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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

​Plastic bag levy will benefit charities

​Angela Constance has been named the cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, replacing Alex Neil

PDSA give hero dog top honour

Carnegie UK Trust says the idea that all knowledge comes from universities is outdated and academics need to work with charities to improve public policy

Demand up, income down: the state of charity finance in Scotland

A TFN investigation of the amount of money Scottish charities have in the bank uncovers a particularly tough challenge in maintaining reserves

Society would be more successful if it recognised a diverse range of skills, experience and characteristics says Bank of England's chief economist

Failure of Jobs and Business Glasgow proves arms length council bodies don't work says leading charity

Many factors are driving change in Scotland and the third sector must take its place among them, argues Graham Martin