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Manufacturing centre at Erskine will offer a ‘lifeline’ to veterans

A manufacturing centre staffed by Scottish veterans is to open next year, offering a “lifeline” to many ex-service personnel.

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Mum pays tribute to baby daughter who died suffering heart disease

Mum pays tribute to baby daughter who died suffering heart disease

A WEST Lothian mum is calling on everyone to support the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Christmas Appeal after losing her daughter to congenital heart disease.

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Carey Lander (top left) with the Glasgow indiepop group Camera Obscura. The keyboard player died in 2015. Picture: Robert Perry/TSPL

Japanese artist pays tribute to late Glasgow musician Carey Lander

It began as a labour of love by a young Japanese artist who became infatuated with Glasgow’s thriving indie music scene.

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Foodbank use in Scotland soars by 20 per cent to record high

Foodbank use across Scotland has risen by 20% to a record level in the last year, according to charity figures.

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Lottery winners Tommy and LInda Parker celebrate their win. Picture: Al Linford

East Lothian man to build dream home for wife after Lottery win

A retired couple from East Lothian are planning to build the house of their dreams after winning the jackpot in the National Lottery.

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Hearts skipper Christophe Berra and Rangers captain Lee Wallace

Football club announces sponsorship deal to raise funds for Children 1st

Edinburgh’s Tynecastle Football Club players are set to wear strips promoting the Children 1st charity under a new partnership between the team and the Edinburgh-based organisation.

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Loanhead  Walking Football group members are heading to Trinidad and Tobago to spread the word about keeping older people fit.
Picture:  Neil Hanna

David Bol: Scottish volunteers set to take the beautiful walking game to the international stage

A group of active volunteers hope to put a popular walking football project on the international stage when they visit the Caribbean next month.

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Students are launching a naked calendar.

Veterinary students launch naked calendar for homeless pet charity

A group of students from the Royal School of Veterinary Studies is to launch a naked calendar to support homeless pets in need

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The 2,000 donated places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Picture: Contributed

2,000 Sleep in the Park places donated by philanthropists

FOUR of Scotland’s top philanthropists have dug deep and each donated £25,000 to fund places for the nation’s young people to take up the Social Bite Sleep in the Park fundraising challenge.

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Nelson Mandela at a reception in Glasgow City Chambers to receive the freedom of nine UK cities in October 1993. A campaign has been launched to erect a statue of him in Glasgow. Picture: Adam Elder/TSPL

Sir Alex Ferguson launches campaign for Mandela statue in Glasgow

A campaign to erect a statue of Nelson Mandela in Glasgow was launched today by Sir Alex Ferguson, with the football legend hailing the late South African president as “an example for the world to follow.”

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Scots are more likely to donate goods to charity than the rest of the UK nations. Picture: Contributed

Scots more likely to give to charity or volunteer than rUK

Scots are the most generous people in the UK, according to a detailed analysis of their support for charities.

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Mary's Meals has served its one billionth meal. Picture: Chris Watt/PA Wire

Mary’s Meals children’s charity serves one billionth meal

A charity which provides school meals to impoverished children around the world has served its one billionth meal.

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George Reid, Chair, CHAS

Professor Gordon Dickson: Children’s hospice charity will have a special place in my heart forever

­Professor Gordon Dickson has been central to the charity’s success as it has evolved its care and support and ­children’s palliative care. Professor Dickson served voluntarily as CHAS chairman for 12 years. However, as he retires, he reflects on what has been achieved.

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Vittoria restaurant donates mass pizza delivery to Edinburgh homeless

Vittoria restaurant donates mass pizza delivery to Edinburgh homeless

An Italian restaurant chain has organised a mass pizza delivery to homeless people across Edinburgh.

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Blaithin Lynch with her dog Tizer. Picture: Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home.

Edinburgh woman praises dog for impact he has on her life

An Edinburgh woman has praised her four-legged friend for turning her life around.

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Last year alone the event raised �29.5million and this year MacMillan is aiming to raise even more.

Thousands of Scots to take part in ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

The ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer - and today many joined in at events across Scotland.

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Hearts and Hibs unite for Sleep in the Park

Edinburgh’s biggest football clubs will come together on Saturday 9 December for Sleep in the Park, the UK’s largest ever sleep out.

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Family of swans rescued from busy West Lothian dual carriageway

Family of swans rescued from busy West Lothian dual carriageway

A family of swans had to be rescued after they were spotted on the A7066 dual carriageway in Bathgate, West Lothian.

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Sleep in the Park hits £500,000 target in less than a month

Over 2,000 people have signed up to sleep rough in Edinburgh this December as part of Sleep in the Park, raising £500,000 In just three weeks since launching the event on August 30.

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Winemaker gives profits from bottles created in memory of parents to charity

SOME people might run a marathon or host a coffee morning to raise money for good causes.

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