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Time to reverse 50 years of centralisation
The Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy
Date: 24th Apr 2014

Scotland would be fairer, wealthier and healthier if local communities had control over the issues that matter to them, Scotland’s first Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy has suggested.

 

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Commons Sense New thinking about an old idea
Mary McDermott, Community Development Journal
Date: 24th Apr 2014

Caricatures of creating, maintaining and living a commons-based life abound. As a rule, they assume pessimistic views of human relations, the primacy of the economy, hyper-individualism and congenital dissipation.

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Lifting veil of secrecy from children's panels
The Herald
Date: 24th Apr 2014

Two weeks ago, the scale of the crisis and disquiet at Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS), the organisation responsible for children's panels, became clear when The Herald obtained an edited version of a survey of its staff and volunteers.

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The Trees
Philip Larkin
Date: 16th Apr 2014

The Trees is Larkin’s ode to … well … trees. It was first published in 1968, and is a holla back to Housman, Keats, and every poet who ever thought that leaves falling is a bit like dying, but then not quite, because …

 

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Senscot Legal Paralegal Vacancy
Senscot
Date: 16th Apr 2014

Senscot Legal is seeking a Paralegal to join the social enterprise.

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Out of the Blue - April News
Out of the Blue
Date: 16th Apr 2014

Out of the Blue have been a hot house of creativity since birth; born in a small shop in Edinburgh’s Old Town back in 1994 when to find creative space in Edinburgh was a massive challenge.

 

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Common Weal Widens
Jimmy Reid Foundation
Date: 16th Apr 2014

Think tanks are a rarity in Scotland and left of centre think tanks even more so.  

 

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Scottish Community Re-investment Trust
SCRT Working Group
Date: 11th Apr 2014

 The third sector is experiencing a shift in its political and economic environment. It is possible that it may be undergoing a significant transformation in its shape, its role and its relationship with the state. 

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The strange background of Margo MacDonald
The Scottish Review, By Kenneth Roy
Date: 10th Apr 2014

Long ago (February 1990), when Margo MacDonald languished in the political wilderness, Kenneth Roy met her for dinner one evening. This is an account of their conversation, written at the time.

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Social Investment Scotland gets 16m in investment for new fund
Civil Society Finance, By Vibeka Mair
Date: 10th Apr 2014

Social Investment Scotland has secured £16m in investment from Big Society Capital and the Scottish government to create a social investment fund for the country.

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Lord Robertson is trying to bully Scots into voting no in the referendum
The Guardian, By Owen Jones
Date: 10th Apr 2014

The former defence secretary and Nato chief's claims that a Scottish break from the union will imperil the west are part of an anti-democratic campaign that is backfiring.

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Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) Guide
Social Investment Scotland
Date: 10th Apr 2014

Find out more about the world's first tax incentive for social investors.

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On the Commons (OTC)
On the Commons (OTC)
Date: 10th Apr 2014

On the Commons (OTC) is a commons movement strategy center founded in 2001

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Mickey Rooney obituary
The Guardian, By Ronald Bergan
Date: 10th Apr 2014

Hollywood star and entertainer best known for National Velvet, Boys Town and his turbulent private life.

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Extract from
Toby Johnson
Date: 10th Apr 2014
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How can we put social innovation to work for the people of Scotland?
The Melting Pot
Date: 9th Apr 2014

Join a conversation to explore this question, make new connections, and be a part of creating the conditions for social innovation to flourish in Scotland! 

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Annual Social Enterprise Survey Scotland 2014
Social Enterprise Scotland
Date: 9th Apr 2014

Welcome to the Annual Social Enterprise Survey Scotland 2014!

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BIIS Investment Manager Job Advert
ASPEN
Date: 3rd Apr 2014

Big Issue Invest Scotland (BIIS) is a new joint venture between Big Issue Invest and DSL Business Finance established to provide investment and loan finance to social enterprises, social ventures and third sector organisations in Scotland.

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Boost to community-led regeneration projects
Scottish Government
Date: 3rd Apr 2014

Around 50 community-led organisations have been identified to receive investment of up to £3 million which will support the regeneration of areas throughout Scotland.

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Social Enterprise Exchange Leadership Dinner
SES
Date: 3rd Apr 2014

Social Enterprise Scotland is working in partnership with Scottish Council for Development and Industry to deliver the inaugural Social Enterprise Exchange Leadership Dinner on Tuesday 24 June in Glasgow

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Event with Peter Holbrook
GSEN
Date: 3rd Apr 2014

Join us for an informal networking session with Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK. 

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ROSEMOUNT FARM SALE - a local scandal and potential community opportunity
Wendy McCombes and John Palfreyman
Date: 3rd Apr 2014

As you will know the Co-op is selling its farms across the UK. One of those farms will be Rosemount Farm situated between Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus.

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Calling all Scottish Co-op members -- Save Rosemount Farm
Lesley Riddoch
Date: 3rd Apr 2014

Urgent for Scottish Co-op members who want to see more land owned and managed cooperatively and want a change in the way Scotland does food. Should the collapse of the bank mean a firesale of coop farms?

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More power to Glasgow's online journalists
The Observer, By Kevin McKenna
Date: 3rd Apr 2014

To those who know about these things, the signs and symbols that recently began to appear buried deep beneath the streets of Glasgow were unmistakable: the cybernats are coming to get us and our children are in peril.

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South Lanarkshire 'Owenstown' new town plan rejected by councillors
BBC News
Date: 3rd Apr 2014

Plans for an eco-friendly new town in South Lanarkshire have been rejected by councillors.

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6VT Youth Cafe - Leading the Way
6VT Youth Cafe
Date: 3rd Apr 2014

Our Mission

"To deliver holistic quality services to Edinburgh’s young people including the highest risk and most marginalized individuals, services that are empowering and motivate positive change in their lives.”

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