Culture & Leisure

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 – for the busy 21st century do-gooder

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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Vote to protect creative community expression

Jemma Neville explains why the results of the UK general election could have a major impact on voluntary and community arts in Scotland

8th May 2017 by TFN Staff

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Has TFN riled you? It’s for your own good

Susan Smith on why Third Force News will not apologise for making you angry

5th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Why I am making a marathon effort for charity

Michael McGuire is getting ready to take part in his sixth marathon. He took up running after his son was stillborn and has since raised thousands for charity.

21st March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Kirk calls on Westminster to agree to independence referendum

Rev Dr Richard Frazer says the Church of Scotland remain neutral out the outcome but believes it is right to have a second independence referendum

14th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Disabled Access Day is back and it’s bigger than ever

Emily Yates of the Disabled Access Day organising team is looking forward to this year's event which takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend

9th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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The power of a good conversation

Simon Bateson explains why he believes honest communication can be the basis for social change

6th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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A sporting chance for looked after children

Helen Macfarlane explains how Edinburgh Leisure can boost the life chances of looked after children in Scotland

7th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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​Our charity spent the night with Ewan McGregor at the T2: Trainspotting premiere

Leith based health and wellbeing charity The Junction was lucky enough to be invited to the world premiere of T2: Trainspotting

27th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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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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