Spike in children using foodbanks in Renfrewshire

The number of children relying on food banks in one council area has jumped by almost a quarter in just three months.

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Fans camped in Ibrox stadium (pictured). Photo: John Devlin

Rangers fans raise £52k for homeless projects after Ibrox sleep-out

Charitable Rangers fans have raised more than £52,000 following a sleep-out to try and combat homelessness.

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Raasay Community Stores crowned best in Scotland for contribution to community. Picture: Contributed

Lifeline Raasay shop wins community award

IT serves a community of only 150 Hebridean islanders and was on the brink of closure just four years ago.

David Morgan, left, David Duke, centre, and Peter Lawson reflect on the relationship between social enterprises and corporate business in Scotland. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Top law firm’s tie-up with social enterprise works both ways

In partnership with Burness Paull.

Author Alexander McCall Smith. Picture: Jon Savage

Alexander McCall Smith supports book project for children

SCOTS author Alexander McCall Smith, famous for The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, has given his support to an initiative to provide books for disadvantaged children at Christmas.

Young film-maker Zeki Basan. Picture: Contributed

16–year-old Scots film-maker captures vision of John Muir

A 16-year-old Scottish filmmaker has followed in the footsteps of John Muir, creating a short film on the wild places found along the John Muir Way.

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Kenny Miller joins children at their Christmas Party. Picture: Contributed

Kenny Miller celebrates Christmas with Scots sick kids

RANGERS star Kenny Miller has helped put smiles on the faces of terminally ill children.

Festival of Museums launch. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

#GivingTuesday - A focus on Museums Galleries Scotland

MUSEUMS Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the national development body for the Scottish museum sector.

Gamekeeper Leslie George. Picture: Contributed

Gamekeeper shaves off 32-year-old moustache for charity

A GAMEKEEPER who hasn’t been without his signature moustache since he was 18 years old has had it waxed off to raise vital cash for men’s health charities.

Caley Thistle goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams gets his beard pulled by Lakeisha Lapsley and Eilidh Smith during launch of Beards for Bairns. Picture: Contributed

Highland footballers ditch razors for kids charity

INVERNESS Caledonian Thistle players are hoping to score for a children’s charity this winter by ditching their razors.

Rev Dr Russell Barr. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Advent videos reflect on ‘true meaning of Christmas’

THE spirit of Christmas is being brought to life with an online Advent calendar featuring 25 specially created videos made by Church of Scotland ministers.

Anya Storie holds a 3D printed ear. Picture: Contributed

3D technology gives youngster new ear for Christmas

A NINE year old girl from Lanarkshire is celebrating receiving an early Christmas present in the form of a brand new ear.

Picture: John Devlin

1000s of Scots cancer sufferers set for lonely Christmas

Thousands of cancer patients in Scotland will be lonely this Christmas and New Year, according to a survey for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Donnie Campbell after completing his 24-hour Munro challenge.

Munro mountain record broken with 24 tackled in 24 hours

FORMER Marine Donnie Campbell has broken an endurance record by running and climbing 24 Munros in less than 24 hours.

Edinburgh Easter Road stadium.  Picture: Ian Rutherford.

Hibs will open stadium to homeless on Christmas Day

Hibs football club will open its stadium to homeless people on Christmas Day,

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Backpacks set for refugee children. Picture: Contributed

Dunfermline Sky staff donate backpacks for child refugees

AN appeal to make Christmas special for child refugees has led to an extraordinary act of generosity by staff at Sky in Dunfermline.

Glasgow Winter Night Shelter is expecting its busiest Christmas. Picture: PA

Glasgow Winter Night homeless shelter braced for busiest year

Volunteers at a winter homeless shelter are preparing for what is expected to be their busiest ever year this Christmas.


Cystic Fibrosis Trust releases moving Christmas video

The moment an NHS doctor was moved to tears by a thank you note from a 10-year-old patient has been captured on video.

#givingtuesday - A focus on WWF Scotland

#givingtuesday - A focus on WWF Scotland

THE charity part of the global WWF family whose aim is to work for a future where people and nature thrive.

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Carolyn Aitken has been attending Maggies for 12months. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Cancer survivor backs Maggie’s fundraising appeal following her support through diagnosis

When Carolyn Aitken took her mum to Maggie’s in between radiotherapy appointments in Dundee, she never expected she would return more than a decade later with her own breast cancer diagnosis.

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