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Gamekeeper shaves off 32-year-old moustache for charity

A GAMEKEEPER who hasn’t been without his signature moustache since he was 18 years old has had it waxed off to raise vital cash for men’s health charities.

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Caley Thistle goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams gets his beard pulled by Lakeisha Lapsley and Eilidh Smith during launch of Beards for Bairns. Picture: Contributed

Highland footballers ditch razors for kids charity

INVERNESS Caledonian Thistle players are hoping to score for a children’s charity this winter by ditching their razors.

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Donnie Campbell after completing his 24-hour Munro challenge.

Munro mountain record broken with 24 tackled in 24 hours

FORMER Marine Donnie Campbell has broken an endurance record by running and climbing 24 Munros in less than 24 hours.

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Backpacks set for refugee children. Picture: Contributed

Dunfermline Sky staff donate backpacks for child refugees

AN appeal to make Christmas special for child refugees has led to an extraordinary act of generosity by staff at Sky in Dunfermline.

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Andy Noble, with lollipop lady Elizabeth. Picture: SWNS

Edinburgh man’s act of kindness stuns lollipop lady

A small act of kindness for a lollipop lady after her daughter’s bike was stolen has melted thousands of hearts on social media.

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Cancer survivor Florencia Pistritto, 30, of Edinburgh, who was chosen to cut the ribbon to launch Scotland's first Cancer Research UK superstore earlier this year at Corstorphine, and cancer scientist Dr John Thomson.

#GivingTuesday - A focus on Cancer Research UK

CANCER Research UK spent more than £33 million last year in Scotland on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research

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Nicola helping to celebrate the charity's 50th anniversary. Picture: Contributed

#GivingTuesday - a focus on Simon Community Scotland

FOR 50 years, Simon Community Scotland has been working alongside people experiencing all forms of homelessness.

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The Lady Haig poppy factory in Edinburgh. Picture: Contributed

#givingtuesday - Poppyscotland streaming live for first time

TO celebrate #GivingTuesday, Poppyscotland will be streaming live from the Lady Haig Poppy Factory over Facebook for the very first time.

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Why not donate to charity on #givingtuesday? Picture: John Devlin

Giving Tuesday donations last year raised £6k a minute

GIVING Tuesday last year broke a Guinness World Record for the most online donations in 24 hours as people gave away £35 million to good causes globally.

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Lianne Lodge.

Giving back is ‘easy and incredibly rewarding’

AFTER Black Friday and Cyber Monday what a relief it is to have Giving Tuesday.

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Morrisons stores are support #givingtuesday.

Giving Tuesday - a day to show global kindness

ONE in three people in the country has paid a compliment to a stranger in the past year, according to new research released to mark #givingtuesday – the global day of giving.

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Finn Mackin, two. Picture: Contributed

50 strangers hailed for saving toddler in cancer battle

THE parents of two-year-old Finn Mackin have praised the selfless acts of strangers who helped save their son from a rare form of leukaemia.

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Writer Brian Conaghan was rejected 217 times before he managed to get any of his work published.

Former council painter from Lanarkshire in running for leading UK literary prize

A former council apprentice who had more than 200 rejections from publishers is in the running for one of Britain’s leading literary honours.

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Highland Council Employee of the Year Gail Ward. Picture: Contributed

Highland housing officer hailed for ‘compassion’ to refugees

HOUSING policy officer Gail Ward has been named Highland Council’s Employee of the Year for the care and compassion she has shown in welcoming Syrian refugees to the north of Scotland on top of working with welfare reform.

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Neil with his sister at a Memory Walk this year. Picture: Contributed

Son hails Dementia Friends project after heartache

A SCOTS bank worker who went through the heartache of seeing his mum go through the pain of dementia has spoken about the benefits of a programme run by Alzheimer Scotland – and is being supported by his work colleagues.

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Brave Ava Stark, from Lochgelly, to undergo bone marrow transplant. Picture: Contributed

Brave Ava Stark finally to undergo bone marrow transplant

A THREE year old Scot is to get a life-saving bone marrow transplant after two heartbreaking postponements.

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Businessman Phil Anderson donates dream holiday to Christmas event. Picture: Contributed

Lapland Santa holiday donated to Ellon Christmas event

AN Aberdeenshire financial company has helped to spread some festive cheer amongst a local community by donating a dream holiday to Lapland.

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Leukaemia survivor Lydia with her star. Picture: Mark Anderson/Contributed

Brave Lydia, 4, from Glasgow, wins cancer star award

FOUR year old leukaemia survivor Lydia Yilmaz has won a Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Award.

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New BB chief executive Bill Stevenson. Picture: Contributed

Scots BB leader appointed as new Chief Executive

Bill Stevenson, originally from Leith and With over 40 years of first-hand experience of the Boys’ Bridgade has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and secretary throughout the UK and Ireland.

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Norman Todd. Picture: Contributed

Former fisherman turns to nursing for career on high seas

AN EX fisherman is embarking on a new career on the high seas after graduating with degrees in nursing.

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