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 and if require post & packaging within UK, cost is £25.

Latest News

Team Findlay On line Auction

Click here to find link to Team Findlay on line charity auction raising funds for SANDS Lothians and SiMBA

Big thank you to Lynne & Gavin for organising in memory of their son Findlay 

Sunday 30th March 2014

Mothers Day Sunday 30th March 2014.
Please meet at the SANDS Lothians Office at Craiglockhart from 10.30am onwards. You can purchase your balloon/s and then we will all go down to the pond to release the balloons and throw a red rose in to the pond in memory of your baby.
All are welcome. It does not matter if you have not been to SANDS Lothians for years or you were a volunteer or you worked here and havent been in touch for a while. Please come along and join us. A difficult day that we can all share together.

FMNM2014 Balloon Release, Sunday 30th March

Our Balloon release will be taking place on Sunday 30th March 2014 11am for 11.30am at our Craiglockhart premises in Edinburgh. We plan to release the balloons beside the pond opposite the office. 
We have purchased ECO friendly balloons & string so as not to pose any harm to flora and fauna. Balloons are £5 and available in Blue/Pink/White. Payment can be made by calling the office to pay by card 0131 622 6263 or payment by cash if popping in. Thank you  

Next meetings

Befriending Group - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office


1 to 1 Meetings available Monday to Thursday by appointment, please call 0131 622 6263 

Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 14th April  ~ 7pm

Pregnancy Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Monday 21st April ~ 7pm

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Tuesday 29th April ~ 7pm


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