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Scottish Natural Heritage has launched a new fund to celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters. Plunge In! The Coasts and Waters Community Fund creates new opportunities for communities to connect with their coasts, seas and freshwaters. The fund offers grants between £2,000 – £10,…
Aid organisations have also warned that DfID’s work could be compromised through a merger with the FCO, which would diminish its “expertise and experience”. The department was separated from the FCO and given an independent remit in 1997 by the Labour government – but it has been…
Friends of the Earth Scotland campaigner Ric Lander said: “The Scottish National Investment Bank Bill now requires the bank to target finance towards a just transition away from fossil fuels to help create a zero-carbon economy. That’s good news in the fight against the climate c…
The Scotland analysis has been published ahead of the annual World Economic Forum which kicks off in Davos this week, and as a new global Oxfam report highlights how a broken worldwide economy has accumulated vast wealth into the hands of a rich few, in part by exploiting the unp…
Support in Mind Scotland specialise in helping people with mental health issues. The charity’s main aim is to improve the quality of life for anyone whose mental health problems or mental illness has a serious impact on their lives. The charity supports 1,300 people each week acr…

Brothers set rowing record

17th January 2020

Previously, the fastest a trio had ever rowed the Atlantic Ocean was 41 days. The MacLean brothers overcame seasickness, battery issues, storms, dehydration and exhaustion to reach Antigua in record time. What’s more, the brothers had to row the last 20 days without any music, po…
“We believe that organisations should be given the opportunity to provide any missing information over the next few weeks. This would allow those organisations who provide the required information during that time to be considered alongside other applications. “We agree that fair…

MND drug trials hope

16th January 2020

MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided. Currently, over 400 people in Scotland are living with MND and one of the unique aspect…
In Aberdeen, Pathways Services will use their award of £86,415 to continue running a much-needed counselling service for women, both in the city and across rural Aberdeenshire, who have experienced domestic abuse. Manager Malcolm Pritchard said: “This money will make a huge diffe…

Inquiry into PFA charity

15th January 2020

In November 2018, the Commission opened a regulatory compliance case to explore concerns raised about the charity’s relationship with the Professional Footballers’ Association trade union and their management of conflicts of interest. During the past year, the commission met with…

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