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Tayside (Scotland)

The following are welcome to attend the meeting:
  • Those with all types of alopecia age 14 and over (male and female)
  • Friends/Partners of those with all types of alopecia (accompanying someone with alopecia)
  • Parents of children with all types of alopecia
Please note that those age 14-17 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over.  This group is not suitable for those under 14.  If you have a child under 14 and are looking for support please do still contact the group lead so that they can keep your details for any future developments of the group or try and put you in touch with others in the area.

This group aims to cover Perth, Dundee & Montrose.


Date Time Location
Sunday 29th October 2017 1pm - 3:30pm A&A Studios, 8-10 Tanfield, EDINBURGH, EH3 5HF
Saturday 21st October 2017 10:30am-12:30pm Conference room, Boomerang, 10 Kemback Street, Dundee, DD4 6ET
Saturday 25th November 2017 10:30am-12:30pm Conference room, Boomerang, 10 Kemback Street, Dundee, DD4 6ET
For meetings taking place in Boomerang: the group will have the use of a private meeting room for this group meeting.  It is easily accessible from Dundee City Center.  It is not much of a walk from the main bus routes and also has parking.  It is well facilitated for anyone with disabilities.

Sunday 29th October 2017 - EDINBURGH
This meeting will be run by Linda from A&A Studios.  Linda is going to open the shop giving people the opportunity to view wigs.  Tea and coffee will be supplied.

Saturday 25th November 2017
A lady from Debenhams will be coming to this meeting to show attendees how to apply make-up with some free make-up sessions.

Support group contacts

Lorna Weir

Lorna Weir


Please get in touch with Lorna ahead of a meeting and let her know if you intend to go along as she needs to keep track of numbers.

Lorna's link with alopecia:
[To be completed].

From Lorna:
"Since 2011, I have been involved with the Scottish Alopecia Support group, travelling the length and breadth of Scotland to bring people with Alopecia together. My involvement with Alopecia UK goes back a little further than the 2013 Flash mob in Liverpool which I took part in. One of my plans is to get out into the local community and raise awareness of the support that is available. My ultimate desire is that there will never be another person young or old who feels they are alone with Alopecia. A big dream I know, but if I can help a little towards this goal I'll be happy."

Need Advice or Support Outside of the Group Meetings?
The main role of support group leads is to facilitate, and answer questions about, the group meetings.  Some may offer additional support and you can see what is on offer from Lorna below:
  • Lorna does not have her telephone number advertised but is happy to provide a listening ear via telephone call at a time arranged via email.
  • Lorna is happy to receive support questions from those in her local area and will answer to the best of her ability based on her own knowledge and experiences.  Please be aware that any questions Lorna is unable to answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK.  

Please note that all of our support group leads are volunteers and do this in their spare time.  As such please allow up to a week for replies to emails.  The majority of group leads are not trained health professionals and will be helping from the standpoint of being someone who is affected by alopecia themselves and wanting to reach out and help others.

You can always contact Alopecia UK head office direct during office hours should you have any queries that need a more urgent response.

Suggestions, Comments, Compliments, Complaints?
If you have any 'Suggestions, Comments, Compliments or Complaints' about any of the Support Groups listed on the Alopecia UK website then you can let us know by clicking here.  Feedback is always appreciated.  The information will be used by Alopecia UK to to help us understand what works and what doesn't in order that we can support and advise group leads more effectively and develop the Alopecia UK support group network.


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