The Lanarkshire Support Group 1st sessionWelcome to our support group page. This service brings together patients, family members and recent past carers in a social setting to exchange information and provide support to one another.  We will occasionally have guest speakers who will deliver talks on subjects which might be of interest to the group.

The support groups are designed to be informal and as such we don’t have group discussions, instead we encourage attendees to talk to one another.

There are 8 groups set up in Ayrshire, Glasgow, Forth Valley, Lanarkshire, Edinburgh & Lothian, Fife,  Tayside and Highland.

At every session we will have either an MND Scotland staff member or an MND Scotland representative who will make you feel welcome and introduce you to the other attendees.

The groups meet on a bi-monthly basis for light refreshments.  Anyone affected by the condition is welcome to attend any of the sessions which are free.

If you wish further information or would like to attend a session it would be appreciated if you contact Dawn Hamilton on 0141 332 3903 or dawn [dot] hamilton [at] mndscotland [dot] org [dot] uk

Meeting details


The group meets in the Gailes Hotel, Marine Drive, Irvine KA11 5AE from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2015

  • Wednesday 27 May 2015 – Guest Demonstrator, simple hand & neck /shoulders massages
  • Wednesday 29 July 2015 – Guest Speaker, DNA / Voicebank programmes and MND Register
  • Wednesday 28 October 2015


The group meet in the Bentley Hotel, 19 High Road, Motherwell ML1 3HU from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2015

  • Wednesday 1 July 2015 – Guest Speaker, OT giving handy hints & tips
  • Wednesday 7 October 2015


The group at the moment meet at Ibrox Football Stadium, 150 Edmiston Drive, Glasgow G51 2XD, in the Morton Suite situated at the rear of the building from 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Dates for 2015

  • Wednesday 24 June 2015
  • Wednesday 26 August 2015
  • Wednesday 25 November 2015

Forth Valley

The group meet at the Grange Manor, Glensburgh, Grangemouth FK3 8XJ from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2015

  • Thursday 18 June 2015 – Guest Speaker, Welfare and Benefits update
  • Thursday 20 August 2015
  • Thursday 5 November 2015 – Guest Speaker, Seagull Trust

Edinburgh and Lothian

This group  meet at The Best Western Kings Manor Hotel, 100 Milton Road East, Edinburgh EH15 2NP  from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2015

  • Monday 13 July 2015
  • Monday 19 October 2015


The group will meet at Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2015

  • Tuesday 9 June 2015 – Guest Speaker, Welfare and Benefits update
  • Tuesday 11 August 2015
  • Tuesday 17 November 2015


This group meets at St Johnstone Football Club, McDiarmid Park, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 2SJ from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2015 

  • Tuesday 7 July 2015
  • Tuesday 13 October 2015 – Guest Speaker, Welfare and Benefits update


This group meets at Kingsmills Hotel, Culcabock Road, Inverness IV2 3LP from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates for 2015

  • Thursday 4 June 2015
  • Thursday 6 August 2015
  • Thursday 12 November 2015 – Guest Speaker, Sea Gull Trust