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Football act is a distraction from real solution to sectarianism, says charity

Campaigner group Nil by Mouth says the act has been a "distraction" as Labour MSP calls for it to be repealed

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Filmmaker and poet to explore lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender themes

Each artist will receive a £7,000 grant and support to produce a piece of work to be unveiled as part of LGBT History Month in February 2017

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Play with me! There’s plenty of life in this endangered calf

The charity which owns Edinburgh Zoo has released the cutest video you are likely to see this week showing an endangered tapir calf tormenting his dad

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

North American side triumphed in both the men’s and women’s finals

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Golf fans urged to wear yellow at Open tournament to show support for cancer charity

Beatson Cancer Charity fundraiser set to turn Ayrshire course a sea of yellow during the Open tournament

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Meet the country’s best charity shop worker

Charity Retail Association names 58 year old charity shop manager top in poll of workers from 10,000 charity shops

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Community TV channel that promotes charities looks like it will be saved

Crowdfunder campaign for the Community TV channel has raised 95% of target with four days to go

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup to begin this weekend

The transformation of George Square in Glasgow into an outdoor football venue is almost complete

7th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Paralympic torch visits Royal Blind School

Famous flame visits Edinburgh school ahead of Rio games

15th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup’s supermarket sweep

Deal struck between a charity and a supermarket chain to deliver 19,000 meals and 21,000 bottles of water to this summer’s Homeless World Cup

26th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Homeless World Cup to be shown live on TV

​STV strike deal to show live matches, highlights and features from the Glasgow tournament

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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It’s a scandal that we know more about Jedi Knights than our armed service community

Charity blasts fact we know more about Jedi Knights than our armed service community

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaigner recognised for his crucial role in humanist society

The Humanist Society Scotland has named Dr Bob Scott as the first winner of its Gordon Ross Award

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity launches trusted traders service

Care and Repair says it wants to save the public from scammers

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Remote island charity stars in BBC documentary

International education charity Project Trust features in the latest episode of How Scotland Works

6th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign group wants to find the hottest vegan

PETA launches bizarre publicity stunt competition in UK and Ireland

4th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Burns named as charity’s Great Scot

Robert Burns has been voted the public’s Great Scot, securing more than twice the votes of his nearest rival, the National Trust for Scotland has said

3rd May 2016 by Graham Martin

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LGBTI Pride House to return to Glasgow this summer

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex safe space will be stationed in the city during July’s Homeless World Cup

2nd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish charities launch emergency Malawi famine appeals

Crisis in Malawi: What can you do

28th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Play with me! There’s plenty of life in this endangered calf

The charity which owns Edinburgh Zoo has released the cutest video you are likely to see this week showing an endangered tapir calf tormenting his dad

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Andy Murray auctioning off Wimbledon final shirt for charity

Bidding is already into the thousands for the piece of historic sporting memorabilia

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pollution kills thousands of people every year blasts charity

​Modern pollutants contribute to the deaths of 2,500 Scots every year

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash needed for lynx reintroduction project

Conservationists say they need to raise £50,000 to reintroduce predatory big cats to Scotland

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Parliament can and must ban fracking says charity

The Scottish Parliament can and must use its powers to completely ban fracking, environmental activists say

2nd June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Government can’t afford to cut air tax blasts charities

Funding is urgently needed to lower Scotland’s carbon footprint not pay for it to be increased say environmental groups

2nd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland is UK nation most supportive of refugee children

More people in Scotland than the rest of the UK support the Westminster government decision to accept unaccompanied child refugees from Europe

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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157 child refugees legally allowed to enter the UK are stuck in Calais thanks to red tape

157 child refugees legally allowed to enter the UK are stuck in Calais thanks to red tape, says charity

20th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How tax breaks are skewed in favour of the wealthy

People are more likely to give to charities when they are offered tax incentives – but these are too often skewed in favour of the wealthy

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Shocking video from anti-animal cruelty charity is not for the faint-hearted

League Against Cruel Sports shows the death of a man caught in an animal snare

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow in air pollution league of shame

The new Scottish Government must do more to tackle air pollution – after it was revealed that Glasgow has failed to meet World Health Organisation

13th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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150,000 call for David Cameron to help free charity worker

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held without charge in Iran since 3 April

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pope blesses Scottish charity that feeds world’s poorest children

Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow met Pope Francis in the Vatican

11th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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National Trust in battle over electricity pylons

Conservation charity blasts plans for overhead cables to be installed near historic battlefield

9th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Remote island charity stars in BBC documentary

International education charity Project Trust features in the latest episode of How Scotland Works

6th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular osprey displays at charity nature reserve

The nesting pair of ospreys at a Scottish Wildlife Trust nature reserve have been kept on their toes by intruding buzzards

28th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scots aid agency reports from Nepal one year after devastating earthquake

Mercy Corp is still active in Nepal 12 months after the devastating earthquake which killed 8,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless

26th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Climate agreement signed: now the hard work begins

Campaigners have warned that the real work starts now – after 150 nations formally signed a deal thrashed out at last year’s Paris climate summit

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Poverty the number one reason Scotland’s children’s health is among the worse in Europe

Charities reiterate call for child benefit to be topped up £5 per week by Scottish Government

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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10% of Glasgow City Council workers to become mentors for city’s school pupils

Glasgow City Council is encouraging its staff by committing to offering them paid leave if they become mentors for the city's care experienced pupils

24th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Body anxious kids as young as 11 are avoiding PE finds YMCA

​Youngsters are so worried about their body image many hide away and some are even considering surgery report finds

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities asked to put forward young volunteers for award

Nominations now open for Young Scot Awards 2017 Volunteering award

16th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Job programme has now helped 7,500 vulnerable young people find employment

Community Jobs Scotland celebrates landmark moment

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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One in five young Scots feel powerless to change their lives

Traditional goals like owning a house or getting a steady job are unrealistic say many teams

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Why can Police Scotland charge paedophiles over sex texts but officers in England can’t asks charity

Police still cant charge people with sending sexual communications to children in England and Wales as government hasn't set start date for new law

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Not all young people know how to use technology blasts charity

​Myth that every millennial is an IT expert has led to many from poorer backgrounds being left behind online in search for jobs and training

9th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tory minister calls for LGBT issues to be taught in schools

David Mundell, secretary of state for Scotland, has given his backing to a campaign to have LGBT+ issues added to the curriculum and taught in schools

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Smoking in cars with children present is now illegal

Ash Scotland says the new law sends out a clear message of the health risks

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to be raised to 12

​The move, welcomed by charities, brings Scotland in line with the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Call for action as the number of young women suffering domestic abuse rises

Charities launch campaign after figures show a rise 8.9% in reported incidents of domestic abuse where the victim is a woman under the age of 30

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Council cuts will create a lost generation of young people

A coalition of charities and support groups has warned that budget cuts mean children with additional support needs are missing out on the help they need

28th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC launches hotline for footballers who were sexual abused by coaches

The helpline received a staggering 50 calls in the first two hours of being open

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

Scottish charity moves “home” 200 years after it was formed

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

Milne replaces outgoing chair Dr Derek Casey who filled the role for four years

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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11-year-old Scot steals the show at Children in Need

The annual fundraiser raised £4.6m north of the border – just under 10% of the UK wide total

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow receives top honour

Charity boss only the 67th Livingstone Medal recipient in 115 years

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Child abuse inquiry will not be extended to those not in care

​John Swinney has moved to clarify the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry will only investigate cases of abuse involving people who were within institutions

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glaswegian rugby players get their kits off for cancer charities

Players at amateur side GHK Rugby Football Club are doing the full monty for a charity calendar

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

Social Investment Scotland has reported its customers have seen their turnover and the number of jobs they provide increase for the fifth year in a row

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£30 million to meet rising demand for children’s hospices

The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland has been awarded the Scottish Government cash after a rise in the number of children with life-shortening conditions

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fundraising campaigns will only ever be as good as the team running them

The voluntary sector has to equally recognise the value of manager, leaders and millennials warns team development expert

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Society and Scotmid Co-operative raised way over their £250,000 target

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Supermarket’s £150,000 donation to charity after schoolgirl with chronic bowel disease got in touch

Morrisons Foundation found out about Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s latest campaign from 13-year-old Jenny Cook. Charity says support is “remarkable".

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More than 2000 people take part in final Kiltwalk of the year

Lorraine Kelly, Jackie Bird, Sean Batty and the Bay City Rollers inspire Edinburgh walkers to raise over £100,000

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities compete for foundation’s cash

​£30,000 up for grabs at ScottishPower Foundation Awards

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New fundraising regulator receives over 150 complaints in first two months

The Fundraising Regulator has confirmed it has received over 150 complaints from members of the public in the first two months of its existence

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More of us are leaving a donation to charity in our wills than ever before

Charitable legacies estimated to be worth around £2.5 billion

12th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£750K granted to help community group save iconic pine forest

Arkaig Community Forest and Woodland Trust Scotland have been awarded the cash by People’s Postcode Lottery

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

Friends aim to row, swim and cycle from London to Paris

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tim Burgess shocks Edinburgh charity shop with donation

​Charlatans frontman surprises charity by donating signed goods and then tweeting fans

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities invited to be part of this year’s Giving Tuesday

​#GivingTuesday the global celebration of charities is coming back to the UK this year on 29 November

17th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Dream Fund worth £2.5m is seeking applications from charities

​Partnerships of charities and community groups are being urged to apply for a grant of up to £1 million to finance their ultimate project

15th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More money than ever before donated to charity foundation

Charities Aid Foundation received over £500 million in charity donations last year

12th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities demand £425m Olympic cash is returned

​Money borrowed from the Big Lottery Fund for the 2012 Olympics is yet to be repaid

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Children in Need makes record charity grant in Scotland

The television fundraiser has awarded Community House in Alloa over £150,000

4th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities invited to apply for funding to be part of child mentoring scheme

£1 million is available to voluntary organisations as part of the first phase of a charity led programme that will support looked after children

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The US election and the possibility of war are seriously affecting our children, Childline warns

Childline says the number of calls from young people suffering from anxiety has increased rapidly over the past year

31st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glaswegian rugby players get their kits off for cancer charities

Players at amateur side GHK Rugby Football Club are doing the full monty for a charity calendar

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£30 million to meet rising demand for children’s hospices

The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland has been awarded the Scottish Government cash after a rise in the number of children with life-shortening conditions

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people in care to help reform system that is failing them

Charities welcome announcement by First Minister, who says the failings in the system for looked after children breaks her heart

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pensioners with mental health problems abandoned by their families

Researchers warn older people with mental health problems are becoming isolated because they are unable to depend on family

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Society and Scotmid Co-operative raised way over their £250,000 target

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

Unions, charities and academics have united over treatment of workers affected by dementia

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities convince first minister to listen to 1,000 care experienced young people

Nicola Sturgeon recently spent time speaking to those supported by Who Cares? Scotland

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Supermarket’s £150,000 donation to charity after schoolgirl with chronic bowel disease got in touch

Morrisons Foundation found out about Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s latest campaign from 13-year-old Jenny Cook. Charity says support is “remarkable".

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Investigation into availability of support for young people with additional support needs

An investigation has been launched to help map out the availability of support for young people with additional support needs in Scotland

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Social work charities facing uncertain future over funding black hole

​Audit Scotland report finds £667 million a year shortfall and charities already struggling to recruit skilled nursing and mental health staff

22nd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Miracle cancer survivor’s inspirational fightback from death’s door

Laura Barr told her story as she opened the Paisley Cancer Research UK superstore which is more than five times the size of a normal store and offers members of

15th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities join forces with TheLADbible for mental health campaign

​Three month campaign aims to get young men talking about depression with data collected past on to charities

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The demand for mental health crisis help in Edinburgh has quadrupled

​The Edinburgh Crisis Centre says the volume of requests it faces for urgent mental health crisis has grown rapidly in the decade it has been open

12th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Heart charity is banking on new partnership to teach public CPR

British Heart Foundation and Nationwide Building Society team up to teach 35,000 people the life-saving skill

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh to turn gold for charity

Some of the capital’s iconic landmarks will be lit up as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month's Glow Gold September

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Last chance to take part in EU referendum survey

Charity looking to explore the views of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit vote

31st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

Friends aim to row, swim and cycle from London to Paris

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young footballer quits the game and warns others of cancer risk

Former Dundee Utd player Jordan Moore (22) who twice battled skin-cancer during his career says he never once wore sun screen while training outside

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s top social media charity bosses named

Three charity bosses in Scotland have made a list of the best social media chief executives from across the UK

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugee charity had its busiest year ever in 2016 and warns 2017 will be worse

Positive Action in Housing had its busiest year ever in 2016 and says the next 12 months are not looking any rosier

25th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to change its name as it was confused for dating app Tinder

The Tinder Foundation is having to rebrand after getting fed up of being confused for the popular hook-up app

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Autumn statement blasted by sector as doing little to help the poorest people of Scotland

Measures introduced are widely welcomed by the sector but all in agreement they don't go far enough to reverse cuts already inflicted

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Chief encounters: Angie Ferguson on why she had to start an autism support charity

When Angie Ferguson's son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome she was dismayed that there was a lack of support so set up a charity to fix that

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

Scottish charity moves “home” 200 years after it was formed

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

Milne replaces outgoing chair Dr Derek Casey who filled the role for four years

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow receives top honour

Charity boss only the 67th Livingstone Medal recipient in 115 years

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Top cop to head major charity

Turning Point Scotland has appointed one of the country’s most senior police officers as its new chief executive

15th November 2016 by Graham Martin

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Former chair of anti-stalking charity pleads guilty to stalking his ex-wife

Peter Noreiko, the former chairman of an anti-stalking charity Action Against Stalking, has admitted stalking his ex-wife. He will be sentenced in November

31st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Citizens advice service gave out one million pieces of advice in Scotland last year

Citizens Advice Scotland helped recover £120 million for some of the country's poorest while supporting 310,000 people in 2015/16

27th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young Scot chief is named UK’s top third sector director

Louise Macdonald has been named Not for Profit/Third Sector Director of the Year by the UK Institute of Directors

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland finalists have been announced

​Winners will be announced at an event in the Scottish Parliament on 10 November

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

Social Investment Scotland has reported its customers have seen their turnover and the number of jobs they provide increase for the fifth year in a row

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity secures Daily Mail apology over false stories

Animal welfare charity made a legal complaint after the Daily Mail published two false articles about it

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fundraising campaigns will only ever be as good as the team running them

The voluntary sector has to equally recognise the value of manager, leaders and millennials warns team development expert

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More people are volunteering post Brexit

The Charities Aid Foundation says the public has faith in charities to reunite communities

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

Unions, charities and academics have united over treatment of workers affected by dementia

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Youth organisations are making a bid to find the next generation of leaders

​A new collaboration between more than 20 charities aims to discover and nurture people who they consider to have great potential

20th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use new powers to axe bedroom tax

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is urging the Scottish Government to use new powers to effectively eradicate the bedroom tax

12th November 2015 by Graham Martin

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Mhairi Black calls for better quality homes for young people

Young Scots tenants need more support and better quality housing

11th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Pressure mounts on charity to halt 200 tenants’ eviction

​MSP step in as charity comes under fire over evictions

10th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Public should be able to take refugees into their homes

The UK government should reconsider its decision not to accept the public's offer of space in their homes for people fleeing Syria, a charity has said

30th October 2015 by Graham Martin

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Charity wants you to spot yourself in 45 year old photographs

Shelter Scotland is searching for the children and their families featured in iconic photographs of Scotland’s tenement slums

27th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Housing groups unite to challenge poverty

​Associations believe they can do more to challenge daily poverty they encounter

23rd October 2015 by Robert Armour

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QUIZ: Which charity should you donate to?

Find out which charity you should donate to based on your personality

22nd October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Affordable homes cash welcomed by homelessness charity

The Rock Trust says the latest Scottish Government pledge is a step in the right direction

21st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity set to evict 200 tenants

Charitable trust in Edinburgh moves to evict tenants in order to sell homes

21st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Number of Scots dying in winter is indefensible, blast charities

Charities blast politicians after new statistics suggest more than 4,000 Scots died last winter because their homes were too cold

20th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Top designer goods up for grabs at charity shop

Mystery donor delivers thousands of pounds worth of designer goods to charity shop

19th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing group tackles hate crime

​Glasgow social landlord backs hate crime awareness week

16th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing association says sorry for botched demolition of flats

Nearby residents are concerned about safety after Glasgow Housing Association failed to bring down the notorious Red Road flats

13th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Homeless people with dogs forced to remain on the street

There is not enough hostel accomodation for homeless people who have dogs, blasts charity

13th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Double amount of affordable homes needed

​Report says affordable homes crisis won't be alleviated at current rate of new builds

5th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow’s Bridge to Nowhere is going places

Glasgow’s infamous Bridge to Nowhere has won a national award after its regeneration was recognised by an environmental group

1st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Loyalty card launched to benefit homeless people

Sandwich shop Social Bite has launched a new loyalty card which will see homeless people given free food rather than existing customers

1st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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“Tragedy” of children forced into temporary accommodation

​Concern over rise in number of children living in temporary accommodation

29th September 2015 by Robert Armour

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Charities are critical to the success of the Scotland bill

David Mundell, secretary of state for Scotland, says it will be up to the sector to scrutinise the devolution of further powers once they are in place

25th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Teenagers charged for carrying out homophobic hate crime

Four teens have been charged following the incident at an LGBT+ youth group

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Free school meals summer scheme overwhelmed by demand

Up to 60% more families than it was possible to accommodate registered with two Glasgow schools offering free lunches during the summer holidays

3rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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George Clooney’s fave sandwich shop gets £550k to train homeless

A social enterprise sandwich shop chain which hit the headlines last year when George Clooney popped into its Edinburgh branch has been awarded £550,000

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people lack optimism about their future report finds

One in four from poorer backgrounds think they won’t get a good job

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland to create its own child poverty laws

Charities back Nicola Sturgeon as she describes UK government approach as fundamentally wrong

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

North American side triumphed in both the men’s and women’s finals

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup pays tribute to 84 dead in Nice terrorist attack

Organisers “stand together” with French team competing at Gasgow tournament

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Meet the country’s best charity shop worker

Charity Retail Association names 58 year old charity shop manager top in poll of workers from 10,000 charity shops

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Schools in deprived communities are staying open during summer to offer pupils free meals

​Two Glasgow schools will offer lunch and activities for children and their families

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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UN to investigate poverty in Scotland

A report into poverty in Scotland and the way it blights lives has been compiled for the United Nations

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Shocking treatment of disabled people exposed yet again

A UK disability charity has revealed a catalogue of errors surrounding personal independence payments it says has caused "truly shocking" levels of stress

8th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homelessness in Scotland is obscene blasts church and charity leader

The new Church of Scotland moderator and charity founder says situation is a “damning indictment” on the country

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup volunteering drive launched

A new initiative offering formerly homeless people the chance to volunteer at the 2016 Homeless World Cup has scored a Big Lottery Fund grant

16th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Pope blesses Scottish charity that feeds world’s poorest children

Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow met Pope Francis in the Vatican

11th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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US poverty group targets Glasgow - because it’s so poor

US Christian activists are raising cash to spread the word in Glasgow – because they reckon it’s so poor and deprived

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
More people are turning up at homeless shelters needing a bed for the night

Glasgow and Edinburgh charities report surge in demand

28th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Disabled activists demand a fairer Scotland

Members of Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) came out in force to press home their demands to politicians on the eve of the Scottish Parliament elections

26th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Poll shows Scots oppose TTIP

Scots are leading the way in opposition to the controversial trade deal TTIP, according to new polls

23rd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Extent of empty homes in Scotland revealed

One home has lain empty since 1993

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Charities invited to apply for share of £3m Dream Fund

The People’s Postcode Lottery is offering grants of between £500,000 and £1.5m.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Shock as charity closes after 197 years

The liquidators have been called in at Deaf Connections due to falling revenues and funding reductions

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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£1m fund for grassroots organisations

The Scottish Government has announced new funding for social enterprises, and the creation of a new hub in Campbeltown

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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World Cup hero in Kiltwalk call

Scotland skipper Rachel Corsie has urged members of the public to don kilts for a charity challenge

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Major milestone for charity investment service

The CAF Investment Account has reached £200m in assets for the first time.

28th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Festival fundraiser raises £8,600 for HIV charity

Teams from five local companies competed to see who could raise the most.

28th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Recipients of multi-million pound donations revealed

The Macquarie Group is handing out fifty million Australian dollars (£27m) to mark its 50th year

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Glenrothes sets its sights on becoming Living Wage town

Glenrothes is setting its sights on becoming the first Living Wage Town in the UK

28th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Funding boost for ethical nappies start-up

Bampoo has been awarded £5000 from the Scottish Government’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Funding to help thousands of Scots get online

19 organisations from across the country are set to benefit from the latest round of the Digital Participation Charter Fund

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Award to celebrate partnership working

Examples of collaboration between the voluntary and public sectors are being sought for the Scottish Public Service Awards

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Hospice faces fight for survival

Bethesda Hospice in Stornoway says it is at crisis point after continued reductions in funding

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Wee Box appeal raises almost £1m

Scots have helped to raise vital funds for communities around the globe who have been struck by disaster

23rd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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OSCR launches university boss payment probe

An investigation into a payment made to Prof Sir Ian Diamond has been launched

23rd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Help Oor Wullie head to new home

Scouts Scotland hope to take ownership of one of the famous Bucket Trail statues

22nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Lotto boost for charity which reunites siblings

Siblings Reunited provides supervised contact for children who have been separated in the care system.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Shortage of signups causes cancellation of charity walk

St. Vincent’s Hospice has launched a new challenge after its Step Up walk was called off.

20th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Campaign to help households save £6 million

Free financial advice service, Money Talk Team, helps low income households save more than £6 million

19th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Raising state pension means many Scots will “never retire”

Age Scotland has said plans to increase the state pension age to 75 will have a devastating impact on poverty amongst older people

19th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Award to celebrate partnership working

Examples of collaboration between the voluntary and public sectors are being sought for the Scottish Public Service Awards

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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The steps the Scottish Government must take to tackle climate crisis

Climate crisis: the steps that must be taken

26th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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OSCR launches university boss payment probe

An investigation into a payment made to Prof Sir Ian Diamond has been launched

23rd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity chief executive to retire

Joe Connolly is leaving after 12 years in the job at Ypeople

23rd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh health and social care strategy revealed

The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has published plans to "radically transform" social care in the capital

22nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Twitter storm rages over hashtag #CharitySoWhite

Campaign encourages sector to delve deeply into its own white privilege

22nd August 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
No-deal Brexit will wreck communities, lives and organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has made an urgent call for politicians to work together to prevent a no-deal Brexit

19th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity defends “obscene” salary of CEO

Bonus payments come under scrutiny

16th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Clash over regulator’s support for FoI charging

Campaigners dispute OSCR's FoI charging stance

16th August 2019 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Britain’s biggest union ditches Pride Glasgow

Has Pride become too commercial?

16th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Members of new poverty group revealed

The Poverty and Inequality Commission will provide key advice to the Scottish Government

15th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Joint bid to support volunteers in Scotland

Three organisations have teamed up to improve volunteer practice in Scotland

14th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Leading charity says 200 jobs at risk

Restructure looks to save £7m a year

14th August 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
OSCR hunts for new chief executive

The Scottish Charity Regulator is advertising for a new permanent chief executive

14th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity embraces behavioural science

YMCA Scotland has started using new techniques to help young people into employment

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Regulator wants to end free FOI

Charging for requests would deter people from abusing the system, according to OSCR.

13th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Sturgeon: third sector has key role in tackling addiction crisis

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the creativity of charities can help reduce drug deaths in Scotland

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Festival of Volunteering set to be bigger than ever

Events will run throughout next month - and will take place across two local authority areas

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity warning over childcare staffing crisis

Staff are leaving third sector and private care providers for better paid council nurseries

8th August 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Nuclear reactor restart “not worth the risk”

Permission has been granted to resume power generation at the Hunterston B nuclear plant.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Still time to apply for community regeneration awards

The SURF Awards highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of community projects

20th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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No-deal Brexit will wreck communities, lives and organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has made an urgent call for politicians to work together to prevent a no-deal Brexit

19th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
National Trust blasts “unacceptable” fish farm plans

Proposals would destroy Canna's natural heritage, according to the Trust.

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Gurkha charity praised

The work of charity that helps Gurkhas who have settled in Scotland has been recognised

16th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Council could curb children’s climate strikes

Pupils in Edinburgh would only be allowed one day of protest each year under new proposals.

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
OSCR hunts for new chief executive

The Scottish Charity Regulator is advertising for a new permanent chief executive

14th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters to investigate climate change in coastal areas

YouthLink Scotland is spearheading a project to examine the impact of global warming on Scotland's coastline.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Renewed calls to end “inglorious twelfth”

​Grouse shooting is killing natural habitats say campaigners

12th August 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Refugees graduate from hospitality training scheme

The 11-strong group undertook an intensive six-week course to prepare them for bar and hotel work.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Glasgow set to host world’s biggest climate conference

​Scotland first needs to get its own house in order say campaigners

12th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Hen harriers fitted with satellite tags

Tags allow researchers to monitor birds and investigate when they go missing.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Locals urged to help save lost pufflings

Young birds can become confused after they leave their burrows on the Firth of Forth.

5th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Big Noise prepare for special performance

The Stirling-based orchestra will be joined by their American counterparts for the one-off show

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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No deal puts human rights at risk

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has detailed the wide range of threats a no deal Brexit presents to human rights

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Thousands of mountain hares face annual slaughter

Campaigners call for end to cull of the animals

1st August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Deposit return scheme could reduce plastic litter by 90%

The Scottish Government initiative will see shoppers pay a 20p deposit when buying drinks in single-use containers.

31st July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Goodmovers 30th July 2019

Find out who's on the move in Scotland's third sector

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Boris Johnson pressed on climate change

Celebs and campaigners have said the new Prime Minister must take action to ensure targets are met

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Shining a light on New Lanark

A light and sound show depicting the history of New Lanark on its own buildings makes its return to the town next month

3rd September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Charity in online ads warning

CyberSafe Scotland has said it is important that parents think about their children being targeted by online advertisers

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity calls on Johnson to continue funding for study programme

YouthLink Scotland has called for funding to be committed to Erasmus+ as a summit on digital youth work begins in Glasgow

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotmid raise £325k for animal welfare charity

Staggering funds have been raised as part of the retailer’s charity partnership with Scottish SPCA

2nd September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

1 Comment News
Charity makes high-profile board appointments

Former politicians Kezia Dugdale and Andrew Wilson have joined the board of Sistema Scotland

2nd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigners call for an end to physical punishment of children

A bill which will end the "justifiable assault" of children in Scotland is reaching its final stages

2nd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cut price deals fuel unhealthy diets

Parents have said junk food promotions tempt them into buying unhealthy food, a charity survey has found

2nd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Shock as charity closes after 197 years

The liquidators have been called in at Deaf Connections due to falling revenues and funding reductions

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Clothes fuelling climate change

Fast fashion is creating as many tonnes of carbon emissions per minute as a car being driven for 162,000 miles

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Disadvantaged youngsters in Scotland to benefit from positive coaching

Winning Scotland Foundation have launched a new project to create opportunities for young people through sport and physical activity

29th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Charity sci-fi convention to take over shopping centre

This weekend, Capital Sci-Fi Con will be taking over Howgate Shopping Centre in Falkirk, with proceeds going to Children's Hospices Across Scotland

28th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Imposter syndrome rife in voluntary sector

A survey has found that charity workers often feel inadequate at work

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Glenrothes sets its sights on becoming Living Wage town

Glenrothes is setting its sights on becoming the first Living Wage Town in the UK

28th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Celebrating Scottish heritage

Day-long Scottish Living History Festival is set to take place this weekend, in celebration of Archaeology Scotland's 75th anniversary

28th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Third of children give out personal details online

The NSPPC has relaunched its internet safety website in the wake of a new survey.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Youngsters challenged to help end homelessness

The event is now open to under 18s and will see the youth programme taken to schools all across the country to educate young people on homelessness

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity in blunt response to Boris Johnson

Age Scotland has said the onus is on the UK Government to provide free TV licences for older people - not the BBC

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Award to celebrate partnership working

Examples of collaboration between the voluntary and public sectors are being sought for the Scottish Public Service Awards

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fighting poverty with literacy

The Scottish Book Trust marks its 21st anniversary by launching a campaign to fight poverty

26th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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New third sector hub set to open

The Robertson Trust is entering the final stages of development of a new £5 million facility in Stirling

26th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Rock band stuns tiny charity with huge donation

Chief executive got quite emotional

20th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Scottish Charity Awards 2019 winners revealed

Drake Music Scotland is named Charity of the Year, with a record amount of votes polled for the People's Choice Award

15th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Incubator delivers new social enterprises

The latest graduates from the Good Ideas Incubator Programme have been revealed

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities failing to embrace digital

The pace of digital change within the charity sector is slow, an annual report on digital skills has shown

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Honours for Scottish third sector heroes

The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been revealed, with several third sector representatives recognised

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Bullying taking place “in plain sight” within charity sector

A report has revealed the severe impacts bullying can have on charity sector workers

11th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Community awards to return

The SURF Awards highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of community projects

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Fuel poverty forces people to switch off power and heating

A majority of housing association tenants have had to disconnect power or turn off heating because they can’t afford it

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Temporary accommodation for homeless set to be limited

The Scottish Government is set to make moves to limit the use of B&Bs for homeless people

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Epidemic of stress among charity workers

A confidential survey by a major union has revealed the majority of staff in the third sector have experienced stress in the workplace

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities report more than 300 serious incidents to regulator

Figures released on incidents reported by charities have sparked a debate about whether organisations should be required by law to report concerns

17th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social enterprise aims to create positivity

Residents in the north of Edinburgh are being invited to come up with creative ideas

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Child poverty is ‘shameful indictment’ of benefits system

Statistics shown poverty is on the rise have led to children's charities coming together to call for action

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Helen Mirren and Will Smith join homeless movement

Hollywood stars have joined a Scottish charity's bid to reduce homelessness around the world

9th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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£17m for Scottish social enterprises

Organisations will be able to access affordable and flexible loans of between £100,000 and £1.7 million from the new fund

3rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish Charity Awards 2019 finalists revealed

More than 40 organisations and individuals from the third sector will vie for recognition at the annual ceremony in June

3rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Boyack leaves charity to return as an MSP

A senior third sector figure is to return to her former role as an MSP

1st May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Grave no-deal Brexit concerns raised

A letter from 85 organisations from across the UK to Boris Johnson says civil society is not prepared for leaving the European Union without a deal

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
MPs must be allowed to represent disabled people in Brexit debate

Inclusion Scotland has said the proroguing of parliament will only cement fears disabled people have about Brexit

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Humanitarian crisis unfolding in Glasgow

Hundreds of asylum seekers could be forced onto streets

29th August 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Imposter syndrome rife in voluntary sector

A survey has found that charity workers often feel inadequate at work

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Move to end puppy farming in Scotland

All eyes are on Scotland to bring Lucy’s Law into effect, which could bring an end to puppy dealing through third parties and cruel breeding practices

28th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Glenrothes sets its sights on becoming Living Wage town

Glenrothes is setting its sights on becoming the first Living Wage Town in the UK

28th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Recruitment begins for Scotland’s Citizens’ Assembly

More than 100 people will be chosen at random to form the Assembly.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Communities more divided since Brexit vote, poll reveals

A new survey has revealed people’s views on the third sector in a society divided by Brexit and inequality.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Youngsters challenged to help end homelessness

The event is now open to under 18s and will see the youth programme taken to schools all across the country to educate young people on homelessness

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding to help thousands of Scots get online

19 organisations from across the country are set to benefit from the latest round of the Digital Participation Charter Fund

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity in blunt response to Boris Johnson

Age Scotland has said the onus is on the UK Government to provide free TV licences for older people - not the BBC

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Award to celebrate partnership working

Examples of collaboration between the voluntary and public sectors are being sought for the Scottish Public Service Awards

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fighting poverty with literacy

The Scottish Book Trust marks its 21st anniversary by launching a campaign to fight poverty

26th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Quarter of workers struggle to make ends meet

Citizens' Advice said more people are being impacted by wage freezes and rising living costs.

26th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Holiday food project helps families

The Food, Families, Futures (FFF) project helps children to learn how to make healthy meals

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Support provided for hungry families across Scotland

FareShare estimates that more than 6,000 children accessed meals as part of its work to fight holiday food poverty

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity chief executive to retire

Joe Connolly is leaving after 12 years in the job at Ypeople

23rd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity offers Brexit support to EU nationals

Citizens Advice Scotland has said it will continue to offer support to those looking to remain in the country after Brexit

23rd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Teachers launch foodbank amid child poverty crisis

Education committee hears of tired, hungry children in Edinburgh's schools.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Drive to make Scotland dementia friendly

Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Friends tour is aiming to help make the country a better place for those with the condition

5th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity gets half a million to tackle period poverty

More people from low-income households will soon be able to access free period products

5th September 2019 by Graham Martin

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Moves to support care experienced people welcomed

The Programme for Government, unveiled this week by the Scottish Government, included a series of measures aimed at helping those who have experienced the care

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Mixed response to Scottish Government climate pledges

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the Programme for Government this afternoon, with climate change at the top of the agenda

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish Government urged to “get a grip” on delayed discharges

New figures showed almost 1,500 patients were stuck in hospital unnecessarily each day in July.

3rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charity makes high-profile board appointments

Former politicians Kezia Dugdale and Andrew Wilson have joined the board of Sistema Scotland

2nd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pilot scheme helps young carers find work

The six-week course was provided by Action for Children and Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Cut price deals fuel unhealthy diets

Parents have said junk food promotions tempt them into buying unhealthy food, a charity survey has found

2nd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Shock as charity closes after 197 years

The liquidators have been called in at Deaf Connections due to falling revenues and funding reductions

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Online dating is behind an increase in rapes

Charity seeing more people being raped through meetings arranged on the internet

30th August 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Disadvantaged youngsters in Scotland to benefit from positive coaching

Winning Scotland Foundation have launched a new project to create opportunities for young people through sport and physical activity

29th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Grave no-deal Brexit concerns raised

A letter from 85 organisations from across the UK to Boris Johnson says civil society is not prepared for leaving the European Union without a deal

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
MPs must be allowed to represent disabled people in Brexit debate

Inclusion Scotland has said the proroguing of parliament will only cement fears disabled people have about Brexit

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Railways failing people with sight loss

Inadequate stations and undertrained staff obstacles to train travel, survey finds.

29th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity sci-fi convention to take over shopping centre

This weekend, Capital Sci-Fi Con will be taking over Howgate Shopping Centre in Falkirk, with proceeds going to Children's Hospices Across Scotland

28th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Imposter syndrome rife in voluntary sector

A survey has found that charity workers often feel inadequate at work

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Festival fundraiser raises £8,600 for HIV charity

Teams from five local companies competed to see who could raise the most.

28th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Recipients of multi-million pound donations revealed

The Macquarie Group is handing out fifty million Australian dollars (£27m) to mark its 50th year

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity in online ads warning

CyberSafe Scotland has said it is important that parents think about their children being targeted by online advertisers

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity makes high-profile board appointments

Former politicians Kezia Dugdale and Andrew Wilson have joined the board of Sistema Scotland

2nd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigners call for an end to physical punishment of children

A bill which will end the "justifiable assault" of children in Scotland is reaching its final stages

2nd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cut price deals fuel unhealthy diets

Parents have said junk food promotions tempt them into buying unhealthy food, a charity survey has found

2nd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Jim Clark Motorsport Museum officially opens its doors

A museum dedicated to the life and achievements of Jim Clark, which is run by charity Live Borders, has officially opened

30th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Clothes fuelling climate change

Fast fashion is creating as many tonnes of carbon emissions per minute as a car being driven for 162,000 miles

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£1m fund for grassroots organisations

The Scottish Government has announced new funding for social enterprises, and the creation of a new hub in Campbeltown

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
World Cup hero in Kiltwalk call

Scotland skipper Rachel Corsie has urged members of the public to don kilts for a charity challenge

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity sci-fi convention to take over shopping centre

This weekend, Capital Sci-Fi Con will be taking over Howgate Shopping Centre in Falkirk, with proceeds going to Children's Hospices Across Scotland

28th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Imposter syndrome rife in voluntary sector

A survey has found that charity workers often feel inadequate at work

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Celebrating Scottish heritage

Day-long Scottish Living History Festival is set to take place this weekend, in celebration of Archaeology Scotland's 75th anniversary

28th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Charities call for crackdown on cigarette litter

ASH Scotland and the MCS want filters to be reclassified as single-use plastics.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity in blunt response to Boris Johnson

Age Scotland has said the onus is on the UK Government to provide free TV licences for older people - not the BBC

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fighting poverty with literacy

The Scottish Book Trust marks its 21st anniversary by launching a campaign to fight poverty

26th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Charities hit out at calorie count plans

Eating disorder charities said that being forced to read calorie counts on menus could have a negative effect on those battling bulimia and anorexia

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
OSCR launches university boss payment probe

An investigation into a payment made to Prof Sir Ian Diamond has been launched

23rd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity offers Brexit support to EU nationals

Citizens Advice Scotland has said it will continue to offer support to those looking to remain in the country after Brexit

23rd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Help Oor Wullie head to new home

Scouts Scotland hope to take ownership of one of the famous Bucket Trail statues

22nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Glass recycling scheme welcomed

The majority of Scots are in favour of a levy being introduced on glass bottles to encourage recycling

22nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Black Bull set to be Scotland’s first community pub

Locals hope to raise £55,000 to buy the hotel in Gartmore from its current owners.

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Council could curb children’s climate strikes

Pupils in Edinburgh would only be allowed one day of protest each year under new proposals.

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Doubts cast on history of the Haddo Madonna

Painting owned by the National Trust had been attributed to Renaissance master Raphael.

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Runners take on Oor Wullie-themed challenge

Groups braved torrential rain to raise money for the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Regulator wants to end free FOI

Charging for requests would deter people from abusing the system, according to OSCR.

13th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Almost 15,000 veterans helped by support service

The Armed Services Advice Project has been called a "real success story".

13th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Youngsters to investigate climate change in coastal areas

YouthLink Scotland is spearheading a project to examine the impact of global warming on Scotland's coastline.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Teenagers with sight loss enjoy flying lesson

Four youngsters from the RNIB youth club took to the skies over Dundee.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities join forces to tackle youth violence

A new initiative from the Prince Trust offers young people the advice they need to improve their lives.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Toolkits aim to help minorities confront dementia

Figures have shown people from minority backgrounds are less likely to access support services.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Refugees graduate from hospitality training scheme

The 11-strong group undertook an intensive six-week course to prepare them for bar and hotel work.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Lottery boost for empowerment scheme

Time to Shine will be rolled out across the UK thanks to a £3.3m grant.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
ScotRail ‘letting down elderly people’ after toilet fee U-turn

The operator has scrapped plans to remove the fee for using facilities at four stations.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Hen harriers fitted with satellite tags

Tags allow researchers to monitor birds and investigate when they go missing.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pride Glasgow unveils full line-up

This year’s march celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Third sector leader to co-chair Citizens’ Assembly

Kate Wimpress will oversee the organisation and functioning of the Assembly alongside former Labour MEP David Martin.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Donations sought for memory boxes

Historical memorabilia that could help trigger memories is being collected at Co-op Funeralcare branches in Glasgow.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Asylum seeker collects five Highers despite deportation fears

Somer Umeed Bakhsh's family fled Pakistan after receiving death threats.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Samaritans call for wellbeing on results day

Charity offers support to anyone stressed by exam performance.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News