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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 27 July 2018

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

27th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Public backs a ban on game bird shooting

Most people in the UK think the shooting of birds for ‘sport’ should be banned

26th July 2018 by Graham Martin

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Social enterprise gym faces losing its home in ten days

Projekt 42 is urgently searching for temporary premises for its community gym in Leith

26th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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TED international summit heads for Edinburgh

Scotland is set to host some of the world's greatest thinkers next year, as part of the Global TEDSummit

25th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Death on the Fringe returns

The charity run initiative aims to get people thinking about death in both serious and light hearted ways

25th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Arts venue could face months of closure

The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow may have to cancel shows for the next eight months after a fire at the nearby School of Art

24th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Photography used to address stigma of addiction and homelessness

A charity and a social enterprise teamed up to dispel the negative labels surrounding those who are homeless or struggling with addiction

20th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Far right thugs attack charity project

A community facility in the Gorbals was covered in far right graffiti, with thousands of pounds worth of tools taken

19th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Recovery can create real change for those battling alcohol addiction

Dan Mushens speaks to Eric, who is living with the effects of alcohol related brain damage

19th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Exhibition of art by people who have suffered abuse

Future Pathways is looking for those who have experienced neglect to take part in an art project for a new display

18th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Arts body boss steps down

Janet Archer has left Creative Scotland after the group was criticised for the way it allocated funding

18th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Mental health and women’s issues in the spotlight at Edinburgh Fringe

A quarter of all shows at this year's Fringe festival have a social impact finds a new festival award programme

18th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Dog and seagull poo pollutes popular beaches

Keep Scotland Beautiful is urging the public to help make bathing water cleaner across Scotland's most popular beaches

17th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Ageism at work is holding back over 50s

Age Scotland has said companies need to do more to get the best out of their workers, after a report showed employees aged 50 and over face ageism

17th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Google join fight to improve digital skills in Scotland

The tech giants have teamed up with organisations such as SCVO and Business Gateway to bring a successful initiative to Scotland

16th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Poll: Were Scotland’s anti-Trump protests a damp squib?

Anti-Trump protests were held across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen this week but with varying reports about turnout, did they achieve much?

16th July 2018 by TFN Staff

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Castle proves playful hit for families

Sizzling summer gives rise to outdoor fun at NTS property

13th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Disabled music fans are fed up being discriminated against at gigs

Young music fans are staging their own Glasgow gig in a bid to highlight how music venues can provide them with a better service

13th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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