Culture & Leisure

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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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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