SCOTLAND


Aberdeen ME and You Group


Elaine Cheshire

elainecheshire@hotmail.com

www.meandyouaberdeen.co.uk/

Elaine – 01651 891 487

This group meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Holiday Inn Express, Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SQ.


Aberdeen and North East Scotland ME/CFS Self Help Group


Barbara Byrne

01224 497 999


Borders ME Group (BMEG)


Laurelle Edmunds (Group Chairman)
Email: lauder4492@hotmail.com
Tel: Contact phone: 01368 863600 (Any day/any time)

Website: www.bmeg.info/default.asp

We are a registered charity offering advice, support and social contact to anyone in the Scottish Borders who has M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis), chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia, and also to their carers and relatives. We know that friends matter, and we are here to share, to listen, to exchange information, and to be your voice.

Informal meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in local garden centres where you can meet people who know what it is like to have M.E., and where you can be sure to get a warm welcome. All meetings start at 11.00.

We also offer confidential and expert advice on benefits (including appeal representation) and on Small Claims (including representation in Sheriff Courts). There is no charge for these services.


Cumbernauld and District ME Support Group (aka ‘Sam & M.E.’)


Samantha McIness

Email: eccentricgenius@samandme.org

http://www.meetup.com/SamandMEMeetupGroup/

The group usually meets at 7pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Pivot Centre, Glenmanor Avenue, Moodlesburn, North Lanarkshire G69 ODX.

A specialised yoga class to help sufferers manage their symptoms is held in the same venue on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Yoga mats are provided and all costs are covered by the group.


Dumfries and Galloway ME Network


Craig Woods

Tel: 07437 602 610

Email: craig.dgme@yahoo.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dgmefm

We meet on the first Thursday of the month at the Midsteeple Meeting room in Dumfries town centre from 1-3pm, but ‘pop-up’ meetings and gatherings have happened too. The venue on the first floor but accessible with entry through the Midsteeple Box Office.


Dundee Online ME Group


Laura Findley opened an online Yahoo group for people living in the Dundee area in March 2012. She is inviting people to use the message board for discussions and to arrange social gatherings.

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/DundeeMESupportGroup/

To subscribe, please email: DundeeMESupportGroup-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.uk


Edinburgh ME Self Help Group


14 Harden Place
Edinburgh
EH11 1JB

Tel: 0845 625 2025

membership@edmesh.org.uk

www.edmesh.org.uk/


Falkirk ME Self-Help Group


Richard Zak, Chairperson

Tel: 01324 871 480

Email: richard.zak@blueyonder.co.uk

Janette Davis, Committee contact.

Tel: 01236 735498

Email: janettedavis58@icloud.com

We are a self-help group based in Falkirk. Our membership area covers the Falkirk District and surrounding areas. Our regular meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 6.30 pm – 8:30 pm. in St Francis Xavier’s RC Church Hall (St Martha’s Hall) 1 Hope St, Falkirk FK1 5AT.

We provide support, information and friendship to both M.E./CFS sufferers, carers and friends.
We have a varied programme of guest speakers and Open-Evenings, which provide a good opportunity to chat with fellow sufferers/carers, plus the occasional social event. In addition we send out a reminder letter/email to all members every month. Find us on Face book in Groups under “Falkirk M.E. Self Help Group.”


Glasgow ME/CFS Meetup Group


Anna Wood

www.meetup.com/Glasgow-ME/

Informal group which meets socially in Glasgow. Uses the Meetup.com website to keep in touch with each other. In November 2001, the group has about 150 members and Anna told her story to Marisa Duffy of the Glasgow Herald. Read it HERE.


Glasgow Cathcart ME Support Group


John McKnight

Tel: 0141 632 2486

Tony Coleman

Tel: 0141 571 1991

Peter Strain

Website

Group covers South Glasgow and East Renfrewshire. Meets last Thursday of the month (except December), Cathcart Trinity Church Hall, 90 Clarkston Road, Glasgow.


Glenrothes Parents Support Group for Children with ME


Carol Berwick

Tel: 01592 770165

Email: blyth.berwick@sky.com

The following story, which appeared in the Scottish Daily Record, can be found at our website:

www.meassociation.org.uk/?p=2748


Inverness ME, Fibromyalgia and CFS Support Group


Brenda Fraser

01463 238533

01463 220757 (Fiona)

Other contact: Margaret 01463 417 321

We meet at the Chieftain Hotel, Millburn Road, Inverness on the 1st Wednesday of each month (except January when it will be the 2nd Wednesday) from 1pm – 3pm.  All Welcome.


Kirriemuir ME Support Group


(Serving the Kirrie, Forfar and Brechin area in Angus)

Maureen Bly

Tel: 01575 574 896


Lanarkshire ME Support Group


Jane Giakoumakis

janeyannis@talktalk.net


Lochaber PVFS/CFS/ME Support Network


(Fort William and Mallaig area in particular, but Lochaber broadly covers from Duror in the South to Fort Augustus in the North, from the island of Canna in the West to Roy-Bridge in the East).

Meg Pollock

Tel or text: 07786 590 450

m.e.lochaber@googlemail.com

Website: www.me-lochaber.org.uk/

The group meets at 3pm on the first Tuesday of every month at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish, near Fort William PH49 4HL. The group has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lochaber-PVFSCFSME-Support-Network/130798726941730?ref=ts


ME East Kilbride Group


Unfortunately, this group has no one available to act as contact person at the moment but would welcome anyone with an interest to attend their regular monthly meetings at Hairmyres Hospital – details appear below.

The group meets on the last Tuesday of each month – except for the months of January, June, November and December – in the boardroom at Hairmyres District General Hospital, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 8RG, at 7.30pm. Members are happy to drop in and out to suit themselves during the meeting. On arrival, ask at reception for directions.


ME Support Fife


Stuart Brown
Email: mecfsfife@yahoo.com
Mobile: 07906 923 168
Tel: 01334 474 619
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mecfsfife

Meets last Wednesday of every month in the Muddy Boots Cafe, Balmalcolm, from 2.30pm.


Old Kilpatrick and Dumbarton ME Group


Susan Keenan

01389 875011


Paisley and District ME Support Group


Theresa Bates – Chairperson

theresa.bates1@ntlworld.com

0141 561 3426

Other contact people: Theresa Hamill, tel: 0141 561 6928; Robert Waton, tel: 01505 842954

Meets second Wednesday of the month at Disability Resource Centre, 74 Love Street, Paisley


ScotME


Helen Brownlie or Connie Nelson

scot.me@ntlworld.com

0141 583 1023

Full membership of ScotME is open to residents of Cambuslang / Rutherglen and environs. People from outside this area who share our aims may join as Associate Members. Associate Members will not enjoy full voting rights.


West Lothian ME/CFS Self-Help Group


Charity registered in Scotland SC023544

Contact: Suzy Cairns

Email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk

Tel: 07804 586 553

Website: www.wlmesh.co.uk

West Lothian ME/CFS Self-help Group (WLMESH) was established in 1984 to support sufferers of the condition along with their families, friends and carers. We currently have 3 monthly meetings and also organise various social events or outings throughout the year. The WLMESH Hub in Kirkton Campus is also used to host therapeutic services such as Bowen, Reiki and Hypnotherapy.

Lunch Session


First Tuesday of each month from 12.30pm
in the Cafe at The Ability Centre, Carmondean Road, Carmondean Livingston EH54 8PT. This is an informal gathering where people can meet others who may have similar experiences. Please note refreshments and lunch are not provided but can be purchased cheaply from the cafe. 



Drop In Session 


First Saturday of each month 1pm — 4pm
Third Tuesday of each month 2pm — 4pm


3a Baird Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7AZ 
(next door to Lloyds Banking Group). These are informal sessions where users can drop in for a chat or play some games. This session will also host craft activities and therapeutic services such as Reiki and Hypnotherapy. Details of such activities will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as they are arranged.


Wigtownshire FM/ME Support Group


Chair/Webmaster

Janet Graham

janetg@wigtownshire-fm-me.org.uk

Website

01671 403 577

Group meetings are held in Stranraer Public Library on the last Thursday in each month, 2-4pm.