Culture & Leisure

The impact of small-scale philanthropy

Susan Smith meets philanthropist David Graham, the man behind the new Social Impact Theatre (SIT-UP) Award at this year’s Fringe Festival.

17th August 2018 by Susan Smith

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Help Oor Wullie head to new home

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

22nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Glass recycling scheme welcomed

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

22nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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One in four girls “don’t feel safe playing outside”

Campaigner warns of "gender play gap" after publication of Girlguiding study.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity slams festival’s award-winning joke

Stereotypical gags lead to stigma says charity

20th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Campaigners seek to save 19th century house

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

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Edinburgh locals invited to say cheerio to Oor Wullie

Next month the bucket trail draws to a close

19th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 16 August 2019

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

16th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity awards finalists help elderly

Two charity awards finalists from the same category in a national award ceremony have come together to bring a smile to elderly residents in Prestonpans

14th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Doubts cast on history of the Haddo Madonna

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

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Festival of Volunteering set to be bigger than ever

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

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding to help revamp historic building

The Patrons of Cowane’s Hospital Trust have gained more than £300,000 to help repair the landmark Stirling building

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Refugees graduate from hospitality training scheme

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

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Prisoners set to learn first aid skills

A programme to teach prisoners how to save lives is being rolled out after a successful pilot

8th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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50,000 Red Cord Cards distributed in Scotland

Euan's Guide has handed out tens of thousands of cards that highlight the importance of red cords in disabled toilets

8th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Take on the million step challenge

A new charity challenge is aiming to get people fit and healthy, whilst raising vital funds for good causes

8th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities embrace social media initiative

Workplace for Good allows organisations to utilise Facebook to boost opportunities

7th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pride Glasgow unveils full line-up

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

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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The answer to Scotland’s drug crisis lies in its communities

Eddie Nisbet calls for support for social enterprises who are delivering local public health services to exorcise Scotland’s drug-related demons

5th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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