The Glasgow Tree of Tranquillity was installed in 2015 in the grounds of Provanhall following a successful fundraising campaign and a great deal of community support. In 2020 the site was closed for several months and to keep the Tree safe the council erected temporary Heras fencing around the Tree to protect it. We were devastated to discover in December 2021 that both the tree, bench and surrounding areas were vandalised, whilst in the past some damage may have been attributed to weather, there is no doubt at all that the damage to this site this time was malicious, calculated vandalism. 

In December we took the difficult decision, following talks with the team from Glasgow City Council (GCC), Councillors, the Seven Lochs Regeneration Programme and the local Police to remove the Tree of Tranquillity to a safe location to allow the damage to be repaired. This means that, at the moment, we are unable to send out any leaves for the Glasgow Tree of Tranquillity.

We understand how upsetting this news is and how important the Tree is to some families who have no grave to visit and the Tree, as all our Trees are, become a place to remember, reflect and honour a baby that has died, whether this was recently or many years ago. Taking this into account when we removed the Tree we added a fixed metal cover over the original base area of the Tree which was secured on as part of this process.

We are establishing a working group to explore all options and we will enter into a period of consultation before any decisions are made going forward.

We understand the sadness, hurt and devastation that this news may cause and our team also understands how important the Tree of Tranquillity is to you and to so many others. Your support really does mean the world to us. 

Our thoughts are with all parents and families who have a leaf on any of our Trees as we understand the devastation that this may cause. If you have any questions please email us on trees@simbacharity.org.uk and we will come back to you just as soon as we are able to. 

If you would like to donate to support the future of our Glasgow Tree of Tranquillity please click on the link below.

We understand the sadness, hurt and devastation that this news may cause and our team also understands how important the Tree of Tranquillity is to you and to so many others. Your support really does mean the world to us. 

Our thoughts are with all parents and families who have a leaf on any of our Trees as we understand the devastation that this may cause. If you have any questions please email us on trees@simbacharity.org.uk and we will come back to you just as soon as we are able to. 

We understand how difficult it is just now not being able to visit the Glasgow Tree of Tranquillity. The Glasgow Working Group have compiled this list of tranquil spaces that you may wish to visit until you are once again able to spend time at our beautiful Tree of Tranquility. If you would like to add any locations to this list please email trees@simbacharity.org.uk

 

  • Join a SiMBA closed Facebook Page Group

    We have closed Facebook groups specifically to support those affected by the loss of a baby, a group for men only, grandparents and those who wish to share their babies photos. The groups are available 24 hours a day, giving families access exactly when they need it.

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  • Join a SiMBA Virtual Support Group

    We are currently running virtual support groups via Zoom. Click through for details of your nearest group and details of how to join our next meeting.

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