Scottish Swimmers Celebrate Success in Italy

Date: 8th November 2023

Earlier this year, four Scottish Down’s Syndrome swimmers went to Padova, Italy to compete at the Down Syndrome European Championships (31st August to 10th September). The swimmers were Laura Logan, Beth Greig, Mathew McCreidie, Cerys McCrindel, they all swam fantastically. Laura achieved a Bronze medal in 200 Fly.  Cerys won 2 gold medals in relay […]


It’s time to step up and stand out!

Date: 1st November 2023

And just like that we arrive in November and Down’s Syndrome Awareness Month is tucked away for another year.  Did it pass you by or were you one of the many who joined the conversations on social media about all things Down’s syndrome? Across the UK, and internationally, we saw many celebrations of potential and […]


Neck Instability

Date: 17th October 2023

Atlantoaxial instability (AAI), also referred to as a Cervical Spine Instability (CSI) is a very rare neck condition which is more common in individuals with Down’s syndrome and causes sudden dislocation of the neck. The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) and The Down’s Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG) have a resource which explains what neck instability […]


Health Matters

Date: 3rd October 2023

Breaking news: studies show that people with Down’s syndrome are dying 28 years younger than the general population, despite some advances in recent years. Only, it’s not breaking news. We have known for some time that people with Down’s syndrome face hugely significant health inequalities compared to their fellow citizens who have one less chromosome. […]


Let’s talk about keeping healthy

Date: 27th September 2023

A resource to help people with Down’s syndrome maintain a healthy weight We’ve all got the potential to gain weight if the balance between what we eat and how much we exercise isn’t right. People with Down’s Syndrome can often put weight on particularly easily. This can be due to additional factors like having a […]


Down’s Syndrome Scotland welcomes three new Trustees to its Board

Date: 1st June 2023

Down’s Syndrome Scotland has today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees.  The charity which promotes the value and potential of everyone with Down’s syndrome living in Scotland, has made the appointments following a recruitment process held earlier this year. The three new appointments are: Katrina Leese, a qualified Chartered […]


Recruitment of Trustees 2023

Date: 25th January 2023

Down’s Syndrome Scotland is looking to recruit new Trustees to help drive forward the charity’s new Strategic Framework. If you, or anyone you know, has expertise in one or more of the following areas, then we would be excited to hear from you: Adult Health and Mental Health Government Policy Independent Living Frameworks Further Education […]


New ABC First Steps Events in 2023

Date: 20th January 2023

Exciting News – More First Steps Face-to-Face Events in 2023! Our ABC First Steps – Face-to-Face events started in October 2022 and proved popular with families. We are delighted to be able to offer some more in-person sessions for children aged 0-3 years, from January – June 2023 in Glasgow. These sessions are free and […]


Community and Event Fundraiser

Date: 16th December 2022

We’re Hiring! Do you have a track record of income generation success, an enthusiasm for event management, be really well organised, have lots of energy and inspire those around you? If yes, Down’s Syndrome Scotland has a fantastic opportunity for a committed individual to join our Fundraising Team… The Community and Event Fundraiser will report […]


Choir 21! Christmas Sing-Along

Date: 16th November 2022

Exciting news – CHOIR 21!,  our online Makaton singing group that has been meeting since we went into lockdown in 2020, is planning some face – face sessions! At the moment, CHOIR 21 runs on Zoom weekly, for all Down’s Syndrome Scotland members aged 10+ and is very popular. We sing and sign a mixture […]