About Us

A baby dies every nine days of cot death in Scotland and the majority of families will never know why their healthy baby has died, for no apparent reason. The Scottish Cot Death Trust is the only cot death charity in Scotland trying to find the answers through funding research.

The Scottish Cot Death Trust also provides a wide range of support for bereaved families and educates the public and professionals about cot death and how to reduce the risks. By supporting the Scottish Cot Death Trust you can help us make a difference.


Let’s spread the word about the Scottish Cot Death Trust – here to:

  • Support families in Scotland affected by the sudden death of a baby or young child
  • Educate professionals and parents across the country about ways to reduce the risk of cot death and to better understand what happens after a sudden unexpected death
  • Fund vital research into why these babies die and how we may prevent future deaths