YOUNG people have been given a boost with more than 3,500 work-based learning opportunities bring offered in 2018 by Skills Development Scotland
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The world’s oldest working supermodel and a model born with half an arm missing are to take centre stage in a major summit in Scotland aimed at ensuring the fashion industry is more diverse.
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A North-east health board has announced a six-month pilot scheme to raise awareness of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
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This project from Mike Delaitre – a local singer/songwriter, musician and video story-maker will be a short film which will explore through interviews with individuals and families, who have come to live in Fife from different countries and cultures, a series of questions and answers on experiences of the winter months. Find out a bit more about the project in the video below:
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Change aimed at pupils aged between 12-15 who have additional support needs – the Scottish equivalent of special educational needs
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A Scottish summit on sexual harassment will be held later this month in light of recent scandal in Hollywood and elsewhere.
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A survey of over 270 UK council websites has found that only 60% of home pages were accessible to people with disabilities.
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An army veteran diagnosed with a psychiatric disability after serving at the height of the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland has had her life transformed for the better by a Shetland-bred assistance dog.
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Clydesdale Bank’s parent company is to raise its minimum salary for full-time staff to £17,000 in a bid to tackle the company’s gender pay gap.
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Scotland has met a target to provide homes for 2,000 Syrian refugees three years ahead of schedule.
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 258 million people have left their birth countries and are now living in other nations — an increase of 49 percent since 2000, says a U.N. report on international migration released Monday.
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A children’s charity said it is referring an average of 90 calls a week to police and social services over concerns a young person has been sexually assaulted.
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Recently, one of our most popular fundraisers was recognised with two wins at the Scottish Events Awards. Yes Chef! sees young men we work with spend 12 weeks training in kitchens before being centre stage at a high-profile event and moving into careers in hospitality.
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