Contact Us

Please note we do not provide advice and help to individuals about human rights concerns.

See Help and Advice for details of organisations and services that may be able to help.

The Commission is a small organisation with a focus on policy and awareness raising work rather than research, so we are not usually able to take part in research projects or respond to surveys or requests for individual interviews.

If your research covers one of the key priority areas in the Commission's current Strategic Plan, you are welcome to send us brief questions and we will do our best to signpost you to useful sources of information, but unfortunately we cannot guarantee a substantive response or offer to meet with you in person.

To get in touch for any other reason, please write to:

Scottish Human Rights Commission
Bridgeside House
99 McDonald Road

Call 0131 297 5750 or email us.

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us direct by using Contact Scotland BSL 

contact us via online sign language interpreter with contact Scotland BSL


For any website issues, please contact us as above.

Occasionally the behaviour or actions of an individual who contacts the Commission makes it difficult for us to respond to their enquiry and / or undertake our duties. In a small number of cases their actions become unacceptable. This policy explains how we approach these situations.

If you are looking for the Scottish Human Rights Journal, please see the publisher's website for details.


Media enquiries

Judy Fladmark 

Media & Communications Officer or

07880 398530



Elizabeth Dawson 

Head of Communications & Engagement or

07876 817978

Please note that we do not provide an out-of-hours media service. 


The Commission is based in Bridgeside House on McDonald Road. It is a 25 minute walk from Waverley station. From the east end of Princes Street continue left on Leith Street down to Leith Walk. Turn left off Leith Walk into McDonald Road. Bridgeside House is on the right, about halfway along McDonald Road. Our office is on the first floor. Access is via a video intercom.



There is on-street metered parking available directly outside the front of Bridgeside House. Information about where blue badge holders can park is available here.

There is an access ramp from the street to the building doorway. The doors to the building are automatic. There is a video intercom to the right at a height which is accessible to wheelchair users. The building has a lift which is accessible to wheelchair users. 

Please get in touch if you need us to help arrange a taxi. Please call us on 0131 297 5750.

Public transport

Bridgeside House is north-east of Edinburgh city centre. Many bus routes run down adjacent Leith Walk. Edinburgh Waverley Station is a 25 minutes walk away. The nearest tram stop is on York Place, 20 minutes walk away.



Cycle parking is not available at Bridgeside House.



There is on-street metered parking available directly outside the front of Bridgeside House.