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Scottish SPCA want to find little girl Zoe to say thanks

The Scottish SPCA is on the hunt to thank young Zoe Raynor.

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Lagavulin celebrated the 200th anniversary of its distillery on Islay last year. Picture: Contributed

How rare whisky is funding community projects on Islay

Residents of Islay have played a major part in the success of the distilleries located on the island over the past few centuries, and now one of those success stories is looking to give something back to the local community.

Charities
Domino's in Shawlands is one of only two stockists of the 'wipeable' onesie. Picture: Mikael Buck/Domino's

Domino’s expands into onesies – for a good cause

A Glasgow outlet of pizza retailer Domino’s is one of only two to stock what it says is a global first – a garment to help consumers when eating their orders, with proceeds going to charities like the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Retail
Edinburgh's Gorgie City Farm was among the good causes supported by Aberdeen Asset Management. Picture: Toby Williams

Charities boost from Aberdeen Asset Management

Aberdeen Asset Management said it is looking forward to its continued support of good causes in 2017 after donating £140,000 to charities and trusts in Edinburgh and Aberdeen this year and providing volunteer support.

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George Michael was big on charity donations - but he kept his generosity quiet. Picture: Getty Images

George Michael’s secret generosity through charity donations

Behind the headlines and huge on-stage persona, George Michael was a generous man who kept quiet about his considerable charitable donations, it has emerged.

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The number of adults and children homeless at Christmas has risen by nearly 10%. Picture: Contributed

Figures show 8% rise in homelessness at Christmas

The number of adults and children who are homeless at Christmas has risen, according to new figures.

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Loch Arkaig has been sold to a community group. Picture: Clifton Bain/Contributed

Commando forest Harry Potter flew over on a dragon is saved

A SPECTACULAR ancient Scots pine forest - famed for being used as a training ground for WWII Commandos and featuring in a Harry Potter movie - has been bought by a local community following a race against the clock to raise funds.

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Proposed new community-build school planned next to Ardnamurchan High. Picture: Donald Macloed/TSPL

Highland community-build school project wins £50k boost

A SCOTTISH village has won funding to help pave the way for a community-build school.

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Scots writer and scientist Hugh Miller. Picture: Contributed

Works of Hugh Miller inspires NTS celebration of heroes

THE work of Hugh Miller, the Cromarty-born 19th century writer and scientist, has inspired a programme of events heralding local heroes being led by the National Trust for Scotland

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Veteran Johnathan Lee with wife Dawn and children Hazel, three, and 11-month-old David. Picture: Contributed

Ex-soldier opens up Scots holiday home to veterans

AN 84-year-old former soldier is playing Santa to wounded and injured veterans by offering free holidays in Scotland.

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Sir Chris Hoy and Josh Littlejohn of Social Bite join over 250 people in Charlotte Square for the first Social Bite CEO Sleepout. Picture; Greg Macvean

Chris Hoy joins sleep out for Social Bite

Olympian cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy and some of Scotland’s most wealthy and influential people have begun a night under the stars to raise money for a new village for the homeless.

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Social Enterprise Scotland chief Fraser Kelly pointed to a 'clear vision' for growth. Picture: Contributed

Vision for Scottish social enterprise unveiled

A new ten-year strategy aimed at stimulating a surge in social entrepreneurship in Scotland has been launched.

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Nick Freer: Bedding down for social enterprise

Tomorrow night sees around 300 CEOs from across Scotland’s business, university, government and not-for-profit sectors sleep out rough overnight in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square to raise money for Social Bite, who are using the funds to build a village for the homeless west of the city.

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Eric Hamilton will take on the London Marathon next year despite doctors diagnosing him with incurable lung cancer last year. Picture: Contributed

Scot battling incurable cancer takes on marathon challenge

A forestry worker who was given just three months to live after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer is getting set to run the London marathon with the help of cutting-edge biomechanics analysis from Scottish scientists.

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Picture; Ian Georgeson

Cameo cinema launch ‘Pay it Forward’ ticket scheme

HOLLYWOOD’S latest offerings form part of the fabric of everyday conversation.

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The Santa Dash has been held since 2006 and this year is the 10th anniversary event, in total the event has raised over �100,000 for charities working in and around Glasgow.
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Thousands turn out for ‘Santa Dash’ in Glasgow

Thousands of santas took to the streets of Glasgow for the city’s biggest ever Santa Dash.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Raasay Community Stores crowned best in Scotland for contribution to community. Picture: Contributed

Lifeline Raasay shop wins community award

IT serves a community of only 150 Hebridean islanders and was on the brink of closure just four years ago.

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Author Alexander McCall Smith. Picture: Jon Savage

Alexander McCall Smith supports book project for children

SCOTS author Alexander McCall Smith, famous for The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, has given his support to an initiative to provide books for disadvantaged children at Christmas.

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New police dog Griff. Picture: Contributed

New police dog and handler welcomed as veteran retires

POLICE Scotland has introduced a new police dog and handler pairing to the North East as the division says farewell to a formidable four legged retiree.

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Young film-maker Zeki Basan. Picture: Contributed

16–year-old Scots film-maker captures vision of John Muir

A 16-year-old Scottish filmmaker has followed in the footsteps of John Muir, creating a short film on the wild places found along the John Muir Way.

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