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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.


David, 30, was helped out of homelessness by Bethany House, an emergency resettlement unit in Edinburgh.

Yvonne MacDermid on the big debate to be had over our personal debt, now at its highest level in a decade

Shona Ferrier says is time politicians took note of the vital contribution charity retail makes to local communities

Social security minister Jeane Freeman outlines her vision for a better, fairer social security system run from Scotland

Duncan Thorp explains why social enterprises share the same values as local authority employees and what this means for the uplcoming election

​Mick Lightbody is a veteran housing campaigner from Easterhouse, Glasgow. Alongside Bob Holman he managed to turn round the fortunes of the run-down estate

Peter Kelly challenges Robert Armour's view that the third sector is unwilling to criticise the Scottish Government

Pete Sams life turned around when he got involved in a voluntary project in prison and it gave him something to live for

Andrea Williams has discovered a safe and secure home can turn the lives around of women coming out of prison