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.

Latest News

Scottish Court Service, Fundraiser Thank You

We were made very welcome yesterday by the HR Unit, Corporate Training Team, Scottish Court Service receiving a cheque for the amazing amount of £755.55. The team pictured left to right, Albert Russell, Zoe Dillon, Caroline Martin (SANDS), Lynn Aitken, Lesley Powley and Ben Martin held a joint fundraiser for CLAPA and SANDS with both charities receiving an equal share of funds raised. The team were very touched by colleagues generosity on the day and delighted to have raised so much for 2 charities close to the teams heart. We would like to thank everyone involved in organising, baking, donating and to the HR Manager allowing their staff time to hold the fundraiser. Amazing amount raised for both charities, every pound will make a difference, thank you from all at SANDS Lothians xx 

Charity Shop Grand Reopening

Date: Saturday 30 August 2014
Time: 11am
Address: 92 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh

Message from our Volunteers
Chuffed to confirm that our SANDS Lothians Charity Shop, 92 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh will be officially re-opened at 11am on Saturday 30 August by Nancy Nicolson, a lovely lady who as well as being a very talented singer, writer and storyteller (just some of her talents!), is a valued customer of the shop. Can't wait to show our lovely customers the renovations! It would be much appreciated if any donations you have could be brought to the shop after Saturday to allow us to process them effectively. Charity Shop Volunteer Team.

From all at SANDS Lothians we have to say a massive thank you to our shop volunteers.

'Talk a good Game'

Join us in September for a slightly different fundraising event, 'Talk a good Game' You can get together with as many friends, family members, colleagues as you like, you will have fun there's only 1 rule put those mobile phones away and 'Talk' face to face instead it's much more fun. Please email us on or call 0131 622 6263 to register your 'Talk a good Game' give us your contact details and we can then supply you with your Game pack. This will run for the whole month of September so you can hold your own event on a date of your choice. You may have seen our event in the No.1 Magazine over July & August issues so don't worry you haven't missed it, get in touch and arrange your own 'Talk a good Game' in September xx 


Next meetings

Befriending in Edinburgh

Please call to arrange befriending with one of our experienced befrienders on a one to one basis or as a couple. Times are available Monday to Thursday.
email 0131 622 6263


Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 8th September ~ 7pm

Monday 13th October ~ 7pm

Monday 10th November ~ 7pm

Pregnancy Support Groups

Tuesday 2nd September 7pm ~ Craigsfarm

Monday 15th September 7pm ~ Craiglockhart

Tuesday 7th October 7pm ~ Craigsfarm

Monday 20th October 7pm ~ Craiglockhart

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Tuesday 16th September ~ 7pm

Tuesday 21st October ~ 7pm

Tuesday 18th November ~ 7pm 

Parent & Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 30th September ~ 9.30-11.30am

Tuesday 28th October ~ 9.30-11.30am

Our Water Coolers are from AquAid