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Older people staying connected this Christmas

A social enterprise has helped older people to show off their social media skills through a new Alternative Advent Calendar

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Premium Cafés with a conscience: capital service in city centre gem

This month’s review of a social enterprise eatery sees Susan Smith visit the Grassmarket Café, a popular stop off for locals and tourists in Edinburgh’s old tow

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Poll: should veganism be a protected belief, just like religion?

Poll: should veganism a protected belief, just like religion?

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Charity worker claims veganism should be protected, like religion

A landmark court ruling will decide whether a sacked charity worker’s veganism is a philosophical belief, just like a religion.

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Dementia Centre gets a 10 from Strictly judge

The Eric Liddell Centre featured in a documentary hosted by Darcey Bussell about the benefits of dance for mental health and wellbeing

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

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Isolation strikes for those with MS

A study by the MS Society has revealed those fighting the condition are 12 times more likely to be isolated

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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X Factor single to raise charity funds

Dalton Harris won the popular talent show this weekend - and his new song is set to help two charities

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Funding to help Scotland shop social

Scots are being urged to consider social enterprises for their Christmas gifts, with more than 5000 social enterprises operating across the country

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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MSP witnesses pack of hounds chasing a fox in Scottish Borders

Alison Johnstone says hunts continue to flout existing laws and allow dogs to savagely pursue foxes in the Scottish countryside

30th November 2018 by Susan Smith

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Glasgow joins HIV global movement

The partnership aims to end AIDS as a public threat within 12 years

29th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Brexit deal or no deal claim should be harpooned

Anna Fowlie argues the priorities for Scottish charities are clear when it comes to Brexit

29th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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Group aims to keep Tommy Robinson out of Scottish football

Far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon has been told to stay away from this weekend's Hearts versus Rangers match

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Volunteering on the up as city bids for European title

Stirling is hoping to be named European Volunteering Capital - and research has shown an increase in volunteer numbers

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Cash pours in as celebs back The Big Give

Donation doubling campaign backed by stars

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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High street items too poor for charity shops

The majority of items passed on to charity shops are not of sufficient quality to be resold, MPs have found

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity shop secret Santa campaign is backed by ministers

The Scottish Government has thrown its weight behind a campaign to get people using charity chops this Christmas

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Politics Galore!

​Andrew Jackson on why he is bringing the joys of Scottish politics to the world of podcasting

27th November 2018 by Gerry Hillman

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Walkers sought for amazing journey

The Big Lunch is looking for a team of intrepid volunteers to spread community spirit across the UK

26th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Cash boost for dementia walking project

Scotland’s walking charity has been given £50,000 to help those living with dementia get outdoors and get walking

26th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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