MS Society Scotland blog

MS Society Scotland's dedicated blog.

Latest entries

What it’s like to be diagnosed with MS at 16 – part three

MS Award winner and student Zoe writes about life after an MS diagnosis in the third part of her blog series. 

5 inspirational fundraising stories from Scotland

Banner saying Let's stop MS together

Hello, this blog has been put together by Katie and Mark, area fundraisers for MS Society Scotland. We support people who want to raise money in their community to help stop MS.

We meet so many inspiring fundraisers – it’s the best part of our job. We’d love you to meet just five of them!

Walking the West Highland Way to help stop MS

Amazing MS Society Scotland fundraisers doing the West Highland Way

This spring MS Superstars Bernadette and Timmy walked the 96-mile West Highland Way to raise funds to help stop MS. Bernadette shares her day-by-day diary of their walk.

5 ways we got loud during MS Week


I support MS nurses

This year for MS Week we got loud for MS specialist nurses, and the fantastic work they do across Scotland to support people with MS. 

"Being an MS nurse is a truly specialist role"

A woman at her computer talking on the phone

How my role as an MS nurse makes a difference

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I have been an MS specialist nurse for three years. Before me, there was no MS nurse service in this area of Scotland, so I've had the opportunity to create a service that best fits the needs of this remote and rural MS population.

Running the Edinburgh Marathon relay with the people I love

Edinburgh Marathon Festival MS Society runners

Last year I completed the Edinburgh Marathon relay with three of the most important people in my life: my now-wife, Claire; my dad; and one of my best friends, Lynsey. 

6 tips for fantastic fundraising

People wearing MS Society Scotland t shirts and waving balloons and flag

Here's six handy tips for fun and easy fundraising from the team at MS Society Scotland. 

If you're raising money for us - thank you! Together, we'll stop MS.

MS Society zipslide is an adrenalin adventure!

Marion enjoying the MS Society Scotland zipslide

Marion has MS and loves a challenge, but hasn’t been able to find an accessible adrenalin event – until now.

I was delighted when Gemma from the MS Society Scotland's fundraising team invited me to go to Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, and check that their new zipslide event is accessible.

7 things I've learnt about self-management and MS


This year we're launching our new Living Well with MS programme in Scotland. Kirsty Bennett was diagnosed with MS in 2010, aged 21. She volunteers with us to run courses on self-management, as part of the programme. 

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