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The home of father-friendly news, thoughts and creative insights from FNS and our guest bloggers. Let us know what you think – and if you’ve got an idea for a blog post you’d like to write for us, get in touch with FNS!

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Join our Board!

Download this document as PDFFathers Network Scotland (FNS) wishes to appoint volunteer members for its non-Executive Board to provide strategic leadership and take the organisation to the next stage of its development....

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Grandparenting: love across the generations

There are many sorts of father-figure - and they can span generations. ANN ROBERTS, co-chair of Fathers Network Scotland, explains how her dad inspired her to conduct new research into...

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Year of the Dad launches in Media

It’s barely ten days since the launch of Year of the Dad – and already we’ve been delighted by extensive and supportive coverage in print, online and broadcast media.Clearly this...

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Dad on the Frontline

The rigours of active service and long absences can exact a heavy toll on military dads. But FNS Development Manager DAVE DEVENNEY learned that love and nurture weren't dependent on...

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Welcome to Year of the Dad 2016

Welcome to Year of the Dad 2016! We hope you’ve had a fabulous festive break.Now 2016 is upon us, and the long-awaited launch approaches. We’re looking forward to working with...

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Breastfeeding

Is breastfeeding still a realistic option if mum goes back to work leaving dad in charge? SARAH EDWARDS of the Breastfeeding Network offers expert advice for parents deciding how to split parental leave.

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IS YEAR OF THE DAD GOOD NEWS FOR WOMEN?

As International Men’s Day rouses both support and controversy, NICK THORPE appeals for men and women to work together for gender equality. ISN’T every day already International Men’s Day?That’s the gist...

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My Paternity Leave

Being a great parent is hard enough without stingy employers. As Year of the Dad approaches, DOUGLAS GUEST, father-of-three & head of programmes for FNS, explains why generous paternity should be standard.

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News from David

Fathers Network Scotland co-founder and CEO DAVID DRYSDALE sends an update from hospital with exciting news about both family and FNS changes...

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Countdown to Year of the Dad

The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in… and the Year of the Dad is fast approaching! Here at Fathers Network Scotland we’re delighted to discover how many...

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