Environment & International

Charities welcome ban on plastic cotton buds

Scotland has become the first UK country to outlaw the polluting products.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity alleges supermarket supply chain abuse

Chains such as Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons are all using suppliers who subject workers to poor conditions, Oxfam has claimed

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity shops should be fully exempt from business rates

New research has found that only one third of councils currently make use of powers to grant 100% business rate relief to charity shops

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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“Misleading” and “hypocritical” MSPs try to halt parking tax

Vote means councils can charge employers

10th October 2019 by Robert Armour

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Help protect young gannets, charity urges

The birds can become stranded on shore in stormy weather.

9th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Tenants need Brexit support

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for measures to be put in place in the event of a disorderly Brexit

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New anti-bigotry campaign launched

Two charities have teamed up to stress that bigotry is not hereditary

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: 4 October 2019

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Event to discuss Brexit health and social care impact

Organisations are being invited to hear more about a bid to thoroughly examine how leaving the European Union will affect health and social care

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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UK Government in refugee funding u-turn

A charity has hit out after being informed that funding to help refugees settle in the UK will cease in the event of a no-deal Brexit

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland has banned fracking says minister

No legal ban but policy effectively prohbibits any exploration for unconventional oil and gas

4th October 2019 by Robert Armour

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No-deal Brexit could plunge 130,000 Scots into poverty

The Scottish Government has called for urgent action to help those likely to be hit by a no-deal Brexit

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Selling disposable coffee cups separately can cut waste

Trials by Zero Waste Scotland have shown that treating coffee cups like plastic bags could drastically cut waste

2nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Guides step up fight against plastic pollution

Girlguiding members urge people to make a #PlasticPromise to curb single-use plastics.

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Oxfam hails Second Hand September campaign

More than 62,000 shoppers pledged to only buy second-hand clothes last month.

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity receives boost in hunger fight

Mary’s Meals will reach 12,796 more chronically hungry children with a life-changing meal every day after a donation from People's Postcode Lottery

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters call for tougher action on climate change

A protest was held at the Scottish Parliament with young Scots saying politicians must go further if they are to take meaningful climate action

27th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Action not words needed on climate change

Environmental campaigners have said the Scottish Government needs to back-up climate change targets with wide-ranging action

26th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2019 announces full programme

The film festival is celebrating its fifth birthday in style

26th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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