Cancer Support Scotland is here to provide emotional and practical support on a one-to-one basis and through community-based groups to anyone affected by cancer, including family, friends and carers.


Sir Kenneth Calman

Founded by Sir Kenneth Calman in 1980, Cancer Support Scotland is a Scottish Charity dedicated to supporting people affected by cancer.

Cancer Support Scotland is based in the grounds of Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow, and also has support groups throughout west central Scotland.

Cancer Support Scotland, formerly known as “Tak Tent”, is helping an increasing number of people deal with cancer.

In the last year we have been able to offer more than 5000 appointments and demand for our services is rising.

All our services are free of charge and we rely on donations and legacies to fund our work supporting people at this critical time.

As the charity was originally started as a support group we at the centre pride ourselves in offering a drop in centre for anyone affected by cancer, we offer free tea, coffee, cakes and WI-FI.