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Alison Hall with Margaret at the memorial site.

D & G Sands were only too happy to help with the creation of a memorial sculpture for stillborn babies in the Kirkcudbright area within the cemetery there. We were approached by the daughter of Margaret whose baby had been stillborn 65 years ago and had always wished there was some way of marking the area where her daughter is buried. We approached Stewartry council to ask permission to mark the area in some way and were pleasantly surprised at how accommodating they were to our request. So we set about recruiting the help of local people we knew would be able to help us fulfil our ideas.

We asked Dalbeattie artist and sculptor Lynda Burns to create something appropriate as Margaret, being an artist, had drawn what her memory of her baby was. Lynda recruited a local dry stane dyker to create a granite wall to match the existing cemetery boundary wall. Lynda also found a local plaque designer who made a beautiful slate “always loved never forgotten “plaque integrating into the granite wall.

The finished product is a magnificent memorial to all stillborn babies buried at the site and has finally brought Margaret some peace and somewhere to mark her beautiful baby daughter’s resting place.

Next Support Meeting

The next support group meeting is planned for

  • 7th November: 7.30pm

and we welcome anyone touched by the death of a baby to join us.

The meeting will be held at our office at 107 Irish Street Dumfries.

Many people feel that only others who have experienced the death of a baby can offer real understanding of the pain and heartbreak that they are feeling and the support group meetings allow you to connect with other bereaved parents, grandparents and others who share your pain and loss.

The support group is an informal setting and is only attended by people who themselves have lost a baby or their families. You will not be pressured to speak and sometimes it’s nice just to simply come along and listen.

If anyone would like more information about these meetings or would like to express an interest in attending then please email [email protected]

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