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September 2016

MenScot Ball 2016

The Meningitis Ball for 2016 is happening very soon, have you got your tickets?

The Ball will be held on Saturday the 12th November 2016 at the the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Congress Road, Glasgow from 7pm - 2am.

Tickets are availalbe now for £60 per person - we really need your help to support the charity work that we do. E-mail us for tickets...

Birds Nest Swing for the Clark family...

The Meningitis Association of Scotland recently helped Jamie Clark, a Meningitis survivor, with a re-vamped backyard complete with Birds Nest Swing.

You can read the full story of the Clark family here.

It is your donations that allows us to continue this work and support families and survivors of Meningitis.

July 2016

MenScot Taxi

Have you seen a taxi with Meningitis Scotland branding on it?

We have been working on ways to increase the general profile for Meningitis Scotland and thought a taxi could be a great way to spread the word.

Bungee Jump fund raisingMay 2014

Kirsty Meek and family & friends were out fund-raising for Meningits Association Scotland recently by bungee jumping at Clydebank.

Read the full article and pictures here.

2011 Meningitis Association Scotland BallSEPTEMBER 2011

The 2011 Meningitis Association Scotland Ball is fast approaching and tickets are selling out fast.

Join us for a great night out on the 5th November 2011.

Click here for more information.


We've been adding a lot of new information to the website about Meningitis and our support of research projects recently.

A lot of the new information is on the research page, which includes details on the Haemodialfiltration Unit Machine that we donated to Yorkhill Hospital. Tied in with that your can also read more about the Haemo–Diafiltration process (complete with diagrams).

Additional information has been added about the long term effects of Meningitis and Group B Streptococcus (GBS) and considerations for pregnant women.


Meningitis Association Scotland will be attending the Scottish Baby and Toddler Show at the SECC, Glasgow. The event will be held on Fri 29th April, Saturday 30th April and Sunday the 1st of May 2011.

Come along and see some wonderful stands but, most importantly for all pregnant women, find out about the Strep 'B' test that can be made available during your pregnancy. It is crucial that you know about this as it could just save your babies life.

More information on the show can be found at:

JUNE 2009

Eileen McKiernan, Founder and Chief Executive for Meningitis Association Scotland, has been awarded an MBE for Voluntary Services to Healthcare.

The former Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year, has worked tirelessly to raise funds for research into the disease. Her involvement began after the tragic loss of her own son Lee McKiernan aged 17.

"I don't campaign to win awards like this, I do it for other reasons" said Mrs McKiernan. "I'm absolutely honoured and thrilled. It's a great testament to the scientists and physicians working in this fieldT

The full Queens birthday honours list can be downloaded from the DirectGov website.


Bolivia Trip 2007

Bolivian flatA major undertaking for this year will be a 2-month trip to Bolivia by Dr Matthew Diggle with Dr Donald Inverarity.

  • The aims for the trip are to help understand the disease in Boliva
  • and to train local people in its treatment & diagnosis

While in Bolivia, Dr Diggle will be maintaining a blog (as much as possible) where you can keep up to date on the latest developments. Read the blog here...

Read more about the trip here ...


Visit to Edinburgh University

Meningitis Association Scotland arranged a visit to Edinburgh University to be shown first hand the great research being carried out there.

Read more about the visit here...

New Website Launched

There will be lots more news to follow, with so much going on, but we are very pleased to launch our new website.

Watch this space for news coming soon...