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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Charities, Scotland & Holyrood: 20 Years Delivering Change

To celebrate the Scottish Parliament marking its 20th anniversary, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) have chosen to mark this milestone by working with representatives from across the voluntary sector to produce a limited-edition book.

Entitled Charities, Scotland & Holyrood: Twenty Years Delivering Change, the book celebrates the last 20 years of the sector working with – while also being prepared to challenge, debate, persuade and influence – the Scottish Parliament.

The book highlights 20 key voluntary sector campaigns which resulted in legislation being created for the benefit of people in Scotland, and celebrates the various and often hard-won successes of the voluntary sector in Scotland over the past two decades.

Listen to our podcast featuring organisations from the book

We recently hosted a drop-in for MSPs to collect their copy of the limited edition book, followed by a debate celebrating 20 years of charities working with the Scottish Parliament:

Take a look at some of the photos from our launch event at the Scottish Poetry Library and Scottish Parliament (credit Lewis J Houghton):