About Quarriers

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s leading social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.

Quarriers services

From Moray and Aberdeenshire to Dumfries and Galloway, our quality services transform lives every day. We provide services for adults with a disability, families and children, people with epilepsy, and young adults. Search for a service or see a full list of all Quarriers services.

Our history

Quarriers is a Scottish charity dedicated to helping children, families and adults overcome adversity. We have a long track record and an inspiring history. William Quarrier, successful Glasgow shoe retailer, began caring for orphaned and destitute children in Glasgow in the early 1870s. In total, between 1878 and the mid 1980s, over 30,000 children were cared for in Quarrier’s children’s village.

Our history


If you were a former resident or if you are a descendant or other associate of a former resident, whether they were migrated to Canada or Australia or remained in Scotland, we can share information from records we hold, within the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2000.

Contact us

General enquiries

Quarriers Head Office
Quarriers Village
PA11 3SX
Tel: 01505 612224

Services contact details can be found on each service’s page.

Quarriers Regulatory Scores

  • Percentage of Adult Services scoring Good and above – 88%.
  • Percentage of Children, Family and Young Person Services scoring Good and above – 100%
  • Overall percentage of all services scoring Good and above – 92%

Quarriers will update and publish these scores on a quarterly basis.


Mission and Values. What Quarriers believes in.

When you believe in someone, that belief alone can help them succeed.

For Quarriers it’s not just what we believe in, it’s who we believe in. When you need our help we believe in you. We believe in your ability not your disability; your strengths, not your weaknesses; your dreams, not your fears. This belief helps us give children, young adults and families the support that best suits their individual needs.

What we do

Quarriers is dedicated to working for better lives. We offer families resilience to deal with the challenges that life brings. We give people affected by epilepsy a new life. We offer young homeless people support to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities in life, and importantly, a voice.

From our roots in Quarriers Village, Quarriers is a charity which now shares best practice across Scotland. Work or volunteer for Quarriers and help us transform lives.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking statement

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