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Resignation Statement from our Executive Director, Lynsay Allan

Resignation Statement from our Executive Director, Lynsay Allan

9th August 2022

I am very saddened to be leaving the Scottish Cot Death Trust after almost 9 years as Executive Director. This has not been an easy decision to reach but it is one which I feel right for me to take. This role is a privileged one for many reasons. Speaking directly with the many bereaved […]

Encouraging Safe Sleep News from the USA

Encouraging Safe Sleep News from the USA

7th July 2022

The Scottish Cot Death Trust have been reassured by recent news in the USA, surrounding Safe Sleep guidance and legislation. In May, The Safe Sleep for Babies Act was passed, outlawing the manufacture and sale of crib bumpers and certain inclined infant sleepers. Read more on the legislation here. We have also been encouraged by […]

Waverley Station Collection - July 14th & 15th

Waverley Station Collection – July 14th & 15th

4th July 2022

Be a part of one our landmark fundraisers, during one of Scotland’s biggest events of the year! As thousands of golf fans make their way to the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, we’re privileged to host a bucket collection at Waverley Station, Edinburgh! Join us on Thursday 14th & Friday 15th July – the […]

Afternoon Tea 2022

Afternoon Tea 2022

26th June 2022

We’re thrilled to announce the return of our Afternoon Tea at the Edinburgh George Hotel on Sunday 30th October! We can’t wait to see you at our flagship event for the first time in 3 years! Our event line up so far: Host – Josie Smith (Nation Radio Scotland presenter) Music – Rockus Community Choir Trader – Willow & […]

Travis Jumps Into The Jubilee Weekend for #TeamSCDT

Travis Jumps Into The Jubilee Weekend for #TeamSCDT

24th June 2022

The Jubilee Bank Holiday at the start of June meant a relaxing, long weekend for millions of people around the UK. This wasn’t so much the case for our amazing supporter, Travis Chandler, who took on the phenomenal challenge of the Killiecrankie Bungee Swing! Plunging 40 metre from the Garry Bridge in the beautiful surroundings of […]

Introducing Our New Partners - The Fuze Foundation!

Introducing Our New Partners – The Fuze Foundation!

18th May 2022

Scottish Cot Death Trust are thrilled to be a partner charity for The Fuze Foundation in 2022! As well as marrying thousands of happy couples, over the past decade, the not-for-profit humanist organisation has raised thousands of pounds for a variety of Scottish charities, increased awareness about funeral poverty and provided ceremonies for those in […]

Sling Safety

Sling Safety

7th April 2022

Slings and baby-carriers are useful when you’re on the go, however they are not always used safely. If baby is not supported correctly, their airway could become kinked if their head drops forward and their chin tucks down onto their chest putting them at risk of accidental suffocation. Always ensure that their nose and mouth […]

What Products Are Safe For Sleep?

What Products Are Safe For Sleep?

16th March 2022

When babies get tired they may settle in bouncy chairs, swings or their buggy but they should always be moved to a firm, flat sleep space. When babies falls asleep in a seated position… Their heavy head is not supported and can roll forward Their chin tucks into their chest and their narrow airways become […]

baby lying on their back

Keep It CLEAR

14th March 2022

Why do babies lie on their back to sleep? Since the 1990s, evidence has shown that babies sleeping on their front is linked to a higher risk of SUDI (Sudden unexpected death in infancy). For decades now, new parents and caregivers have been encouraged to lie their baby on their back for every sleep – […]

No Smoking Day - Quit Your way

Quit Your Way on No Smoking Day

9th March 2022

New and expectant parents can reduce the risk of SUDI (sudden unexpected death in infancy) by taking action to quit smoking today. As well as the benefits to your own health, choosing not to smoke is beneficial for your baby right from the start which is why this topic features heavily in the Safe Sleep […]