Parkinson's UK in Scotland

If you have Parkinson’s, or support someone who does, we’re here with you in Scotland. Find out how you can get information and support, what we’re doing near you, and how you can join in. From fundraising to volunteering, campaigning and more. 

Activities and support for you in Scotland

Our staff and volunteers are based in communities across Scotland. Wherever you live, we can help you find local information, activities and support.

Everyone with Parkinson’s is different. So, we offer a wide range of activities, in person and online. Our Scotland-based Parkinson’s advisers offer free, confidential advice. We’re active in every council area in Scotland and we’ve got over 40 local groups across the country.

First Steps Scotland

First Steps Scotland is our online programme for people recently diagnosed with Parkinson's and their family, friends and carers. Visit the page to find out more information and to book your place.

Parkinson's Active

Keeping active is important for your mental and physical wellbeing, especially for people with Parkinson’s.

That's why we've launched Parkinson's Active, a 3 year National Lottery Community Fund Project developing a Parkinson's Scotland exercise network.

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].

Useful contacts

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

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


  • Jan Mattison, Regional Fundraiser - West Scotland
    Tel: 01738 231 273
    Email: [email protected]
  • Marion Pirrie, Regional Fundraiser - East Scotland 
    Tel: 01738 231 276
    Email: [email protected]
  • Denise McNiven, Scotland and Northern Ireland Fundraising Manager
    Tel: 01738 231 272
    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?

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

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.

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.

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

    • Alice Hall, Volunteer Co-ordinator (North, East and South-East of Scotland)
      Tel: 0344 225 3725
      Email: [email protected]

    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:

    For all media enquiries please contact:

    • Scott MacArthur, Media and Communications Officer - Scotland
      Tel: 07964 847 324
      Email: [email protected]

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

    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.

    To get in touch with the country director: