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Campaign aims to help blind Aberdeenshire woman regain sight

THE family of a blind woman from the fishing village of Sandhaven has launched a campaign to raise £11,000 to fund the purchase of a pair of electronic glasses which will help her win her sight.

Aberdeen & North East
Scots crime author Christopher Brookmyre. Picture: Supplied

Christopher Brookmyre fans given chance to appear in book

CRIME fiction author Christopher Brookmyre is giving one fan the unique opportunity to have a character named after them in his next work - donating the prize to leading Edinburgh sight loss charity Royal Blind.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Gregor MacDonald. Picture: Kevin McGlynn/Contributed

Oban teen internet piping sensation lands Oban Live slot

A 13-year-old who became an online hit after performing live on a transatlantic flight to New York is to be a special guest artist to open Oban Live, Argyll’s biggest music event.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Eilidh MacLeod, 14, (right) who died in the explosion, with friend Laura MacIntyre, 15, who remains seriously ill in hospital. Picture: SWNS

Manchester attacks: Online fundraiser for Eilidh MacLeod launched

An online fundraising campaign for two victims of the Manchester terror attacks from Barra is set to surpass its target within hours of going live.

Charities 2
Charlie Macmillan before his haircut challenge. Picture: Supplied

Lewis boy Charlie’s haircut challenge to help cancer victims

AN inspiring schoolboy from the Isle of Lewis is using his hair to help other children.

News
A tin can from a Soviet klondyker found during clean-up of Scottish beach. Picture: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Beaches makeover in Highlands finds Soviet-era tin cans

TWO scenic beaches north of Ullapool in the North West Highlands have been treated to a massive clean-up by almost 50 volunteers.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Michael smith, Adam McAlpine and Matt Carnegie are taking on the West Highland Way for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland. Picture: Contributed

B&Q Colleagues take on 96-mile West Highland Way for charity

Three colleagues from B&Q Port Glasgow are to tackle the famous trek in just 36 hours for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
The family of John Telfer are hoping he can be brought home from Spain. Picture: www.gofundme.com/johntelfer

Family campaign to bring ‘critically-injured’ cyclist home

THE family of a cyclist fighting for his life after a horror crash in Spain have launched an urgent funding campaign to bring him home.

News 4
Official opening of the charity-funded RippleRetreat holiday home, near Callander, for families hit by cancer. Picture: Contributed

£1m luxury home for cancer families opens near Callander

A DESIGNER home gifted to families who have children with cancer has opened its doors to its first visitors following the fundraising success of a small Edinburgh-based charity.

Dundee & Tayside
The Princess Royal and Right Rev Dr Derek Browning, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. PICTURE: ANDREW  O'BRIEN

CrossReach campaign aims to tackle mental health stigma

EVERY year one in four adults - and one in 10 children - in Scotland experience mental health problems.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Brave Eilidh Steel starts off  the Race for Life. Pictured: Contributed

Scots teen beats rare cancer after treatment in US

A SCOTTISH teenager beat a rare form of cancer thanks to cutting-edge treatment in America.

Charities
Gordon Aikman. Picutre: Lisa Ferguson

Gordon Aikman honoured for his MND campaigning

GORDON Aikman died of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in February after a three year battle with the condition. His campaigning transformed MND care and raised over £600,000 for MND Scotland, which is being used to help fund a cure.

News
Patsy will abseil from the Forth Road Bridge this weekend. Picture: Scott Louden

Mum to abseil off Forth Road Bridge for diabetes charity

A BRAVE mum will face her scariest test at the weekend when she abseils off the Forth Rail Bridge in support of her seven year old son.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians 1
Scottish actor and comedian Rikki Fulton.

Tony Roper unveils Rikki Fulton dedication at pets’ home

THE Scottish SPCA has opened a new £6 million extension of their Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre, with a block being dedicated to comedian Rikki Fulton and his wife, Kate, both huge supporters to the charity.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Pupils from Queen Victoria School Dunblane at the Wallace Monument. Picture: PoppyScotland

Poppy cascade from Wallace Monument remembers Arras fallen

CHARITY Poppyscotland has released 46,000 Poppy petals from the top of the National Wallace Monument, in Stirling, to commemorate the end of the Battle of Arras.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Cala Homes is donating its showhome furniture to the Fresh Start homeless charity, and Clare McLoughlin of the housing group met with Keith Robertson and Stewart Ferguson of Fresh Start when they arrived to select items.

Properties for homeless given upmarket transformation

LIFE for more than 20 ­people has been ­transformed after their new homes were given a makeover, thanks to upmarket housebuilder Cala Homes.

News
Gallan Head was location of a Cold War listening station. Picture: Richard Davies/MAP

Observatory plans for Lewis Cold War listening station

IT used to be a major player in the Cold War, acting as an early warning system against Soviet submarines and ­aircraft.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
North of Ullapool, part of the North West Highland Geopark. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Charity urges public to help North West Highlands Geopark

A CONSERVATION charity is appealing for support to safeguard an important Highland location which brings geologists, students, rock climbers, hillwalkers and other visitors from all over the world.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands 1
Phil Taylro. Pciture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Darts legend Phil Taylor donates £20k to help sick Scots fan

THE 16-times world champion powered in with a massive donation to help six-year-old Jackson Waddell get life-saving treatment.

Glasgow & Strathclyde 2
James Turing, great-nephew of code-breaker Alan Turing, says tech can 'enable real change' in developing countries. Picture: Contributed

Turing Talks gears up for inaugural Edinburgh event

A social enterprise founded by the great-nephew of Second World War code-breaker and mathematician Alan Turing is to host a conference in Edinburgh next month to examine how technology can help developing countries.

Tech 1
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