Dave Brown’s ‘Giro di Davie’

Date: 17th October 2018

This summer one of our amazing supporters took on the ultimate challenge a gruelling 15 day cycle across the Italian Alps to raise money for Down’s Syndrome Scotland. Here he tells us how he got on and his motivation behind it.   Cycling up a mountain is a truly breath-taking experience. Being amongst the clear air […]


ABC Update

Date: 27th April 2018

It has been a busy time for all things ABC and we have been working very hard behind the scenes on developing the service. We’ve liaised with senior Speech and Language Therapy Leads in the NHS and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists to get their input into how we can improve the […]


Mental Welfare Commission recruiting Volunteer Advisors

Date: 26th April 2018

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland are looking for Volunteer Advisors to the Review of the Mental Health Act for Learning Disability and Autism. They are looking for people with a learning disability as well as carers of someone with a learning disability. You can download the advert for the positions as well as the application […]


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 […]