Culture & Leisure

Being active is great and takes my mind off the pain

Michael Mellon speaks of the support he has received from Help for Heroes, as he prepares to be Scotland's only representative at the Invictus Games

16th October 2018 by TFN Guest

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Perfect fit - how charity shops are saving the high street

​Susan Smith believes charity shops are a boon to Scotland's high streets, and still have more to offer

21st September 2018 by Susan Smith

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Festival can help to spark volunteering

George Thomson examines the importance of volunteering as Stirling celebrates the work of volunteers

19th September 2018 by TFN Guest

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My life was developing like a Polaroid picture until I received support

Charity worker Andy Weir talks of his experiences of the care system - good and bad

17th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh International Book Festival is the most accessible yet

Frances Sutton shares the accessibility innovations at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival

30th August 2018 by TFN Guest

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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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