Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland

Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland

Charity information

Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland

The Multiple Sclerosis Society in Scotland aims to have a world free of the effects of MS through research and support services.

Founded 1953

  • Mission statement

    Multiple Sclerosis is the most common, potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system affecting young adults, with diagnosis generally between 20 and 40 years of age.

    Scotland has the highest prevalence of MS in the world, with more than 10,500 people affected.

    As the leading MS charity in Scotland our aim is to enable everyone affected by multiple sclerosis to live life to their full potential whilst we continue to find a cure.

    Our key activities are:

    • To fund research into the causes, cure and care of multiple sclerosis.
    • To provide financial grants for people affected by MS.
    • To provide accurate information to people affected by MS through our website, publications and helpline.
    • To campaign to ensure everyone has access to appropriate health and social care services.
    • To fund MS Specialist Nurses.

    Funding for all our services is met entirely by voluntary contributions and MS Society Scotland requires over £5 million per annum to continue its work with, and for, people with MS.

  • Aims

    Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland aims to:

    • To find a cure for MS
    • To enable people with MS to live life knowing that they do not have to face the effects of MS alone
  • Overview

    Established: December 1953

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 26

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 300

    Phone number: 0131 335 4071

    Address: Ratho Park 88 Glasgow Road Edinburgh EH28 8PP

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website