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What’s New - Scotland

  1. Edinburgh project changing homeless people's lives through DJ'ing wins National Lottery Award

    13th December 2021

    An Edinburgh based social enterprise whose mission it is to use DJing to change the lives of people affected by homelessness, has been named the 2021 National Lottery Scotland Project of the Year.

  2. OLYMPIC CHAMPION CYCLIST CHRIS HOY UNVEILS NEW ARTWORK THAT CALLS TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN

    15th November 2021

    A striking installation unveiled at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is part of a four-strong collection across the UK which have been created by The National Lottery to inspire and spark change.

  3. Victoria Pendleton honours Edinburgh sport hero

    21st October 2021

    Former Olympic champion, Victoria Pendleton, has honoured an inspirational Edinburgh hero, who ran over 280km to raise funds for mental health charities, with a National Lottery Award in recognition of his incredible work.

  4. 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.

  5. Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy delivers an early Christmas surprise for local sporting hero

    16th December 2020

    Six-time Olympic champion, Sir Chris Hoy, surprised Fife cycling enthusiast, Kirsteen Torrance, with a video call and the delivery of a new bike, as a show of appreciation from The National Lottery.

  6. 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.

  7. From Small Acorns

    1st December 2020

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

  8. TV Presenter and furniture restorer Jay Blades honours Scottish community workers with bespoke benches

    23rd November 2020

    Today two Scottish charity workers have been honoured with unique, handcrafted benches designed by the country’s most famous furniture restorer and eco-designer Jay Blades.

  9. GLASGOW DUO CROWNED LOCKDOWN LEGENDS IN COVETED AWARDS

    5th November 2020

    The Glasgow duo behind an independent film organisation who worked round the clock have been honoured for their work with a National Lottery Award.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. TV PERSONALITY, JEAN JOHANSSON, CROWNS INSPIRATIONAL CHARITY FOUNDER ‘LOCKDOWN LEGEND’ IN COVETED AWARDS

    28th October 2020

    Presenter Jean Johansson and National Lottery Award winner Julie Morrison