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Archery group engages the community and transforms lives

Archery group engages the community and transforms lives

  When residents in an East Ayrshire neighbourhood set up an Archery Group in January 2012 there were doubts about its viability. More than five years later and the group is a thriving pillar of the community. Attracting adults and young people, the group has led to increased levels of social interaction in the area.

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Cassie’s story: “I got my life back.”

Cassie’s story: “I got my life back.”

  Two years ago Cassie Scott feared to face the world. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she fell into a deeper darkness when she was then domestically abused by her partner at the time. “I went downhill. I started to drink excessively and use drugs daily to numb the pain. Everybody noticed that the happy

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Edinburgh Play Rangers

Edinburgh Play Rangers

Inspiring Scotland has created an innovative collaboration between three charities and a local authority who are working together to reach the most vulnerable neighbourhoods in Edinburgh and engage children and families through play. As part of the citywide Edinburgh Play Ranger project, Community Play Rangers facilitate outdoor play in communities. Play Rangers bring ideas and free resources and the

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Family group promotes fitness and friendships

Family group promotes fitness and friendships

Responding to local people’s concerns about obesity and low levels of physical activity, Link Up Whitfield teamed up with the Dundee Healthy Living Initiative, One Parent Families Scotland and a local fitness instructor to run a small-scale 12-week cooking and physical activity programme. Family Fun Fit focused on both cooking healthy meals as a family

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Golfhill Primary School

Golfhill Primary School

Golfhill Primary School in Glasgow’s Dennistoun area has been taking part in the Glasgow Active Play programme, run by go2play with funding from Glasgow City Council Education. The programme has been delivered by go2play partner charity PEEK and involves weekly Active Play sessions in school, separate from PE and break time, for primary 4 pupils.

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Inspiring Scotland Pro Bono Supporter Elaine Speirs helps FairShare Glasgow

Inspiring Scotland Pro Bono Supporter Elaine Speirs helps FairShare Glasgow

Inspiring Scotland Pro Bono Supporter Elaine Speirs helps FairShare Glasgow to help more and more people by helping them make their processes more streamline.

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Link Up group offers vital support to stay in recovery

Link Up group offers vital support to stay in recovery

Hugh (not his real name) is in his forties and has been attending one of Link Up’s men’s groups since March 2014. He had a drug addiction until he managed to get off them approximately ten years ago. “Getting off the drugs isn’t just about stopping taking them, it’s about changing everything. I had to

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Tessa’s story

Tessa’s story

I come from the Gallatown in Kirkcaldy. Poverty, deprivation, social exclusion and lack of opportunities have had a massively detrimental impact in the Gallatown and it has been in serious decline for years. I spent most of my life thinking this is how life is – but why should it be? We are not statistics;

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