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.

You Made Christmas

In the run up to Christmas, Families Outside was delighted to receive a large number of gifts from organisations, community groups, individuals, and churches including Greyfriars Church in Lanark and the Swanshine Project in Edinburgh. We gave these gifts to children of the families we support and to children visiting prisons in Scotland during the Christmas period. One […]


Stronger Families Inside Out

Stronger Families Inside Out Grampian leads the way in promoting family ties. Families Outside, the only organisation in Scotland to work exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment, has created a new partnership with the Denis Law Legacy Trust to help children build better relationships with their parents in prison. Scottish Government figures estimate […]


Creating A Smoke Free Prison Environment

Creating A Smoke Free Prison Environment The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has announced its intention for all prisons in Scotland to be smoke free by the end of 2018.  In 2013 the Scottish Government published their tobacco control strategy, ‘Creating a Tobacco-free Generation’, in which it was recognised that creating a smoke-free Prison Service was […]


Is there a full stop at the end of a sentence? Not in this case

Is there a full stop at the end of a sentence? Not in this case On the whole, when an individual is arrested, found guilty, and sentenced to prison, society breathes a sigh of relief – the perpetrator is being punished, and the community is being protected. But what about the families that are left […]


Improving Peer Support Among Families

Working with families to support each other is a key but very challenging part of our work. We are therefore delighted to be hosting Tracy Donaldson, family member and third year Community Development undergraduate at the University of Glasgow, in a placement to explore this issue. You may know Tracy from the excellent work she […]


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