Environment & International

Chief Encounters: John Lauder dreams of becoming transport minister

The national director of Sustrans Scotland enjoys the unseen work behind Scotland's walking and cycling paths

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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I loved the outdoors so much I started my own charity

Conservation volunteer William Torness founded a charity as a way to pass his enthusiasm for the outdoors onto others

22nd May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Planning a solution to loneliness and social isolation

David McAllister argues that the planning system can be used to build better communities

9th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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A Scotland for all – or a playground for the rich?

Graham Martin on what the row over a raven cull reveals about who really owns Scotland

25th April 2018 by Graham Martin

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How you can help Scotland go fossil free

Sally Clark says it's time for the country to free itself from fossil fuels

23rd April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Yemen: three years of devastating conflict and human rights abuses

Kate Nevens says UK government is complicit in Yemen catastrophe

28th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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Life saving work is what we do best

Jamie Livingstone, head of Oxfam Scotland, says the charity's work in Yemen proves its worth amid recent media attention

27th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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It’s inspiring to see the effect the work of our partners is having

Michelle Davitt reflects on her first few months as chief executive of Scottish Love in Action

19th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish youth project goes international

Junior Award Scheme for Schools volunteer Fraser Munro examines the scheme's Malaysian rollout

8th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Oxfam crisis cannot become weapon against aid sector

Jane Salmonson says powerful and vocal elements of society can't be allowed to use Oxfam crisis as an excuse to cut aid UK budget

21st February 2018 by TFN Guest

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Public shouldn’t turn their back on vital humanitarian work

Richard Cambridge, a humanitarian worker for International Red Cross, says the public needs to back aid charities

21st February 2018 by TFN Guest

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The end doesn’t justify the means for charities

Susan Smith says the Oxfam crisis highlights why all charities must be values-led organisations

14th February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Save this planet: Eat Local

​Bruce McInnes runs a campaign encouraging local retailers in Glasgow to source locally - and it's working

13th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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We can’t let Oxfam crisis distract from our vital work

​Kevin Watkins, Save the Children chief executive, says the Oxfam crisis is rooted in the male abuse of power

12th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Your Kirkwall project is a glowing example of best practice in active citizenship

Petra Biberbach on the lessons of the Your Kirkwall project

12th January 2018 by TFN

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Mary’s Meals made me realise how lucky my children are

Sarah Thomson visited Malawi where she met with Mary’s Meals and saw the difference a daily meal is making to children the same age as her own

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Domestic abuse does not only involve violence

Magdalena Grzymkowska, of the Polish Women Support Network, looks at what needs to be done to help protect women within the community from abuse

7th 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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I wake hearing gunfire but volunteering in danger zones is my life

​Philip Tierney tells TFN while the harrowing images of war never leave him, he has an urge to volunteer in the world's most dangerous places

31st October 2017 by Robert Armour

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