The 2016 Scottish Charity Awards are now open for entries in seven categories.

Has your organisation achieved something special this year? Does your charity have an exceptional employee? Do you know somebody who has made an outstanding contribution to a charity or cause? 

The annual Scottish Charity Awards are run by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and celebrate the achievements of the third sector. 

Young people's views on a range of money-related issues are being sought by a national charity.

Young Scot, the youth information and citizenship charity, are carrying out an online survey to gather views on everything from bank accounts to mobile phones to payday loans.

If you are a young person having problems with money, Young Scot want to hear from you. The stories you tell will help them understand how Young Scot can help you and other young people manage their money.

There is still time to make your nominations for this year's Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards.

These annual awards shine a light on the positive contributions young people make every day and provide a fantastic opportunity to see their efforts and dedication celebrated.

The award categories are:

The State of Children's Rights in Scotland

Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) is inviting you to attend the State of Children’s Rights 2016 workshop in Aberdeen.

Context of the State of Children's Rights workshop

Around 150 people gathered at Perth Racecourse this week for a New Entrants to Farming Gathering.

This free event was aimed at Scotland's farmers of the future and was organised by SRUC as part of the Scottish Government's New Entrants to Farming programme.

Vote for your favourite short film in the FilmG competition and help decide the winner of the People's Choice Award.

Budding filmmakers, community groups and school groups from around the country have made the shortlists for this year's FilmG competition. This year’s theme, ‘Cliù’ (Fame/Reputation), inspired an array of new ideas and stories from filmmakers making it an exciting yet difficult job for the jury to pick out the best from this year’s entries.

A short film produced by the Scottish Rural Network Support Unit highlights some of the cultural and social benefits of the International Farm Youth Exchange Programme.

Each year, young farmers and students from across rural communities apply to take part in a cultural exchange programme and stay with host families in another country.

The International Youth Farm Exchange (IFYE) Conference 2015 took place last year, with previous participants of the IYFE programme from across the world gathering at Gordonstoun, Scotland for a week of activities. 

“Opportunities for Growth” - New Entrants to Farming Conference

This free event has been organised as part of the Scottish Governments New Entrants to farming programme.

This free event is aimed at Scotland’s farmers of the future and has been organised as part of the Scottish Government’s New Entrants to Farming Programme.

Industry experts and inspirational speakers will challenge and stimulate the audience to overcome barriers, embrace change and create successful farming businesses.

Over 100 people from across rural Perthshire braved the snow and ice to attend the launch of the Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER programme on 14 January. 

After a spot of networking at the various stands the meeting commenced with the Local Action Group Chair, with Jackie Brierton speaking passionately about the opportunities that the Local Development Strategy offers in terms of stronger networking, collaboration, a well connected sustainable local economy with communities coming together.

The Gathering 2016

The Gathering is Scotland’s largest event for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations. It’s free and everyone’s welcome.

Organised every year by SCVO, it’s a place for people working in the third sector to network, showcase what they do and learn from each other. It’s also a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the third sector to come along and get involved. There’s a bustling exhibition and marketplace with over 100 exhibitors, and a packed programme featuring more than 60 workshops, seminars and training sessions.