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T2 Trainspotting sets and props up for charity auction

It’s a unique opportunity to own a part of one of the biggest films ever produced in Scotland.

Mental Health minister Maureen Watt.

Innovative business models helping to build communities

AN innovative Church of Scotland-backed charity that has helped people in some of the country’s poorest communities start their own businesses is to expand with help from a £225,000 grant from the Scottish Government.

From left: Mike Hancock, Chris Tiso and John Gilmour become the charity's latest trustees. Picture: Peter Sandground

Trustee trio on board at charity Polar Academy

Scottish charity The Polar Academy has bolstered its business and education ­credentials with the appointment of a trio of additional trustees, including retail guru Chris Tiso.

Caledonian Forest in Glen Affric. Picture: Contributed

Natural forests to benefit from charity recruitment drive

FIFTEEN nature enthusiasts wil be trained in wild forest restoration skills in Scotland thanks to a £376,800 cash boost to charity Trees for Life.

Veteran George Brown from Glenrothes, Fife, has back injuries and mental health issues following 15 years service in the UK and Europe with the Military Police. Picture: Contributed

Horse therapy charity given funding boost to help veterans

A SCOTS based charity that uses horses to help wounded and injured veterans regain confidence has won £150,000 funding to deliver more courses.

Glasgow Warriors James Malcolm with Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr and fellow Warrior Nick Grigg. Picture: Mark Ferguson/Contributed

Beauty and the beasts launch Glasgow Kiltwalk 2017

MISS Scotland donned a kilt with Glasgow Warriors rugby stars to kick-off preparations for this year’s Kiltwalk.

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Stuart Downie, Kevin Duncan, Sean Duncan and Paul Barry will cycle 100 miles a day for five days. Picture: Contributed

Cyclists pedal 500-miles charity ride in memory of friend

A GROUP of cyclists who pedalled hundreds of miles to raise cash for a cancer charity in memory of their friend are gearing up for a second stint in the saddle.

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Colin Murray prepares for Etape Loch Ness charity cycle. Picture: Contributed

Grandad with cancer to do 66-mile Loch Ness charity cycle

A 62-year-old grandfather suffering form an incurable cancer will take part in the Etape Loch Ness challenge to raise money for Maggie’s Centre.

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Social Bite co-founder Josh Littlejohn will take part in a panel discussion with students. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Students gather in Edinburgh to tackle social issues

More than 100 entrepreneurial students are gathering in Edinburgh to help tackle a range of social issues such as fuel poverty and gender equality.

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Eve, 7 and Daniel, 5, have some fun at  a previous NSPCC event. Picture: Contributed

Gardening Scotland unveils NSPCC Scotland as charity partner

THE organisers of Gardening Scotland – the country’s national outdoor living show and garden festival – have announced NSPCC Scotland as its charity partner for this year’s event at Ingliston.

Jim Taylor, the Hearts and Balls ambassador, with rugby players from Glasgow Warriors and GHK rugby club.  Picture: Martin Shields/Contributed

Injured Scottish rugby players to get Kiltwalk cash boost

A RUGBY charity which supports players who suffer life-changing ­injuries in the sport are set to ­benefit from this year’s massive ­Kiltwalk event.

An example of some of the postcards being left around the Capital. Picture; contributed

Why are postcards being left at Edinburgh landmarks?

Social media has been filled with reports of postcards being found across Edinburgh, from bus stations to historic landmarks such as Holyrood Palace.

John Anderson will chair the investment arm of Homes for Good. Picture: Contributed

Enterprise guru joins board of social letting agency

Scotland’s first social enterprise letting agency has netted a top specialist in entrepreneurship and business growth as it limbers up for expansion.

Margaret Bayne with the Kenyan family she helped. Picture: Contributed

Gran builds a house with tablet for homeless Kenyan family

A SCOTS granny has come to the rescue of a Kenyan family who had been squatting on a beach for five years by raising cash to build a house - by selling homemade tablet.

Andrew Lincoln, left, and Keira Knightley are expected to appear in the  charity short film. Picture: Contributed

Love Actually ‘set for TV sequel’

Love Actually, the popular Christmas film, is to get a television sequel of sorts, it has announced.

Reg and Barry Chisholm with children Aaron, 14, and Abbie, 12, and Hamish the dog. Picture: Contributed

Transplant dad teams up with son to cycle in memory of donor

A FATHER and son who have both suffered heart attacks have teamed up to tackle one of country’s most beautiful cycling events – in memory of the organ donor who has allowed them to ride Etape Loch Ness side by side.

Elaine Hopley, 45, from Dunblane in Scotland as she arrives in Antigua having spent nearly two months at sea competing in the 2,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. 
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Scottish rower makes history with solo Atlantic crossing

A mother-of-two has rowed her way into the record books with a history-making solo crossing of the Atlantic.

The body of missing kayaker Dominic Jackson was recovered from the sea off the Aberdeenshire coast. Picture: PA

Family to set up sea safety charity after death of kayaker

The family of a kayaker found dead days after going missing on a solo trip plan to set up a charity to raise awareness of sea safety.

The Edinburgh Community Yoga Outreach teachers are reaching out to vulnerable people within the capital. Picture: Vytaute Valentaite

Edinburgh yoga festival brings light to dark places

Search for yoga on social media and you could be forgiven for thinking the ancient Indian practice has evolved into a work-out for the designer-clad super bendy whose every pose is captured on Instagram.

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The Moonwalk Scotland 2016. Picture: Neil Hanna/TSPL

10 Reasons to join The MoonWalk Scotland

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