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Restoring Scotland’s Wilderness

Photo Credit: Skymax Scotland’s reputed natural beauty is growing increasingly fragmented, leading to a decline of complex and vibrant wildlife systems. This has created calls for large-scale restoration projects across the country with local actions becoming increasingly important. Climate change has contributed to ecological decline, yet over-maintenance of natural spaces such as parks has also …

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Alarmingly Low Symptom Awareness in Scotland for the Country’s Second Biggest Cancer Killer

Photo Credit: Louis Bauer April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, and to mark the start, charity Bowel Cancer UK revealed that 38% of adults in Scotland are unaware of bowel cancer symptoms. These statistics are made more surprising given its status as the country’s second largest cancer killer. People were unaware of the five main …

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“Astonishing” amount of Council Tax Reduction support going unclaimed every year by older people.

Photo Credit: PixBay New figures released by Age Scotland have revealed that older people on low income missed out on £88 million in Council Tax Reduction support last year, showing that much more needs to be done to boost people’s understanding of the financial support available. With residents across Scotland receiving their council tax bills …

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