New lottery launched to raise money for Scottish children
Online draw supported by STV aims to raise money for projects across country.
A new charitable lottery will be launched to raise money for children in Scotland.
The Scottish Children's Lottery, which is supported by STV, is a weekly online lottery. Proceeds will be invested in local projects aimed at helping children in Scotland in areas such as education, early years, health, employment and community development.
The first draw of the lottery will take place on STV and STV's city channels (STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh) on Monday, October 31, 2016.
Hugh Hall, chair of the trustees of the Scottish Children's Lottery, said: "This is a very exciting new opportunity to raise funds to support children across Scotland in securing the best prospects for their futures. Charitable society lotteries are becoming increasingly effective at raising the profile of important issues in society and generating funds to address these."
The Scottish Children's Lottery has been awarded licences by the UK Gambling Commission.
Its establishment has been supported by STV but will operate independently of the broadcaster in line with requirements of the licence from the UK Gambling Commission. At least 30% of lottery tickets sales will be donated to charitable causes.