Local SANDS Groups and Useful Links

Aberdeen Sands is part of the Scottish Network. We liaise with other Scottish groups and in particular other local Sands groups in Grampian and  in Shetland.  Contact information for these groups can be found below.

Shetland Sands


Contact: 07341945028

Email: shetlandsands@hotmail.com

Moray Sands


Contact : 07549684986 or 07971834133

Email: moraysands@hotmail.co.uk

Banff and Buchan Sands


Contact:   Caroline 07774037355 or Wendy 07774037090
Email: banffbuchansands@gmail.com

Useful Links

UK Sands – Sands exists to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, to improve the bereavement care received by parents and families, and to influence policy makers and promote research to reduce the number of babies dying.

Grampian Child Bereavement Network- ( www. gcbn.org)  a local charity which provides children with support when they are bereaved.  This may include a referral for counselling.

ARC – Antenatal Results and Choices – a national charity that helps parents and professionals through antenatal screening and its consequences.

Friends of the Special Nursery – A local charity of Aberdeen Maternity Hospital’s Neo-Natal Unit for premature and sick babies.

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS) exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people in Scotland. They help anyone experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss.