We are delighted to share our 30th anniversary video with you. This short film was created to give an insight into the challenges and issues faced by families affected by imprisonment, and the work we do to support them.

This video focuses on what we have achieved as an organisation over the past 30 years, where we are now in 2022, and our vision for the future.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the making of this film, not least the families themselves who represent so many more across Scotland.

Family Bonfire Event at HMP Perth

On 6 November a Family Bonfire Event was held at HMP Perth.  This event provided a range of activities for prisoners and their families to engage in.  The party was hosted by the SPS and Crossreach and Families Outside were in attendance to assist with activities.  Examples of these included, junk craft, pumpkin carving, themed […]


Moderator Visit to Perth Prison’s Support and Advice Centre

Rev David Arnott, (The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland) who was previously part-time Chaplain at HMP Barlinnie visited the Centre on 24th November 2011.  Staff provided presentations on their role within the Centre and discussed available facilities for visitors and children, Adult and Child protection procedures and ongoing training opportunities […]


Praise for Perth Prison Visitors’ Centre

Scotland’s Chief Inspector of Prisons, Brigadier Hugh Monro, recently visited Perth Prison Visitors’ Centre run by Crossreach. Since his visit, the Chief Inspector has made clear that he feels that the most important part of a prisoner’s time in prison is how their family links in to them.  Currently, he has concerns about the quality […]


Prisoners Week Question Time

You are invited to Prisoners Week Question Time “Welcome Home? Starting Over After Prison” is this year’s theme for Prisoners Week, 20-27 November, offering a focus on community re-integration and presenting questions like: ‘What’s it like for a prisoner preparing to return to a community left possibly some considerable time ago?’ and ‘How can a […]


Special Charity Screening of “Winter’s Bone”

Tuesday 8 November at 6pmEdinburgh Filmhouse Families Outside invites you to join them at the Edinburgh Filmhouse for a special one-off screening of multi- award nominated film, Winter’s Bone, on Tuesday 8 November at 6pm. “Winter’s Bone” tells the story of 17-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence), who sets out to track down her father after […]


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