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Susan Murray and Shirley Otto highlight why it's important for UK charities to pay attention to their Scottish operation

Alastair Keatinge, a specialist in charity law, says charity boards should consider collaborations, partnerships or a merger

Stephanie Fraser on what fundraising regulation might end up costing Bobath Scotland

Robert Armour questions how the effectiveness of a board that has allowed its dirty laundry to be aired in the public press

Julie Hutchison examines whether Scottish charity trustees should create an investment policy statement, and gives some tips on what to include

James Jopling muses on the difficulties of working between Edinburgh and London after 15 years commuting between the two


How do you sack a board not fit for purpose? With great difficulty, says Robert Armour. And not before major reputation damage has been committed

Janet Hamblin examines some common governance mistakes and suggests ways to avoid them

Jim Bowes says digital communications offers charities plenty of opportunity to rebuild public trust after a rocky 2015