Support for Polymyalgia and Giant Cell Arteritis Sufferers in Scotland
We provide support to sufferers from PMR and GCA within Scotland. We run a Support Line, Support Groups, provide information packs and a regular newsletter to patients, families and friends.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Latest health advice
For the latest health advice on the virus, please look at the NHSInform by clicking here.
As many of our members have compromised immune systems, Group meetings are in abeyance and are only taking place as individual events. Dundee Group met on Tuesday 23rd November 2021 and there are no plans for more meetings at the moment. Latest information is shown in the Group & Meeting Dates section of this page.
Members should feel free to call the Support Line/ Helpline if feeling worried or lonely even if it is just for a chat.
PMR-GCA Scotland (approved by Helplines Partnership) has a Support Line on 0300 777 5090 (same prices as an 01 or 02 number) which is open 9am till 9pm, 7 days a week. Our volunteers have received skills training from Helplines Partnership.
We have 5 volunteers who take it in turns to cover the line.
If the volunteer is not available when you call, please leave a message and a contact number and they will return your call. We will not ring you back if you don't leave a message.
Groups & Meeting Dates
Please click on the relevant name to get more details.
These meetings have not been taking place in person during Covid. The Dundee Group restarted for one meeting but have now stopped again. For details see below. These meetings are for people with PMR and/or GCA but also for family, friends or anyone else who has an interest and would like to learn more.
The Aberdeen Group meet in the Morven Room at The Hub, Cults Kirk Centre, 404 North Deeside Road, Cults, ABERDEEN. AB15 9TD from 1.30 to 3.00 as per list below.
There is a table reserved in the cafe from 12.30. The cafe serves teas\coffee cakes etc, soup, sandwiches. etc. which are all home made.
The number 19 bus from the city to Culter will take you nearly to the door.The Church is close to the new Aberdeen bypass …….handy for anyone coming from the North or South by car.
There will be no charge for the meetings but items from the cafe will be paid for by the diners.
Details of the room can be found at www.cultsparishchurch.co.uk then Cults Kirk Centre and Meeting Rooms.
For more details, please send an email to Aberdeen@pmrgcascotland.com or ring 0300 777 5090 and ask for a message to be passed to one of the Trustees.
DATES FOR 2020 are:
Thursday 19th March,
Thursday 21st May,
Thursday 16th July,
Thursday 17th September and
Thursday 19th November
When the decision to restart meetings is taken, Dundee Group will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Lounge of Dundee Parish Church (St Mary’s) from 11am till midday.
Entry by East door opposite Primark. Doors open 10:45. Tea and Coffee provided.
Dates are to be advised.
Contact Dundee Group by clicking here.
View from Nethergate. Group meets in the Church through the door on the left of the photo by the tree.
Edinburgh Support Group meet on the 2nd Tuesday of most months at 11.00am for 90 minutes in the Undercroft Café, under St Andrew’s & St George’s Church, 13-17 George Street (east end of George St) EDINBURGH EH2 2PA .
Next meeting is Tuesday 14th April 2020 at 11am
Other dates are :
NOT MAY (may go to the Standing Order opposite – tbc), 9th June, 14th July, NOT AUGUST, 8th September, 13th October, 10th November, and 8th December.
Contact Edinburgh Group by email by clicking HERE
Glasgow Group meet on the second Monday of alternate months but subject to change.
VENUE: Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE), Venlaw Building, 349 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4AA
Next Meeting: Monday 18th May 2020 2pm to 4pm
Please note change of date from 11th to 18th.
Contact the Glasgow Group by email by clicking HERE
Highland Support Group Meetings are held in the Concourse Room of the
Spectrum Centre, 1 Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LS
Which is next to the bus station and close to the railway station.
Meetings are held on alternate months on the fourth Tuesday in the month from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.
Dates for 2020
If you wish to attend please contact David Carrott at email@example.com by clicking HERE for further information.