How to Organise a Race Night in Scotland – And Keep it Legal!

Running a Race Night is a very popular method of raising money for good causes in Scotland. As well as being a great form of entertainment, it also offers a very high profit margin after all your expenses have been deducted.

However, one of the most common questions that people ask when trying to book one is whether it is legal. There is a lot of misinformation going around on this subject, so hopefully this article will make the current legal situation clear.

The Legalities

Yes, running it is legal if you run it properly. When it is run according to the rules, it becomes a lottery as defined in the Lotteries and Amusement Act of 1976. The films become just an entertaining way of selecting a winning number at random and the tote ‘betting’ tickets are just chances in a lottery, where nobody knows which number will win.

A professional compere will ensure that the race films are picked at random, none of the actual runners on the film are named, and no ‘form’ (information about the runners) is given until all the bets have been placed. The films are then shown in their entirety after the betting has finished.

Another important point to remember is that it should not be the only form of entertainment on the night. So, you should also have a disco, quiz, food, presentation event, or a social meeting to ensure that the Race Night is not the main or sole inducement of the night.

Professional Race Night companies are governed by the Charities Act 1992 and have a set of rules, which professional, fund-raisers must follow. The company will have an agreement or legal contract with the organisations they support and will ensure that they are registered charities or are running the Race Night to raise money for a charitable cause.

Professional Help

Some organisers just hire films and try to do everything themselves. However, to ensure you always comply with the law and obtain maximum profits for your good cause, you should always hire a reputable company to run the Race Night for you. The company will provide a compere and all the equipment you need such as the projector, sound system, and races. All you have to do is take the bets and the money on the night.

Which Company To Choose?

If the company is good, then it will not cost you much more than doing it yourself and you will be able to call on their professional support and advice when running your Race Night event.

However, like all other businesses, there are good ones and bad ones out there. Also, new ones spring up all the time, only to vanish after a few months. So, make sure the company is reliable and has a good track record. Ask them to provide evidence that they have been trading for at least ten years and supply testimonials from previous customers.

If you do this, then you will have a perfectly legal, highly profitable, and very successful Race Night.

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Is It Really Legal To Get Herbal Highs? Herbal Highs Facts

Yes it is perfectly legal to get high by smoking herbs. Herbs have been used for centuries for a variety of purposes. Shamans used herbs for healing, for relaxation, and for achieving a heightened sense of well-being. Herbs were used in various forms. It can be dried and smoked; its extracts can be used for use in teas to produce a meditative state. They are also ground and a paste is produced for medical treatments.

Herbal highs are easily accessible and can be bought in any country when it is not restricted by any country’s Drug Act (drug laws). Though accessible and legal, the consequences (what you do after smoking) may not be legal. An altered state of mind might adversely affect your judgment. The typical precautions used on many medications and with alcohol are the same for herbal highs. Do not drive or operate machinery while you are under the influence. Since the effect of herbal highs on unborn children is not known, it is best to either not get herbal highs or to consult your physician.

Herbal highs are also called legal highs. They can come from a variety of substances including plant materials in crude forms. Chemicals are harvested from natural minerals to also obtain an herbal high.

Herbal highs can be gotten from a wide variety of natural sources. Some of them will be familiar to you: Catnip an herb fed to cats that make them hyper. Dill, Hops (an ingredient in beer) and sassafras are also herbs that many are familiar with. Familiar herbs to cook include nutmeg, parsley, wild fennel and wild lettuce.

Harry Potter stories have made use of the herb mandrake in Herbology classes. Another familiar chemical L- Tryptophan is found in turkey and it causes most of us to feel subdued and tired after a turkey dinner.

Herbal highs may be dangerous even though they are 100% natural. They can impair judgment therefore; it is highly recommended that you not drive if you are under the influence of an herbal high. You should not operate heavy machine or attempt tasks that require intense focus. The effects of these highs are very similar to or worse than those experienced with alcohol. Currently herbal highs are legal, but this may change. You get herbal highs at your own risk as we do ourselves.

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How to Get Legally High at Work

Getting stuff done produces dopamine, and brains love dopamine. It’s the chemical that gives you pleasure – and there’s lots if things in life that have the same effect be they naughty and/or nice. Turns out, setting a goal, however small, and reaching it, gives us a big happy dopamine hit. This can be pretty motivating during a busy a working day (or one of those working days when you just can’t get busy).

Dopamine is also the happy drug that make us enjoy new challenges and learning new skills. (It also makes us sometimes prefer new challenges and learning stuff instead of doing the mundane things we’re supposed to be doing).

Let’s face it, goals provide focus, they prevent drifting, and they afford us a measuring stick for progress. In summary, they enhance productivity. They also bolster self-esteem and increase commitment to any project in hand. We love ‘em, and the dopamine rush that comes with them.

Procrastination happens to the best of us. But it rarely leads to happiness or to any kind of ‘self-actualisation’ as Maslow’s pyramid would have it. Goal setting – especially the smaller incremental goals – is the only cure for procrastination, and our brains, especially ‘the happy zone’ love it. So, instead of getting your dopamine hit from doing the cool stuff that’s stopping you from working, start to break your work down into little ‘goalettes’, each of which will give you the same kind of rush.

As all the wacko get-rich-quick-self-help websites proclaim ‘a thousand mile journey starts with the first small step’ and often, in internet land, the first small step is $25 down for our ‘easy guide’ etc etc. Yet, all those guides say the same thing. Make a list of what you want to achieve in terms of measurable goals: stuff where you can say without doubt ‘that’s done’. Break it down into small and feasible steps, and on each step of the way, kick back, enjoy the dopamine rush and offer yourself a little reward – a coffee, a couple of Stumbleupons or other stuff that you usually do instead of the thing you’re supposed to be doing.

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“Legal Highs” Leading to Chemical Depenedency

The use of hard drugs in the United States and U.K has been decreasing over the past year, but “Legal Highs” have come to take their place. As addiction physiology professionals and those in the chemical dependency counseling community help people fight off the addiction, it’s hard to stop it in the first place when something so bad is so….”legal”!

What are “Legal Highs”?

“Legal Highs” are different types of items that people use to obtain a high, but they are called “legal” because the government hasn’t been able to put out a ban yet. These “legal highs” come off as just ordinary items, but can hold serious health risks. While most of them don’t last long before getting banned, the government can’t keep track of the thousands of variations produced a year and this is why they pose such a threat.

Why are they so bad?

“Legal Highs” cause on average about 1,500 deaths a year in the U.S alone, but the number spiked in 2011. From January to February we saw over 4,000 deaths from these highs and the number continued to grow to over 8,000 throughout the year. The reason these pose such a problem is because literally anyone can buy and use them at their own discretion. Not only that, but “Legal Highs” are known in the chemical dependency counseling community to have some of the worst and horrid psychological effects such as suicide, murder and dementia.

How to help.

Aside from passing information to a friend or relative many people have chosen the alternative of chemical dependency counseling. This is a powerful way to help someone with an addiction or even a bad habit, while creating a career for yourself. It can change the life of another person and it’s never been easier.

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Assistive Technology An Independent Life For Everyone

Not depending on others is very important for every human being. As technology progresses everyday and the development includes specially designed devices and equipment, everyone can now enjoy an independent life style. Even people with disabilities can have a better life, avoiding frustration or incapacity to communicate. Assistive technology is for a great help for those who need to feel secure when they are by themselves, even if they have certain disabilities. Our assistive technology products meet their needs and offer an alternative for a better life. Communication for example, is one of the biggest problems for people with disabilities, but our assistive technology products make it easier. Even if your problem is about hearing, seeing or moving around, the solutions we offer can solve any type of problem related to physical challenges.

We also offer you a great variety of products as furniture, software, workstations or switches, specially created for an independent living. You can enjoy assistive technology products in your own house and anywhere you go, avoiding frustrations and difficulties you were exposed to before. Assistive technology is even for people who suffer from Parkinson, Lou Getring’s Disease aka Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Multiple Sclerosis. All the products we recommend are easy to use, the technology being adapted to every special need. Now, deaf-blind people will be able to communicate between themselves or with other people because assistive technology makes it possible.

If you want to make your children’s life easier, now you can do it with the help of special communication software or CDs that contains all kinds of information about social activities. Eating out, shopping, transportation are some of the social activities children need to learn about before they go out. This and some other assistive technology products can help your children have a better, independent life, even if they have some disabilities. It’s important to mention that these teaching products are not only for children, but also for people who have found themselves, all of a sudden, in the undesirable situation of an accident that has affected their health.

Our furniture is designed for people who need better access in the kitchen, bathroom or in the bedroom and for those who need special workstations in their homes or offices. You don’t have to feel uncomfortable at your desk anymore, because now you have the perfect solution, easily accessible through an online order.

In one word, assistive technology is for those who want to raise the standard of living, for those who need to increase the quality of life because an independent living is now possible through technology. This is why our products come to meet your special needs, helping you achieve what you want.

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