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Ric Lander, the charity’s divestment campaigner, said: “Because of the hard work by climate activists the Scottish National Investment Bank must now invest in climate solutions and maintain ethical standards across its activities. This is a huge achievement. We can now say that t…
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…
A new £500,000 fund is being opened for organisations which help people accessing the benefits to be delivered by the Scottish Government. The Scottish Benefit Take-up Fund will support charities and third sector organisations in their work to address barriers whi…
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…
Three months into the Wee Grants for Wee Groups pilot the Robertson Trust are and thrilled with the response so far. Over £114,000 has been awarded to 71 organisations across Scotland, with awards ranging from £500 to £2,000 for anything from data literacy worksho…
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…

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