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Cyclist injured after crash during Loch Ness cycle race

Thousands of cyclists took part in one of Scotland fastest growing sporting competitions, taking in the scenic 66-mile route around the iconic Loch Ness.

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New Maggie’s Centre in Larbert opens thanks to Moonwalk

Up to 15,000 people in the Forth Valley area living with cancer could benefit from a brand new Maggie’s Centre in Larbert.

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The 10 mile event makes its way through the Meadows, Edinburgh. Picture Toby Williams.

Thousands take part in Great Edinburgh Run

THOUSANDS of runners pounded the Capital’s streets today in the annual Great Edinburgh Run.

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Fernando Ricksen. Picture: JP licence.

Rangers legend Fernando Ricksen: I can’t tell my girl I have MND

Rangers star Fernando Ricksen has revealed he can’t bear the thought of telling his young daughter that he is battling motor neurone disease.

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Captain David Seath Picture: MoD/PA Wire

Captain David Seath’s brother reflects on year since his London Marathon death

Gary Seath recounts the moment he heard his brother David had died and the lasting legacy he has created in his name.

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Lois Marshall. Picture: SYHA

Youth hostelling association appoints youth manager

SYHA Hostelling Scotland has announced the appointment of Lois Marshall as Youth and Volunteer Engagement Manager.

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Simon Wetherell, Co-op Director of Facilities Management; Divisional Managing Director John McNeill; Chrisetta Mitchell, The Leanne Fund; Macaulay Road Store Manager, Steven Cooper and Cromwell Street Store Manager Steven Macphail. Picture: Contributed

Stornoway charity launches new service for CF youngsters

A STORNOWAY charity has launched a new project aimed at helping young people with Cystic Fibrosis moving to university or college.

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Captain David Seath. Picture: Contributed

Dunfermline charity run in memory of tragic marathon hero

SOLDIER Captain David Seath collapsed short of the finish line running the London Marathon last year and died later in hospital.

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Bettyhill Museum. Picture: Contributed

Highland museums win Lottery cash to secure future

THE Highland Museums Forum has received £54,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project to help secure the future of museums throughout the region.

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The Telehealth team, led by Morag Hearty, left, are driving the use of Flo technology. Picture: Contributed

Lanarkshire patients supported by ‘Florence Nightingale’

A GROUNDBREAKING text messaging system has been used to help 1,000 people with depression and anxiety.

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A beggar in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow homeless charity given £430,000 funding boost

A BID to eradicate rough sleeping on the streets of Glasgow has been handed a massive boost which will help it reach out to 70 of the city’s most vulnerable homeless.

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Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh takes part in a charity walk down Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Irvine Welsh kicks off 5,000 mile charity walking challenge

Writer Irvine Welsh urged walkers to Hoof it to Hyderabad as he kicked off the first mile of a 5,000-mile walking challenge.

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The stray lamb was found on a road in Dumfries. Picture: SSPCA

SSPCA hunts owner of lost stray lamb in Dumfries

The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of an adorable stray lamb.

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Buckfast wine is made by monks in Devon. Picture: TSPL.

Buckfast monks ‘should be stripped of charity status’

English monks who produce Buckfast wine should be stripped of their charitable status, campaigners say.

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Scott Kyle is supporting the team's efforts. Picture: contributed

Outlander extras to complete Kiltwalk fundraiser in full Highland dress

FOUR extras on the hit TV series Outlander are set to take part in this year’s Kiltwalk to raise funds for a young girl with cerebral palsy.

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The SSPCA is warning that a rabbit is for life - not just for Easter.

SSPCA warns: Don’t buy rabbits as Easter gifts

The Scottish SPCA is advising people not to buy rabbits as Easter gifts for fear of a surge in abandonments.

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Fundraising for Edinburgh Sick Kids. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh children’s charity has best year ever

The Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF), which supports children and young people in hospital, has reported its most successful year to date – both in terms of fundraising and the amounts it has handed out in grants.

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Emma Beckinsale. Picture: Trees for Life

Conservation breakthrough for Scotland’s rare aspen tree

SCOTTISH charity Trees for Life has successfully encouraged the rare but ecologically important aspen tree to flower under controlled conditions – enabling it to produce much-needed seeds that can be used for propagation.

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Lieutenant Colonel Helen Homewood and sculptor Simon Burns-Cox with 'France 1914' at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Picture: David Findlay/Poppyscotland

Unique sculpture depicting WWI arrives at Kelvingrove Museum

A SYMBOLIC sculpture depicting the last remaining tree in a WWI battlefield is set to go on display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

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Sick Kids Friends Foundation  has announced it smashed its target for donations in 2016. Picture; contributed

Record-breaking year for charity raising cash for Sick Kids hospital

a CHARITY which raises funds to support children and young people in hospital has enjoyed its most successful year yet.

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