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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Campaigner group Nil by Mouth says the act has been a "distraction" as Labour MSP calls for it to be repealed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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Lottery players have raised £1.3 billion for Scotland’s charities

Scotland’s charities are celebrating the help they have received from the lottery – as the competition marks its 25th birthday

29th October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Youth crime prevention project to be extended

An investment of £4.6m in lottery funding will allow a successful project to be rolled out across the UK

29th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Supporters feature on new lifeboat

A new lifeboat will proudly carry the names of 10,000 loved ones when it launches next year

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Gifts in wills to double

Legacy and in-memory donations to UK charities will be worth twice as much in real terms in 25 years’ time

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Government in care funding pledge

£12 million will be spent over the next year to improve the attainment of care experienced young people

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots racking up millions in council tax debt

Many of those who are behind with their payments owe more than the average bill, Citizens Advice Scotland has revealed

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Souter makes massive charity donation

Stagecoach boss Brian Souter has made a massive donation – to a charitable foundation he set up

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Celebs launch Poppy Appeal

James Cosmo, Nick Nairn and Eilidh Doyle have come out in force for the annual appeal

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Shoppers want plastic bag funds to go to charity

The majority of consumers want funds raised from charging for plastic bags to go to charity

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cash to change the world: £1.8m funds for social enterprise

Projects to mitigate inequality, tackle climate change and put social enterprise products on the high street are to benefit from £1.8 million funding

23rd October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Social enterprise funding boost

An array of organisations will share £175,000 from Firstport

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Drive to restore The Waverley hits milestone

£2 million has been raised in the bid to get the iconic ship back on the water for next year

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Latte levy set to be introduced

A charge of 20p per cup is set to be introduced by new Scottish Government legislation

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

Half of charity leaders admit stress amongst staff is more of an issue now than it was three years ago

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Support to deliver social security

A £500,000 fund is being opened for organisations which help people accessing new benefits to be delivered by the Scottish Government

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Award for Scottish philanthropist

Sir Ian Wood urged others to spread charity across the globe at a ceremony in New York this week

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Pledge to scrap non-residential care charges

Charges for services such as day care, lunch clubs, meals on wheels and monitoring alarms could be cut

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Opera star Stands up to Cancer

Monica McGhee is urging Scots to join the fight against cancer after almost losing her voice to the condition

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding to help homeless this winter

The Scottish Government has announced further support to help the most vulnerable through the winter months

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Gifts in wills to double

Legacy and in-memory donations to UK charities will be worth twice as much in real terms in 25 years’ time

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Souter makes massive charity donation

Stagecoach boss Brian Souter has made a massive donation – to a charitable foundation he set up

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Traumatised benefit claimants made to feel they are begging

People are not claiming vital benefits because the system is too traumatising, with claimants made to feel they are begging, a charity reports

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Citizens’ Assembly heralds new era for democracy

The first meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland takes place this weekend

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
LGBT charity hits out at split reports

Stonewall has said that reports of a major split are inaccurate

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cash to change the world: £1.8m funds for social enterprise

Projects to mitigate inequality, tackle climate change and put social enterprise products on the high street are to benefit from £1.8 million funding

23rd October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Getting creative in the community

A special event which aims to get community-minded people together from all sectors of the community working together will take place next month

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Partnership to improve wellbeing

A charity has strengthened its links with a local authority as it looks to improve mental health in Renfrewshire

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Environment charity chief steps down

Chief executive leaves Scottish environmental charity

22nd October 2019 by Graham Martin

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New job for Cornerstone chief executive

Edel Harris is leaving the Scottish social care charity after 11 years to take over as the new boss of Mencap

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Asbestos fears prompt action at troubled housing association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has increased its role at Thistle Housing Association after inaccurate information was provided about asbestos

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity boss on the move

Janet Haugh will join Ypeople at the turn of the year from Mary's Meals International

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scouts join fight to create a better world

A Million Hands will see the organisation work with other charities to tackle six of Scotland's biggest issues

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

Half of charity leaders admit stress amongst staff is more of an issue now than it was three years ago

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Award for Scottish philanthropist

Sir Ian Wood urged others to spread charity across the globe at a ceremony in New York this week

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Recognition for housing initiative

Homes for Good is in the running for three awards which recognise its innovative approach to housing

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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International charities consider risks

New research has shown that charities are reporting more safeguarding and political risks against a backdrop of challenging media coverage

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Tributes paid to charity co-founder

Charles Jencks, co-founder of Maggie's Cancer Care Centres, died this week aged 80

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pledge to scrap non-residential care charges

Charges for services such as day care, lunch clubs, meals on wheels and monitoring alarms could be cut

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
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

1 Comment News
“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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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

1 Comment News
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

1 Comment News
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

1 Comment News
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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Social enterprise boss steps down after a decade

Karen Lynch will leave Belu Water next spring, having turned around the organisation's prospects

25th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Volunteering must adapt, study finds

Volunteering can help Scottish society face some of its biggest challenges such as an ageing population and skills shortages

5th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity farm animals set to be spared from slaughter

More than £50,000 has been raised in a bid to save the popular attraction, with thousands signing a petition calling for animals to be rehomed

4th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Hundreds of children restrained and isolated at school

Enable Scotland said children are being put at risk of physical and psychological harm.

4th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Shock and sadness as much loved charity closes

Sadness as a much loved Edinburgh charity is put into liquidation

1st November 2019 by Graham Martin

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Organisations vie for sector’s answer to the Oscars

Scottish charities are part of a group of 400 looking to be nominated for the Charity Film Awards

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Politicians praise role of voluntary sector

Legislation achieved by the sector working with Holyrood has been celebrated at an event at the Scottish Parliament

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social media stooshie over charity leaders list

An online discussion broke out after Scotland's influential leaders were snubbed from a UK list highlighting the sector's talent

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Swinney: named person has not been scrapped

Named person scheme has not been scrapped – but instead will continue as an approach, within existing legislation, says Swinney

31st October 2019 by Graham Martin

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20 years of community theatre

The Citizens Theatre is marking two decades of supporting the community to create shows

30th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Number of Scots needing emergency support on the rise

Campaigners are calling for an increase to the Scottish Welfare Fund budget as rising numbers of people are accessing emergency cash to help buy food

29th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Youth crime prevention project to be extended

An investment of £4.6m in lottery funding will allow a successful project to be rolled out across the UK

29th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New boss for children’s charity

Rami Okasha has been appointed as the new chief executive of CHAS

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Government in care funding pledge

£12 million will be spent over the next year to improve the attainment of care experienced young people

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots racking up millions in council tax debt

Many of those who are behind with their payments owe more than the average bill, Citizens Advice Scotland has revealed

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Traumatised benefit claimants made to feel they are begging

People are not claiming vital benefits because the system is too traumatising, with claimants made to feel they are begging, a charity reports

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Citizens’ Assembly heralds new era for democracy

The first meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland takes place this weekend

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Calls to step up support to stop sexual offending

Stop It Now!, a child sexual abuse helpline, has seen an increase in referrals it is receiving from men looking for help with sexual thoughts

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Child sex offences hit record high

The NSPCC has called for urgent action to help the thousands of child victims in Scotland

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
LGBT charity hits out at split reports

Stonewall has said that reports of a major split are inaccurate

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities over-reliant on funding from single source

Around one in 10 organisations would collapse if they lost their main source of funding, a survey of charity leaders has shown

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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The Big Issue to go cashless in Scotland

After a successful trial period, The Big Issue is now rolling out contactless payments across the UK

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Stirling’s volunteering heroes celebrated

The city's Festival of Volunteering kicked off in style with an awards ceremony

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity worker embarks on 340 mile pilgrimage

Mark Calder is raising funds to rebuild communities in the Middle East

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Use of B&Bs for housing the homeless to be restricted

The Scottish Government has announced it will no longer house homeless people in B&Bs for a period of more than seven days

9th 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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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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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
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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Val McDermid backs Shelter Scotland campaign

The crime writer wants to enshrine the right to a home into Scots Law.

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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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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Charity says it will take Glasgow to court

​Council has persistently failed to house homeless people despite 47 dying last year on its streets

19th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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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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Housing association warns tenants not to sublet homes

They are at risk of being evicted

15th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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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

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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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Scots racking up millions in council tax debt

Many of those who are behind with their payments owe more than the average bill, Citizens Advice Scotland has revealed

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Traumatised benefit claimants made to feel they are begging

People are not claiming vital benefits because the system is too traumatising, with claimants made to feel they are begging, a charity reports

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Citizens’ Assembly heralds new era for democracy

The first meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland takes place this weekend

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Child sex offences hit record high

The NSPCC has called for urgent action to help the thousands of child victims in Scotland

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
LGBT charity hits out at split reports

Stonewall has said that reports of a major split are inaccurate

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cash to change the world: £1.8m funds for social enterprise

Projects to mitigate inequality, tackle climate change and put social enterprise products on the high street are to benefit from £1.8 million funding

23rd October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Asbestos fears prompt action at troubled housing association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has increased its role at Thistle Housing Association after inaccurate information was provided about asbestos

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s population is getting older - and we must prepare for this

Scotland must do more to prepare for a quarter of a million more older people, charities have warned

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Christmas shoppers can buy a bed for the homeless

Festive shoppers are being offered the chance to buy a bed for the homeless at Christmas

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scouts join fight to create a better world

A Million Hands will see the organisation work with other charities to tackle six of Scotland's biggest issues

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

Half of charity leaders admit stress amongst staff is more of an issue now than it was three years ago

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Support to deliver social security

A £500,000 fund is being opened for organisations which help people accessing new benefits to be delivered by the Scottish Government

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Award for Scottish philanthropist

Sir Ian Wood urged others to spread charity across the globe at a ceremony in New York this week

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scotland tightens domestic abuse laws

Move will compliment "gold standard" of legislation

17th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sign of the times as foodbank for pet owners opens

Those struggling to feed themselves can't feed their pets

16th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Voter ID risks ‘Windrush scandal for democracy’

Tory plans to force voters to present ID could disenfranchise millions, campaigners warn.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Deacon Blue star backs homelessness campaign

Nightstop offers young people a safe place to spend the night in times of crisis.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pardon for gay men convicted of abolished offences

Men prosecuted for same-sex sexual activity are now able to have their convictions wiped

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Campaigners welcome bid to banish not proven

Three verdict system flawed, research reveals

11th October 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
New boss for children’s charity

Rami Okasha has been appointed as the new chief executive of CHAS

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Gifts in wills to double

Legacy and in-memory donations to UK charities will be worth twice as much in real terms in 25 years’ time

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Traumatised benefit claimants made to feel they are begging

People are not claiming vital benefits because the system is too traumatising, with claimants made to feel they are begging, a charity reports

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Edinburgh health and social care initiative extended

The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has approved plans to accelerate approaches to care for people at home

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Half of Parkinson’s drug doses “administered late”

Parkinson's UK has highlighted the shocking failures in hospital treatment for those in Scotland with the condition

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Partnership to improve wellbeing

A charity has strengthened its links with a local authority as it looks to improve mental health in Renfrewshire

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New job for Cornerstone chief executive

Edel Harris is leaving the Scottish social care charity after 11 years to take over as the new boss of Mencap

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Day out for unsung heroes

Big Hearts hosted a special fun day for kinship carers and their families

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Chatty Chairs aim to beat isolation

A Glasgow shopping centre has introduced a new initiative which aims to get the community talking

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Asbestos fears prompt action at troubled housing association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has increased its role at Thistle Housing Association after inaccurate information was provided about asbestos

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s population is getting older - and we must prepare for this

Scotland must do more to prepare for a quarter of a million more older people, charities have warned

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Glasgow streets filled with love

Hundreds of care experienced Scots took part in a march to call for those in the system to be shown more compassion

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity partnership to embrace Artificial Intelligence

Parkinson’s UK, the Stroke Association, Muscular Dystrophy UK and the MS Society have joined forces with social enterprise Reason Digital

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care experienced Scots hold rally for love

Hundreds of campaigners will hit the streets of Glasgow this weekend to highlight love is all too often absent from care

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

Half of charity leaders admit stress amongst staff is more of an issue now than it was three years ago

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity warns against winter deaths complacency

Root cause of deaths need to be addressed

17th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Young carers’ grant open for applications

16-18 year-olds to get cash support from next week

17th October 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Scotland tightens domestic abuse laws

Move will compliment "gold standard" of legislation

17th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Teenage volunteer wins award from Prime Minister

Maddie Hayes has been a befriending volunteer for three years at the Leonard Cheshire care service in Inverness.

17th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Supporters feature on new lifeboat

A new lifeboat will proudly carry the names of 10,000 loved ones when it launches next year

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Citizens’ Assembly heralds new era for democracy

The first meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland takes place this weekend

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Celebs launch Poppy Appeal

James Cosmo, Nick Nairn and Eilidh Doyle have come out in force for the annual appeal

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Shoppers want plastic bag funds to go to charity

The majority of consumers want funds raised from charging for plastic bags to go to charity

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
LGBT charity hits out at split reports

Stonewall has said that reports of a major split are inaccurate

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Getting creative in the community

A special event which aims to get community-minded people together from all sectors of the community working together will take place next month

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Universities “oblivious” to racism

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has detailed the high rate of racism in Scottish universities

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Day out for unsung heroes

Big Hearts hosted a special fun day for kinship carers and their families

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Chatty Chairs aim to beat isolation

A Glasgow shopping centre has introduced a new initiative which aims to get the community talking

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Christmas shoppers can buy a bed for the homeless

Festive shoppers are being offered the chance to buy a bed for the homeless at Christmas

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scouts join fight to create a better world

A Million Hands will see the organisation work with other charities to tackle six of Scotland's biggest issues

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Drive to restore The Waverley hits milestone

£2 million has been raised in the bid to get the iconic ship back on the water for next year

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Latte levy set to be introduced

A charge of 20p per cup is set to be introduced by new Scottish Government legislation

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community ownership can create vibrant urban spaces

An event which will examine how community ownership can benefit urban areas will take place next week

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to charity co-founder

Charles Jencks, co-founder of Maggie's Cancer Care Centres, died this week aged 80

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pardon for gay men convicted of abolished offences

Men prosecuted for same-sex sexual activity are now able to have their convictions wiped

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Opera star Stands up to Cancer

Monica McGhee is urging Scots to join the fight against cancer after almost losing her voice to the condition

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Light Scotland up red for Poppy Appeal

Poppyscotland is looking for landmarks across the country to take part in an event next month

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Teenage volunteer wins award from Prime Minister

Maddie Hayes has been a befriending volunteer for three years at the Leonard Cheshire care service in Inverness.

17th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigning nurse recognised by NSPCC

Ruth Moss has fought for online safety since her teenage daughter took her own life.

16th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Voter ID risks ‘Windrush scandal for democracy’

Tory plans to force voters to present ID could disenfranchise millions, campaigners warn.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Deacon Blue star backs homelessness campaign

Nightstop offers young people a safe place to spend the night in times of crisis.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Activist named one of UK’s most influential disabled people

Dr Hazel McFarlane’s proposals for a vision support service have helped countless people adjust to sight loss.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
St Andrew’s First Aid Cadets celebrate 65th anniversary

The programme has trained 10,000 young people since 1954.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
SNP members back decriminalisation of drugs

The Scottish Drugs Forum has welcomed the move, which it says would reduce harm.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Quarter of Scots uncomfortable talking about mental health

See Me is urging employers to improve workplace culture ahead of World Mental Health Day.

9th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Help protect young gannets, charity urges

The birds can become stranded on shore in stormy weather.

9th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaign highlights realities of homelessness

Rock Trust aims to change public perceptions with series of posters.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Whisky auction raises £370,000 for cancer charity

Beatson Cancer Charity were “overwhelmed” by the amount raised.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
MSPs urged to make buses more accessible

RNIB Scotland calls for public transport to be easier for disabled people.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Veterans face negative stereotypes when applying for jobs

Almost one fifth of executives said they would be unlikely to employ a veteran.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Homelessness network unveils new name

The former Glasgow Homelessness Network will now be known as Homeless Network Scotland.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
“Game-changer” policies needed to meet child poverty targets

New figures show 240,000 children are locked in poverty in Scotland.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Record number of calls to Crimestoppers

The charity passed on almost 15,000 pieces of information to police last year.

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Shelter launches legal action against Glasgow Council

The housing and homelessness charity is seeking a judicial review into alleged gatekeeping.

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Forth Bridge ascent raises £137,000 for charity

More than 1,800 people took part in the fundraiser.

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News