents, with the loving message 'Inspired by Brodie, made with love X' 
Our love and thanks go out to Mhairi for creating such lovely paintings for us to use for our cards.
Now available £2 per pack, 6 cards with white envelope, greeting inside reads, Wishing you Peace and Love at Christmas. 

Available direct from SANDS Lothians or from our charity shop at Sth Clerk Street. Am sure you will agree they are lovely xx 

Next meetings

Befriending in Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

Tuesday 28th October ~ 7pm-9pm

Tuesday 25th November ~ 7pm-9pm


Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 10th November ~ 7pm

Monday 8th December ~ 7pm

Pregnancy Support Groups

Tuesday 28th October 7.30pm at Craigsfarm

Monday 17th November 7pm at Craiglockhart

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Tuesday 18th November ~ 7pm 

Tuesday 16th December ~ 7pm

Parent & Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 28th October ~ 9.30-11.30am

Our Water Coolers are from AquAid