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SANDS Lothians

Offering support, understanding and help to bereaved parents


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Here to offer support, understanding and help

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.

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Next Meetings

  • Befriending Group

    Befriending Group - Edinburgh

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Monday 7th December 2015 7pm-9pm

    Befriending Group - West Lothian

    Craigsfarm Maree Walk, Craigshill, Livingston

    Monday 14th December 2015 7pm -9pm

  • Counselling

    We have free counselling available in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Please email for more information or to seek an appointment.

  • IVF/Fertility Support

    IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tuesday 17th Novemebr  2015 7pm-9pm

  • Miscarriage Support

    Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month

    next meetings -

    Wednesday 11th November 2015

  • Parent and Toddler

    Parent and Toddler - Craigsfarm

    Tuesday 27th October 2015 9.30am-11.30am

  • Subsequent Pregnancy Support

    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Wednesday 18th November  2015 7pm-9pm

Mortonhall Information

IMG 0785Parents wishing to find out more about what happened to the cremated remains of their baby should, in the first instance, be directed the National Investigation on Infant Cremation. Every parent who has concerns about the cremation of their baby at a Scottish crematoria, other than those who already had their case investigated by Dame Elish Angiolini as part of the Mortonhall Investigation, should complete and send the Case Information Form and the Parental Consent Form to register their case. More information is available at the website below:


National Cremation Investigation, Area 3EN, St Andrews House, Regent Road, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG
Tel: 0300 244 2867