Culture & Leisure

Many hands make the lightsaber work

Charlotte Bray was in her element at Capital Sci-Fi Con, a fundraiser in aid of Children's Hospices Across Scotland

13th February 2018 by Charlotte Bray

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Video blog: Scotland is leading the world in sign language recognition

Frankie McLean's video blog on what Scots delegates learned at World Federation of the Deaf international conference in Budapest

12th February 2018 by TFN Guest

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Your chance for glory in the voluntary arts Oscars!

Kelly Donaldson on why you should enter the Epic Awards

22nd December 2017 by TFN

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Volunteering is a personal choice

Paul Reddish calls for the volunteer to be given a voice in the debate over what are appropriate volunteering opportunities

11th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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The fall of the old order: volunteer revolution

George Thomson has responded to TFN's invitation to critique the use of volunteers at this year's Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations

4th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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I’m the first Chinese person to climb all the Munros - and I did it for charity

Sunny He Huang took on a unique climbing challenge for Christian Aid

28th November 2017 by TFN

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Move to real-time impact reporting results in greater transparency

Matt Stevenson-Dodd, chief executive of Street League, discusses his charity’s decision to run the #CallForClarity campaign

9th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Toast To Absent Friends this November

Robert Peacock explains why he is taking part in the To Absent Friends a festival to celebrate remembering friends and family who have passed away

23rd October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Hate fest furore over Neil Oliver’s role as NTS president

Susan Smith argues the fallout following the appointment of Neil Oliver as NTS president is a worrying sign for Scottish democratic debate

9th October 2017 by Susan Smith

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Obituary: community activist and nature lover David Paterson

Sally Hall pays tribute to the founder of Avondale Community Beekeepers, who passed last week

28th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Private schools and councils are simply not charities

Susan Smith believes the time has come to remove charitable status from private schools and council run bodies

23rd August 2017 by Susan Smith

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Hip hop filmmaker takes on unjust care tax

Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi, 23, is the director and star of a music video campaigning against the so-called care tax.

15th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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National Museum of Scotland launches contactless donations

​Robert Cawston discusses the new method of making contactless donations at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh

3rd August 2017 by TFN Guest

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See you on the udder side: wacky race team will raise moo-lah for charity

Graeme Donohoe on why he's driving to Mongolia in a car done up as a Highland cow

17th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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School’s out for summer – joy or sorrow?

Tommy George on how Edinburgh Leisure's Positive Destinations is helping 150 young people to unlock their potential this summer

6th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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We give new Scots a warm welcome to life in Edinburgh

Alex Whitteker has only been in Edinburgh a couple of years himself, but he's determined to make other newcomers feel welcome

20th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Schools are creating the philanthropists of the future

Tracey Bird sat on the judging panel of the Youth Philanthropy Awards at her local high school and was amazed with the results

15th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Micro-volunteering – to fit with the busy 21st century life

Eve Smith explains how even the busiest people can fit in a five-minute micro-volunteering stint

5th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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