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Welcome to the FNS Directory of dad-friendly groups and organisations in Scotland! This is the place to connect with organisations, professionals and volunteer groups working with dads and families across the country.

Looking for a playgroup in your area which welcomes dads? Do you need support, advice or information as you take up a new parenting role? Or perhaps you’re an organisation that wants to engage with fathers locally? You’ll find help with all of this and more in our directory and interactive map.

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208 listings in Directory

Family and Community Development West Lothian
15sc
Broxburn
An independent charity helping West Lothian children to get the best start in life.
Familyman Playgroup
24sc
Hamilton
Playgroup for Dads / Granddads and Familymen based in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.
Fathers Network Scotland
385sc
Edinburgh
Fathers Reaching Out
19sc
US
Awareness, Education and Campaigning for better Fathers' Mental Health.
Fife Families Information Service
49sc
Glenrothes
Fife Families Information Service. We provide news, events and information for parents, families and children throughout Fife.
Fife Gingerbread - dad & me Levenmouth
15sc
Leven
Building bonds between dads and their children
First Step Community Project
25sc
Musselburgh
First Step is a community project for families with young children which is based in the Musselburgh East housing estate. We are an independent Voluntary Organisation funded by East Lothian Council and other funding bodies.
Aberdeen Play Forum
15sc
Aberdeen,
Promoting the child's right to play The Aberdeen Play Forum is Aberdeen's strategic voice for play.
Fast Forward
25sc
Edinburgh
A Scottish youth work charity focusing on drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and peer education. Check out our blog: https://t.co/MepdrXDwAm
Relationships Scotland Dumfries & Galloway
29sc
United Kingdom
Relationship Counselling, Family Mediation, Child Contact Centres and Parenting Apart workshops.
Garnock Valley Early Years Centre PEEP Group (Parents as Early Education Partners)
5sc
United Kingdom
The Centre is part of North Ayrshire Council and we offer support to families with children under the age of 3 living in the towns of Beith and Kilbirnie.
Gay Dads  Scotland
25sc
Married, separated, divorced and single fathers who are all interested in understanding gay parenting issues and how to provide themselves & their children with a positive life experience.
Geeza Break
9sc
Glasgow
Geeza Break, a voluntary organisation, provides family support and flexible respite services to parents with children aged 0-16 years (up to 18 years for children with disabilities), predominantly within the North East Area in Glasgow.
Gingerbread
16sc
United Kingdom
We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for single parents.
Fife Gingerbread
19sc
United Kingdom
We support and empower lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working.
Glasgow Dads
14sc
Glasgow
Glasgow Dads welcomes all male carers and their children at the weekly playgroup held within the Parkhead Congregational Church grounds every Saturday from 12 Noon to 1:30PM.
Good Dads
9sc
Newcastle upon Tyne
Good Dads is about “empowering men to father”. We aim to inspire men to take fatherly responsibility using engaging and helpful online content. Our vision is a society where all men are engaged in the task of raising future generations and, in turn, equip
Scottish Government
9sc
United Kingdom
The devolved government for Scotland has a range of responsibilities which include: health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment. Some powers are reserved to the UK government and include: immigration, the constitution, foreign p
Happy Ears
-2sc
Edinburgh, Scotland
Music classes for 0-3s and parents/carers. Groups and individual guitar classes in schools across the city. Creative music groups for children with an ASN
Health in Mind
5sc
Edinburgh
Health in Mind is a charity promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland
Home Link Family Support
40sc
Edinburgh
Home based support for families with pre-school children in Edinburgh & Midlothian. Plus Systemic Family Counselling for under 18s. Volunteer with us!
Home-Start Angus
47sc
Arbroath
Parent be-friending service for families with pre-school children in Angus
Home-Start Caithness
10sc
Wick
We are part of the UK's leading family support charity and we are here in your area. We offer parent to parent support to families with at least one child under 5, within a family's own home. We also offer a Fathers Group and run regular parenting classe
Home-Start Clackmannashire
15sc
Alloa
Home-Start offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children & has been supporting families throughout Clackmannanshire since 1988.
Home-Start Deveron
10sc
Banff
We support families who have at least one child under the age of five years. To us, every family is special and we respond to each family’s needs through a combination of home visiting support, group work and social events.
Home-Start Dundee
68sc
Dundee
Family support charity, supporting families in Dundee with a child under five, helps parents build better lives for their children. #homestart
Home-Start Dunfermline
9sc
Dunfermline
Home-Start Dunfermline offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in Dunfermline and SW Fife.
Home-Start East Lothian
13sc
Tranent
Home-Start East Lothian is a free, confidential service, supporting families in their own homes using volunteers.