Community Campaigns

4 Jun 2015 06:30

More than 800 charities benefit from Bank of Scotland Foundation

THE Bank of Scotland Foundation welcomed more than 150 guests, including MSPs and 80 charities, to its fourth annual reception at the Scottish Parliament earlier this week.

25 May 2015 09:30

Fife tourism businesses urged to promote accessibility

FIFE tourism businesses which cater for disabled visitors are being urged to promote their accessibility.

25 May 2015 09:30

Third sector tax relief fund to offer social and financial return

BRITONS are set to benefit from a social – as well as financial – return on their investments thanks to a new tax relief fund being rolled out this month.

21 May 2015 06:30

Training provider calls on Fife hospitality sector to help boost employability

AS Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week 2015 draws to a close, training provider is calling on Fife employers to do their bit to boost employability.

10 Apr 2015 09:30

Army drives home SME message in recruitment bid

ARMY reservists are worth £377 million to UK employers. That’s their overall training value, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), whose Armed Forces are embarking on their biggest transformational change since the end of World War II.

7 Apr 2015 06:30

Small Business Saturday plans revealed

DETAILS of this year’s Small Business Saturday have now been revealed.

5 Dec 2014 09:30

Corporate team building firm in Fife schools 34 Christmas elves

THIRTY-FOUR Christmas elves have graduated from 'Elf School' - set up by a corporate team building provider - in Dunfermline.

25 Nov 2014 09:30

Three Fife groups to benefit from nearly £9k courtesy of ScotRail

THREE Fife-based community groups are set to share a £8,923 donation from the ScotRail Foundation.

20 Nov 2014 09:30

Cabinet secretary firmly ‘on-board’ with Small Business Saturday

THE UK’s second annual Small Business Saturday – set to take place on December 6 – is being promoted by a nationwide bus tour, whose latest stop was in Edinburgh yesterday (Wednesday, November 19).

11 Nov 2014 09:30

St Andrews firms given lead on BIDS application

ST Andrews firms have been urged to share their top wish list items for improving working in the town by the body applying for its BIDS (Business Improvement District Scotland) status.

11 Nov 2014 09:30

Celebrating philanthropy: Carnegie Day returns for a second year

ONE of Scotland’s best-known modern day philanthropists, Sir Tom Hunter, will take centre stage at Dunfermline’s ‘Carnegie Day’ as it returns this year for the second time running on November 25.

11 Nov 2014 09:30

Retailers invited to help light up Edinburgh's West End

RYAN'S BAR in Edinburgh will be hosting its annual 'Lights On' event this Thursday (November 13) at 6pm and is inviting others to help light up the West End.

11 Nov 2014 09:30

Fifth Fife Business Week hailed an early success by Fife Council

THE fifth Fife Business Week got off to a great start on Monday, according to Fife Council.

11 Nov 2014 09:30

Persimmon Homes to gift one lucky child a Simpsons home

AN east of Scotland builder is giving kids the chance to win a stunning Lego Simpsons House in return for designing their dream home.

11 Nov 2014 09:30

Formula One star to take pole position during rare visit to Scotland

FORMER world champion Formula One racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart OBE is to make a rare appearance in Scotland this month when he visits Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh to talk about his personal experiences of living with dyslexia.

4 Nov 2014 09:30

Rosyth firm backs life-enriching initiative

PANDAPRINT in Rosyth is backing an initiative which provides work and enriches the lives of adults with learning disabilities in West Lothian.

3 Nov 2014 09:30

CALA Homes serves up cash boost for Queensferry Tennis Club

CALA Homes (East) has given South Queensferry's newly-reopened tennis club a cash boost of £1,500 to resurface its playing courts and ensure a lasting legacy in the town.

23 Sep 2014 03:11

Fife Living Wage champion in the running for national award

A Kirkcaldy cleaning firm is in the running for a major industry award after becoming one of only six UK service providers to adopt The Living Wage earlier this year.

13 Sep 2014 07:30

Enterprise & Manufacturing Challenge targets youngsters in the classroom

A Fife Council initiative designed to encourage enterprise among youngsters is back for the second year running.

12 Sep 2014 09:30

Anstruther's Little Bird lands share of £12k business support

A Fife woman who is setting up a pop-up cafe to support parents with young children has landed a place on a special programme to help her take her business to the next level.

11 Sep 2014 09:30

“You can understand why Scottish banks are concerned,” says banking and finance expert

SPEAKING in response to the news that RBS intends to move its registered office south in the event of a ‘Yes’ vote, Rod MacLeod of Tods Murray Solicitors says the issue stems from the uncertainty surrounding currency.

10 Sep 2014 09:30

Urban ‘right to buy’ plans too complex, says Law Society

PLANS to empower Scottish communities which want to register an interest in land in towns and cities could backfire due to the complexity of proposed changes to the law, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

8 Sep 2014 09:30

University helps launch UK’s first ever administrative justice research institute

QUEEN Margaret University in Edinburgh is playing a key role in setting up the UK's first Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI).

3 Sep 2014 05:00

Businesses go head to head in The Food Awards Scotland

THERE’S less than a week to go until the winners are announced in Scotland’s first ever Food Awards – and more than 60 east of Scotland businesses are in the running.

19 Aug 2014 09:30

Chief secretary to the Treasury to visit east of Scotland businesses

THIS week, chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will be travelling around Scotland, from east to west and from north to south, making the case that Scotland is better off staying in the United Kingdom.

15 Aug 2014 09:30

The Scottish Referendum: A retrospective

ON September 18 millions of Scots will have to decide whether they want their country to become independent or remain part of the United Kingdom. With just over a month to go, polls are suggesting that 45 per cent will vote no, 34 per cent will vote yes and 21 per cent will have to make their minds up on the day.

8 Aug 2014 07:30

Young Scots given a helping hand onto the career ladder

YOUNG people in Scotland are being helped onto the career ladder thanks to a placement programme set up by Project Scotland.

9 Jul 2014 09:30

Support urged for independent retail

FOR every £1 spent out of town or online, only 5p trickles back to the local economy, according to the Independent Retail Campaign (IRC), which is encouraging support for local, independent businesses.

25 Jun 2014 09:30

West End workers and residents urged to turn over a new leaf to help beat worldwide poverty

WORKERS and residents in Edinburgh’s West End who have never donated to charity before are being urged to turn over a new leaf and hand in their old books.

25 Jun 2014 07:00

Accountancy staff in the saddle give Tour de France a run for its money

ACCOUNTANCY staff in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Grangemouth are gearing up to play their part in a charity bike ride from London to Leeds, via Scotland, tomorrow (Thursday, June 26) – and are timed to arrive just before the start of the Tour de France.