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We were so very proud to unveil our Tayside Tree of Tranquillity and hold our first Annual Butterfly Release, in Dundee Botanic Gardens on Sunday 2nd June. SiMBA commissioned the Tayside Tree of tranquillity in collaboration with the following organisations who have joined together knowing the importance of the Tree and comfort that it will bring to those families who can attach a leaf in honour of their baby: 

• NHS Tayside; the maternity staff who organised local fundraising events and all the families who donated
• Paul and Dawnlouise Harris and their family, friends and colleagues who fundraised in memory of their daughter Rae
• Tayside Sands, the families who have donated and their volunteers
• UNISON Tayside Health Branch and all of their members
• The Property Department, NHS Tayside
• The University of Dundee Botanic Gardens, who have supported us throughout this project and provided a perfect location for our tree

The tree will become a special place for so many, a place for comfort, recognition, sadness and peace, giving recognition to babies who have passed away recently or those from long ago. We would like to thank everyone who joined us on the day including Ian Borthwiick, Dundee’s Right Honourable Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost, the Sing it Sign it: Tayside’s Makaton Choir, The Dundee Sea Cadets and all of our volunteers who worked so hard on the day for us. 

The following article was published in the Dundee courier and it captures perfectly the spirit of the day. If you would like any more information about the Tayside Tree of Tranquillity please email


Emotional ceremony as Tree of Tranquillity for babies lost during or after birth unveiled in Dundee