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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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Unicef defends David Beckham

Charity says the global icon has generously given his money, time, energy and support

7th February 2017 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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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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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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World leading tech firms coming to Glasgow to offer help to charities

Google, Skyscanner and the Technology Trust among those to offer up their secrets at The Gathering this month

1st February 2017 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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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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Extent of empty homes in Scotland revealed

One home has lain empty since 1993

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Digital mogul to discuss foundation’s work in Scotland

Bill Gates will discuss agricultural work in Scotland which is helping communities worldwide

24th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Hollywood star celebrates Scottish charity successes

Emma Thompson was presented with a bumper cheque for her charity at the People's Postcode Lottery Charity Gala

24th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Cancer experts share £4 million research pot

The successful projects were selected after Worldwide Cancer Research held a Dragon's Den style initiative

24th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity aims to save popular museum

The Stirling Smith's 144-year history could come to an end unless plans to stop funding the gallery are reversed

23rd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Exclusive: funding fears as Big Lottery Scotland sheds 22 posts

Restructure sees a shift in priorities for Scotland's biggest independent funder

23rd January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Homeless projects £1.6 million funding boost

Grants from the Housing Voluntary Grant Scheme will be allocated to 17 projects who work to prevent homelessness

22nd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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MND fund selects first projects

The Gordon Aikman Scholarship was launched to fund groundbreaking projects and support those with the condition

22nd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fundraising platform drops donor fee

Online giving platform GoFundMe has dropped the 5% fee it charged donors for using it

17th January 2018 by Graham Martin

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Digital fears for charities over Facebook changes

It is unclear what effect a new policy by the social media giant will have on content created by third sector groups, experts have said

16th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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New £5m fund opens supporting small charities

Fund offers to boost support with awards up to £150,000

16th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Lottery funding to boost skills projects

A total of 24 organisations will share more than £6,000,000 from the Big Lottery Fund

16th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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PayPal charity donations on the rise

The amount donated using the online service over the festive period grew by nearly a fifth compared to the previous year

15th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Soft Brexit needed to protect third sector

A new paper which highlights the cost of Brexit to Scotland shows that cooperation is needed, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations argues

15th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Four charities gain from Dugdale Celebrity stint

Four Scottish charities gained from former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale’s controversial reality TV stint

12th January 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Funding for green space projects

Scottish Natural Heritage is offering further funding through its Community Engagement Fund

12th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Autism charity faces closure after funding bid fails

​Lifeline organisation faces closure by March if funding can't be found

12th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Tennis star urges Scots to get kilts on for charity

Sir Andy Murray is encouraging people to sign up for the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk

9th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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RNIB makes loss of £12 million

Sight-loss charity RNIB made a loss of more than £12 million last year, new figures show

9th January 2018 by Graham Martin

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Charities fear UK government will raid £2bn fund

Proceeds from dormant assets could transform communities and support the third sector post-Brexit

9th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Aid charities warned by Scottish Government: we’ll cut support

​Anything less than the "highest moral and ethical" standards will result in funding being withdrawn

14th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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TFN Live: Join us for The Gathering 2018

Tune in to watch the top events happening at the Gathering 2018 at the SECC from the comfort of your own desk - for free!

14th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Prue Leith launches charity cook school

Flavour and Haver will allow Cyrenians to extend its successful Food Education programme

13th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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New national director announced at leading charity

Previous roles include producer at BBC

13th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Edinburgh business awards focus on third sector

The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Awards inaugural Inspiring Partnership award for businesses and the third sector was a huge success

13th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Glasgow Council-run charities facing income shortfall

Income down but council says it has accounted for the losses

13th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Charity to set new standards for aid workers

Sector has to lead by example to encourage public confidence

13th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Regulator launches probe into Oxfam in wake of scandal

Deputy chief executive quits

13th February 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Third sector directors up for national awards

The finalists for the Institute of Directors Scotland awards 2018 includes a number of third sector leaders

12th February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Oxfam crisis deepens as chief executive fights to save job

Charity has to prove "moral leadership" in wake of sex scandal

12th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Senior Oxfam staff took part in “Caligula-style” orgy

Charity Commission has confirmed it was made aware

9th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Charity’s opt-ins reach the half million mark

A charity has welcomed its 500,000th opted-in supporter

9th February 2018 by Graham Martin

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Scotrail could prosper as a social enterprise

Social Enterprise Scotland has said that wider options need to be considered for running the country's rail franchise

8th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Thousands of women demanding equal pay set to march in Glasgow

Tide is turning say union officials

8th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Bogus charity clothes collectors costing sector millions

​More enforcement needed says charity

8th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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National third sector bodies join forces on Brexit

Umbrella organisations for the voluntary sector in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are putting pressure on the UK government

8th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Caledonian Challenge ditched due to falling numbers

Once the UK's most popular endurance event raising £13m for charities

7th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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OSCR feared private schools ruling would create “two tier” charity system

Emails reveal civil servants wanted to review wider issue of charity status before revoking private schools' charity rate relief

7th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Social enterprise funeral director opens

The UK's first not-for-profit funeral service aims to tackle growing funeral poverty in Scotland

6th February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Fraud crackdown should be used to promote ethical business

Social Enterprise Scotland says that tackling the misuse of Scottish Limited Partnerships offers opportunity for positive reform

6th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fire fighters near end of Atlantic challenge

Team Noble are rowing across the Atlantic to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity

6th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity in livestock travel ban plea

OneKind wants to see an end to farm animals being transported in cruel conditions

6th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charities quizzed over biodiversity work

The Scottish Parliament is keen to hear whether organisations are taking their responsibility to the natural world seriously

2nd February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Nominations open for the Scottish Charity Awards 2018

Entries are being sought for eight categories, with the ceremony taking place this summer in Edinburgh

31st January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Cash from cans to transform young carers lives

Initiative will boost vital funds for carers' group

31st January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Could plastic beach litter become a thing of the past?

A sealife charity has congratulated the Scottish Government for bringing in a deposit return scheme to cut down on the plastic littering beaches

31st January 2018 by Graham Martin

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Brexit impact haunts the third sector

Brexit fears have been expressed over Parkinson's treatments and funding for international projects

29th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Lent appeal sees funding doubled

The SCIAF Wee Box appeal is offering support to Cambodian families this year

29th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigner wins Burns Humanitarian Award

Her tireless work in India recognised at the ceremony in Alloway

25th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Digital mogul to discuss foundation’s work in Scotland

Bill Gates will discuss agricultural work in Scotland which is helping communities worldwide

24th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Housing association to build £15m wind farm

Ambitious plans will see the community benefit from the three turbine development

24th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Attackers storm charity’s offices in Afghanistan

Up to 50 staff from Save the Children were thought to have been in its Jalalabad offices when gunmen entered

24th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Revealed: Scotland’s most polluted streets

Slight improvement on previous year but levels still dangerous

22nd January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Campaign examines effect of war on children’s wellbeing

War Child UK is aiming to publicise the devastating impact that conflict can have on mental health

17th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Top snapper honoured to become WWF ambassador

He joins an illustrious list

17th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Soft Brexit needed to protect third sector

A new paper which highlights the cost of Brexit to Scotland shows that cooperation is needed, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations argues

15th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Plans for renowned bird conservation centre revealed

Community interest company Bird Gardens Scotland is planning to create a new facility in the Borders

12th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Movie star backs the Kiltwalk 2018

Scottish movie start Gerard Butler joined TV presenter Ross King to promote Scotland's Kiltwalk sponsored walk events

2nd February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Reprieve for charities over council cuts fears

The Smith Museum had feared closure, whilst the Big Noise project had faced seeing its funding slashed

2nd February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Big Noise celebrates a big birthday

More than 3,500 children have learned to play an instrument since the project began

1st February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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New project will examine women’s role in the war

Youngwummin has been launched to mark the Year of Young People and the centenary of the First World War

1st February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Boost for study cooperation campaign

Scottish charities are leading the fight to ensure the Erasmus Plus campaign is retained after Brexit

1st February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Pioneering mentoring programme expands across Scotland

A ground-breaking school-based mentoring programme has announced plans to grow nationally

1st February 2018 by Graham Martin

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No job losses as leading charities merge

Charities will retain their independence but will become part of the same group

1st February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Nominations open for the Scottish Charity Awards 2018

Entries are being sought for eight categories, with the ceremony taking place this summer in Edinburgh

31st January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Misogyny could become a hate crime under new plans

Charities have called for hate crime laws to be extended to tackle the harassment of women in society

30th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Whisky fund boosts alcohol misuse projects

The Scotch Whisky Action Fund supports initiatives across the country

29th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scots back junk food crackdown

The Scottish Government is planning measures to restrict the sale of unhealthy food in a bid to tackle obesity

29th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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More must be done to protect children online

The NSPCC has called for children to be sent automatic alerts if they are at risk of grooming

29th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Trauma effects on children must be considered

Barnardo's Scotland is calling for those that work with youngsters to consider the effects that traumatic experiences can have on children

25th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Big Noise project funding fears

The Raploch Project - which provides free music tuition to youngsters in deprived areas - faces losing almost half of its local authority funding

25th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Young Scots do not feel in control

The Prince's Trust has revealed that wellbeing among young people is at its lowest in nine years

24th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fund to help fight poverty in Glasgow

The Queens Cross Community Chest is offering grants of up to £150 to those aged under 25

24th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Attackers storm charity’s offices in Afghanistan

Up to 50 staff from Save the Children were thought to have been in its Jalalabad offices when gunmen entered

24th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Donald Trump creates anxiety for Scots children

The Mental Health Foundation has found that children are anxious about global events

23rd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Professionals work together to improve care for looked after children

A Scottish charity is hosting a free online course which aims to help youngsters across the world

23rd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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City’s homeless living in tents from fear of “violent” hostels

Tents are appearing in Glasgow as rough sleepers shun the city's hostels

11th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Christmas trees help support the homeless

More than 3,000 Caring Christmas Trees were sold during the festive season

10th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Carbon footprint of Scottish homes drops by a quarter

An environmental charity has said that the good work must continue in a bid to hold off climate change

5th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scots fear they’re two pay cheques away from homelessness

Scots worry about the security of their tenancies

19th December 2017 by Robert Armour

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Call for local authorities to oversee asylum seeker housing

A decision on a contract worth up to £4 billion to house refugees in the UK will be made over the next few months

14th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Rise campaigners take over plush flats for homeless

​No buildings should be left empty when there are homeless on the streets they say

13th December 2017 by Robert Armour

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Action plan to tackle racial inequality

Funding is set to be invested in boosting job opportunities for minorities, as well as links being made with the Travelling community

12th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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New affordable homes launched in Highlands

Homes will be for social and mid-market rent

12th December 2017 by Robert Armour

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Summit tackles Scotland’s poverty premium

Scottish Parliament event will explore how to improve financial support services in Scotland's poorest communities

12th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Katie Hopkins hits out at Sleep in the Park

The controversial TV personality said that participants would be better taking up acting than spending a night on the street

11th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Sleep in the Park raises £3.6 million for fight against homelessness

More than 8,000 people braved icy conditions for the mass sleepout in Edinburgh

11th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Almost 500 homes created for homeless people

Two of Scotland’s biggest housing providers have announced they are to commit 475 properties to homeless people

8th December 2017 by Graham Martin

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Army of volunteers to help the homeless this Christmas

Crisis at Christmas will support hundreds of homeless people over five days

7th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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New chief executive for Trussell Trust

Emma Revie will be taking over at the UK's biggest foodbank charity in early 2018

6th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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New planning bill could put Scotland’s environment at risk

The Scottish Government's new planning bill has been met with disappointment by environment, place and planning bodies

5th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Support for great ideas in former mining communities

The Coalfields Enterprise Support Programme will back social enterprises and other organisations

5th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters and elderly sink into poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's annual report has revealed that poverty rises are occurring which have not been seen for 20 years

4th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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After Grenfell: urgent social housing action needed to prevent tragedy

Plans have been revealed to ensure sprinklers are fitted to all new social housing in Scotland

1st December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Social Bite Village appoints manager

Kathy Hoyle will lead the team of support staff working at the Social Bite Village

28th November 2017 by Susan Smith

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Coalition meets to plan Scots anti-Trump defiance

Charities, campaigners and trade unionists have been invited to a meeting to decide how to protest against a state visit by Donald Trump

6th February 2018 by Graham Martin

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Social enterprise funeral director opens

The UK's first not-for-profit funeral service aims to tackle growing funeral poverty in Scotland

6th February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Huge sums awarded to DWP contractors is “rewarding failure”

FoI request shows two companies rule the roost

5th February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Big Noise celebrates a big birthday

More than 3,500 children have learned to play an instrument since the project began

1st February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fuel poverty campaigners call for tougher targets

New targets must be reached this time say campaigners

31st January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Tax cuts will have no effect on poverty

Scottish Government plans to reduce income tax for low earners will not lead to less people in poverty, a thinktank has claimed

31st January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Nominations open for the Scottish Charity Awards 2018

Entries are being sought for eight categories, with the ceremony taking place this summer in Edinburgh

31st January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Government won’t apologise for benefit suicides

SNP minister called on the government to apologise and admit its failings

31st January 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Hated PIP tests on the ropes as government reviews all 1.6m claims

More cash for disabled people could spell the death knell for the current system

30th January 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Misogyny could become a hate crime under new plans

Charities have called for hate crime laws to be extended to tackle the harassment of women in society

30th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity provided a vital Christmas helpline for struggling families

During December Fife Gingerbread delivered vital Festive Packages to 121 families to help ease the stress of the Christmas period

26th January 2018 by Graham Martin

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Veterans village to provide housing for young

Erskine is set to build 24 flats for former members of the armed forces in Bishopton

26th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Victory: mentally ill PIP claimants set for higher payments

Landmark ruling won't be challenged

26th January 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Misery caused by Universal Credit has all been for nothing

Universal Credit might not save any cash - despite the misery caused

25th January 2018 by Graham Martin

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Big Noise project funding fears

The Raploch Project - which provides free music tuition to youngsters in deprived areas - faces losing almost half of its local authority funding

25th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Victory: total ban for shock collars

Cruel devices to be banned in Scotland

25th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Hollywood star celebrates Scottish charity successes

Emma Thompson was presented with a bumper cheque for her charity at the People's Postcode Lottery Charity Gala

24th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fund to help fight poverty in Glasgow

The Queens Cross Community Chest is offering grants of up to £150 to those aged under 25

24th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Walking app delivers health benefits

Medal Routes has been designed by Ramblers Scotland after a pilot project proved successful

6th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Terminally ill being failed over care needs

One in four Scots who have experience of a relative or close friend with a terminal illness said they did not get the care they need

6th February 2018 by Graham Martin

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Dangers of silent killer sepsis highlighted

The launch of a new publicity campaign has been welcomed by charities that work to promote awareness

5th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Quack cure for autism sees desperate parents give children bleach

Charities fear dangerous practice is harming autistic children

2nd February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow summit to tackle loneliness epidemic

Isolation is becoming an increasing problem particularly among older people

1st February 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Volunteers sought to help save lives

St Andrew's First Aid is looking for help to provide emergency support at large events, including an athletics competition

1st February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity in breast cancer drug plea

Perjeta, which can drastically extend the lives of patients, is available on the NHS in England but not Scotland

1st February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scots feel they have no-one to talk with

Two thirds of people questioned as part of a Time to Talk Day survey feel they cannot confide in others

1st February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Praise as Scotland pushes for tough new abuse laws

​Bill would create world-leading domestic abuse legislation in Scotland

1st February 2018 by Robert Armour

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Edinburgh University honours MND campaigner

A lecture theatre at the university's business school will be named after Gordon Aikman

31st January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Nominations open for the Scottish Charity Awards 2018

Entries are being sought for eight categories, with the ceremony taking place this summer in Edinburgh

31st January 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Adults who buy kids cigarettes cause future misery

Campaign highlights it is socially unacceptable for adults to buy children cigarettes

30th January 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Brexit impact haunts the third sector

Brexit fears have been expressed over Parkinson's treatments and funding for international projects

29th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scots back junk food crackdown

The Scottish Government is planning measures to restrict the sale of unhealthy food in a bid to tackle obesity

29th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigners call for more ME funding

Funding could unravel the mystery behind the debilitating illness

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Powerlifter ready for action after charity support

Micky Yule will represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, after taking part in a Help for Heroes programme

26th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Ban sharebags says anti-sugar charity

Shocking levels of sugar in supersize bags are causing an obesity crisis

26th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Trauma effects on children must be considered

Barnardo's Scotland is calling for those that work with youngsters to consider the effects that traumatic experiences can have on children

25th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Hope for new Parkinson’s treatment within five years

Funding could see debilitating side-effect cured

24th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Action plan aims to address charity concerns

Architects have made a series of recommendations as they call for reform at the country's national body

23rd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Row over funding for sectarian projects

The SNP has denied that budget cuts have resulted in less money for grassroots projects

23rd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Need to tackle abuse in football as maligned act faces repeal

MSPs have backed pleas for the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act

18th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Pensioner heads off on adventure after using digital care system

Margaret Sancken used a system installed by a care charity to research and book an exotic holiday

16th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Events held throughout Scotland to mark charity launch

Help Musicians Scotland will provide support and guidance to aspiring musicians

16th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Mum urges Scots to join Race for Life

Lindsay Blake, who is fighting cancer for a second time, has firsthand experience of Cancer Research's work

15th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Family tragedy sees footballer found mental health charity

Former Scotland striker Kris Boyd hopes to be able to get people talking about mental health, having lost his brother

15th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Adults drink to cope with problems

Three in five Britons who drink alcohol do so to cope with pressure, a charity has found

15th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Tennis star urges Scots to get kilts on for charity

Sir Andy Murray is encouraging people to sign up for the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk

9th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Band rock out for musical charity

Idlewild will return to King Tut's for the launch of Help Musicians Scotland

9th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Harry Hill volunteers at charity shop

The comedian has backed Oxfam's Give a Shift campaign, which aims to boost volunteer numbers

3rd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Comedian inspires cat charity prints

Bob Mortimer has helped to raise thousands of pounds for Cats Protection

3rd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish crime author in charity donation

Ian Rankin has handed over a sizeable chunk of his annual earnings to a charitable trust

3rd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Time to Talk about our mental health

A UK wide campaign aims to start Britain's biggest conversation about mental health

3rd January 2018 by Susan Smith

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Don’t Give Up – Give Back in 2018

A youth charity looking for new e-volunteers says people are more likely to stick to resolutions to do something positive rather than giving up stuff

3rd January 2018 by Susan Smith

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Celtic FC charity raises £230k for the most vulnerable

Celtic FC’s annual Christmas appeal has raised an incredible £230,000 for the most vulnerable in society

21st December 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland bans use of animals in circuses

The move by the Scottish Parliament has been welcomed by animal welfare charities

21st December 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Force for good: Star Wars fans back children’s charity

Star Wars fans have helped a children’s charity raise an out of this world amount of cash

20th December 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Police probe Scottish charity’s finances

Officers were contacted about alleged financial irregularities at the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland in October

19th December 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

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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

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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
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
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
Hairdressers support Samaritans’ Big Listen campaign

The Big Listen aims to highlight the support Samaritans offer around the clock to anyone feeling overwhelmed with life.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Calming creativity: the charity helping children cope with hospital

Art therapists helping children cope with hospital

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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