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City farm in fight for survival

A charity city farm has launched a major fundraising appeal to save it from closure

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Successful social enterprise becomes a charity

After a successful first 18 months in business, social enterprise The Workshop Aberfeldy has become a charity

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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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

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Charity farm gets back to its roots

One of Edinburgh’s most unique farms is set to expand this year and return to its organic roots

28th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Andy Murray to host charity tennis event in Glasgow

Andy Murray Live promises great tennis and entertainment while fundraising for charity

25th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Runners’ favourite charities revealed

The National Trust, Help For Heroes and Cancer Research UK are the three most popular charities among UK runners

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish charity’s documentary to be screened at Cannes

Generation Hope, a film about Mary’s Meals, will be shown in the festival’s Short Film Corner

20th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Sight loss radio station changes its name

Insight Radio is now known as a RNIB Connect Radio

19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star’s scarf to raise thousands for Scottish cancer charity

Sam Heughan's scarf is proving the most popular item in Cahonas Scotland's Loosen Up campaign for Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup to transform Glasgow’s George Square this summer

An artist's impression of how Glasgow's George Square will look during this summer's Homeless World Cup has been released by the tournament's organisers

19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Volunteers launch service to help the drunk and vulnerable at night

A new service in Edinburgh hopes to relieve the pressure on emergency services

18th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The story of a Scottish charity screened in Glasgow cinema

Generation Hope tells of the work of the school feeding charity Mary’s Meals

15th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity beer brewing to be a social success

​Brewgooder beer has raised over £50,000 and Sir Tom Hunter is backing it to be a success

14th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Communities get help to take over sports clubs

New body will help groups take over and run sports clubs for the benefits of their communities

13th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The Grand National should be banned blasts charity

Animal rights campaigners hit out after five horses die at Aintree race meet

11th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Boycott the Grand National and back a charity instead

Animal rights group makes plea ahead of “grotesque spectacle”

8th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use our heritage to create a better Scotland

Politicians should find means of using heritage to improve people’s wellbeing, a major conservation charity has said

5th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish football has done nothing to eradicate sectarianism

Government should step in to make authorities punish clubs whose fans misbehave and while it's at it build more shared school campuses says campaign group

1st April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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MND Scotland’s sadness at Ronnie Corbett’s passing

A Scottish charity has expressed sadness at the death of TV comedy legend Ronnie Corbett from motor neurone disease

1st April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Holyrood election 2016 - the main parties pitch to the third sector on the environment

Every week until the 5 May Holyrood poll, we are asking the five main parties to spell out what they offer Scotland’s third sector.

21st April 2016 by TFN

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Scottish charity’s documentary to be screened at Cannes

Generation Hope, a film about Mary’s Meals, will be shown in the festival’s Short Film Corner

20th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More protection for precious sea habitat

The seas around one of Scotland’s remotest islands have been given extra protection thanks tough new safeguards

18th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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The story of a Scottish charity screened in Glasgow cinema

Generation Hope tells of the work of the school feeding charity Mary’s Meals

15th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Bird numbers plummet in windfarm area

New RSPB research finds an 80% drop in golden plover numbers following the construction of a windfarm in the north of Scotland

15th April 2016 by Susan Smith

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Campaign to stop Jack Nicklaus golf course being built in Scotland

​Uproar at golf course plan that would decimate Aberdeenshire woodland

13th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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We need laws to protect our pets, say Scots

Scots want new laws to protect pets from cruelty and suffering, according to a coalition of animal rights organisations

12th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Atheist student blogger hacked to death

Humanist Society Scotland says atheists are being targetted after barbaric killing in Bangladesh

8th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Appeal for half a million pounds to restore ancient forest

Loch Arkaig Pine Forest is home to iconic wildlife and was a training ground for Second World War commandos

8th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use our heritage to create a better Scotland

Politicians should find means of using heritage to improve people’s wellbeing, a major conservation charity has said

5th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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The best excuse to drink more coffee

International best-selling author launches 44 Scotland Street coffee brand with the Scotland Malawi Partnership

31st March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The 14 young Scots set to change attitudes to nature

A new panel of young people is to promote Scot​land's environment after a survey found young Scots lack knowledge but really care about nature

24th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity beer launched by BrewDog and Social Bite founders

Two social entrepreneurs have teamed up with one of the country’s favourite brewers to create a beer that will give 100% of its profits to charity

22nd March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity shop’s designer collection launched

The Salvation Army has teamed up with Zero Waste Scotland and two fashion designers

18th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Land reform: a new dawn or a cop out?

The Scottish people will soon not just have a right to roam the country but to know who owns it

17th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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New dawn for communities as £10m buy out fund opens

Communities looking to buy their own land have been given a major boost with the announcement of a new fund to help them

16th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish public needs to refocus on Syria

Organisations in Edinburgh, led by Mercy Corps, are calling on more to be done to help Syrians five years on from the outbreak of civil war

15th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Help could be at hand for Scotland’s disappearing duck

RSPB researchers investigating the puzzling case of the disappearing duck may finally have come up with a solution

11th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Video: Arctic dream is becoming a nightmare

Clever Greenpeace video uses a child's imagination to highlight impact of heavy duty fishermen

9th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities criticise Home Office for UK ban on teenage refugees

Unaccompanied teenage refugees from countries other than Syria and Sudan will not be allowed to enter the UK from Calais

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£17 million of criminals’ cash given to youth organisations

The next phase of Cash Back for Communities Programme funding is open for applications

16th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC’s urgent call for volunteers to help protect kids from abuse

The NSPCC has put out an urgent call for volunteers in the North East of Scotland to help its work to keep primary school age children safe from abuse

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Hundreds of Scottish children called Childline last year about online bullying

​Online bullying is biggest problem faced by this generation says the charity which runs Childline

14th November 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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Kiltwalk fundraiser no longer just raising money for children’s charities

All charities, not just children's organisations, will be able to benefit from next year's Kiltwalk events

28th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Childline needs more volunteers in Glasgow to meet demand

Its base in the city carried out 33,753 counselling sessions last year

28th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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YMCA Scotland celebrates with inaugural awards

​New chair announced as Christian youth organisation hosts its first ever annual awards dinner

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity tells Police Scotland to get its priorities right over young people

Members of the Young Scot Police Scotland Youth Advisory Panel have secured five pledges from the force as to how it will work with children and young people

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Youth worker who downloaded child abuse images escapes jail term

​Former charity worker sentenced to 200 hours community service and placed on the sex offenders register

24th 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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Children’s commissioner backs call for LGBT+ education in schools

Pressure mounts on the Scottish Government to commit to a new approach to tackling homophobic bullying

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish Youth Parliament hit by spate of resignations

Nine elected MSYPs have quit since September with claims morale is at an all-time low

21st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Plea for government to top up child benefit to help feed kids who are hungry and poor

Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner Tam Baillie said children who don't get enough to eat are not able to thrive

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign to block new refugee detention centre in Paisley

​Pressure group says new centre aims to get vulnerable people out of the country as quickly as possible and their cases won't be heard properly

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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Humanists win first battle over religion in schools

Permission granted for a judicial review into a Scottish Government decision denying pupils the right to opt out of religious observance

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Terrified kids are calling Childline about creepy clown phenomenon

A charity has blasted idiots dressing up as clowns to scare kids need to "take a long hard look at themselves"

14th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m charity fund now open

​Charities working with children, young people and families have until 30 September to apply

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh Mela in doubt after funding is pulled

A governance row between the festival and its funders has rocked the charity run event

13th 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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Complaining about how a charity raises money has been made much easier

A free-phone number and website has gone live

7th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Thousands of walkers show off their bras to raise cash for cancer charity

Scotland's MoonWalk saw thousands of people take to the streets of Edinburgh wearing decorated bras to raise money for Walk the Walk at the weekend

14th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Injured charity patron’s fundraiser reaches £280,000

​Stephanie Inglis suffered serious head injuries after being involved in a freak motorbike accident in Vietnam

6th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Bank of the year is a charity specialist

​Triodos scoops top award ahead of Barclays

19th 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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Revealed: the perfect storm engulfing charity finance

Demand up, income down: the state of charity finance in Scotland

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Cancer race competitors inspired by brave nine-year-old’s story

Lucy Robertson told Race for Life runners she had to undergo a 7 hour operation after it was discovered she had the same cancer causing gene as her dad

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash awarded to charities supporting bereaved children

Latest Big Lottery Fund Awards total £7 million with £1m for children’s charities in Glasgow

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tampon tax cash for Scottish charities

Fund announced in Chancellor's budget is now open for applications

9th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots charity is after Londoners’ lunch money

Mary’s Meals launches contactless donation terminals in the capital

4th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Over £175,000 raised in memory of hero soldier who died during London Marathon

The money has been donated to Help for Heroes in memory of Captain David Seath who died taking part in the 2016 London Marathon

2nd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity accidentally charges donors up to 100 times Direct Debit amounts

Concern Worldwide has apologised to 25,000 of its UK donors and promised all money and charges incurred will be refunded

2nd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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City farm in fight for survival

A charity city farm has launched a major fundraising appeal to save it from closure

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Oxfam scraps doorstep fundraising

The income generated is no longer enough to justify it the charity says

28th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash available for shed movement

Volunteer groups across Scotland are being encouraged to apply for a share of a new grant fund to help support the set-up of community shed spaces

25th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Runners’ favourite charities revealed

The National Trust, Help For Heroes and Cancer Research UK are the three most popular charities among UK runners

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Edinburgh barber offering free haircuts to anyone who turns up wearing just their pants

Stag Barber Co. is raising cash and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK

18th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities dismay as drugs deaths reach record high

Over 700 people suffered a drugs related death in Scotland last year – more than double the figure from a decade ago

18th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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If you are poor you are three times more likely to kill yourself

Number of suicides in Scotland drop for fifth year running but poorest still most likely to take their own life

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Major cash boost for disability charity

Sense Scotland awarded £618,000 from the Big Lottery Fund

9th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity in festival drugs warning

Addaction issues Belladrum warning following T in the Park deaths

5th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Andy Murray auction raises £10,000 for malaria charity

The Wimbledon champ sold his shirt to the highest bidder on the Charity Stars website

3rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young carers hide their responsibilities to avoid being bullied

Carers Trust Scotland reveals 40% of young carers haven't told a friend that they look after a loved one at home

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Amy Winehouse Foundation opens women’s rehab home

The charity set up in the tragic singer's memory has opened a recovery house in London

1st 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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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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Andy Murray’s new charity role as part of bid to become world number 1

Wimbledon champion says anything he learns to improve his own health from becoming digital health ambassador will only improve his performance on court

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mhairi Black calls for LGBT lessons in schools

Outspoken MP lends her support to campaign as hopes grow that Scotland could become the first country in Europe to approve teaching of LGBT+ issues

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Volunteers needed urgently for dementia trials

Those with dementia or experiencing early memory problems are urgently needed for new drug studies say scientists

19th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tributes paid to Rangers fans for charity donation

Alzheimer Scotland has received £25,000 on behalf of the Rangers Charity Foundation

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mental health problems are just a phase, teens told

Scottish Youth Parliament reveals young people with potentially serious mental health issues are often fobbed off by professionals

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Free holidays for unpaid carers thanks to benevolent society

Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has made one of its 18 self-catering properties in Pitlochry available for use

18th 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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Neil Lennon says depression led him to become paranoid and not want to play football

Former Celtic player and manager reveals, in major charity campaign, that mental health problems turned him away from football

11th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity secures massive £1 million funding boost

Social care charity Quarriers to receive huge three year grants to support people with epilepsy, their carers and young people

8th July 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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Job losses as children’s charity closes

65 staff from 4Children have been made redundant but majority of employees and services transferred to Action for Children

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity signs deal with venture capital firm

The Winning Scotland Foundation has renewed its relationship with Scottish Equity Partners

22nd 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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Citizens Advice Scotland slammed in damning report

The report into the independent review into the governance of Citizens Advice Scotland has been published calling for a total overhaul of the board

9th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Lords to investigate charities and how they’re run

A House of Lords committee set up to investigate the sustainability of the third sector has put out a call for evidence

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Journalist set to be appointed as chair of charity body

Peter Kellner will take up the role at NCVO in November

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh Mela in doubt after funding is pulled

A governance row between the festival and its funders has rocked the charity run event

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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National charity’s new vice-chair is only 17

Young Scot appoints new board members

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Networking event for small charities launched

​Opportunity to meet other organisations and find common ground to build new partnerships

6th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity workers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Philanthropist receives top honour while Scotland Malawi Partnership boss is one of the youngest named

13th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Biggest and best event celebrated our volunteers

The work of the people who form the bedrock of the Scottish third sector was celebrated during the most successful ever Volunteers Week

13th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Charities want to remain in the EU

​Survey of third sector workers finds majority support remaining in the EU

3rd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Angela Constance: my commitment to Scotland’s third sector

New third sector minister answers TFN's questions

24th May 2016 by Alex Turnbull

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Angela Constance named minister for third sector

​Angela Constance has been named the cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, replacing Alex Neil

18th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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It’s time academics listened to charities says report

Carnegie UK Trust says the idea that all knowledge comes from universities is outdated and academics need to work with charities to improve public policy

18th 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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Revealed: the perfect storm engulfing charity finance

Demand up, income down: the state of charity finance in Scotland

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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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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Social Bite opens its first Aberdeen social enterprise café

Sandwich shop chain has expanded the number of its outlets in Scotland to five

21st September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless charity launches fundraiser

The Rock Trust Sleep Out will take place this year on 6 November

11th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity Awards winner scoops £500,000

2015 Scottish Charity Awards winner has been awarded half a million pounds from the Scottish Land Fund

8th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Emergency summit called on housing refugees

An emergency meeting has been held so that Scottish housing associations can agree a practical and immediate response to the refugee crisis in Europe

8th September 2015 by Graham Martin

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Charities respond to new government bills

Scottish charities respond to plans outlined in Scotland's programme for government for the next year

2nd September 2015 by Susan Smith

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Thousands more Scots seek help with housing payments

​Discretionary housing payments increasingly relied on by low income Scots

25th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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Big Issue signs up for smartphone app

Homelessness charity launches app which allows you to scan a barcode to donate to it

24th August 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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New £5m energy fund for poorest households

New scheme will fund poorest families to become energy efficient

24th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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New housing development already has waiting list

Innovative housing development sees older people's homes snapped up

24th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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New chief executive for leading housing association

​West of Scotland Housing appoints new chief executive

24th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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End violence against women say Glasgow refugees

​Refugee men make film opposing violence against women

17th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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Rent control campaign gathers momentum

​Backing for rent campaign increases among public as well as MSPs

17th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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Mhairi Black calls for stricter rent controls

Tighter regulation needed to reign in exorbitant private rents as well as better standard of accommodation

10th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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The most boring video ever goes viral for charity

Spanish charity hits on way to raise funds from YouTube

4th August 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Iconic Red Road flats get set to be demolished

​GHA says remaining buildings will be gone by the end of the year

3rd August 2015 by Robert Armour

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Single people most likely to be left homeless

Research reveals single Scots least likely to get homelessness support when they need it

30th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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Welfare cuts will make 1,000 vulnerable young Scots homeless

​Warnings made that an extra 1,000 young Scots will be made homeless if Tories' housing benefit cap is enforced

28th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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Living rent rates call as Shelter launches new site

​Legislation should cap rents for low income families

20th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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Charity energy scheme will slash big six prices

​Our Power promises to cut fuel bills for an initial 200,000 low income households

16th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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Schools open in the holidays to feed hungry families

Primary schools in Glasgow are to open during the holidays in a bid to beat food poverty in deprived communities

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Homeless World Cup to transform Glasgow’s George Square this summer

An artist's impression of how Glasgow's George Square will look during this summer's Homeless World Cup has been released by the tournament's organisers

19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Benefit changes leave families at risk of abuse

Proposed changes to social security payments will put women and children at risk of abuse, a coalition of charities has warned

18th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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The story of a Scottish charity screened in Glasgow cinema

Generation Hope tells of the work of the school feeding charity Mary’s Meals

15th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Prison bakery trying to raise enough dough to open on the outside

Social enterprise ​Freedom Bakery based inside HMP Low Moss wants to open a second bakery in Glasgow - but this time on the outisde

12th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity gets cash to help entrepreneurs

A charity that helps to develop and support entrepreneurs in Scotland’s poorest communities will be expanded thanks to a £225,000 funding boost

21st March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Tory torpedoed by charity for supporting cuts

Tory leaves charity after he backed cuts

17th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Poverty groups in Scotland slam chancellor’s budget

Disabled people could lose out on up to £3,000 per year due to changes to the personal independence payments

16th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: plug pulled on major foodbank

One of Scotland’s busiest and best known foodbanks is to close, TFN can reveal.

15th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Charity trains police to tackle hate crime

A charity is working with the police to train 60 officers in dealing with hate crime faced by the LGBTI community

14th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Holyrood candidates told: make welfare a priority

New powers should be made to create a fairer welfare system, say campaigners

14th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Prostitution in Scotland - the brutal reality: part 3

An Edinburgh prostitute has lifted the lid on the devastating impact sex work has had on her life

11th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Empowering abused women and helping them back into work

Women who have suffered violence or abuse will benefit from an investment of £190,000 to help them back into work

8th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Tesco to give unsold food to the hungry

Charities and a major supermarket chain will combine to provide an innovative approach to tackling food poverty

8th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Uniting to fight poverty in Scotland

Scotland needs a new food justice movement led by those with direct experience of hunger

1st March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Is civil society failing refugees?

Minister claims civil society should do more for refugees - does he have a point?

29th February 2016 by Graham Martin

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Exposed: foul website promotes child sex and trafficking

A sick website is a cover for sex traffickers and a playground for perverts seeking under-age sex, TFN can reveal

26th February 2016 by Graham Martin

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LGBT bullying in schools is rife

Scotland's politicians need to take action to tackle the serious problem of LGBT bullying in schools

23rd February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The brutal reality of prostitution in Scotland: part 2

An Edinburgh prostitute reveals the brutal reality of the sex industry.

22nd February 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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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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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

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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

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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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Chance for social enterprises to win a rebrand

Five organisations are being given the chance to undergo a makeover

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Remember a Charity Week returns

Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman is urging charity supporters to consider leaving a donation in their wills

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish women invited to take the step into politics

A day-long gathering at the Scottish Parliament is inviting women to explore their paths to elected office

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Cash call as vital services face axe

Campaigning charity in last gasp plea for funding

2nd September 2019 by Robert Armour

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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

0 Comments News
Chorus of condemnation at Johnson’s attack on democracy

Boris Johnson’s controversial suspension of parliament is an assault on democracy and civil society, say charities

30th August 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
RNLI sees dip in income after “challenging” year

Lifeboat charity says it will look to save money without cutting services

30th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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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

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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
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
Youth charities’ silence over Prince Andrew’s links to Epstein

​Prince Andrew is patron of some 200 charitable organisations

28th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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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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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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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
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

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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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Mountain hare numbers fall by a “catastrophic” 90%

RSPB Scotland is calling for an immediate ban on culling in the wake of a new report.

26th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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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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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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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

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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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Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New system aims to combat funeral poverty

The Scottish Government has unveiled a new new Funeral Support Payment, which will support low income families who lose a loved one

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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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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Getting Pretty Muddy to help fight cancer

A brave schoolboy diagnosed with cancer as a newborn took centre stage at the Race for Life Pretty Muddy Glasgow

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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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

0 Comments News
Campaign to support parents with learning disabilities

A campaign to support parents with learning disabilities, which has received support from leading Scottish charities, has been launched

6th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Drug deaths taskforce set to meet

Campaigners have said the new group must take swift action to reduce the amount of people dying in Scotland

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Action to tackle exploitation of children expanded

Barnardo's is expanding its work with Police Scotland to tackle child sex exploitation after an initial project proved successful

5th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Scots warned about bogus callers

A charity is offering dedicated consumer advice about how to spot services which are not legitimate

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Festival of Islamic culture could return

The Sufi Festival took place in Glasgow earlier this summer with around 2,500 people attending

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity calls for action on crimes against the elderly

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland has called for the Scottish Government to introduce specific sentencing guidelines for crimes against older people

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
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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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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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

1 Comment News
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

1 Comment News
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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Premium Looking through a different lens

Gareth Jones focuses on The Lens – a charity which promotes intrapreneurship and wants to replicate the best of the business world in the third sector

30th April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Masterplan to boost volunteering in Scotland is unveiled

A national plan which aims to boost volunteer numbers and remove barriers to volunteering has been unveiled at a community shop in Glasgow

26th April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Lottery limits see charities miss out on £45m

Seven in ten applications for funding to charity lotteries have to be rejected as a result of fundraising restrictions

24th April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Audacious affordable homes bid by island community group

Organisation would build homes based on income not status

23rd April 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charity chiefs vying for prestigious leadership awards

Who's in line for third sector leadership title?

9th April 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scots warned about bogus callers

A charity is offering dedicated consumer advice about how to spot services which are not legitimate

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Charity calls for action on crimes against the elderly

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland has called for the Scottish Government to introduce specific sentencing guidelines for crimes against older people

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lone parents facing “drastic” income shortfalls

New report finds even those working full time on average pay cannot achieve a decent living standard.

4th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
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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Tampon Tax fund announces £3.5m for women’s charities

Grants of up to £100,000 available for groups across the UK.

3rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Universal Credit forcing claimants into debt and stress

Citizens Advice Scotland is calling for a raft of reforms to the benefit.

3rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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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

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
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
Chorus of condemnation at Johnson’s attack on democracy

Boris Johnson’s controversial suspension of parliament is an assault on democracy and civil society, say charities

30th August 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment 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
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
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

4 Comments News
Motability Scheme’s One Big Day to arrive in Edinburgh

Motability Scheme is holiding a day-long event

11th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Oor Wullie bucket trail auctions to take place

Three children's hospital charities will be hosting auctions in their regions

11th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

1 Comment News
SFA urged to offer discount tickets to older fans

Failing to offer discounted tickets is a missed opportunity to fill the stands says charity

10th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Scots with health conditions facing challenges to stay active

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has said those with long-term conditions face a range of barriers

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities sought to help revamp landmark former factory

The old H Morris & Company factory is set to become a hub for grassroots sports, after a charity took control of the imposing structure

10th 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

0 Comments News
Work revealed as a lead factor in suicide

Revelation comes on World Suicide Day

10th September 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Tributes paid to charity cyclist

Colin Anderson, 57, died after falling unwell during the Pedal for Scotland

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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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

0 Comments News
Getting Pretty Muddy to help fight cancer

A brave schoolboy diagnosed with cancer as a newborn took centre stage at the Race for Life Pretty Muddy Glasgow

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign to support parents with learning disabilities

A campaign to support parents with learning disabilities, which has received support from leading Scottish charities, has been launched

6th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Drug deaths taskforce set to meet

Campaigners have said the new group must take swift action to reduce the amount of people dying in Scotland

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remember a Charity Week returns

Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman is urging charity supporters to consider leaving a donation in their wills

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fundraising fashion show for care charity

A Bruntsfield-based clothes shop will be previewing its latest collection in support of the Eric Liddell Centre

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Action to tackle exploitation of children expanded

Barnardo's is expanding its work with Police Scotland to tackle child sex exploitation after an initial project proved successful

5th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Remember a Charity Week returns

Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman is urging charity supporters to consider leaving a donation in their wills

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fundraising fashion show for care charity

A Bruntsfield-based clothes shop will be previewing its latest collection in support of the Eric Liddell Centre

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Festival of Islamic culture could return

The Sufi Festival took place in Glasgow earlier this summer with around 2,500 people attending

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity calls for action on crimes against the elderly

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland has called for the Scottish Government to introduce specific sentencing guidelines for crimes against older people

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
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

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

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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
£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
Awards to celebrate active lifestyle volunteers

Walking charity Paths for All will host the event at the Scottish parliament in September.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments 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

2 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Fundraiser hits £25,000 following policeman’s death

PC Andrew Harper, who was killed last week, had planned to undertake a gruelling challenge for charity.

20th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Council hits back over charity’s threat of legal action

Glasgow City Council has strongly denied Shelter Scotland's accusations that it denies homeless people vital support.

20th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity given new flat for families of children with cancer

Calum’s Cabin will be able to support more families thanks to a donation from the STV Children's Appeal.

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Amazon helps sellers donate items to charities

Online giant has launched a new scheme in partnership with third-sector organisations.

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigners seek to save 19th century house

Westburn House in Aberdeen is likely to fall into ruin without urgent repairs.

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments 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

0 Comments News
Dundee Kiltwalkers raise £850,000 for charities

Around 3000 participants took part in the event on Sunday.

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Aging population sparks call for care investment

New figures show 19% of Scots are aged 65 or over.

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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

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