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It was part of the Scotland-wide Oor Wullie's Bucket Trail over the summer - and one of 60 in the capital. The Edinburgh auction raised £318,000 for the Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity. The artist who made the statues has now pledged to make and gift a small Oor Wullie scul…
“We’ve all been lured in by the free trial deals and become stuck with services we don’t even use,” said CAF’s Caroline Mallan. “With consumers wasting an eye-watering £800m on these deals, we wondered if people would rather see some of that money put to better use?” More than a…
Speaking ahead of the climate strikes today (Friday), Citizens Advice Scotland strategic lead for fair markets, Dr Jamie Stewart said it is vital that inequalities are not increased. “The climate emergency is now firmly on the agenda,” he said. “We are seeing commitments from pol…

£3m for community projects

19th September 2019

Fraser Mackenzie, chairperson of Strathpeffer Pavilion Community Trust, said: “This is a remarkable day for the Pavilion. I'm sure the good news will not only be celebrated by the community of Strathpeffer but throughout the Highland and Island region that the pavilion has served…
During her visit, the First Minister met with arts and heritage officer Louise Briggs, who introduced her to artists based in the studio spaces, members of the Studio Pavilion staff team, and artist and constituent Tessa Lynch (who is exhibiting in the current show, Stoop Stoop S…
She added: “Those same values are at the core of the global discussion on ethical finance, a discussion that has a natural home in Edinburgh the heart of Scotland’s thriving financial sector, with a long history and global reputation for innovation. “Ethical Finance 2019 will bri…

Dormant bank funds youth projects

18th September 2019

Natasha Gilmore, artistic director of Barrowland Ballet, said: “We provide a chance for young people to creatively engage alongside other members of their local community, develop new skills and create dance performances that give each of them an opportunity to express themselves…

Time to Stand Up to Cancer

17th September 2019

Glasgow born Andrea said: “I chose to dress up as Coco Chanel because she was strong, driven and supremely talented. What I really liked about her was the fact that she didn’t give a stuff what anybody else thought about her. “We can all be trailblazers, just like Coco Chanel. We…

$50m target for global sleep out

17th September 2019

Originating in Scotland as Sleep in the Park, the event has now gone global for a one-off year to be part of a collaborative effort to tackle homelessness around the world. This year’s Edinburgh event will be held in West Princes Street Gardens with stripped back, live acoustic m…
In response, the RNLI has said that it only spends 2% of its annual expenditure on international drowning prevention activity, and specifically addresses the two projects questioned in the reports. A spokesman said: “Providing the very best search and rescue service in the UK and…

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