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Organisation Details

Address Ratho Park, 88 Glasgow Road, Ratho Station
City/County NEWBRIDGE
Post Code EH28 8PP
Locality North West 
Telephone 0131 335 4050
Website https://www.mssociety.org.uk/near-me/branches/ms-society-scotland
Email msscotland@mssociety.org.uk
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Activities
  • Advice/Information
  • Health
  • Self Help/Support
Description

There are over 11,000 of us with MS in Scotland. This makes MS more common in Scotland than most other countries in the world.

We understand what life’s like with MS. From the Borders to Shetland, our community is here for you through the highs, lows and everything inbetween.

Together we’re stronger.

The MS Society Scotland exists to enable everyone affected by MS to live life to their full potential and secure the care and support they need, until a cure is found.

The MS Society Scotland is part of the UK's largest charity for people affected by MS.

The Society funds MS research, a respite centre, provides grants, education and training on MS. It produces publications, and answers enquiries by phone, mail or e-mail.

A network of 30+ branches across Scotland are supported by the National Office near Edinburgh.

Dedicated to supporting everyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis in Scotland

Company overview:

Scotland has the highest prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the world, with 1 in 500 Scots affected. MS is the most common potentially disabling condition affecting young adults. Diagnosis is usually between 20 and 40 years of age. Symptoms vary and are unpredictable. Some, like balance or speech problems are obvious; others like fatigue, pain and depression are hidden.

The MS Society Scotland is dedicated to supporting everyone whose life has been affected by MS in Scotland.

• We fund research into the cause, cure and care of MS.
• We provide information on every aspect of MS.
• We provide support at all stages from diagnosis to learning to live with MS, both in communities across Scotland and from our national office in Edinburgh.
• We support health and social care professionals.
• We campaign to persuade the Scottish Government to recognise the need to provide services which will meet the needs of people affected by MS.
• We work to raise public awareness of MS.

We depend on fund-raising and the support of the public and volunteers to be able to do our work.

Location

Services

Name Telephone Cost Actions
Edinburgh Branch Support Services 07590 965 465 More info »
MS Carer Support Group 07902 769 830 More info »
MS Helpline 0808 800 8000 More info »