Only 500 tickets left for Sandfest concert

Date: 12th March 2018

The popular concert Sandfest, originally set in the back garden of parent members’ Katy Lironi and Douglas Macintyre’s Strathaven home, is now bigger than ever! The concert will bring some of the best of Scottishpop together to rock out on Sunday March 18th, which ushers in this year’s Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week (19-25 March). Performances […]


Sibling Survey from Anglia Ruskin University

Date: 8th February 2018

Ronit Hadad is currently working towards his Master’s in Clinical Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University. As part of this he is gathering responses from adult siblings of individuals with learning and physical disabilities. He is particularly interested in the siblings well-being and experience. In order to get as wide responses as possible he has set […]


Invitation to Join a New Dumfries and Galloway Branch

Date: 2nd February 2018

A group of families are keen to form a branch of Down’s Syndrome Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway. If you live in that area and would like to join them they would love to have your involvement. The main aims of setting up this new branch are; to provide local support for individuals with Down’s […]


From the back yard to the big stage – The story behind Sandfest

Date: 2nd February 2018

  In March 2007, on the Sunday closest to World Down’s Syndrome Day, Katy Lironi and her husband Douglas MacIntrye held a party in our back garden celebrating three occasions – their eldest daughter Amelia’s 7th Birthday, welcoming their 5 month old baby twins to the world and raising awareness of World Down’s Syndrome Day. […]


Inclusion Questionnaire

Date: 24th November 2017

We would like to say thank you to everyone who completed our questionnaire about inclusion in and out of school. Your feedback has been very helpful for us and will be used to develop our policy work over the next few months. We will inform you of the main findings in due course.


Research into smartphone and smartwatch support for people with Down’s Syndrome

Date: 24th August 2017

Al Majed Khan is a doctoral student at University Of Strathclyde and is researching how mobile and wearable devices can support people with Down’s syndrome. As part of this research he is going to be running a series of research workshops with parents, carers, those who work or are otherwise involved in supporting people with […]


DSI work on global clinical guidelines for people with Down’s Syndrome

Date: 23rd August 2017

Down Syndrome International (DSi) is working on a major project to improve health care for people with Down syndrome across the world. They are developing global clinical guidelines for people with Down’s syndrome which will be used by all professionals who work with people with Down’s Syndrome. Every year DSi organise a Conference for World […]


WDSC Delegate Registration Now Open

Date: 4th August 2017

We are delighted to announce that delegate registration is now open for WDSC 2018. The Congress will offer a host of opportunities from engaging International expert speakers, over 100 sessions, exhibits, films and performances to allowing you to share, learn and meet people from over 70 countries over 3 days. We have applied for a […]


Blue Badge Scheme Extention

Date: 10th May 2017

We have been informed by Transport Scotland that the Blue Badge pilot scheme which started last April is going to be extended for about 6 months. From April 2017, local authorities will also have discretion to issue a Blue Badge for a period of between one year and three years under the scheme. As a […]


Makaton Training Course

Date: 28th April 2017

We are delighted to be able to offer a foundation level Makaton course for parents and professionals. The course will take place on 15th and 22nd May from 9.30 am to 4 pm at our national office in Edinburgh. Please note, you must be able to attend both days. The price of the course for […]