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 […]

GDPR – New laws on data protection came into force on the 25th May 2018

11th May 2018

You may have already heard about GDPR and its implementation on 25th May 2018. The Scottish Cot Death Trust applies a strict code of conduct to all data it handles and the new law is just one further step for the charity. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to be the most significant […]


Safe Sleep – Easy Read Leaflet

12th March 2018

Why is safe sleep important? Every year in Scotland one baby dies suddenly and unexpectedly every 9 days. 97% of these deaths happen to babies where known risk factors that increase the likelihood of a cot death are present. Often more than one risk factor is present. By ensuring babies sleep in the safest way, […]


Kiltwalk – 2018

2nd October 2017

Glasgow – 29th April 2018 Aberdeen – 3rd June 2018 Dundee – 19th August 2018 Edinburgh – 16th September 2018 You can register as an individual or set up a team. Find out more about the Kiltwalk at If you would like to go ahead and register, you can do so here… (when you go through the […]

Firewalk (Video by Conor Ross)

22nd September 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take part in a Firewalk? Well, thanks to Conor Ross you can now see what it takes, as he has captured some of our Fundraisers taking that scary walk at one of our Firewalks in Newmacher. Why not take a look at his fantastic video below. If […]

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Baby Box: Joint statement with SCDT and the Chief Medical Officer

13th August 2017

Parents encouraged to consider safe sleeping practices as early as possible. Parents are being encouraged to consider safe sleeping practices by Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer and the Scottish Cot Death Trust. It comes as Scotland’s Baby Box scheme is rolled out nationally from Tuesday 15 August 2017. The Boxes will provide new parents with essential […]

Scottish Cot Death Trust statement on the Scottish government Baby Boxes

Scottish Cot Death Trust statement on the Scottish government Baby Boxes

3rd August 2017

In Scotland, each baby due to be born on or after 15th August 2017, will be entitled to a baby box, gifted by Scottish government. Mothers can opt into the scheme by registering with their midwife during pregnancy. The box, which is filled with products, mostly for baby, but some for the mother, will be […]

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Vitamin D and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy

26th January 2012

There has been much discussion in the media today about whether or not there is a link between Vitamin D deficiency and SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy). However, the reports within the media appear to be causing some confusion as they have tended to focus the issue of potential miscarriages of justice relating to parents being […]