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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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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Latest News

Fundraising Thank You November 2014

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been raising money for us over the past weeks, we have received donations ranging from £1 to £500. The donations have come from family, friends and work colleagues of bereaved parents, and members of the public who want to help. Every donation is very much appreciated and helps us ensure we are here to continue to give help & support to bereaved parents across Edinburgh & Lothians. From all at SANDS Lothians, Thank You

Our charity shop volunteers will be Christmas Wrapping

Our lovely charity shop volunteers will be doing their Christmas Gift Wrapping Service again this year at the following venues through the day.

Thursday 18th December at Ocean Terminal 

Thursday 24th December at St Jame's Centre 

Please do go along to say hello and support our volunteers 

Volunteers required Thursday 11th December

*** Christmas Can Collection ***

We have secured a place at Tesco Corstorphine this year and are in need of some volunteers on the day to come along and help.

Date: Thursday 11th December 2014
Time: 12pm - 8pm
Venue: Main entrance Foyer, Tesco Corstorphine

Please let us know if you can spare an hour or 2 on the day to help us collect, call the office on 0131 622 6263 or please email thank you 

Next meetings

Befriending in Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

Tuesday 25th November ~ 7pm-9pm


Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 8th December ~ 7pm

Pregnancy Support Groups

To be confirmed

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Tuesday 18th November ~ 7pm 

Tuesday 16th December ~ 7pm

Parent & Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 25th November ~ 9.30-11.30am

Our Water Coolers are from AquAid