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Do Dads Matter?

There comes a time when words must be backed up by action – and the threatened closure of DadsWork in East Lothian marks exactly that moment for those who say they want to help men to be the best fathers they can for their kids.


The pioneer support group is about to run out of funding just only weeks after the Scottish Parliament issued a call for expansion of such lifeline services – and ironically as we approach Father’s Day.


FNS in the press

Check out our recent mentions in the press...

These are on the back of the announcement of Scottish Government funding for our Family Friendly Working Scotland initiative (in partnership with Working Families and Parenting Across Scotland) - as well as our contribution to the Equal Opportunities Committee at the Scottish Parliament on the 13th March 2014.


Dundee Workshop

AGM: 12th March 2014

Come join us as we celebrate a successful year in the life of Fathers Network Scotland at The Melting Pot in Edinburgh on Wednesday 12th March, 2014.

We're starting at 10:30 and will be following AGM business with lunch then a couple of workshops from Roger Olley MBE and Dr Gary Clapton.


Glasgow Workshop

Welfare Reform

The Scottish Government have highlighted research into the impact of the recent welfare legislation. In a bulletin on The Gender Impact of Welfare Reform concern is expressed over what is seen as a disproportionate impact on women as many benefit recipients are female (for example child benefit is often payable to the mother). What needs to be recognised is that many of the impacts will be felt by families and, in many instances, by lone fathers who are the responsible carer for their children.


Fathers Day!

COME JOIN US for an informal celebration of Fathers Day

12-2pm on Monday the 17th JUNE 2013


Seeing Dad

Sometimes I unexpectedly see

My long-dead Father

When I am fiddling.


'And he being dead, yet speaketh.' A Father's Day Piece.

Each time I close,

Each time I open

The curtains,

I see your picture

On top of the piano.


Visiting Dad.

Bright sun dances off

The Black marble

And the shallow valleys

Of the gold engraving.