News — 2017

Latest news and updates from Scottish Families

Scottish Families always have news to share. Every day we deliver our services, attend events, work on campaigns, and speak with family members. Here is all the latest news from our team and our work. Find out more news on our Facebook page.

Day 5 – Support Us / Fundraising

You don’t need me to tell you that Christmas is traditionally a time for charitable giving. I am sure that you will have seen adverts on TV, read posts on social media, received letters or maybe even had a knock at the door from charities of all sizes looking for a bit of extra support […]

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We have Moved Office!

As of November 29th 2017, we have moved office. Our new contact details are: Edward House, 199 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EX Main Number : 0141 465 7523 Our helpline number is still 08080 10 10 11

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Merry Caremas – Day 3 Christmas Recipes

Reindeer Noses What’s most festive than making a bunch of reindeer noses to munch on?! Sooze put these together and we sold them at the Glasgow City Council Christmas Fayre in November. This recipe is so easy to whip up and it’s absolutely delicious. Ingredients 500g smooth peanut butter (or crunchy!) 114g melted butter 340g […]

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Scottish Families welcomes green light for Minimum Unit Pricing legislation to improve health for individuals, families, and communities

The implementation of this legislation – originally passed in 2012 – is long overdue, and we believe this delay has directly contributed to increasing levels of alcohol-related harm in Scotland’s communities, including rising numbers of preventable alcohol-related deaths. We believe that this measure of a 50p minimum price will lead to a reduction in the […]

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‘It’s All Relative’ – Scottish Families’ new Strategic Plan 2017-20

‘It’s All Relative’ – Scottish Families’ new Strategic Plan 2017-20 – was launched at our national conference in Stirling on 5 November 2017. The Plan is based on 5 Outcomes: Families are Supported Families are Included Families are Recognised Families are Connected to Communities Families are a Movement for Change. Our Plan outlines 41 Development […]

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Santa Dash – Calling all wannabe Santas

  Last year over 7000 people took to the streets in Santa garb and raised money for their favourite charity. For this first time this year, you can take part in this well-loved Glasgow event and raise money for Scottish Families. Run, jog or walk – this event is suitable for all abilities and all […]

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Recovery Walk Scotland – 30th September

The Recovery Walk is taking place in Dundee – Saturday 30th September. The day will begin with Roses in the Tay memorial, the walk through the city centre and end at the Recovery Village and Festival where there will be plenty of speakers, music and activities to take part in. Scottish Families will have their […]

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Book your tickets for our family conference – SOLD OUT

Tickets for our conference have now sold out. Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs invites family members, practitioners, academics and policy-makers to ‘It’s all Relative’, a family conference. This two-day conference gives the community supporting those with problems around alcohol or drugs the opportunity to come together and share experiences, as well as hear […]

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We are seeking your views for our strategic plan 2017-20

We are developing our new Scottish Families Strategic Plan 2017-20. We are hoping to have a chat with your organisation, group or partnership about our initial ideas any time over the next six weeks (from now until Friday 6th October). These conversations will help to shape and build the final draft of our strategic plan […]

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