Culture & Leisure

What is a community bubble?

George Thomson looks at how creating a space for community events can boost volunteer participation

7th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Beyond Harry Potter: telling the real stories of care experienced people

Kenny Murray on the real stories of care experienced people

2nd August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Scotland can lead the way on social enterprise

Robin Fallas looks forward to the Social Enterprise World Forum, and reflects on how the sector has developed over the past decade

27th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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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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How much do volunteers mean to us?

Seona Deuchar reflects on her time working with volunteers at The Vegan Society

2nd July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Is Nature Deficit Disorder even a thing?

Dan Mushens examines whether people spending more time indoors could be negatively affecting their health

18th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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People are at their best when faced with adversity

Lee Peyton founded Breaking Strain Events with business partner Garry Mackay and has helped raise £1m for charity

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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A woman’s place is on the stage

Ishbel Smith on why women are under-represented in public speaking arenas – mostly

24th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Why aren’t feminists united?

Lauren Kay-Lambert has observed many women's groups working in competition with each other

24th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Time to prevent Scotland’s next generation of heavy drinkers

Alison Douglas, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland, said no more lives must be lost as a result of cheap alcohol

24th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Could minimum pricing lead to more illegal alcohol in Scotland?

Dan Mushens, a recovery worker, says the long term consequences of minimum pricing are still unknown

23rd April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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I took on the Mother of all Challenges

Leigh McLean was one of four inspirational mums who battled five days of gruelling physical challenges for Sport Relief

20th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Youth theatre saved me - now we must save it

Blythe Duff's impassioned plea to save Scottish Youth Theatre

13th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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Poetry is all about empathy and relating to important issues

Care worker Shaun Moore performs poetry at a range of third sector events, most recently for Community Jobs Scotland at The Gathering

1st March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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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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