WATCH: Bo’ness is Scotland’s Charity Town

Video shows why Bo'ness is Scotland's Charity Town
Video shows why Bo'ness is Scotland's Charity Town

Earlier this year Bo’ness was named Scotland’s charity town by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

A video was created showcasing how locals feel about their town and how vital charity work is to the people who need it.

The SCVO selected Bo’ness as its charity town as around £2.5 million is generated a year from the 150 hard-working charities that operate in the area.

John Downie, director of public affairs for the SCVO, said: “We selected Bo’ness because we were really struck by the impressive impact charities and voluntary action are having on people’s lives in the town.

“It’s great to see so many people living in Bo’ness getting involved in their communities and supporting charities.”

The charitable work from residents, as well as inspirational stories of local charity champions, were showcased at a two-day event in Glasgow’s SECC earlier this year.