Environment & International

Exclusive: winners of the 2017 Scottish Charity Awards

Street Soccer Scotland, a unique project to combat social exclusion through football has been named as the charity of the year 2017

21st June 2017 by Graham Martin

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“Sad day” for animal welfare as tail docking returns

Charities have said the reintroduction of tail-docking is a “sad day” for animal welfare in Scotland

22nd June 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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Scots stand with refugees across the world

Scots have marked World Refugee Day by forming a giant human chain in Glasgow city centre

20th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Can you make things last? Be part of the circular economy

Iain Gulland explains how charities and social enterprises can tap into the new Circular Economy Investment Fund

20th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Solidarity and unity with refugees around the world

World Refugee Day is more than just an awareness day says Pauline Diamond Salim

20th June 2017 by TFN

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£150,000 for climate change projects

New cash is available to help Scottish communities tackle climate change

19th June 2017 by Susan Smith

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Homeless, penniless, stateless and destitute

An independent advocacy service could be a first step in a new preventative approach to tackling the destitution facing by asylum seekers in Scotland

19th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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UN urges UK government to reform Lobbying Act

High level intervention could force UK government into rethink

16th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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Regulator threatens to take over charity after serious failings

Animal charity faces its biggest crisis after damning criticism from its members and the regulator

16th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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Refugee Festival set to celebrate Scotland’s cultural diversity

Two weeks of music, food, song and performance starts this month

14th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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MSPs in animal rights fury as tail docking is brought back

Leading animal welfare charities claims a decision by MSPs to vote in favour of reintroducing tail-docking has failed Scotland’s dogs

13th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Save Scotland’s wild land from industrial destruction

One of the country’s leading conservation charities has launched a campaign to ensure greater protection for Scotland’s wild land

13th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Praise as Scots climate change targets achieved

​Targets for cleaner air set in 2015 have been reached for the first time

13th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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Greenpeace: Gove has a lot to prove on the environment

Greenpeace has expressed its scepticism after Michael Gove was elevated back into the Westminster cabinet as environment minister

12th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Leading activist lifts the lid on corruption in the fracking industry

Friends of the Earth Scotland will host Wenonah Hauter, founder and executive director of Food & Water Watch US and a leading anti-fracking activist

8th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Dismay and defiance: Scotland joins condemnation as Trump trashes climate deal

Scottish charities joined in the world-wide chorus of dismay and defiance which has greeted the US decision to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate deal

2nd June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scots reject fracking and call for outright ban

40,000 Scots have told the Scottish Government to ban fracking with 12 hours still to go on the official consultation on the issue

30th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Boost for charities as millions oppose Tump

The presidency of Donald Trump has prompted millions of people to become more politically engaged and increase their support for good causes

30th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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