Parkinson's UK in Scotland

We're here for people with Parkinson's, families, friends, and carers in Scotland. You can find resources for living with Parkinson's during the coronavirus pandemic, and find out what we're doing near you. 

We're here for you

From coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance, to tips for staying healthy at home, to support from specialists and our helpline. 

Whether you have Parkinson’s or you care for someone who does. You can get the information and support that's right for you using our support tool.

You can help deliver new treatments. Faster.

Parkinson’s can lead to a lot of can’ts. As its grip tightens you find you can’t walk. Can’t talk. Can’t eat. Can’t sleep. 

But you can help. You can fund promising research to help deliver new treatments. Faster.

Find out more in Spark

Read the latest issue of Spark - our newsletter, keeping you up to date with what's happening in the Parkinson's community across Scotland. Our August 2020 issue is full of information to help our community face the future, together. 

More support

For more support take a look at Aliss (a local information system for Scotland), which can help you find foodbanks, money advice, mental health support and more. 

Local advisers in Scotland

Our team of 9 Parkinson's local advisers provide free and confidential one-to-one information and support to people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. They help people understand the impact of their condition, their rights, benefits advice and how to access local support and services.  

For any questions about Parkinson's local advisers in your area contact Louise Buchanan, Service Manager on 0344 225 3728 or [email protected].

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Useful contacts

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For all general enquiries and to send donations, please contact:

Or write to: Parkinson's UK Scotland, Suite 1/10b, King James VI Business Centre, Riverview Business Park, Friarton Road, Perth PH2 8DY

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If you're a local business, community organisation or individual interested in fundraising contact:

  • Leah Cranney, Regional Fundraiser - North Scotland
    Tel: 01738 231 274
    Email: [email protected]
  • Jan Mattison, Regional Fundraiser - West Scotland
    Tel: 01738 231 273
    Email: [email protected]
  • Marion Pirrie, Regional Fundraiser - East Scotland 
    Tel: 01738 231 272
    Email: [email protected]
  • Denise McNiven, Scotland and Northern Ireland Fundraising Manager
    Tel: 01738 231 275
    Email: [email protected]
  • Rebecca Ratcliffe, Scotland and Northern Ireland Fundraising and Events Coordinator
    Tel: 01738 231 271
    Email: [email protected]

To talk about trusts and foundations contact:

  • Claire McNeill, Scotland Trusts and Statutory Fundraiser
    Tel: 01738 231 276
    Email: [email protected]

Our fundraisers organise a huge range of Parkinson's UK events and activities and support individuals and community groups to raise money. Take a look at fundraising ideas and events - what could you do?

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If you have any concerns about Parkinson's services and support in your area, please contact:

  • Chloe Macmillan, Area Development Manager (Scotland South, Central, East & West)
    Tel: 0300 123 3679
    Email: [email protected]
  • Cathy Orr, Area Development Manager (Highlands, Islands & Grampian)
    Contact: Cathy Orr, Area Development Manager
    Tel: 0344 225 9831
    Email: corr@parkinsons.org.uk

Chloe and Cathy identify the local needs of the Parkinson's community. They work with people with Parkinson's, family members, carers, volunteers and health and social care professionals to identify gaps in services.

They work closely with Mary Ellmers, our service improvement adviser.

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For any questions about our campaigning work in Scotland:

Tanith's role is to make the voices of more than 12,400 people with Parkinson's in Scotland, and their families and carers, heard in Holyrood and beyond.

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    If you're interested in volunteering in Scotland, search our volunteer opportunities, or contact:

    • Gill MacGregor, Volunteer Co-ordinator (West & South-West of Scotland)
      Tel: 0344 225 9836
      Email: [email protected]
    • Alice Hall, Volunteer Co-ordinator (North, East and South-East of Scotland)
      Tel: 0344 225 3725
      Email: [email protected]
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    Training and service improvement

    Our service improvement team can provide specialist expertise to support health and social care professionals and providers to make sustainable improvements to services.

    Search the education and training directory

    As part of the UK Parkinson's Excellence Network, our education team supports and enables health and social care professionals to understand Parkinson's and continue to improve their practice.

    To find out more, please contact our service improvement manager for Scotland:

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    For all media enquiries please contact:

    • Tanith Muller, Parliamentary and Campaigns Manager
      Tel: 07899 064 087
      Email: [email protected]

    Visit our press page for the latest media releases from the Scotland team. 

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    You can keep up to date with what's happening across Scotland on our Facebook page.

    Or, follow us and get in touch via Twitter.

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    To get in touch with the country director: