Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) has existed for over 50 years since its initial inception as the Scottish Paraplegic Association in 1960. Later its name changed to the Scottish Spinal Cord Injury Association (SSCIA), as its focus developed from purely sport into dealing with other aspects of living with the injury.
In 1994 the SSCIA became SIS and since then our focus has been primarily education, advice and support for people with a spinal cord injury, their family, friends and those that care for them. No medical advice is given and any issues in this field are referred back to the medical profession.
In recent years the organisation has gone from strength to strength and reacted to its changing role within the wider community of people with Spinal Cord Injury in Scotland.
Our remit has widened and we now have a presence at outreach clinics held by the QENSIU, at outpatient clinics across Scotland, as well as having a regular input to the inpatients in Glasgow.
We are very grateful for the continued support of our Honorary President HRH The Princess Royal.