Scottish SPCA joins Battersea and Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home to call for increase in maximum jail sentence

  Scotland’s animal welfare charity will be joining Battersea and Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home at the Scottish Parliament today (20 September) as the charities are joined by MSPs to call for tougher sentences for animal cruelty offences. The Scottish SPCA supports the maximum jail sentence for those convicted of cruelty and welfare offences under the More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Miles speaks up for Edinburgh charity

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, has written to The Scottish Government about the future of Edinburgh based charity Kindred which is facing a funding crisis. The charity announced More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Edinburgh Kiltwalk – in photos

Today, around 3,000 people took to the streets of Edinburgh for this year’s final Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk to raise funds for walkers’ chosen charities.    More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2017 completes the series

Earlier today there were thousands of people walking the streets in the final Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk. We came across a lot of little walkers on the cycle path at Craigleith, all determined to do their bit More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Gordon begins his #Scottorock challenge

Setting off from Edinburgh Castle, Gordon Smith gets a final hug from wife Tracy as he embarks on a 1,650 mile solo and unsupported cycle to the Rock of Gibraltar. The 57 year-old fundraiser for terminal illness More...

By John Hislop On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Fundraising appeal to buy custom built sports wheelchair for young football coach

A Just Giving fundraising page established to raise money to buy a custom built sports wheelchair for a young football coach has passed the half way mark. Organisers hope to raise £2,000 for the RGK wheelchair More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Alana raises funds for SANDS by walking across the Queensferry Crossing

Alana Jamieson from Livingston was one of the lucky ballot winners who walked across the Queensferry Crossing on the weekend before it opened. She didn’t even know that her father had applied for tickets More...

By John Preece On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Walkers get fired up for Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Nearly 3,000 walkers are prepared for Sunday’s Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk in Edinburgh The final rallying cry for Kiltwalkers went off with a bang when charities gathered at the One o’clock gun at More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning makes its return in September

Macmillan Cancer Support’s much-loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be returning for its 27th year to homes, workplaces, communities and schools across the country on Friday 29 September 2017. In Scotland, More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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Huge Amount Raised by Big Hearts & Save the Children’s EMF Running Team

Big Hearts have teamed up with Save the Children at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF), enabling supporters to raise an outstanding £7,856 which will go towards local projects for vulnerable children and families. Back More...