Culture & Leisure

Real Lives: a kidney is a small price to pay, says wife

Gill Redmond donated a kidney to her husband Mark just six months ago, now they are doing the Etape Loch Ness to prove that life goes on after organ donation

9th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Why we swapped petitions, policy asks and placards for jokes

​Jenny Paterson on the National Autistic Society's 20th anniversary celebration

14th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Welcoming Syrians to Scotland: one year on

Gary Christie highlights Scotland's exemplary role in welcoming 40% of the UK's Syrian refugees in the last 12 months

17th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Whose town is it anyway?

Phil Prentice considers how Scots can contribute to making their towns better during National Towns' Week

15th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Real Lives: Inspired by Scotland’s Invisible Army of young carers

Victoria Beesley worked with young people from Glasgow South West Carers Centre to create Invisible Army, a play based on their lives

27th September 2016 by Susan Smith

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Can you write a comedy show about dementia?

Gordon Southern is currently appearing in Edinburgh performing Long Story Short – a comedy about how his family was affected by his dad’s dementia diagnosis

16th August 2016 by TFN Guest

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I travelled 600 miles without money to help the homeless

Comedian Damian Kingsley spent 112 days on the road relying on other people’s generosity to raise money for Shelter

2nd August 2016 by TFN Guest

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Charities are cashing in on Pokémon GO

Rebecca Curtis-Moss has found Scottish charities slow to spot the benefits of Pokémon GO with a few notable exceptions

21st July 2016 by TFN Guest

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The everyday science beating poverty

Sally Pritchard explains how science is helping to overcome deprivation in Glasgow communities

20th June 2016 by TFN Guest

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UK’s first tool lending library equipping new workforce

Chris Hellawell is empowering the unemployed to go to-ol infinity and beyond with his unique Edinburgh Tool Library charity

25th May 2016 by TFN Guest

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A lot can happen when your charity opens it doors to the public

Kelly Donaldson explains how some organisations managed to double their membership numbers by taking part in Voluntary Arts Week (6-15 May)

24th May 2016 by TFN Staff

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Michael’s Way to raise £15,000

Michael Anderson, 75, is deafblind but won't let that stop him hiking 200 miles across Scotland over 16 days to raise money for a good cause

4th May 2016 by TFN Guest

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Local government but not as we know it

Martin Sime considers the appetite for local democracy reform and what it could mean for Scotland's third sector and communities

3rd May 2016 by TFN Guest

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Why learn Scotland’s fourth language - British Sign Language?

Eilidh Rose McEwan says greater linguistic access to British Sign Language is the cure to linguistic inequality for Scotland's deaf community

21st March 2016 by TFN Guest

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Think ethical and relieve the stress of Christmas

Scotland's social enterprises offer fantastic alternatives to mainstream presents writes Duncan Thorp

21st December 2015 by TFN

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First youth group joint conference a success

Sorcha Kennedy, of Scouts Scotland and Joe Monaghan, of The Boys’ Brigade explain the story behind youth group organisations conference #Strive15

2nd December 2015 by TFN Guest

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Show solidarity against racism in Scotland

Colin Clark is urging Scots to unite against the racists who are using last week's Paris attacks as an excuse to abuse their neighbours

18th November 2015 by TFN Guest

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Making a case for changing the culture of volunteering

Susan Murray explains why something needs to be done to boost volunteering numbers in Scotland

14th October 2015 by TFN Guest

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