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Two Scottish charities reveal their links to new Trainspotting film

The Junction has already raised over £3,000 from an auction of tickets to the film's premiere and Calton Athletic Recovery Group supplied seven actors

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Video: donate and win a Valentine’s date with Idris Elba

​Luther actor auctions himself off in aid of a charity which empowers women

13th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Tom Hiddleston apologises to aid workers for “inelegant” Golden Globes speech

Actor says his cumbersome awards speech was the result of nervousness

10th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Real Lives: a kidney is a small price to pay, says wife

Gill Redmond donated a kidney to her husband Mark just six months ago, now they are doing the Etape Loch Ness to prove that life goes on after organ donation

9th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Elusive wildcat caught on camera by charity

Elusive wildcats have been spotted at two National Trust for Scotland (NTS) sites in Aberdeenshire in recent months

9th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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How to keep your new year’s resolutions – the secret revealed

Study finds charities hold the key to lasting beyond January

9th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots dumping rubbish on nature reserves

The Scottish Wildlife Trust says it is spending thousands of pounds a year clearing up rubbish including household waste from its nature reserves

5th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Social tourism provides a respite for struggling families

Vulnerable and disadvantaged people were offered free holidays last year as part of a campaign to promote social tourism

4th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Revealed: the top 10 weirdest items donated to charity in 2016

A sheep's head and a prosthetic leg were just two of the unusual items donated to charity shops in 2016

23rd December 2016 by Robert Armour

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How to avoid family arguments at Christmas

Third sector leaders on how to have a peaceful Christmas

21st December 2016 by Graham Martin

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The force isn’t with you: Jedi Church refused charity status

Ruling spells bad news for Star Wars fans

21st December 2016 by Robert Armour

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Christmas comes early for pre-school cycling project

A project which teaches youngsters how to ride a bike before starting school has hit a major milestone

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Community arts trust expands with opening of new Capital space

A leading community arts trust in Edinburgh has expanded to allow more people to use its services

19th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Party leaders join in Christmas jumper day!

Scotland's party leaders showed off their Christmas jumpers and their support for Save the Children - but who's made the best effort?

16th December 2016 by TFN Staff

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The TFN Quiz of 2016

​2016 has been a big year but forget Brexit and Trump for five minutes and attempt our quiz of the year. Let us know your score in the comments below.

16th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Braille Harry Potter book raises cash for charity

A blind charity is set to gain from the sale of a rare Harry Potter book

15th December 2016 by Graham Martin

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Autistic comedians make their debut at Scottish Parliament

The National Autistic Society Scotland marked its 20th anniversary in Scotland with a one off special gig

14th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Why we swapped petitions, policy asks and placards for jokes

​Jenny Paterson on the National Autistic Society's 20th anniversary celebration

14th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Get out and about this winter with Ramblers’ walking festival

People in Scotland are being invited to step out with the Ramblers during its free, annual Festival of Winter Walks

13th December 2016 by Graham Martin

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