I missed this at the time (20th February) but I think it’s still worth a mention. Young Scots are more likely to get involved in helping others according to a UK-wide survey. Here are the figures:
N Ireland 18%
The benefits, according to the report are not just for those being helped:
‘Across the UK, those who are involved in volunteering and social action have significantly higher life-satisfaction than those who don’t, as well as having stronger personal networks.’
There’s much more detail along with personal stories in the full report:
Is there any connection between this report and my previous one about the SNP and the Tories? I know there are some right wee bastards in Scotland too but are we just a wee bit more collectivist, communitarian, as a people, than some of our neighbours? It would, of course, have been very interesting to compare the North and South of England data.