Bryan's London Marathon

Bryan’s London Marathon

22nd May 2019

Bryan Milton lost his daughter Kirsty in 2011 when she was just 16 weeks old. He took up running shortly afterwards and went on to secure one of our charity places in the 2019 London Marathon. Bryan said, ‘Kerry and I lost our daughter Kirsty when she was just 16 weeks old. We woke up […]

How our bereavement services have helped.

How our bereavement services have helped.

3rd May 2019

  Dawn tells us about the different types of support she and her family have accessed through the Scottish Cot Death Trust. To find out more about our support services, click the button below the video.  

Scottish Charity of the Year 2019

Scottish Charity of the Year 2019

3rd May 2019

We are delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for Charity of the Year at The Scottish Charity Awards 2019!   Judging will take place by a panel BUT we also have a chance of winning the PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD and we need your help. To vote for us simply click the link, scroll toward […]

Ways we could help - our support services

Ways we could help – our support services

11th April 2019

  We offer support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of an infant, no matter where they are in Scotland – there is no set structure, fixed service, or timescale to the services we provide. Our services can include, but is not limited to: Outreach support, counselling, and befriending. Support can usually […]

Education in 2019 so far...

Education in 2019 so far…

2nd April 2019

As we approach the Easter holidays, it’s a good time to provide an update – and take a breath! – on the ongoing work of the Education team at the charity. It has been an exciting time as we got to launch, our new education project alongside our new charity website (if you are […]

Welcome to Safe Sleep Scotland.

Welcome to Safe Sleep Scotland.

8th March 2019

We hope you like our new website. There are a few small changes to the site but generally it is just a refresh of everything that was on our older one.  However, if you click through to the Education sections you will notice perhaps the most significant change. SAFESLEEPSCOTLAND is a new online learning hub and […]

Safer Sleep Week 2019

Safer Sleep Week 2019

7th March 2019

The 11th – 17th March marks this year’s annual Safer Sleep Week, a awareness campaign highlighting ways we can help reduce the risks of SUDI. The campaign, led by The Lullaby Trust has been key point in the calendar for all organisations in this area for many years and is crucial to the continued awareness […]


New ways to Fundraise for FREE!

7th March 2019

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of our fundraisers and supporters. We simply couldn’t do what we do without you. We are always trying to come up with easy, fun, and interesting ways for people to take part in our fundraising efforts. The following post provides an update on our partnerships with organisations […]


Education and Awareness at the Scottish Cot Death Trust

17th July 2018

At the Scottish Cot Death Trust we have three core aims: To support families affected by the sudden and unexpected death of an infant To fund research into finding the causes of cot death and how it can be prevented To increase awareness and education around the subject of cot death and how we can […]


Call for research funding applications

15th June 2018

Following the hugely successful 2018 international conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival it would be great if some research into finding the answers to cot death and innovative prevention strategies were instigated on the back of such an inspiring event. Since we were established in 1985, The Scottish Cot Death Trust has invested more than £3.2 […]