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Eilidh Rose McEwan says greater linguistic access to British Sign Language is the cure to linguistic inequality for Scotland's deaf community

Scotland's social enterprises offer fantastic alternatives to mainstream presents writes Duncan Thorp


Colin Clark is urging Scots to unite against the racists who are using last week's Paris attacks as an excuse to abuse their neighbours

Susan Murray explains why something needs to be done to boost volunteering numbers in Scotland


Charlotte Bray has found it tough to be a fundraiser this summer, but then she remembers towers, lemurs, Terry Nutkins and a beautiful David Tennant painting

​Volunteering has given Isabelle Kelly the shot in confidence that she needed, as well as a new found hobby

Alastair Keatinge explains how becoming a charity can bring tax reliefs or new sources of funding to sports clubs