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0345 603 9213
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How We Can Help You

We offer support to all people affected by crime for as long as you need us.

Our services are:

  • Completely confidential
  • Free
  • Independent

Latest News

Liz Smillie VSS Fundraiser in Top 3 for TV Award

Liz Smilie who is a friend of Victim Support South Ayrshire, has been nominated for the RBS Real Heroes award. Liz has been shortlisted to the final 3 for the fundraising category. Please watch and vote for Liz on Monday 9th November, on STV @ 8pm.

Elgin Music Evening Photo of Cake and Performers Fundraising Music Evening

Supporters in Elgin raised an amazing £1008 through a great evening's entertainment last month at a Music Evening starring Andy Leyton James. Andy is a popular local performer and received support from both the victim and witness service after being a victim of attempted murder in 2012. The event raised an amazing £1008

sentencing-council-logo-claret-back Scottish Sentencing Council Established

Established on 19th October, the Council is an independent body responsible for preparing guidelines to help ensure a consistent approach to sentencing will work to raise public awareness and understanding of sentencing practice.

Man sitting on park bench Could You Join the VSS Board?

We've recently celebrated our 30th birthday. Now we are looking for more people to join our board and take Victim Support Scotland into the future. Could you join us?

Flyer for Bellshill Big Hymn Sing Raising Funds for VSS in Bellshill

Bellshill Parish Church are raising money for Victim Support and celebrating the refurbishment of their historic organ this weekend. Everyone welcome at 7pm Sunday 4th October.

Interior of Sherrif Court Pressures Mounting on Sheriff Court System

Reducing budgets and more complex cases are putting pressure on Scotland's sheriff court system, an Audit Scotland Report has concluded today.

Front Cover of Manifesto, Woman looking out window Calls for Change in New VSS Manifesto

Victim Support Scotland's new Manifesto was launched at our AGM. It highlights the main changes and improvements we are campaigning for to keep people affected by crime at the heart of justice in Scotland

Catherine Dyer Crown Agent Speaking at AGM Building on 30 Years at our AGM

Volunteers, staff, supporters and representatives of Scottish Courts, Police Scotland and COPFS gathered at Glasgow City Chambers today to celebrate 30 Years of Victim Support in Scotland.

30 Years of Rights Cropped 30 Years of Victims’ Rights

Improvements in Victims’ & Witnesses’ Rights in Scotland over the last 30 Years have been remarkable. In 2015, while there is still a long way to go, the improvement has been huge! See our new Infographic.

30 Years of Support cropped 30 Years of Victim Support

Victim Support in Scotland has come a long way since the Scottish Association of Victim Support Schemes was launched by a group of visionaries in South Lanarkshire in 1985! See our new Infographic.

ERs VS South Ayrshire Birthday Dinner

Victim Support South Ayrshire hosted a 25th Anniversary dinner event at Troon's Marine Hotel to celebrate 25 years of supporting people affected by crime in South Ayrshire and the 30th birthday of Victim Support in Scotland.

Volunteer Jill Freshwater with Golden Ticket for Borders Railway Volunteer’s Borders Railway Golden Ticket

Volunteer, Jill Freshwater, was on-board one of the first trains to travel on the new Borders Railway. Jill was nominated for a Golden Ticket in recognition of the support she gives to witnesses with courts in the Borders but also for the other work she does within the local community

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