Samaritans' work in Scotland

Samaritans' work in Scotland

In Scotland we opened our first branch in Edinburgh in 1959.  Since then we have grown to 19 branches supported by over 1,000 volunteers across the country, stretching from Shetland to the Scottish Borders.

Day or night, a Samaritans volunteer is there to give support to anyone feeling down or struggling to cope.

Find out the latest news from Scotland

Suicide in Scotland

Read more about the the Scottish Government’s Suicide Prevention Strategy


Samaritans' work in Scotland

Contact Samaritans Scotland

Volunteer with Samaritans in Scotland

If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer, please visit our volunteering pages where you will find out more about the variety of rewarding roles and how to apply.

Events in Scotland

If you are organising an event and would like Samaritans to be involved, please contact

Scotland office

All enquiries relating to:

  • Marketing
  • Media
  • General information
  • Supporting our work in Scotland

should be directed to Fiona Barlow at:
Public Affairs Officer for Scotland
Spectrum House
2 Powderhall Road
Edinburgh EH7 4GB.
0131 556 7058 - admin office number only, please call 08457 90 90 90 to speak to Samaritans
Follow us on Twitter: @Sams_scotland