Keep Scotland Beautiful report shows Scotland’s environmental quality in decline

According to ‘Keep Scotland Beautiful’ Scotland’s environmental quality is now starting to deteriorate. Litter, dog fouling, fly tipping, graffiti, detritus, weed growth and flyposting are the visible indicators or poor environmental quality. According to the report, the improvement in standards has stalled and is now in reverse. The National Cleanliness Benchmarking Report for 2014-15 shows […]

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Freedom Bakery seek to raise £15,000 to break out of prison

Freedom Bakery, a social enterprise based in a prison near to Glasgow has launched a funding campaign to expand to a second bakery on the outside of the prison walls. The project trains inmates at HMP Low Moss in artisan baking with the intention of helping them find a job once they are released. If […]

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Less crime without equality – response to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey

The Applied Quantitative Methods Network Director Susan McVie has responded to the latest figures from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey. While she argues that we should be celebrating the fact that Scots are experiencing less crime, it is important to recognise that crime is not the same for everybody, with young people aged 16-24, […]

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Scottish Fire and Rescue issue advice on how you can help ‘Join Scotland’s fight against fire’

The number of fires started deliberately in Edinburgh soared by 43% last year, prompting a warning from the city’s senior fire officer. Kenny Rogers said, “Such incidents place an unnecessary burden on fire service resources, in what is already a busy time of year for fire-fighters. We would urge parents to ensure that their children […]

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CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund – Now receiving applications for 2016-17

YouthLink Scotland is now welcoming applications for the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund 2016-17. The CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund is an open fund which will support not-for-profit community based organisations working with young people within the sports and outdoor learning sectors to apply for funding of up to £150,000 towards improvements to facilities […]

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