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Dundee turns tartan as thousands raised in Kiltwalk

MORE than 2,000 people took part in the Dundee Kiltwalk on Saturday, raising thousands of pounds for walkers’ chosen charities.

Dundee & Tayside
Graham Findlay, CEO from North East Sensory Services (NESS), is set to run his first half marathon at the Great Aberdeen Run, with guide runner Diana Daneels. Picture: Contributed

Blind charity chief to do first half marathon at Great Run

A REGISTERED blind charity executive is preparing to take part in his first half marathon to raise money for blind and deaf people in the north-east.

Aberdeen & North East
Glasgow man creates world record by fathering twins 27 years after freezing sperm. Picture: John Jeffay

Scots man fathers twins 27 years after freezing sperm

A man has fathered twins using sperm frozen almost 27 years earlier and earned himself a world record.

Tech 2
Mark Giles, personnel manager of Waitrose Morningside, shaking hands with Luke Emerton, Community Support & Development at Bethany Christian Trust. Picture: Supplied

Waitrose donates £19,000 to homelessness charity Bethany

UPMARKET grocery store chain Waitrose awarded over £19,000 to Edinburgh-based homeless charity, Bethany Christian Trust, in an effort to prevent and tackle homelessness across Edinburgh and Scotland’s East Coast.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Kiogosi FC in the old Point strips. Picture: Supplied

African youngsters wear Lewis football shirts with pride

YOUNGSTERS in Tanzania are now playing football in strips from a Scottish youth team, Point FC in Lewis, following a donation from a community wind farm charity.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Katy will be running in memory of her mum. Picture: Supplied

Katy leading army of runners in memory of her mum

AN army of runners will be pounding the streets of Inverness next month in memory of a Highland mum who died from a brain tumour earlier this year

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Glasgow Warriors centre Nick Grigg and hooker James Malcolm were joined by Lucy Kerr, the current Miss Scotland, at launch of Glasgow Kiltwalk. Picture: Mark Ferguson

Glasgow Kiltwalk breaks £1m mark for Scots charities

A TOTAL of 7,293 charitable walkers took to the streets in April for this year’s Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk in Glasgow – and their efforts have resulted in £1,364,384 being raised

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Alex outside Hampden Stadium. Picture: Supplied

Former referee celebrates 25 years as school lollipop man

ALEX McGunnigle used to be responsible for keeping order on the pitch during some of Scotland’s biggest football games, but for the last quarter of a century he has undertaken a completely different challenge – ensuring children find their way safely to school.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Three sets of twins at St Ninian's High School, East Renfrewshire, Scotland, who received 5As at Highers (from left to right; Joseph and Michael Lowrie, both 17, Emma and Vivien McAinish, both 17 and Roisin and Niamh Kelly, 16). Picture: SWNS

Three sets of twins from same school achieve straight As

Three sets of twins from the same school have achieved straight As in their Highers.

News 1
Hope Gilmour. Picture: Supplied

Girl told she would never walk at birth completes 5k run

A YOUNG girl from Alloa who was told from birth she may never walk has defied all odds by completing a 5km fundraising run.

News 1
Karen Cox flying with her family. Picture: Supplied

Moray mum beats disability struggles to win aviation honour

A MUM who undertook her own battle against the disabling Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) has been honoured in the name of a pioneering female aviator.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Blaine, Scott, partner Laura, and their children enjoy a day out in the sun. Picture: Supplied

Dad’s marathon effort to find a cure for sick daughter

A HIGHLAND dad whose daughter is one of only 125 people in the UK with a rare life-limiting genetic disease is pulling on his running shoes for a charity which he hopes will one day find a cure.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Cyclist ross Mitchell. Picture: Supplied

Charity cyclist tackles Cairngorms riding length of Scotland

AN engineer from Fife is to attempt to cycle the length of Scotland in under 24 hours this weekend – a feat of endurance that will include a 6,000 metre ascent through the Cairngorms - all in aid of a children’s charity.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Last year's winners with organisers: Pat Denzler, Master of The Merchant Company, Robert Souter, Peter Wood, Callum Jordan, Paul Morris and Richard Barron, Chairman of the Initiative Prize at The Merchant Company. Picture:  Steven Donald Photography/Contributed

Search on for charitable teenagers with initiative

FIVE students who built a pizza oven from recycled materials, and then sold their pizza for charity, won last years Merchant Company Initiative Prize - and organisers are now seeking this year’s charitable brainstormers.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Phil O'Donnell.

Celtic hero Phil O’Donnell’s daughter leads charity walk

A FUNDRAISING trek along the West Highland Way in tribute to the former Celtic and Motherwell player has been led by his daughter, Megan.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands 2
Scottish amputee football team to head to europe thanks to support from Muir Group. Picture: Supplied

Scotland’s amputee football team to make European debut

A TEAM of Scottish amputee football players is to play in a tri-nation tournament in the Netherlands.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
David Tennant with the winning card. Picture: Supplied

David Tennant picks Father’s Day card competition winners

FORMER Dr Who actor David Tennant has taken time out from his busy theatre schedule to judge a Father’s Day competition run by Scottish charity Circle.

News
Ladies Lunch raises thousands for Spina Bifida charity. Picture: Supplied

Glasgow Ladies Lunch raises £21k for Spina Bifida charity

TV interior designer John Amabile and Britain’s Got Talent’s Edward Reid got the party started for 340 women who celebrated Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland’s 11th annual Ladies Lunch.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Golf coach Gillian Stewart at Castle Stuart. Picture: Supplied

Golf coach Gillian Stewart wins Castle Stuart Ladies Open role

ONE of the UK’s leading golf coaches will help set women golfers on the right course at the Highland Ladies Open at Castle Stuart this year.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Michael Mellon with Prnce Harry. Picture: Supplied

Scots veterans selected for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017

THREE injured Scots veterans have been chosen to represent the UK at the Invictus Games in Toronto this year.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
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