Media Release: Want to know more about epilepsy?

DON’T miss your chance to find out more about epilepsy! Visit us at the Epilepsy Scotland information stand on 12 July in the Burns Shopping Mall, Kilmarnock from 11am-3pm.

Trained staff and your local adult Epilepsy Specialist Nurse will be on hand to listen to your questions. You can pick up a free Epilepsy Scotland guide and find out more about our freephone confidential helpline and our website packed with epilepsy information.

Epilepsy Scotland also provides training in understanding and managing epilepsy. It helps raise awareness of epilepsy by giving talks to schools and community groups. It campaigns for better healthcare for people with epilepsy and is lobbying health boards, including Ayrshire and Arran, to increase the number of specialist nurses in Scotland.

Our Contact Team are keen to meet people in your area and we’re encouraging people living in and around Ayrshire to find out more about epilepsy. It is a great opportunity to meet your local epilepsy specialist nurse and find out more about local services. We look forward to seeing you there!


Notes to editor

* Photo opportunity

A photo call will be held at the Burns Shopping Mall 12 July at 11.30am.  Epilepsy Contact Officers will be available for interview beforehand and throughout the event.

* Epilepsy Scotland works with people affected by epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard.  We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma. This common serious neurological condition affects one in 97 people. We represent nearly 54,000 Scots with epilepsy, their families and carers. IIn Ayrshire and Arran, around 2,800 people have epilepsy. 

* Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers advice, support and information.  People can email (, text 07786 209501, or download information from our website: Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers advice, support and information is available from our website:

* For more details please contact: Pamela Spence, contact officer on 0141 427 4911 or Allana Parker, public affairs officer on: 0141 419 1701 or 07884 012 147.

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