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8/4/2019
Trustee recruitment and succession planningThumbnail for article : Trustee recruitment and succession planning
Trustee recruitment can be a challenge for some charities, but is a vital exercise that all charities must undertake at some point in their lifetime.   In their latest video, OSCR Head of Engagement Jude Turbyne talks about the best practices when recruiting a new charity trustee and provides some further sources of help and advice.  
8/4/2019
Is Your Charity Ready For Brexit?
Preparing for Brexit.   It is currently planned that the United Kingdom will soon leave the European Union (EU).  
8/4/2019
Up to £1,000 available to charities to help defend against cyber attacks
A cyber fund is available to help charities and small and medium-sized businesses protect against the most common forms of internet-borne cyber attacks.   Charities that are eligible can apply for up to £1,000, which will support them to achieve the National Cyber Security Centre's Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.  
8/4/2019
Goodbye Paper Applications - Hello Digital - Apply online to become a charityThumbnail for article : Goodbye Paper Applications - Hello Digital - Apply online to become a charity
On 05 March 2019, the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) launched its online application to become a charity.   OSCR has had lots of applicants using the service since then and they would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to give us feedback so far.  
8/4/2019
5 Excuses for Not Having Young Trustees
Research shows that many charities have something in common - they don't have trustees under 27.   In her guest blog on the OSCR site, Cordelia Sampson - Chair of Trustees at Edinburgh Students' Charities Appeal, talks about why charities don't have young trustees.  
8/4/2019
Reducing Risk Of Infection From Animal Contact And Farm VisitsThumbnail for article : Reducing Risk Of Infection From Animal Contact And Farm Visits
As we come into spring-time and lambing season, visiting a farm is an enjoyable and educational experience for many people, particularly children.  However, visiting a farm or animal petting centre carries a small risk of catching infection from animals or the environment.  
Caithness Model Club Show 2019Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Show 2019
Another highly successful show for 2019 from the Caithness Model club with plenty of people turning out to see the amazing collections of model cars trucks planes and more.   Check out a few photos from the show by clicking the link above to the Photo Gallery.  
4/4/2019
Scots Are Unaware That Mouth Cancer Screening Should Be RoutineThumbnail for article : Scots Are Unaware That Mouth Cancer Screening Should Be Routine
Scots Are Unaware That Mouth Cancer Screening Should Be Routine.   Sixty Seconds Could Save Your Life! HNCF calls for Brits to ‘Get Mouthy About Cancer'.  
4/4/2019
Berry Up at EastertimeThumbnail for article : Berry Up at Eastertime
Easter is a time to enjoy the festivities including family meals and chocolate egg hunts.   However, it is also rather easy for sugar intakes to skyrocket during this fun time.  
3/4/2019
NHS Scotland urged to remove restriction on non-dairy milkThumbnail for article : NHS Scotland urged to remove restriction on non-dairy milk
NHS Scotland has been urged to be inclusive of vegans through its Best Start voucher scheme by allowing vouchers to be spent on non-dairy milk and to ensure the vitamin D in any supplements being offered is vegan-friendly.   The Vegan Society has written a formal letter to NHS Scotland about its scheme - to be launched this summer - that allows some pregnant women and parents of young children to claim free vouchers to spend on milk, fruit and vegetables.  
2/4/2019
Neonatal Expenses Fund - Present SituationThumbnail for article : Neonatal Expenses Fund - Present Situation
An in-year ‘temperature check' of the first four months of the Neonatal Expenses fund, allowing Ministers and Boards to see how well the early stages of the scheme is functioning and to make any urgent changes.   In-year Evaluation of Neonatal Expenses Fund: Improving Health and Wellbeing Introduction The Neonatal Expenses Fund (NEF) was launched on 1st April 2018 and is designed to help parents of premature and sick newborn babies to offset the cost of travelling to and from hospital during the early days of their baby's life and the subsistence required to allow them to spend time with their baby in order to bond as a family during these early days.  
2/4/2019
Have you played ‘Bin Chess'? 95% have no idea of their bin collection datesThumbnail for article : Have you played ‘Bin Chess'? 95% have no idea of their bin collection dates
Everyday life can be hectic and small details often get missed - but a staggering 95% of households have ‘no idea' which of their rubbish bins are due to be collected each week, waste disposal experts BusinessWaste.co.uk have found.   The survey conducted by BusinessWaste.co.uk, which polled 1,400 households, showed that the vast majority of households could not remember which of their bins was due to be collected that week - and an entertaining number of respondents admitted to resorting to ‘Bin Chess' to find out.  
Dunnet Beach Clean - Can You Spare an HourThumbnail for article : Dunnet Beach Clean - Can You Spare an Hour
See poster for details..  
1/4/2019
Fun At Lyth For Easter School HolidaysThumbnail for article : Fun At Lyth For  Easter School Holidays
See poster for details..  
1/4/2019
Cancer Support Group for Men - Meetings for 2019Thumbnail for article : Cancer Support Group for Men - Meetings for 2019
The group meets monthly and is for men who have you been affected by cancer, either as a patient or in support of someone else? Why not pop along to the meeting for a chat, or simply listen to the issues that affect men living with cancer.   The purpose of the meetings is to learn from each other in order to improve our physical, emotional and/or financial well-being.  
31/3/2019
Increasing support for those with autism
Steps to increase support for people with autism and improve public understanding of the condition have been announced ahead of World Autism Awareness Week 2019.   In partnership with Queen Margaret University, a National Autism Implementation Team will work across children and adults services to improve the diagnosis process and care pathway for autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ADHD.  
31/3/2019
Improving wheelchair access in housing
First step to tackling shortage of wheelchair accessible homes.   Local authorities will be required to provide wheelchair accessible housing across all tenures and report annually on progress.  
27/3/2019
New look Baby Box ready for Mother's DayThumbnail for article : New look Baby Box ready for Mother's Day
Uptake jumps to 96% as 80,000 deliveries made to parents.   The new Baby Box design, created by a team of children and young people, has been unveiled.  
26/3/2019
New Leisure Link Partnership secures free access for Leisure members across four areas of ScotlandThumbnail for article : New Leisure Link Partnership secures free access for Leisure members across four areas of Scotland
High Life Highland today announced a new partnership with four other areas of Scotland that will see highlife members able to access free use of leisure facilities outside the Highland region for the first time since the low cost access card was introduced over 15 years ago.   The scheme, involving four other areas will be known as the "Leisure Link Partnership".  
26/3/2019
Maternity Care Survey 2018
An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.   A survey of just over 2,000 women across Scotland has found that women were generally very positive about their experiences of maternity care services.