Scotland to incorporate UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into law

Scotland is set to become the first country in the UK to directly incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law. The UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill will make it unlawful for public authorities to act incompatibly with the incorporated UNCRC requirements, giving children, young people and their representatives the power to go to court to enforce their rights. The UNCRC is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world and sets out the specific rights that all children have to help fulfil…

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£5.5 million of National Lottery money helps Scottish projects go the distance

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced a bumper package of grants worth £5,568,354 to a wide range of community projects in Scotland. Across the country 257 groups are receiving awards from The National Lottery Community Fund for a range of activities, many of which will help people to support each other through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. See link to list of awards by local authority here With a focus on supporting isolated and vulnerable people, today’s awards to community transport projects mean for many there is now a…

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CAP – A wee dram of advice on alcohol promotions in Scotland

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: A wee dram of advice on alcohol promotions in Scotland. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. We’ve seen a notable increase in the number of enquiries about alcohol promotions in Scotland. Generally speaking, most common alcohol promotions are a no-go, including BOGOFs and bulk discounts, but this is due to legislation rather than our rules. …

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CIPR PRide Awards celebrate Scotland’s thriving Public Relations industry

More than 300 PR professionals gathered at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow for the 2019 CIPR Scotland PRide Awards ceremony – the nation’s annual public relations showpiece. Weber Shandwick Scotland were the big winners of the night, scooping five Gold Awards, including ‘Best Use of Social Media’ and ‘Best Use of Influencer Relations’ for their continued work with VELUX. Holyrood PR took home four Gold Awards, whilst British Heart Foundation Scotland won a hat-trick for their “Scotland: A Nation of Lifesavers” campaign, raising awareness of the importance of bystander CPR…

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Boots UK partners with FareShare to tackle period poverty in Scotland

Boots UK has announced a new partnership with FareShare to support a Scottish project that offers sanitary products for women and girls on low incomes. Period poverty is a real issue in the UK. A 2018 survey by Young Scot and Scottish Government found that in the last year around one in four (26%) survey respondents at school, college or university had struggled to access sanitary products. Of those, 60% couldn’t access the product they needed, and nearly three quarters (71%) had to ask someone else for a tampon or…

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