You may be worried about reports in the news regarding NHS Tayside endowment funds.  We have an endowment fund in the ACU but can reassure you that this account is closely monitored and is used only for ACU patients and staff.   


The next patient information evening will be held on Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 7 pm in the Gannochy Lecture Theatre, Ninewells Hospital (when you come in the main entrance of the hospital, turn along the first corridor on the left and the lecture theatre will be signposted. This is for all patients due to come through for IVF/ICSI treatment soon and  lasts just over one hour.


The Unit will be closed for lab and theatre work for over two weeks in July/August.  The last date for egg collection will be Friday 20th July, starting again on Monday 13th August.  Embryo transfers will be carried out until Wednesday 25th July and will resume week beginning 13th August.  The Unit will be open during the closure for scans and clinic appointments.



Huge thanks to Gillian Bryceland, of Dance Sensation who presented BirthTay with a cheque for £500.  Gillian nominated BirthTay to be the designated charity to receive the proceedings from the raffle at her recent dance show.


Support group meetings are facilitated by Clare Fulton of Fertility Network Scotland – and are held from 6 pm to 8 pm on the second Thursday of each month in Seminar Room  C, Ninewells Hospital – when you enter the hospital, turn along the first corridor on the left into the ‘University area.


We have received a cheque for £1582 raised from people doing the Glasgow KiltWalk in April.  The amount raised had a 40% top up from the Hunter Foundation and the proceeds of the charity dinner with President Obama.

Huge thanks to  Exxon-Mobil who donated a fantastic £4,000 to BirthTay.

Gail Halstead took part in the Edinburgh marathon in May and raised more than £1000 for BirthTay

Many thanks to Lee Crompton who signed 50 copies of his book The Escape-peas and gave the proceeds to BirthTay.  This raised £130.


Thanks and congratulations to Alan Tindal and friends who completed the 3 Peaks Challenge on 16th June and raised over £1200 for BirthTay.

3 peaks challenge

Many thanks to Jill Robertson who, with her twins Isla and Gregor, handed over a cheque for £1000 for BirthTay.  Jill raised this by holding a tuckshop at her work.

Lucie and Richard Ainsworth did a sky dive and raised £2,500 for BirthTay.  See photos! Skydive1


BirthTay is now registered with Virgin Money Giving instead of Just Giving – just log on to and search for BirthTay



We are  able to pay egg donors a fee of £750 per treatment cycle and sperm donors £35 per clinic visit, if you would like further information, please contact Anne McConnell.

We also offer egg sharing where treatment is provided at a reduced cost if you agree to share the number of eggs retrieved.  Please ask Anne McConnell for further details



We have a range of good for sale, all with the BirthTay logo.  All proceeds go directly to the Unit.  We have:

Badges                                           £1

Trolley coins                                 £1

Shopping bags                              £2

McLaggan Smith mugs               £5



BirthTay is the fundraising arm of the ACU. If you feel you can help by making a donation or by organising a fundraising event, please let Anne McConnell know.  If shopping online, you can raise money for BirthTay by visiting

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