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Latest Opinion
Ian McWhirter explains why the ice-bucket challenge is so important to MND Scotland

Jim Sweeney warns that missing out on the opportunity to change society after 18 September will hamper our children's future

Susan Smith argues the latest attack on civil society groups that criticise government has gone too far and other politicians must speak out

Charlotte Bray wonders whether there's a link between a creative use of your spare time and working for a charity

Martin Sime volunteered at a foodbank for a day and discovered why they are an essential part of Scotland's third sector

Susan Dobson from NSPCC Scotland says the unthinkable is the reality for many children

Calum Irving sat on the Commissioning on Strengthening Local Democracy and believes institutions must learn to trust each other to govern effectively locally

​This is a crucial time to be engaging young people in democracy. Louise Cameron MSYP explains why Ready, Steady, Vote Week is so important

The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities calls on public bodies to recognise and condemn the rise in antisemitism in Scotland

Philippa Faulkner says people with HIV are disproportionately impacted by welfare reforms