Scot aims to do first solo Jordan trail trek for charity

A YOUNG woman is planning to become the first to trek solo across Jordan for a charity helping Syrian refugees and Jordanians in need.

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Sports minister Aileen Campbell. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/ JP License

Top athletes promote positive coaching

Sports minister Aileen Campbell is to meet some of Scotland’s top athletes today to promote positive coaching.

Andy with partner Clare Linning and children Hannah, 22, and Darren, 14. Picture: Contributed

Firefighters rally in support of injured colleague

A FIREFIGHTER who sustained life-changing injuries when a wall collapsed on him whilst tackling a blaze last year will be the focus of fundraising efforts by the Firefighters 100 Lottery this January.

Joy Attwood(L) fighting cancer for a second time at home in Wawne, Yorshire with her sister Jennie. Picture: SWNS

Dying mum can fulfil dream to see Northern Lights in Scotland

A mum-of-four given just months to live will be able to fulfill her bucket list wish to see the Northern Lights thanks to generous donations.

Presents given to animal charity by youngster Zoe. Picture: SSPCA

Scottish SPCA want to find little girl Zoe to say thanks

The Scottish SPCA is on the hunt to thank young Zoe Raynor.

Pupils from Dyke Primary School in Moray feature in Tatler magazine. Picture: Contributed

Society mag Tatler puts Moray primary in ‘top school’ list

TOP society magazine The Tatler has picked a Highland primary school as one of the best in the UK.

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Charity is seeking bikes for refugees in Ayrshire. Picture: Michael Gillen

Charity appeals for bikes for refugees in Ayrshire

A SCOTTISH charity is seeking help in providing bikes for refugees located in Ayrshire.

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Yachtsman of the Year Gavin Reid. Picture: Scott Heavey/PA Wire

Deaf sailor who rescued yachtsman beats Olympic heroes to award

A NOVICE deaf Scottish sailor who led a massive rescue during a round-the-world race has won the world’s biggest yachting award - against some of the biggest stars on the water.

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Helen Fowler. Picture: Julie Bell

Helen Fowler: Research brings hope for thinking ahead

PROPPED up in bed, I’m glad I can hold the yarn needed for knitting this doll between my thumb and forefinger.

NESS chief executive Graham Findlay. Picture: Contributed

137-year-old charity NESS celebrates its best year ever

A 137-year-old north-east charity is looking forward to continued success after celebrating its best year ever.

Gill and husband Mark with daughters Neve and Katie-Anne. Picture: Contributed

Wife gives husband the gift of life with kidney donation

GILL Redmond did not need to worry about what present to buy her husband for Christmas: she’d already given him the gift of life by donating him one of her kidneys.

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Lagavulin celebrated the 200th anniversary of its distillery on Islay last year. Picture: Contributed

How rare whisky is funding community projects on Islay

Residents of Islay have played a major part in the success of the distilleries located on the island over the past few centuries, and now one of those success stories is looking to give something back to the local community.


‘Dream come true’ as Edinburgh man flown to Sweden for Christmas

A MAN who came to the Capital homeless has described his “dream come true” experience after a chance encounter with two tourists saw him invited to Sweden for Christmas.

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Alasdair Cordona and Ishbel Taromsari. Picture: Facebook

Man on homeless hunger strike outside Scottish Parliament

Campaigners have joined a protest by a hunger striker who is sleeping rough outside the Scottish Parliament and says he is prepared to die.

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George Michael was big on charity donations - but he kept his generosity quiet. Picture: Getty Images

George Michael’s secret generosity through charity donations

Behind the headlines and huge on-stage persona, George Michael was a generous man who kept quiet about his considerable charitable donations, it has emerged.

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The number of adults and children homeless at Christmas has risen by nearly 10%. Picture: Contributed

Figures show 8% rise in homelessness at Christmas

The number of adults and children who are homeless at Christmas has risen, according to new figures.

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Loch Arkaig has been sold to a community group. Picture: Clifton Bain/Contributed

Commando forest Harry Potter flew over on a dragon is saved

A SPECTACULAR ancient Scots pine forest - famed for being used as a training ground for WWII Commandos and featuring in a Harry Potter movie - has been bought by a local community following a race against the clock to raise funds.

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Proposed new community-build school planned next to Ardnamurchan High. Picture: Donald Macloed/TSPL

Highland community-build school project wins £50k boost

A SCOTTISH village has won funding to help pave the way for a community-build school.

Veteran Johnathan Lee with wife Dawn and children Hazel, three, and 11-month-old David. Picture: Contributed

Ex-soldier opens up Scots holiday home to veterans

AN 84-year-old former soldier is playing Santa to wounded and injured veterans by offering free holidays in Scotland.

Scots are more likely to donate money to charity at Christmas than other times of the year, a survey found. Picture: Jon Savage/JP License

Scots are ‘the most charitable and generous’ at Christmas

Scots are more likely to donate money to good causes at Christmas compared to other parts of the UK, a survey has found.

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