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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.

We are in danger of missing out young carers in voter registration drives, says Paul Traynor from Carers Trust Scotland

Bill Scott explains why disabled people will be some of the missing million who don't turn up to polling stations in September for the independence referendum

Peter Scott is calling on both sides of the referendum to better engage with people with learning disabilities to help them use their vote well

Willie Sullivan says people chose not to vote not because they think life is fine but because they lack faith in the power of the ballot box

Colin Lee explains why some ethnic minority people in Scotland will fail to vote in the independence referendum

Martin Sime explains why voluntary organisations should help encourage Scots to register to vote and have their say in the referendum

Carole Ewart, coordinator of Human Rights Consortium Scotland, believes it is our duty to protect UK human rights laws

Calum Irving explains why volunteering bodies across Scotland are rejecting the government's Community Work Placem

Gerry Conlon: he fought the law and injustice but bore the scars

Sanne Velthuis believes the truth about real poverty is hidden beneath the latest government statistics and much more must be done to tackle the issue