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Children’s Activities

Relaxed activities for children who find it difficult to take part in mainstream classes.

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Support Sessions

Opportunities to meet other parents, talk about ASN issues, and borrow from our library.

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Talks and Workshops

Hear talks on ASN topics suitable for parents, carers and professionals.


Funding award from the National Lottery Community Fund Awards for All

SCILL is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the National Lottery Community Fund Awards for All. This will be to support our activities for children and we are currently planning our programme for the coming year. If there is any particular...

Funding award from Aberdeenshire Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

We are delighted that SCILL has been awarded funding from the Aberdeenshire Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. We will be using this funding to support adults in families with children with additional needs. More information on our plans for the year will...

We tried out a Segway with EGuide Scotland!

On Saturday 16th October 8 children had a fantastic time having a go on Segways on Aboyne Green. This session had been postponed for a week due to bad weather on Saturday 9th October but it was a nice afternoon for it on the following Saturday. With less numbers, a...

Dance class restarted at Deeside Dance Centre – Autumn 2021

We are delighted to announce that the SCILL Dance Class has restarted every other Saturday during term time at Deeside Dance Centre. We are pleased to welcome Ruth Kent as our new dance teacher, who has a wealth of experience teaching children and adults of all...

Enjoyable guided walk through Scolty Woods

On Tuesday 27th April SCILL held a guided walk for parents/carers through Scolty woods near Banchory. It was a chance for parents to meet up and have a couple of hours to themselves in beautiful surroundings. We all found it very relaxing and enjoyable to be immersed...

Happy New Year 2021

After one of the most difficult years in living memory we would like to wish you all the best for 2021 and hope that it will bring hope and better times ahead. 2020 has been a difficult year for SCILL and we have had to put all our children's activities on hold due to...

Resilience Workshop

On 27th November Marjorie Temperley came to a themed support session on increasing resiliance. There was no internet available for the talk but Marjorie has kindly shared her powerpoint for us to click the links and watch the videos. (click the download button below)...


SCILL (SCIO) will hold its Annual General Meeting at 7.00pm on Tuesday 28 May 2019 at the Burnett Arms Hotel, 25 High Street, Banchory. All members are welcome to attend. Please email if you plan to come along. The management committee will stay for a meal after the...

SCILL Support Sessions and Workshops

SCILL Support Sessions and Workshops are listed on the Events calendar of our website. Please email for further information.

SCILL Support Sessions Nov – Dec 2018

SCILL Support Sesssions in November and December feature talks on Speech and Language, Mental Health and Sensory Issues. Parents, carers and professionals are all welcome to attend the talks and/or share a cuppa and a chat. Our meetings are family friendly. We look...


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Join Us

Membership of SCILL is free and members get advance notice and priority booking at our events. Members also have full access to our library which contains books on a range of ASN topics.

SCILL is run by a board of volunteers supported by an administrator. We are always looking for more volunteers so if you would like to come to our board meetings please get in touch.

“Brilliant workshop today, can’t wait for the next one!  It’s great to have something aimed at numeracy difficulties instead of always literacy.”

“It was really wonderful to come to the coffee morning for the first time on Monday. I felt so informed, encouraged and hopeful afterwards.The coffee morning equipped me to be the best advocate I can be to get my child all the SFL he needs”

“I have attended several SCILL courses over the years and have always found them to be of the highest quality, great value and as a parent of 2 kids with additional support needs, really, very helpful. Thank you SCILL for all your hard work and dedication. What a fantastic resource you are for the North East of Scotland”