Culture & Leisure

The impact of small-scale philanthropy

Susan Smith meets philanthropist David Graham, the man behind the new Social Impact Theatre (SIT-UP) Award at this year’s Fringe Festival.

17th August 2018 by Susan Smith

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Pre-mixed drinks contain “alarming” levels of sugar, charity warns

One widely available drink was found to contain twice the recommended daily allowance of sugar.

21st January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity axes actor over cannabis comments

Brian Cox has been removed as patron of Mid-Lin Daycare Centre after advocating the use of marijuana

20th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Half of Scots feel lonely

Brew Monday is aiming to get people talking, in a bid to tackle the scourge of loneliness in society

20th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Brothers set rowing record

Three brothers have set a new record for a charity rowing race across the Atlantic

17th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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EU citizens need guarantees

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has produced a series of videos that call for an automatic right to stay for EU nationals residing in Scotland

16th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Inquiry into PFA charity

The Charity Commission has has launched a statutory inquiry – its most serious intervention – into the charity that supports footballers

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Final Gorgie City Farm bids considered

A charity or a popular tourist attraction will take over the site of the community farm

13th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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NTS chief to retire

Simon Skinner will step down from the conservation charity after five years at the helm

13th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity announces US tour for historic violin

The instrument, which has link to Robert Burns, is touring to celebrate the Bard’s birthday.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Finalists revealed for Burns Award

The annual ceremony recognises courage, commitment, inspiration and hands-on humanitarian efforts from people of any nationality, race, age or gender

10th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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£1m to help ease Brexit hunger

A new partnership between a supermarket giant and a charity, supported by the Scottish Government, is set to reduce hunger in Scotland

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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New active travel funding

Social housing providers can access additional funding to encourage active travel within communities

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Atlantic rowers issue fitness challenge

Three Scottish rowers have issued a challenge as they make their way across the Atlantic

6th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Revenge porn on the rise

Citizens Advice Scotland has reported that the amount of Scots seeking advice on revenge porn has doubled

6th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Burns breakfast for EU citizens

The Scottish Government is hosting a special event to celebrate the contributions EU citizens make to Scotland

23rd December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Brits “too ashamed” to donate unwanted gifts

A study by Barnardo's has revealed that 20% of adults bin unwanted gifts as they feel too ashamed to donate them to charity

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social enterprise cafe’s 20th birthday

Rosie's in Aberdeen, which is operated by Turning Point Scotland, held a special celebration earlier this month

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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