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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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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Are you wanting to help a charity?

Have you got some spare time? Have you often wanted to be involved with a charity? You don't have to be bereaved to help. We just need people who care. We are always looking for volunteers for our shop and other projects. Please get in touch if you think you can help. Thank you 

Mortonhall Working Group Update January 2015

The Mortonhall Working Group has met to discuss the memorial(s) for those affected by Mortonhall. There will be 4 designs which people will be able to vote on which they prefer and add comments. The designs will be made available from 31st January (for around 4 weeks) to view both online and in various locations around Edinburgh and the Lothians. Venues, dates and times will be confirmed soon. There will be a memorial at Mortonhall and another location still to be confirmed. 
I appreciate this might not be everyone's wishes and I am aware there is little can be done to repair the damage and hurt, however, I hope the memorials will go some way to acknowledge those affected and will leave a lasting tribute to the babies and families.
Remember SANDS Lothians can support you during this time and we have many parents seeing one of our counsellors to help them work through their feelings. I will post with further information as it becomes available. Thank you. Nicola

Kilomathon Scotland 2015

Looking for a new challenge for 2015? Well look no further than Kilomathon Scotland

We have 5 runners signed up already to take part and there is plenty room for more. Our own administrator Caroline is running with her son to raise funds for SANDS Lothians. We can provide your running vest and we will be there on the day to cheer you on. 

Click here for Kilomathon Scotland 2015 website    

Next meetings

Befriending in Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 ~ 7pm

Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 9th February 2015 ~ 7pm

Pregnancy Support Groups

 Craiglockhart & Craigsfarm

Tuesday 20th January - 7.30pm Craigsfarm

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Tuesday February  ~ 7pm

Parent & Toddler - Craigsfarm

Tuesday 27th January ~ 9.30-11.30am

Our Water Coolers are from AquAid