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

Sky Dive`s

This is incredible! Lee contacted us after we posted about doing a skydive for SANDS Lothians. Lee was keen (and clearly crazy!) to do this and set up a justgiving page. She set a target of £2000 and we are bowled over by the response. She has reached her target only 2 weeks!!! Absolutely amazing news and a real boost as she prepares for her jump. Thank you Standard Life Investments Edinburgh staff and also Caledonian Envelopes for their large donations. Go Lee!
Robert Dewar and Lee Knowles will both be jumping from a plane in May for us - we think you are both fab...and a little mad!!  Please read Lee`s story at If you would like to donate please visit

Moses Basket for St John`s Hospital

Lianne Docherty (one of our voluntary trained befrienders) was pleased to be able to deliver a moses basket to the Special Care Baby Unit at St Johns after our recent meeting with staff at the hospital. We are also supplying our photograph albums and memory cards to the unit. We are delighted to be able to provide support

Whiskey Night

It was the ladies night on Saturday where they raised a fantastic £1150 and we are delighted to announce one for the men! Keith is a whisky expert and you will be thoroughly entertained watching the film Whisky Galore and sampling nips galore!! 
Call 0131 622 6263 or email for information on purchasing a ticket

Next meetings

Next Meetings

Befriending Group - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

Tuesday 5th May 2015 7pm-9pm

Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk, Craigshill, Livingston

Monday 11th May 2015 7pm-9pm

Pregnancy Support Groups

Pregnancy support is also available as and when required. 

Please email

Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group

Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month (except July) at 8pm

next meeting Wednesday 13th May 2015

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ

Tuesday 5th May 2015 7pm

Parent and Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 26th April 2015 9.30am-11.30am



Our Water Coolers are from AquAid