John Byrne is patron of the Christian Aid Week Book Sale

The Christian Aid Week Book Sale on George Street has a new patron in Edinburgh resident and artist John Byrne. John Byrne, this year’s patron of the George Street Christian Aid Week Book Sale with the painting ‘Self portrait with a small bird’ which he has donated to the sale. John has donated a self-portrait to the sale entitled More...

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By John Hislop On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Scottish SPCA rescues swan with baseball cap tangled around foot

Earlier this month, the Scottish SPCA received a call to their animal helpline after a member of the public became concerned about the welfare of a swan spotted with a baseball cap tangled around her foot. With More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Cycling for dementia charity

Couple to cycle from Edinburgh to Budapest to raise funds for dementia charity Dalgety Bay couple Nik Olliver who is a Health and Safety Lecturer at Edinburgh College and Richard Newton who is a freelance photographer More...

By John Hislop On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Scottish SPCA appeal after cat abandoned in Livingston

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cat was abandoned in a cat carrier at the side of a road in Livingston. Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted after the male cat was discovered on More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Scottish SPCA Chief Executive Kirsteen Campbell running London Marathon

Scottish SPCA Chief Executive Kirsteen Campbell is taking on the London Marathon in aid of the charity. Kirsteen will experience one of the world’s largest running events in aid of Scotland’s abused, abandoned More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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New ‘Say No To Puppy Dealers’ website launched

The Scottish SPCA has launched a new website www.saynotopuppydealers.co.uk in collaboration with The Scottish Government, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, RSPCA, Battersea, Dogs Trust, Trading Standards Scotland, Blue More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Tumbling Lassie events raise thousands to fight human trafficking

A ball and seminar held last weekend by the Tumbling Lassie Committee raised at least £20,000 to help fight human trafficking and modern slavery. The ball on Saturday featured the world premiere of the Tumbling More...

By John Hislop On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Animal lovers asked to donate prizes for Rehoming Week open day

Scottish SPCAPic Peter Devlin The Scottish SPCA is appealing to animal lovers in Edinburgh to help animals in their care by donating prizes for their Rehoming Week open day raffle and tombola! Scotland’s animal More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
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Scottish SPCA to host 5k challenge across Forth Road Bridge

Scottish SPCAPic Peter Devlin The Scottish SPCA is hosting their first ever 5k challenge across the iconic Forth Road Bridge on Saturday 9 June. Scotland’s animal welfare charity has limited spaces available for More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Neil Lennon speaks out on mental health

Neil Lennon has been appointed as ambassador for the SPFL Trust charity golf day in May at The Carrick by Loch Lomond. The annual event, held in partnership with the Chris Mitchell Foundation,raises money for the More...