dorothyDorothy Maitland

Operator manager:

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.


christineChristine MacKay


I have been with SANDS Lothians since October 2007 and have previously been employed by various other charities in an administrative role.



ruthRuth Wilson

Bereavement Counsellor:

I have been part of the support team at SANDS Lothians working as a counsellor. Having trained as a social worker, my first job was with an adoption society working with both birth and adoptive parents.



Helen, Christine, Ruth, Anne, Corinna, Jacqui, Dorothy, Jeni, Cecelia 


A nice pic of our staff, counsellors, befrienders in Edinburgh.


Next meetings

Befriending Group - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Please call to arrange a one to one befriending session with one of our experienced befrienders, 0131 622 6263 


Befriending Group - West Lothian

Craigsfarm Maree Walk Craigshill Livingston

Monday 12th May  ~ 7pm

Pregnancy Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Monday 19th May ~ 7pm

IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

Craiglockhart Office

Tuesday May ~ 7pm