Culture & Leisure

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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Charity launches silent Christmas song

A host of top artists have helped created a silent Christmas song which highlights the struggle many children face this festive season

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh residents struggling as high costs of city fuel poverty

People living on low incomes in the Capital have decried the city’s high living costs and called for increased action to loosen the grip of poverty

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Top tips to cut Christmas waste

With Brits keener than ever to reduce waste this festive season, a charity has issued tips to help prevent food from being binned

18th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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2020 must be the year for action on climate change

An independent panel has said the next 12 months will be crucial if Scotland is set to meet its targets for cutting carbon emissions

17th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Fund created in memory of Eilidh MacLeod

Music groups from across Scotland have benefitted from a fund created in memory of a Scots teenager who died in the Manchester attacks

17th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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The importance of creating liveable neighbourhoods

Tremaine Bilham says communities can feel empowered through improving their communities

12th December 2019 by TFN Guest

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Charity gym plans expansion

Projekt 42 is hoping to take on the former Leith Links Pavilion, but needs local authority backing before Christmas

12th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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People give presents with a purpose at Christmas

It’s the season to be charitable according to new research, which finds over half of us plan to donate this December

12th December 2019 by Graham Martin

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A year of success - but campaign to end grouse shooting goes on

A campaign for grouse moor reform is celebrating a year of success

10th December 2019 by Graham Martin

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Politicians call for arts funding revamp

The funding of arts in Scotland needs an urgent overhaul, according to Holyrood's culture committee

10th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pizza restaurant in bread pledge

Franco Manca is looking for charity partners in Edinburgh as it aims to put surplus dough to good use

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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60,000 join World’s Big Sleep Out

Events calling for an end to homelessness took place in 52 cities across the world, with Scots amongst those taking part

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Island social enterprise under threat

Bùth Bharraigh says it will be forced to close if it has to move to a new site proposed by the local authority

6th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Revealed: the modern volunteer in Scotland

New research has given a comprehensive picture of the types of people who are volunteering in Scotland

6th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Private schools to lose charity rate relief next year

The Scottish Government has confirmed independent schools will lose charitable rate reliefs of up to 80% from next year

5th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Festive fun and social justice go hand in hand

Duncan Thorp is planning a social shopping spree this Christmas

4th December 2019 by TFN Guest

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Scots urged to thank their neighbours

The Big Lunch has launched a new campaign, #ThereForMe, encouraging everyone to thank the neighbours and people who support them

2nd December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Cup final to benefit children’s hospital

Charity collections will be held at the game between Celtic and Rangers this weekend.

2nd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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