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Parliament commemorates anniversary of Nepal earthquakes

A FILM about the devastating 2015 earthquakes in Nepal - which claimed almost 9,000 lives and affected hundreds of thousands of men, women and children - has been shown in the UK Parliament.

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Linda Norgrove. Picture: Contributed

Linda Norgrove fund stunned by remarkable response to appeal

THE parents of Linda Norgrove, the Western Isles aid worker who died in a failed rescue attempt in Afghanistan in 2010, have been overwhelmed by the response to their latest appeal for funds.

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John Byrne with Lennox Dunbar and David McCracken. Picture: Aberdeen City Council

Renowned artist John Byrne unveils new artwork in Aberdeen

JOHN Byrne has revealed a striking new limited edition print to support the fundraising campaign for the redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery.

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Staffin School. Picture: Contributed

Plans unveiled to repopulate Skye crofting village

A NEW affordable housing development has been announced for a remote Skye community – the first in 18 years – with an aim to repopulate Staffin village.

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Keiran McKandie, whose family have donated 10 defibrillators in memory of their son. Picture: Contributed

Donated defibrillator used to help save man’s life

A DEFIBRILLATOR donated to the police by a couple whose 16-year-old son was killed in an accident has been used to help save the life of a 52-year-old man found slumped in his car in a remote location.

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Philanthropist Garreth Wood opens the newest Boozy Cow in Dundee. Picture: Alan Richardson

Charity restaurant Boozy Cow makes moo-ves into Dundee

GENEROUS restaurant group that donates all its profits to good causes has opened its fourth venue and increased the number of charities it is supporting.

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One of the great views during Etape Loch Ness 2017. Picture: Contrinbuted

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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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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Suilven mountain. Picture: Contributed

£200k to keep Suilven mountain paths in peak condition

A MAJOR programme of path repairs and upgrade work has begun on Suilven, Assynt’s famous community-owned mountain.

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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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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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