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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

Where will you Walk the Walk in 2017?

Abertay University pupils learn the pyschology of Vikings. Picture: Alan Richardson

Abertay Uni uses sport - and Messi - to reach deprived kids

AN innovative Abertay University education programme that has used Lionel Messi’s wages, the Tour de France and the Six Nations as hooks to engage some of Scotland’s most deprived children has reached an incredible 40,000 participants.

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Contact the Elderly celebrates a new group in Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Contact the Elderly launches 17th group in Edinburgh

While it is an accomplishment for the charity, it being the fifth launched since January, more volunteers are still needed to meet demand from guests looking to join the charity.

Social Bite, which has expanded its operations to include restaurant Home and aims to create a village for the homeless, is a flourishing social enterprise. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Third sector needs more business-like approach

Change is on the horizon as squeezed funding and a new generation of entrepreneurs pave the way for more commercial structures, finds Emma Newlands.

Sanjeev Gupta, right, with his wife Nicola, who will chair the GFG Foundation, and chief operating officer Tim Smith. Picture: Contributed

Gupta foundation aims to encourage more skilled workers

A businessman whose family has a prominent presence in Scottish steel, aluminium and energy plants has unveiled the creation of a multi-million-pound foundation to foster a new generation of skilled workers, helping regenerate manufacturing communities in Britain.

Heroes Drinks' vodka will be available in Asda stores across the UK. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Social enterprise Heroes Drinks secures Asda listing

A social enterprise spirits company that supports the armed forces by donating at least 20 per cent of profits to military charities has secured the largest ever listing of its kind with a national supermarket chain.

RGU students are raising money for the learning disability community. Picture; contributed

RGU students organise charity event for learning disability community

Final year students in Events Management at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen are organising a unique event for the learning disability community in the North East area.

Edinburgh council is working with the exchange as it aims to launch in Scotland. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Social Stock Exchange set for launch in Edinburgh

A stock exchange focused on “profit with a purpose” is preparing for a full launch in Scotland after agreeing to carry out a study on the project’s feasibility with the City of Edinburgh Council.

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An Edinburgh couple have raised enough money to feed children at an orphanage. Picture; contributed

Couple’s ‘wedding gift’ raises £5k for Liberian orphans

TYING the knot is a pivotal moment for any couple – but the excitement of the big day wasn’t enough to stop one couple from thinking of others.

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Abbeyfield is teaming up with Dandara to bring two-bedroom bungalows to the developer's Hazelwood development in Aberdeen. Picture: Contributed

Charity and developer team up for Aberdeen project

A charity supporting older people is launching an initiative, thought to be the first of its kind in Scotland, set to grow its operations in Aberdeen and help people live independently for longer.

Russell Macmillan.

Ten years of living life as a cured type 1 diabetic

RUSSELL Macmillan, a registered blind 52-year-old from Glasgow, is celebrating the curing of his diabetes after 34 years of injections thanks to a lifesaving pancreas and kidney transplant he received in January 2007 – and he is now appealing for more people to sign up to the donor register.

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Little Lottie. Picture: Contributed

Boilersuit Ball aims to raise vital funds for baby unit

THE parents of a premature baby who was born weighing less than 4lbs are hosting a novelty ‘Boilersuit Ball’ to raise funds for the medics who saved her life.

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