Common Thread
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Welcome to The Common Thread Group

At Common Thread we listen to the needs of the sector and care about developing the kind of services being asked for.

This website will provide you with a clear and concise insight into what Common Thread can provide, the work we do and our unwavering focus in meeting the needs of young people who we look after.

As with all things we do, the fundamental driving force, is better outcomes for the children we are privileged to have stay with us.

Come watch our Common Thread Overview video Here...

Our Environments and our people


This house is a large newly renovated farmhouse, within easy reach of Glasgow.


This cottage is situated near Lanark on the edge of the Moffat Hills in a beautiful rural environment.

Thornhill North

This farmhouse is nestled in the mouth of the historic Dalveen Pass has been and remains wonderfully healing environment.


Our house near Lockerbie is a small, traditional farm cottage in a remote location, which offers young people a real sense of space and the opportunity to reflect.


This house is a larger family home located on the outskirts of Dalbeattie. It is very integrated into the local community and offers up to three places to young people.

Thornhill South

This cottage provides a wonderfully warm and healing environment and is situated near the heart of the Buccleuch Estates in Dumfries and Galloway.


This house is situated in a wonderfully rural location surrounded by farmland and mature woods. This superb period cottage can happily accommodate two young people.


Situated only 20 mins from the middle of Edinburgh and yet is still located located in a quiet rural location. It can accommodate 3 young people.


Situated on the hillside overlooking the stunning Loch Lomond and provides a tranquil setting for our young people to enjoy.


Another house with yet more stunning views this time over Bunachton Loch and the hills beyond truly a healing place to be!

News and Events

Common Thread make strategic appointment of Chief Operating Officer

Julie Joseph, CEO and the Board of Common Thread are thrilled to announce the appointment of James Lochrie as Chief Operating Officer and joins the company at the end of October 2015.



5 Castles Regatta 2015

Common Thread sponsor the Spirit Trophy for the Five Castles Regatta at Loch Ken. The date for this year was 19th June 2015, won by St.Josephs.



Common Thread have just been Commended in the SIRCC Awards for Reaching Higher in Team Support.

The Award was presented at the CELCIS Conference on June 9th 2015.

We are delighted to be recognised once again for our commitment to our teams.


A voice for our young people!

ITV's Fiona Armstrong Recently visited Common Thread with the intent of shedding sme light on the valuable work we do...