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A single released in aid of a charity could be Christmas No. 1

Wings by The King Lot feat. The Jollyboys released in aid of the MS Society Scotland has already reached No.1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers List

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Watch: Charities are joining in the mannequin challenge video craze

The #MannequinChallenge is being carried out by millions of people around the world and now charities are getting involved

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh sees launch of world’s first social enterprise gin

​The team behind award winning Pickering's Gin have collaborated with social enterprise specialist Chris Thewlis and drinks industry guru David Moore

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Football body blasted for banning poppy as “political symbol”

Poppyscotland has hit out a decision by football body Fifa to refuse Scottish and English footballers permission to wear poppies on 11 November

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£1.2 million granted to save 110-year-old Glasgow boatshed

​Charity attempting to restore Katherine Grainger's former rowing home awarded Heritage Lottery Fund cash

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th 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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Scottish neo-nazi rock concert cancelled

​Extreme rock band Bound for Glory reported to have cancelled gig scheduled for this weekend after a public outcry

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Have you ever worked in a pub? You could be eligible for a charity grant

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has launched a new campaign to promote its fund which offers former and current workers one-off sums of money

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity stunned after teen vandals offer to repair their own damage following drunken rampage

Beith Community Development Trust was originally left devastated when a group of 13 and 14-year-olds targeted its property

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanists appeal for cash to take Scottish Government to court

The Humanist Society Scotland needs to raise £3,000 to get religious observance challenge off the ground

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Enterprise Academy hails its Rio golden girl

Popular tutor Karen Darke struck gold in the Paralympic time-trial cycling

23rd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots sport fans are more homophobic than rest of the UK

60% of Scottish sports fans have witnessed homophobic abuse and one in six would be embarrassed if their favourite player came out as gay

21st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity awarded £450,000 to get people cycling again

Cycling UK is running its Big Bike Revival project in Scotland for the first time after being awarded government cash

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Ken Loach film on brutal benefits system headlines film festival

Ken Loach's latest award winning film about a 59-year-old joiner who falls ill and applies for Employment and Support Allowance is to close 12 day festival

14th September 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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Police called to charity football match as fans spark trouble

Community festival game held up as opposing fans invaded the pitch

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow gears up for Pride this weekend

​With a parade, fairground, food, drink and music, Glasgow Pride attempts to steal the festival limelight from Edinburgh this weekend

19th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Specialist books to fly off shelves at city charity shop

Shelter Scotland is marking the start of the Edinburgh International Book Festival with sale of vintage books

12th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland tells Trump: no division, no hatred, no racism

After the success of the demonstrations, Scots are now being urged to converge on Edinburgh for a mass demo on 11 February

31st January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lottery cash to help growing child refugee crisis in Serbia

Save the Children awarded £500,000 to support work with child refugees in Serbia

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New record for Scots wind power

Wind turbines creating enough energy to power all of Scotland for four straight days

9th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Half of us would be happy if family donated to charity instead of buying Christmas gifts

Survey says half of us would be happy if family donated to charity instead of buying Christmas gifts

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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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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Planet faces mass extinction nightmare

Global mass extinctions are on the cards after it was revealed that populations of animal species will plummet by the end of the decade

27th October 2016 by Graham Martin

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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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Carve a pumpkin for Syria challenge launched

​Charity urges you to ditch the scary faces this Halloween and show solidarity with Syrian children

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity awarded £450,000 to get people cycling again

Cycling UK is running its Big Bike Revival project in Scotland for the first time after being awarded government cash

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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J.K. Rowling to host Facebook Live chat to promote her charity

The Harry Potter author will talk about her children’s non-profit organisation Lumos on Saturday to launch its latest campaign

14th 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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Refugees and Scots to combine to create exhibition

Scottish Refugee Council will initially bring Glaswegians together over a multi-cultural meal

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish wildcat breeding centre opened in the Highlands

There are as little as 300 of the iconic Scottish wildcat left living in the wild

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Guidance issued to landlords on how they should treat refugees

The Scottish Refugee Council has launched a guide for housing professionals to ensure that all refugees and asylum seekers are treated with dignity and fairness

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Plea for public to be allowed to house refugees

​Charity has registered 3,500 residents willing to take someone in to their home

5th August 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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Youth Parliament bidding to exert more influence over senior politicians

​Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament met with the full Scottish cabinet to "raise the issues that matter the most to young people in Scotland"

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to visit Edinburgh for charity gala

Place2Be Scotland named as the local charity set to benefit from city's first Global Gift Gala

1st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scouts to reward MSPs with badges for raising issues

​MSPs will need to carry out at least four tasks and raise issues related to young people within the Scottish Parliament to earn the reward

27th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots volunteer more than rest of the UK

More than half of young Scots carry out volunteering work - higher than in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

21st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Girls turn to Youtube because sex education is failing them

Major research by the YWCA Scotland uncovers serious failings in school sex education that is putting the wellbeing of young women at risk

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dementia befriending projects set up in Fife and the Borders

Comedian Craig Hill was on hand to celebrate as Alzheimer Scotland received £150,000 from the Postcode Lottery to create two new volunteer networks

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

13th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Tickets on sale for Federer versus Murray charity match in Glasgow

The second Andy Murray Live event will feature Roger Federer in Glasgow's SSE Hydro

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity to examine the impact of Brexit on farming

The Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs is to hold a Brexit debate next week

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Football, fast cars and parties there is more to Iain MacRitchie than meets the eye

Football, fast cars and parties there is more to Iain MacRitchie, founder of MCR Pathways, than meets the eye

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s court battle with Scottish Government put on hold

​Humanist Society Scotland's call for a judicial review into religious observance policy in schools has been paused until 31 March

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities plea for £170m to be spent on kids with additional support needs

Coalition says the number of pupils with an additional support need has increased from 118,034 to 170,329 in just four years

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people twice as likely as adults to volunteer

More than half of 11-18 year olds volunteer compared to just over a quarter of adults, new research finds

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hailed for helping new mums suffering from depression and anxiety

Aberlour calls for its befriending programme for new mums to be rolled out nationwide

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Poorest schools in Scotland receive share in £120m fund to cut attainment gap

​The government cash is to be used by headteachers in any way they see fit to reduce the attainment gap between pupils from rich and poor backgrounds

3rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Nicola Sturgeon is offering to mentor one lucky young woman for a year

The first minister is offering to mentor one lucky young woman for a year as part of a competition run by Young Scot

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Coaches should be banned from having sex with 16 and 17 year olds

NSPCC Scotland calls for Sexual Offences Act which bars teachers having sex with 16 and 17 year-old pupils to be extended to sports coaches and youth workers

30th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC’s urgent call for volunteers to help run child abuse protection service

The charity has put out a request for more help in the Edinburgh area

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lottery cash to help growing child refugee crisis in Serbia

Save the Children awarded £500,000 to support work with child refugees in Serbia

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to visit Edinburgh for charity gala

Place2Be Scotland named as the local charity set to benefit from city's first Global Gift Gala

1st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lotto cash boost for culture and sport groups

103 community arts and sports groups to share £750,000

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities lose hundreds of millions through missing will donations

Charities and solicitors urged to work together as only 3.8% of Scots leave a good cause something in their will despite 40% claiming they are open to it

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Abuse charities to be given three year funding

Charities working with survivors of rape and abuse have welcomed a Scottish Government pledge that they are to be allocated three year funding

17th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New help network for Scottish unpaid dementia carers given £1.4m

​Unpaid carers will be offered help to meet other carers to share their experiences and learn how to influence policy

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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JustGiving defends itself from Daily Mail attack

Online fundraising platform says it raises more than cheaper or free alternatives

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity launches benches that allow people to donate, charge their mobile and use free wi-fi

Cancer Research UK benches offer free wi-fi, mobile charging and contactless donations

1st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Two Scottish charities reveal their links to new Trainspotting film

The Junction has already raised over £3,000 from an auction of tickets to the film's premiere and Calton Athletic Recovery Group supplied seven actors

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities given £4.3 million funding boost

​19 Scottish charities have been given a helping hand at the start of 2017 from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Oxfam app aims to help rebuild public trust in charities

​Users will be able to track how much they have donated and learn more about the work of the charity

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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One in four workers annoyed by their employer’s charity work

Research unveils employees feel misrepresented and dismissed by their employers around corporate donations but would do more if they had a say

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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European Fundraising Association appoints new president

Gosse Bosma takes the helm vowing to develop its European wide fundraising certification programme

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fund now offers three years worth of cash to charities

​The Scottish Veterans Fund has been opened up to support charities running projects that last longer than one year

24th 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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Giving Tuesday set to be ‘biggest and best yet’

Organisers say this year’s #givingtuesday will be the “biggest and best” yet as it emerged hundreds of charities had signed up to the global day of giving

15th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Football body blasted for banning poppy as “political symbol”

Poppyscotland has hit out a decision by football body Fifa to refuse Scottish and English footballers permission to wear poppies on 11 November

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Olympic cycling star Callum Skinner launches this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal

One in eight veterans have a fundamental unmet need for support, and more than half suffer from a long-term illness or disability

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£1.2 million granted to save 110-year-old Glasgow boatshed

​Charity attempting to restore Katherine Grainger's former rowing home awarded Heritage Lottery Fund cash

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hailed for helping new mums suffering from depression and anxiety

Aberlour calls for its befriending programme for new mums to be rolled out nationwide

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer support now available at city libraries

Innovative scheme reaches out to people who have been affected by cancer via city libraries

3rd February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Wheelchair that can climb stairs wins Scottish design award

The MEBot can do things that no other chair can do

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hits out as whisky association boasts of economic impact

Economic benefits must be balanced against the significant costs of alcohol-related harm says charity boss

25th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Competition reveals stunning shortlist of devices to aid people with disabilities

Scottish competition the Blackwood Design Awards shortlist has been announced. Last year's winner the S'up Spoon has become a global success

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Autistic comedians make their debut at Scottish Parliament

The National Autistic Society Scotland marked its 20th anniversary in Scotland with a one off special gig

14th 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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Uniform look for Edinburgh night time volunteers

​A project which helps vulnerable adults around Edinburgh's popular nightspots have been given new uniform jackets by a local hotel

1st December 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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Scot with cerebral palsy who designed spoon that doesn’t spill promises new products

Grant Douglas' design has gone on to revolutionise mealtimes for people with shaky hands around the world - he is now months away from launching more products

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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A single released in aid of a charity could be Christmas No. 1

Wings by The King Lot feat. The Jollyboys released in aid of the MS Society Scotland has already reached No.1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers List

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Warning that Scots wont live long enough to get a state pension if age rises much higher

​Possibility of state pension age being raised to 68 would be a disaster for many people north of the border

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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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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Is this charity’s Christmas advert better than the John Lewis one?

Alzheimer Scotland has made its own Christmas advert this year promoting the charity and its work

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Hero charity workers saved injured cop left for dead following hit and run

Marie Curie workers Angela Morris and Beverley Masson were working a nightshift visiting terminally ill patients when they came across an abandoned car

14th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Doctors don’t even get to spend 10 minutes with patients who are dying

Majority of GPs say patient’s appointments should be at least 20 minutes but 46% are only able to spend 10 minutes or less with them in surgeries

2nd 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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First charities to be awarded volunteer charter mark announced

Glasgow’s Volunteering Charter was set up by Volunteer Glasgow following the 2014 Commonwealth Games

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Third sector hits out at May’s “bullying” Brexit speech

Charity leaders have said May's Brexit plan has ignores Scotland and groups that have depended on European funding

18th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: Charity was forced to call in liquidator over debts of £215,000

The National Playbus Association went into liquidation because of two employment tribunals

17th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th 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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New logo launched by regulator to help organisations show their charitable status

The Office of the Scottish Regulator is inviting charities to display the registration logo on their websites and email signatures

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Oxfam app aims to help rebuild public trust in charities

​Users will be able to track how much they have donated and learn more about the work of the charity

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish charity workers and volunteers named in New Year’s Honours list

The full list of Scotland's charity workers and volunteers who featured in the Queen's 2017 New Year's Honours list

4th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanist Society Scotland lose public affairs boss to global organisation

​Gary McLelland has been appointed as chief executive of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)

16th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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10-year plan launched for social enterprises in Scotland

Focus to be on stimulating social enterprises, developing stronger organisations and realising market opportunities

14th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Voluntary sector rules supreme at public service awards

Almost half of the awards given out at the 2016 Scottish Public Service Awards were won by those linked to the third sector

8th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Media and government pressure is stopping charities from campaigning

Nine out of 10 voluntary sector workers tell researchers campaigning is under threat

7th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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One in four workers annoyed by their employer’s charity work

Research unveils employees feel misrepresented and dismissed by their employers around corporate donations but would do more if they had a say

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities combine to put pressure on governments to be more open

A project made up of third sector organisations in each of the UK’s four nations has been awarded cash to empower citizens to question government decisions

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Digital is booming and charities are starting to join the revolution

Paul Cardwell looks at which charities are making the best use of digital technology to explore how your organisation can become more connected.

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Government told to find out why charities aren’t making best use of technology

Senior executives from Google and Twitter tell House of Lords committee on charities digital technology is crucial to sector

30th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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European Fundraising Association appoints new president

Gosse Bosma takes the helm vowing to develop its European wide fundraising certification programme

29th November 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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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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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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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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Thousands of home renters to benefit from new law

Charities and campaigners say the Scottish Parliament has just made the biggest changes to private tenancy law in the last 25 years

18th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Charity helps people stay in their homes longer

Care and Repair Edinburgh helped 5,000 older and disabled people in the capital last year

29th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Break the cycle of early death and homelessness

For many, homelessness begins in childhood creating a cycle of ill health and diminished life chances that becomes hard to break.

25th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Celebs take to selling The Big Issue

Belle and Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch and wrestler Grado will be selling the magazine in Glasgow as part of the INSP vendor week

29th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Concern that those renting their home will miss out on election vote

Campaign launched to encourage people to register to vote ahead of Scottish Parliament election in May

26th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Crisis as number of homeless children rises

Almost 5,000 children in Scotland living in temporary accommodation

12th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugee group becomes homeless charity

A refugee support group has transformed itself into a charity that helps the homeless

12th January 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scots children spent one million days homeless in 2015

​Temporary accommodation is becoming a fact of life for Scots families and children

11th January 2016 by Robert Armour

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700,000 Scots fear missing housing payments in 2016

​The new year brings new fears for thousands of rent and mortgage payers in Scotland

5th January 2016 by Robert Armour

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George Clooney launches Social Bite Christmas campaign

Clooney appears in video filmed in Edinburgh donating £5 and urging others to do so

14th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charitable trust tenants may be saved from eviction

The Port of Leith Housing Association is in discussion to buy 86 flats in Edinburgh from the Miss Agnes Hunter Trust

8th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Brand new designer jackets on sale at Shelter shops

​Windfall for charity as designer brand donates brand new jackets

7th December 2015 by Robert Armour

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Empty homes can solve Scotland’s housing crisis

Bringing empty homes back into use could go some way to solving the country's housing problems says leading charity

17th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Top charity chiefs on social media named

Louise Macdonald of Young Scot is joined by Edel Harris of Cornerstone as top Scottish tweeters

16th November 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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People to be offered more help with funeral costs

Citizens Advice Bureaux is to train advisors to help people plan for funerals including supporting them to access funeral payments

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Leonardo DiCaprio visits homeless restaurant in Edinburgh

The Oscar winner enjoyed lunch prepared by workers from homeless backgrounds at the new ‘pay it forward’ restaurant

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Amnesty International adverts banned in Edinburgh and Glasgow

​Network Rail faces criticism for pulling Amnesty International adverts at Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central train stations

16th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots have donated £2,500 to a disabled refugee allegedly attacked in Glasgow

Positive Action in Housing launched a fundraising page for Able Miller who it is claimed had lit fireworks thrown at him and his car by a group of teenagers

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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There are as many empty homes in Scotland as there are homeless people

Scotland has over 34,000 empty homes - the same amount of people presented themselves to local authorities as homeless in the last year

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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A third of Scots are concerned about the number of refugees living in Scotland

38% of Scots say they are “fairly or very concerned” that 20,000 refugees currently live in Scotland

28th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Protest planned against refugee detention centre in Paisley

​Stop Detention in Scotland intends to protest outside the next Renfrewshire Council planning meeting

27th 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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​Gay and bisexual men to be pardoned by Scottish Government

​Charities have welcomed an announcement that men convicted of same-sex sexual activity before laws against it were scrapped will receive a full pardon

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Olympic cycling star Callum Skinner launches this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal

One in eight veterans have a fundamental unmet need for support, and more than half suffer from a long-term illness or disability

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th 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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Nearly half of us live in homes not fit for purpose

Research by Shelter has painted a harrowing picture of the shocking conditions in which people live across the UK today

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Have you ever worked in a pub? You could be eligible for a charity grant

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has launched a new campaign to promote its fund which offers former and current workers one-off sums of money

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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You can now pledge your support online for campaign demanding schools teach pupils about LGBT issues

Members of the public can now sign up and back the Time for Inclusive Education campaign online

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: Scotland’s lifetime of relying on charities

​97% of Scots will use a charity at some point in their life

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Report shows a way for MSPs to defy Westminster over benefits sanctions

The Scottish Government must not squander a historic chance to shelter vulnerable people against the worst excesses of the punitive sanctions regime

19th August 2016 by Graham Martin

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Glasgow foodbanks’ emergency appeal after school holidays leave shelves bare

Poverty over the school holidays has lead to more families turning to foodbanks this summer and has left foodbanks in desperate need of donations

16th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Bite opens restaurant for homeless with the backing of a Michelin-starred chef

Regular customers will be able to pay meals forward for homeless people who will also be offered training opportunities with top chef Martin Wishart

15th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Crowdfunding platform to help Syrians directly

CanDo is aiming to donate as much of their takings to projects in Syria as possible

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Grenfell cash still not reaching victims

Two months on the bulk of cash raised hasn't reached those who suffered most

11th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New prison visitor centre officially opened

The family facility at HMP Glenochil is operated by Stirling Interfaith Community Justice Group

10th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trainspotting’s Spud in charity appearance

Ewan Bremner will join Irvine Welsh at a fundraiser for Leith Theatre

10th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fund allows Scottish charity to continue mine clearance

The Halo Trust is set to clear a further 15 million square metres of land

9th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New project will allow young people to discuss their finances

​Young Scot and Carnegie UK Trust will seek to gain an insight into what young people think about various financial challenges

9th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Fundraising Preference Service logs 6,300 calls in first month

​Public are engaging with new service says regulator

8th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Tesco announces it will end sale of 5p bags

Funds raised from so-called bags for life will continue to benefit good causes

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Family set up charity in memory of boy who donated organs

Finlay's Friends will provide comfort kits to families struck by medical emergency

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Walking generates up to £1.26 billion for the economy

VisitScotland have released new research on walking tourism

4th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Record amount paid out by Charities Aid Foundation

​Annual report shows charitable giving reached record figures

4th August 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Social enterprise to make sandwiches for Edinburgh Book Festival

Catering firm Sodexo is teaming up with social enterprise Social Bite to produce food for the Edinburgh International Book Festival

3rd August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Project that helps people get online to be extended after funding boost

One Digital is aiming to reach a further 40,000 people thanks to a £4 million grant

2nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Finance group claims clean Brexit will benefit charity sector

The Charity Finance Group findings have been called into question by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

2nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charlie Gard’s parents to create foundation in his memory

​Parents plan to use donated cash to help other families facing similar situation

31st July 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
TFN Pension Investigation

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28th July 2017 by TFN Staff

4 Comments News
Revealed: hundreds of charity accounts being closed by banks

Banks taking the easy option and closing accounts in fear of money laundering laws

28th July 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Community share scheme set to continue after success

​Scheme gets funded for another three years

27th July 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Project launched to create dementia friendly communities

The Life Changes Trust has provided £225,000 to create neighbourhood communities to help those with dementia

27th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Legacy income dips as house prices and stocks fall

Wills left to charities take a tumble as economy falters

16th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charlie Gard Foundation to help kids with rare illnesses

​Foundation will be up and running in next few weeks say parents

16th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Bill Gates hands over billions to foundation

The world's richest man proves he's also the world's biggest giver

16th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Firstport hunt for new chief executive

Karen McGregor is leaving the development agency after eight years

15th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trustee investigated after paying herself £31,000

​In the first case of its kind, the Charity Commission is probing "significant breaches of trust"

14th August 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Barnardo’s backlash after using white girl for campaign

Critics have accused the charity campaign of perpetuating the kinds of PC fears that allow female genital mutilation to exist

11th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity launched to tackle education inequalities

The David Doig Foundation has been created in memory of a former industry leader

10th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Council leader and arms-length charity at centre of corruption probe

​Council leader defiantly refusing to step aside while investigation takes place

9th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fundraising Preference Service logs 6,300 calls in first month

​Public are engaging with new service says regulator

8th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Conservation charity accused of bullying small business

Threat made over alleged copyright infringement

7th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
7 social enterprise caterers

Got an event to cater but fed up with boring sandwiches? Jolene Campbell has found caterers with a conscience across Scotland that will sort you out

7th August 2017 by Jolene Campbell

2 Comments News
Record amount paid out by Charities Aid Foundation

​Annual report shows charitable giving reached record figures

4th August 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
New successor named for homeless charity

​Stalwart of the sector retires this week

4th August 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Foster carers win legal battle to be classed as employees

James and Christine Johnstone took Glasgow City Council to an employment tribunal

3rd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Goodmovers 3 August 2017 - look who’s got a new job!

Who's going where in the third sector?

3rd August 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity loses hundreds of thousands to phone scammers

​Hospice just one of several business that lost millions to fraudsters

3rd August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Finance group claims clean Brexit will benefit charity sector

The Charity Finance Group findings have been called into question by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

2nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New boss for Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support Scotland has announced the appointment of Kate Wallace as the charity’s new chief executive

1st August 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Foodbank charity chief steps down

Foodbank provider the Trussell Trust is looking for a new chief executive

1st August 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Tesco announces it will end sale of 5p bags

Funds raised from so-called bags for life will continue to benefit good causes

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Increase in washed up dolphins and porpoises reported

The Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme has said the amount of washed up creatures has doubled

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Conservation charity accused of bullying small business

Threat made over alleged copyright infringement

7th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Walking generates up to £1.26 billion for the economy

VisitScotland have released new research on walking tourism

4th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Inglorious Twelfth: grouse slaughter nothing to celebrate

The League Against Cruel Sports has condemned the annual celebration of grouse shooting known as the Glorious Twelfth

4th August 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Environmental lawyers challenge Scottish Government on air pollution

​Environmental NGO ClientEarth have written to the Scottish Government demanding action on the illegal levels of air pollution in the country

4th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Exclusive: shooting industry accused of using charity to pass poisoned food to the poor

The shooting industry has been accused of using charities to push contaminated food on the poor

4th August 2017 by Graham Martin

6 Comments News
Online daters urged not to take tiger selfies

Tinder has asked for tiger selfies to be removed after complaint for an animal rights charity

4th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Young people to advise on climate change panel

Young people called upon to have their say on the future of Scotland’s environment

4th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Victory for Ramblers as rich landowner finally grants whisky trail access

​Errant landowner refused walkers on the Whisky Trail access to estate

3rd August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Concerns raised over armed forces charity

The Charity Commission is in contact with Forces Support Limited after governance issues were raised

1st August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fury over VisitScotland’s links to mountain hare slaughter

An organisation which promotes mountain hare shooting holidays has received more than £30,000 from Scotland’s national tourism agency

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

15 Comments News
Growing support for stronger climate change policies

Growing numbers of people want the Scottish Government to take stronger action on climate change, according to campaigners

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
TFN Pension Investigation

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28th July 2017 by TFN Staff

4 Comments News
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance involved in near miss with a glider

The charity has said it is reviewing the findings of a report into the incident

27th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Get on your bike and apply for funding to improve cycle routes

New fund to improve the network has been launched

26th July 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Survey reports significant drop in Capercaillie numbers

Just over 1000 of the rare birds remain in Scotland

25th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots aid charity highlights plight of trafficked children

​Project aims ensure Scotland plays its part in combatting child trafficking in India

25th July 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Call for CCTV in abattoirs to protect animals from abuse

Animal rights groups are backing a petition calling for all slaughterhouses to have cameras to help prevent animal abuse

24th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

6 Comments News
Charity launched to tackle education inequalities

The David Doig Foundation has been created in memory of a former industry leader

10th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New prison visitor centre officially opened

The family facility at HMP Glenochil is operated by Stirling Interfaith Community Justice Group

10th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children’s charities outraged at £10,000 police payout to paedophile

Police chief said he'd employ the convicted child rapist again if it protected more children from abuse

10th August 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Young people’s mental health campaign celebrates 100 days

​Today marks 100 days of SAMH's campaign raising awareness for the lack of mental health support for young people in Scotland

10th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

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Cycling scheme which became a web hit to go nationwide

Cycling Without Age encourages cyclists to take older people along for a ride

9th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
New project will allow young people to discuss their finances

​Young Scot and Carnegie UK Trust will seek to gain an insight into what young people think about various financial challenges

9th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Ten point plan to tackle funeral poverty announced

The Scottish Government hopes to launch Funeral Expense Assistance within two years

8th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish lawyers back ban on smacking

The Law Society of Scotland has said children deserve the same protection as adults

8th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Young mum gets new mentor – Scotland’s First Minister

The First Minister of Scotland has agreed to mentor the Charlotte Liddell over the course of a year

8th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Pupils offered support as exam results are revealed

NSPCC Scotland is asking those worried about their results to pick up the phone

8th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Politician learns skills at Scout camp

John Swinney visited one of Scouts Scotland’s National Activity Centres at Meggernie

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Family set up charity in memory of boy who donated organs

Finlay's Friends will provide comfort kits to families struck by medical emergency

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots pupils to learn how to spot fake news

A new pack produced by Scottish charities will teach school pupils how to identify fake news

7th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Young people to advise on climate change panel

Young people called upon to have their say on the future of Scotland’s environment

4th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Dumfries family charity looking to expand further

One of Scotland’s largest social care charities is looking to recruit new foster carers for its Family Support Service in Dumfries

3rd August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Foster carers win legal battle to be classed as employees

James and Christine Johnstone took Glasgow City Council to an employment tribunal

3rd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No proof baby boxes reduce cot deaths

The Lullaby Trust has questioned the safety of the boxes as places for babies to sleep

3rd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Gruffalo goes on safari for art charity

Author Julia Donaldson will present a special event at Blair Drummond Safari Park

3rd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Edinburgh children’s charity becomes partner of iconic Fringe venue

​The Gilded Balloon has named Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity as its first charity partner and is welcoming volunteers to help raise donations

3rd August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Techno homes will transform disabled people’s lives

Housing group plans to roll out more innovative homes across the country

3rd July 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scots families made homeless by Tory benefit cuts

Families facing eviction due to the Westminster Tory government’s benefits cap are ramping up a series of actions in their battle for justice

30th June 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Britain has failed to narrow the gap between the haves and have nots

A major new report says public policy over the last 20 years has failed to help Britain's poor improve their prospects

28th June 2017 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Film: the rocky road to community ownership

A new film explores the process of turning a council community centre into a vibrant community-owned asset

27th June 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Third sector work and wellbeing centre to open in Edinburgh

The centre will integrate employment training and support with wellbeing initiatives such as running clubs, book groups and healthy eating workshops

27th June 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
More Scots forced to live in temporary housing

Homeless applications down but temporary accommodation up

27th June 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Catalogue of failings show housing association misled tenants

Report shows association was so badly governed regulator had to take over control to protect tenants

22nd June 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Grenfell: government must stop assault on health and safety

Charities have joined experts in demanding the UK government abandon deregulation of health and safety regulations following the Grenfell tragedy

21st June 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Exclusive: winners of the 2017 Scottish Charity Awards

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

21st June 2017 by Graham Martin

4 Comments News
After Grenfell: Glasgow tower tenants set up safety panel

Housing association to recruit tenants from 14 of its towers to address safety concerns

21st June 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Boost for cooperatives as Scots fed up with traditional economy

Cooperatives UK says the sector is growing across the UK and Scotland as people seek more control over the economy and their jobs

20th June 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Housing group reveals highrise refurbishment

Housing group showcases renovated houses

13th June 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Housing sector must look to the future, SFHA conference hears

The housing sector must ensure it is preparing now to remain resilient to help the tenants of tomorrow

1st June 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
New chief for social housing federation

The new chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations will move to Scotland to take up the role in June

31st May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Dementia is one of our biggest fears

Research for Dementia Awareness Week reveals the extent to which Scots fear dementia and the implications it can have on friendships

29th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Scottish Government work programme will fail says SCVO

People with multiple barriers to employment will not get enough support under the Scottish Government's new employment programme says charities

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

3 Comments News
Social Enterprise Awards open for entries

Scotland's emerging and established social enterprises are now able to enter to Scottish Social Enterprise Awards 2017

25th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Housing group scoops major industry award for digital inclusion

​Innovative use of technology recognised by industry

10th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Business backing gives hope for disabled children

Staff will take on challenges to fundraise for disability charities

5th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Funding boost for projects which aim to tackle poverty impact

A further £100,000 has been allocated as part of the Community Capacity and Resilience Fund

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Grenfell cash still not reaching victims

Two months on the bulk of cash raised hasn't reached those who suffered most

11th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scotland’s first village for the homeless begins to take shape

​Social enterprise Social Bite has revealed the prototype house to be used for revolutionary village for the homeless in Edinburgh

10th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

1 Comment News
Homelessness in Scotland set to double

Worst forms of homelessness will continue to rise

10th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social innovation competition offers cash prizes for bright new ideas

Three social entrepreneurs with ideas that could change society will benefit from lucrative prizes

9th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Glasgow Kiltwalk raises over a million pounds

April's Kiltwalk event in Glasgow has just hit over a million pounds in donations

9th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Exclusive: Scottish social security system slammed over bid to block benefit appeals

Scotland's social security system plans to adopt a similar two-tier system to the discredited DWP appeals process

9th August 2017 by Robert Armour

3 Comments News
Edinburgh poppy factory becomes living wage employer

​Lady Haig's Poppy Factory in Edinburgh will begin to pay all its staff the real living wage to increase support for veterans

8th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Ten point plan to tackle funeral poverty announced

The Scottish Government hopes to launch Funeral Expense Assistance within two years

8th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish lawyers back ban on smacking

The Law Society of Scotland has said children deserve the same protection as adults

8th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Footballing superstar backs bid to get millions pumped into charity

Juan Mata is supporting Common Goal, which calls on players to hand 1% of their earnings to charity

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
DWP acted unlawfully over benefits appeals

​DWP found to be arbitrarily preventing appeals

7th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Report confirms Scotland in grip of housing crisis

Urgent call to develop a new housing strategy as report shows extent of homelessness in Scotland

7th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Exclusive: shooting industry accused of using charity to pass poisoned food to the poor

The shooting industry has been accused of using charities to push contaminated food on the poor

4th August 2017 by Graham Martin

6 Comments News
Most claimants lose cash as “cruel” Tory benefit caps hit the poorest hardest

Single parents with very young children are affected the worst

4th August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social enterprise to make sandwiches for Edinburgh Book Festival

Catering firm Sodexo is teaming up with social enterprise Social Bite to produce food for the Edinburgh International Book Festival

3rd August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Suicide rates rise sharply in Scotland

Calls for the Scottish Government to adopt a wider approach to stem suicide increase

2nd August 2017 by Robert Armour

7 Comments News
Anti-teen mosquito device is slammed

The contraption, which emits a high frequency noise, has been fitted after complaints of youth disorder

2nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Business leader fires tirade at city centre beggars

If public weren't as generous the problem of begging would be solved

2nd August 2017 by Robert Armour

4 Comments News
Award nomination for flourishing dementia project

The Ally Bally Bee Project has seen an Edinburgh family create personalised stories for children

14th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity fund helps nurse-led projects

The Queen's Nursing Institute has handed £32,500 to Scottish projects

14th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland bids to end period poverty

​MSP wants universal free access to female sanitary products

14th August 2017 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Scotland’s shocking sugar habit revealed

Cancer Research UK has revealed the extent of Scotland's sugar problem and demands strong action from the Scottish Government​

10th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Angus Council improves street conditions for blind residents

​Angus Council has introduced a street charter to improve street safety for residents with sight loss

9th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
New Crohn’s and Colitis UK raises awareness for hidden disabilities

​Crohn's and Colitis UK launches a new campaign to improve travel for people living with IBD

8th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Pupils offered support as exam results are revealed

NSPCC Scotland is asking those worried about their results to pick up the phone

8th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Calls for NHS to stop funding homeopathy

Calls have been made for the NHS to stop spending cash on homeopathy

4th August 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Exclusive: shooting industry accused of using charity to pass poisoned food to the poor

The shooting industry has been accused of using charities to push contaminated food on the poor

4th August 2017 by Graham Martin

6 Comments News
Some mental health patients awaiting discharge for years

At least 19 people have waited more than a year to be released from hospital after being declared fit to leave

4th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No proof baby boxes reduce cot deaths

The Lullaby Trust has questioned the safety of the boxes as places for babies to sleep

3rd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigners call for action after spike in drink deaths

Campaigners have renewed calls for minimum alcohol pricing after new figures showed a 10% spike in alcohol-related deaths in Scotland

3rd August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity loses hundreds of thousands to phone scammers

​Hospice just one of several business that lost millions to fraudsters

3rd August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Suicide rates rise sharply in Scotland

Calls for the Scottish Government to adopt a wider approach to stem suicide increase

2nd August 2017 by Robert Armour

7 Comments News
Business leader fires tirade at city centre beggars

If public weren't as generous the problem of begging would be solved

2nd August 2017 by Robert Armour

4 Comments News
TFN Pension Investigation

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28th July 2017 by TFN Staff

4 Comments News
Campaign to get children out to play launched by Beano favourite

The drive aims to get children out into Scotland's 'natural playground'

28th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Project launched to create dementia friendly communities

The Life Changes Trust has provided £225,000 to create neighbourhood communities to help those with dementia

27th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Almost a third of older people do not use a computer, study claims

The Office for National Statistics study has led to calls to ensure the elderly are not digitally excluded

9th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

3 Comments News
Scottish charity Kiltwalk looking for volunteers in Dundee

Eager volunteers are needed for a charity Kiltwalk from St Andrews to Dundee on 20th August

7th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Politician learns skills at Scout camp

John Swinney visited one of Scouts Scotland’s National Activity Centres at Meggernie

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
7 social enterprise caterers

Got an event to cater but fed up with boring sandwiches? Jolene Campbell has found caterers with a conscience across Scotland that will sort you out

7th August 2017 by Jolene Campbell

2 Comments News
Footballing superstar backs bid to get millions pumped into charity

Juan Mata is supporting Common Goal, which calls on players to hand 1% of their earnings to charity

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Football teams up to tackle homophobia

Football clubs at all levels of professional Scottish football have teamed up to sign up to the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter to improve LGBT inclusion

5th August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Inglorious Twelfth: grouse slaughter nothing to celebrate

The League Against Cruel Sports has condemned the annual celebration of grouse shooting known as the Glorious Twelfth

4th August 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Online daters urged not to take tiger selfies

Tinder has asked for tiger selfies to be removed after complaint for an animal rights charity

4th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Victory for Ramblers as rich landowner finally grants whisky trail access

​Errant landowner refused walkers on the Whisky Trail access to estate

3rd August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
The Gruffalo goes on safari for art charity

Author Julia Donaldson will present a special event at Blair Drummond Safari Park

3rd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Edinburgh children’s charity becomes partner of iconic Fringe venue

​The Gilded Balloon has named Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity as its first charity partner and is welcoming volunteers to help raise donations

3rd August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
How the Just Festival is changing mindsets

This year's Just Festival is the biggest yet with performances, theatre and events from across the globe

1st August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Edinburgh conservationist receives Points of Light award

PM Theresa May has given a top volunteering award to Scottish conservationist Denis Mollison.​

1st August 2017 by Georgina Harris

0 Comments News
Donations help children enjoy big day out

Vulnerable children and families were treated to a day at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum paid for by donations to a national appeal.

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Iceberg water used to create whisky for Scots charity

The Polar Explorer will be auctioned off to help children with low self-esteem

31st July 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Armed forces charity heads to the Fringe

Scotland’s armed forces children’s charity is putting on a play at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Call for urgent review of the Freedom of Information Scotland Act

Members of a new network dedicated to open government have highlighted concerns about legislation

31st July 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
TFN Pension Investigation

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28th July 2017 by TFN Staff

4 Comments News
Charity accountant admits embezzling hundreds of thousands

Lynn Taylor pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to embezzling £220,000

27th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Blood donor rules still discriminate against gay men, say charities

Changes to the rules surrounding blood donations have been welcomed by the Equality Network but it says they still discriminate against gay men

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Windy weather gives record boost to renewables

A blustery start to the year has helped boost Scotland’s wind power generation to record levels.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Top award for Girlguiding volunteer

Sue Walker, who has helped thousands of girls to grow in confidence and realise their potential, has received Girlguiding’s top honour.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fringe play offers £1 tickets to homeless people

People who have experienced homelessness are being offered £1 tickets to an Edinburgh Fringe show

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Athletes prepare for 40th British Transplant Games

More than 750 athletes from around the UK are preparing for this year’s Westfield Health British Transplant Games

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Lottery windfall for veterans’ centre

The Coming Home Centre will receive £90,000 of lottery cash to develop and expand its services

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Record number of parks win Green Flag Awards

A record number of Scottish parks have been presented with prestigious Green Flag Awards this year.

17th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Wind farms pose risk to tourism, say conservationists

Industrial development makes holidaymakers less likely to visit Scotland’s wild places, according to research for the John Muir Trust.

17th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Scottish Youth Parliament announces new trustees

New board members at the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) are well placed to represent all the nation’s young people, the body has said

14th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Adventurers enter electric car in 10,000 mile rally

An Aberdeenshire couple are set to make history as the first people to enter an electric car in the 10,000 mile Mongol Rally.

14th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Veterans not given enough housing advice, survey finds

Servicemen and woman are not being given enough advice about housing, a survey has revealed.

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

3 Comments News
Treaty banning nuclear weapons welcomed by campaigners

The Nuclear Ban Treaty, seen as a “significant step” towards global disarmament, was endorsed by 122 nations at the UN on Friday.

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Calming creativity: the charity helping children cope with hospital

Art therapists helping children cope with hospital

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Cyclist with epilepsy first Brit to complete indoor ultra marathon

Katie Ford has become the first British rider to complete a 12-hour indoor track ultra marathon.

3rd July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

9 Comments News
Highland Wildlife Park named best day out in Scotland

Highland Wildlife Park has been voted Scotland’s best day out in a public poll.

3rd July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Women more likely to donate at work

Women are more likely to support a good cause while at work than men, new research has revealed.

3rd July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Crisis marks 50 years with exhibition of homeless artists

A programme of events celebrating the work of Edinburgh’s homeless artists is being held to mark a charity’s 50th anniversary.

30th June 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Thousands demand an end to hare slaughter

A giant postcard calling for an end to mountain hare culling has been handed to the UK’s largest national park.

30th June 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Community groups to decide on local funding priorities

Projects making a difference to communities in Glasgow are being invited to pitch for a share of local funding to be awarded next year.

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News