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  1. Helpful Handlebars

    16th December 2020

    During lockdown, Kirsteen Torrance was redeployed to help run Burntisland Emergency Action Team, in her local community in Fife, Scotland.

  2. Answering the Lockdown SOS

    1st December 2020

    During the battle of Dunkirk, the Skylark IX boat saved the lives of 600 men by ferrying them to safety. Seventy-three years later it was fished from the River Leven, battered and bruised, following an SOS call from the Dumbarton Veteran community.

  3. From Small Acorns

    1st December 2020

    At the core of Wild Things is the mutually beneficial relationship between nature and communities.

  4. I Met The Sea At The Bus Stop

    2nd November 2020

    Open Book is a charity that runs shared reading and creative writing sessions in communities across Scotland. It uses literature to connect people, build communities and to amplify voices that often go unheard.

  5. A 50 Person Zoom Disco

    2nd November 2020

    KMAdotcom is a working art studio that bills itself as a space of originality, collaboration and imagination. It is managed by four artists from Monday to Friday but is open and flexible to suit the needs of people who come to the workshop.

  6. Providing stability at a time of uncertainty

    28th October 2020

    Music 4 U, a performing arts school in Aberdeen that continued to find innovative ways to reach out to its community during lockdown.

  7. How a taxi driver helped me talk

    9th October 2020

    William Hall is a 25-year army veteran who had fallen into isolation, that is until he met David Gibson, the founder of Fares4Free.

  8. Beautiful noise

    12th August 2020

    The chance to play an instrument is changing lives in Scotland with the help of The National Lottery

  9. 5 things to do at home this week (08/06/2020)

    8th June 2020

    This week we work out with National Lottery funded athletes, take part in exhibitions, dance the night away and listen to some wholesome podcasts... enjoy!

  10. 5 things to do at home this week (26/05/2020)

    26th May 2020

    In this edition, we become at home actors, explore another gallery from our living room, Redesign London transport, work out with Sport NI, and join Into film for a mega movie night!

  11. 5 things to do this week (18/05/2020)

    18th May 2020

    This week we are busy in the kitchen, taking a spin in some British classic cars, and much more…

  12. Scotland's Celluloid Hero

    9th February 2020

    An historic cinema in Campbeltown has been beautifully restored with help from The National Lottery