Environment & International

Brexit is built on shifting - and rapidly disappearing - sands

With Brexit looming, Craig Wilson looks at its implications and the steps that are being taken to ensure the future of the voluntary sector in Scotland

22nd August 2019 by TFN Guest

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Glass recycling scheme welcomed

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

22nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Nuclear reactor restart “not worth the risk”

Permission has been granted to resume power generation at the Hunterston B nuclear plant.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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From straw man to Wicker Man?

Annie Gunner Logan looks at the unintended consequences of community empowerment, stemming from a lack of strong shared ambitions and clear vision

20th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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Scotland is undergoing a boom in community ownership

Following a successful Community Land Week, Lindsay Chalmers looks at how Scotland is undergoing a boom in community ownership

20th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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Still time to apply for community regeneration awards

The SURF Awards highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of community projects

20th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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No-deal Brexit will wreck communities, lives and organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has made an urgent call for politicians to work together to prevent a no-deal Brexit

19th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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National Trust blasts “unacceptable” fish farm plans

Proposals would destroy Canna's natural heritage, according to the Trust.

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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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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Gurkha charity praised

The work of charity that helps Gurkhas who have settled in Scotland has been recognised

16th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Council could curb children’s climate strikes

Pupils in Edinburgh would only be allowed one day of protest each year under new proposals.

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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OSCR hunts for new chief executive

The Scottish Charity Regulator is advertising for a new permanent chief executive

14th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters to investigate climate change in coastal areas

YouthLink Scotland is spearheading a project to examine the impact of global warming on Scotland's coastline.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Renewed calls to end “inglorious twelfth”

​Grouse shooting is killing natural habitats say campaigners

12th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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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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Glasgow set to host world’s biggest climate conference

​Scotland first needs to get its own house in order say campaigners

12th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Hen harriers fitted with satellite tags

Tags allow researchers to monitor birds and investigate when they go missing.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Building a social enterprise and private sector alliance

Duncan Thorp examines the work going on to boost partnerships between social enterprises and the private sector

6th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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Locals urged to help save lost pufflings

Young birds can become confused after they leave their burrows on the Firth of Forth.

5th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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