12 Feb 2015
Alastair Keatinge is trustee at Edinburgh's Civic Trust - the Cockburn Association, and head of charities at law firm Lindsays WS.
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Alastair Keatinge explains what it will mean for charities if Scotland decides to break away from the UK.
It is a fundamental principle of charity law that charity trustees cannot profit from their position as trustees. Emma Moody discusses.
A well-known Scottish charity fell foul of the constitution when governance arrangements were overlooked. Alastair Keatinge surveys the damage.
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The story of a charity founded in Victorian times with a terrible reputation in the local community who felt its practices were still embedded in the last century.
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