Support independent journalism - become a member
From left to right: event chair Hans Marter, of Shetland News, Uplift's Tessa Khan, ORION's Gunther Newcombe, Daniel Gear, SIC's Claire Ferguson. Photo: Shetland News

Plenty to talk about at the net zero discussion event in Shetland

New oil and gas developments, hydrogen production, peatland restoration, and wind farms – these were ...
A lothian Buses double decker

Bus campaign rumbles on in Edinburgh

Residents opposing what they say is Lothian Buses’ excessive use of certain residential streets in ...
Left to Right: Alan Dundas, Jake Milway ,Ian Robertson, Carol Taylor, Employability Orkney. Image credit: Thibault Gras, Grass Shoots Photography

Orkney charities reap rewards of recycling return

The first donations from Orkney’s recycling-return scheme have resulted in £1,200 given to local causes, ...
Mikey and Missy Logan

West Dunbartonshire siblings challenge Down Syndrome stigma

Siblings from West Dunbartonshire are ambassadors for the second year at a national campaign changing ...
Graduates from the Destination Hospitality Programme.

Ukrainian refugees find jobs in hospitality in Edinburgh

A number of refugees from Ukraine have successfully found work in Edinburgh hotels after graduating ...
Graeme Whitlie, Funeral Director and Pauline Dickson, Branch Administrator

Midlothian funeral director gives advice on how to speak with someone facing loss

Death, grief, bereavement are still taboo subjects for many of us in the UK. When ...
Forres High Street

Opinion: Small businesses are in this crisis too

Recently, a local business in Forres displayed a poster explaining why their prices had increased. ...
Black mother and child by Andrae Ricketts @Unsplash

At the sharp end: Cost-of-living crisis impact higher on asylum seeker mothers

Mothers seeking asylum in the UK face the worst experiences in providing for their children ...
Dead Redshank

Wild Crail -Birds and other wildlife around Crail and the East Neuk of Fife

The Crail harbour master stopped me as I said hello outside the co-op on the ...
Public Interest News Foundation (PINF) workshop

Report highlights need for new models of local journalism in Glasgow

Drawing on findings from a workshop held in Glasgow, the Public Interest News Foundation and ...

In remembrance: Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell, who died on Tuesday, 18 April 2023, was a name often found in ...
Gambling cartoon - house of cards

Gambling: The addiction which is being ignored

Picture this. It’s Saturday night, the rain is pouring down, and the shop begins to ...

Become a member

The Scottish Beacon continues its important work
through member donations such as yours. Please pledge your support below.
Thank you.