Archive for May 2017

Dedication Ceremony – Glebe Cemetery Stranraer 

Alison and Susan travelled through to Stranraer on Tuesday to attend the dedication ceremony for the new baby sculpture and bench that Dumfries and Galloway Sands have had placed at the Glebe Cemetery in Stranraer.

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect and after a few words of welcome from Alison, the dedication ceremony took place, conducted by the Rev Ian McIlroy from The High Kirk of Stranraer.  Gill Deay, midwife, also said a few words and invited everyone back to the Clenoch for tea, coffee and some cake.


Our thanks go to John Brodie from the Council for assisting us in finding the perfect place for the bench and sculpture, to the builders from the Council who put them in place, to Lynda Burns baby sculpture artist, to the late Norrie for the beautiful bench, to Gill Deay, Midwife for organising everything and to Rev McIlroy for his lovely words on the day.

It was lovely to see the bench and baby sculpture in such a beautiful setting and it is hoped that bereaved parents will find the area a peaceful and beautiful place to remember their babies.


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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