Olympic star Callum Skinner launches Scottish Poppy Appeal

SCOTTISH cycling hero Callum Skinner added a touch of gold dust to this year’s launch of the Scottish Poppy Appeal as he joined veterans at Waverley railway station in Edinburgh.

Helen Fowler. Picture: Julie Bull

Helen Fowler: MS forgotten on frozen camp trip - temporarily

WE’RE sat around the stove, huddling as close to it as we can. I’ve temporarily forgotten about my Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the more pressing and immediate struggle to keep warm.

Ex-Rangers player Fernando Rickson, who now has MND. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Rangers star Fernando Ricksen’s MND battle to be screened

A DOCUMENTARY has been made on ex-Rangers player Fernando Ricksen’s battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

Yvonne Nee, who lost her father Bill Lavery to MND. Picture: Contributed

Call for MND sufferers to access benefits for their lifetime

MND Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to ensure people with Motor Neurone Disease will be able to access certain benefits without assessment for the rest of their lives.

Nikki Bremner and son Archie, daughter Olivia, with staff nurses Hazel Forbes and Lisa Scally. Picture: Contributed

Mum climbs Kilimanjaro for Inverness special care baby unit

A YOUNG mother whose baby spent 17 days in a special care unit when delivered early because she contracted meningitis while pregnant has climbed Kilimanjaro to raise thousands for charity.

Staff nurse Hazel Forbes with Nikki Bremner, son Archie, daughter Olivia, and staff nurse Lisa Scally. Picture: Contribued

Mum climbs Kilimanjaro for Inverness special care baby unit

A YOUNG mother whose baby spent 17 days in a special care unit when delivered early because she had contracted meningitis while pregnant has climbed Kilimanjaro to raise thousands for charity.

Brian Warren plays his pipes at Erskine. Picture: Contributed

Loch Lomond Shores piper raises £2,000 for Erskine

VISITORS to Loch Lomond Shores who enjoyed the sounds of a lone bagpiper in the summer have helped raise almost £2,000 for Scottish veterans.

Ellie MacDonald in her red St Andrews University gown. Picture: Contributed

St Andrews students to walk one million miles for Ellie

A NEW walk is to be launched in memory of Ellie MacDonald, a Uist student, who died from cancer aged just 23 only weeks after graduating from St Andrews University.

Lawrence Cowan and his son Fergus. Picture: Contributed

Dad and son to wear pink kilts for a month in cancer fundraiser

A fundraising father and son are to wear pink kilts for a month to raise money for breast cancer research.

Lucy Lintott, Scotland's youngest person living with MND, is in line for a key charity role. Picture: Contributed

Young MND sufferer Lucy aims to be UK face of global drive

A woman who is the youngest person in Scotland living with motor neurone disease (MND) has told how she is motivated by fundraising for research into the condition.

Elaine Hopley trains for the daunting crossing. Picture: Contributed

Atlantic rowing attempt inspired by mother’s love

A determined Scots sportswoman is in the final preparation stages of a mammoth Atlantic charity challenge in memory of her mother who suffered from dementia.

Highland Rev Susan Brown teeing off. Picture: Contributed

Chaplain creates blessing for each hole at Royal Dornoch

GOLFERS at one of the world’s most prestigious courses are being given spiritual advice by a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.

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Elaine Lennon and her daughter Carrie Lennon Stand Up To Cancer. Picture: Contributed

Scots cancer survivor and daughter make stand to save lives

CARING Elaine Lennon is urging all Scots to Stand Up To Cancer as she battles through treatment for the disease.

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Kirsty and friend Scott after run. Picture: Contributed

Sister’s tribute to brother to raise funds for charity

A SCOTS woman who lost her brother to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome is raising funds in a bid to save more lives and prevent other families from the ‘living hell’ they have endured after their devastating loss.

Aberdeen City Council leader Jenny Laing and Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired. Picture: Contributed

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN’S Winter Festival is set to return next month with the hugely popular Christmas Village, Christmas Tree Maze, Wooden Sculpture Trail and much more.

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Aberdeen legend Joe Harper will take part in 40th anniversary event.

AFC 1976 stars reuniting for first time to support charity

ABERDEEN Football Club legends are reuniting from across the globe at a charity lunch this month.

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Bed push campaign taking place in Caithness. Picture: Contributed

Caithness bed push aims to highlight hospital downgrade

PROTESTORS are to do a hospital bed push in a demonstration against the downgrading of health services at a Highland hospital.

Big Lottery funds Scottish projects to the tune of �3m. Picture: Contributed

Scottish charities to benefit from £3m Lottery funding

THE Big Lottery Fund has announced that over £3 million in funding is to be given to 18 projects across Scotland.

Andy Murrya live raised just under �300,000 for charity. Picture; John Devlin

Andy Murray Live proves a smash-hit for charity

ANDY Murray’s tennis exhibition event in Glasgow last month raised more than £290,000 for children’s charities, it has been revealed.

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Helen Fowler. Picture: Julie Bull

Helen Fowler: MS and the importance of family support

THE importance of family lies at the heart of Ian Fleming’s Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang.

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