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Social Enterprise Academy in Gaelic
SEA
Date: 28th Feb 2013

When the Academy set up an office Inverness five years ago it was to engage with social entrepreneurs and community leaders in the highlands and Islands on their own terms.

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UK leads the way in social investment
BDaily, by Tom Keighley
Date: 28th Feb 2013

The UK leads the way in effective social investment policy that is informing the debate in other countries, suggests a piece of research from the University of Oxford.

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How Beppe Grillo's social media politics took Italy by storm
The Guardian, by Jamie Bartlett
Date: 28th Feb 2013

Grillo's Five Star Movement won 25% of the votes in Italy's election through mixing new technology with old-style activism

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Time to make views known
Regeneration
Date: 28th Feb 2013

The Scottish Community Alliance’s event at the Scottish Parliament on April 26th – The Future is Local – is being sponsored by the Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee. The timing of our event coincides with the Committee's decision to undertake an enquiry into the Government’s regeneration strategy - with a particular focus upon community empowerment. A call for written evidence closes 15/3/13. Short questions on policy, practice and partnership working. Something there for everyone.

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Land Fund gets to work
Community Land Scotland
Date: 28th Feb 2013

It was in no small measure down to the sustained lobbying of Community Land Scotland, the network of community landowners, that the Scottish Government agreed to reinstate the Scottish Land Fund. The absence of the Fund was perceived to be one of the principal reasons for momentum behind community land buy outs having stalled. Last week, the first awards from the new Land Fund were made. A smoke house, a light house and a forest – all now community owned

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Lloyds Banking £14m social enterprise investment
Total Investor
Date: 28th Feb 2013

Investment to reach 1,300 social entrepreneurs and create 4,000 jobs.  From today social enterprise will receive a £14m investment as the Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme launches its second year.

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Not a fantasy
The Observer, by Andrew Simms
Date: 28th Feb 2013

A common fantasy (apparently) is to imagine you’ve won the lottery and then work out how you would manage your new found wealth. Perhaps a less common fantasy is to imagine living in a better world -where politicians are trusted, where banks serve people, where success is not measured in terms of wealth alone but also health and happiness, where mutual and social justice are foundation stones. None of these are fantasy, they all exist – just not all in one place. But they could.

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Reviewed: On Edinburgh and Glasgow by Robert Crawford
New Statesman, by Alex Massie
Date: 21st Feb 2013

Best of enemies.

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Karine Polwart: Imagination vital to telling the Yes story
The Scotsman
Date: 21st Feb 2013

Thursday night. BBC Question Time is on telly. I’m venting a week’s worth of rage on Twitter, while nursing a tumbler of special offer white wine.

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Community ownership popularity rising
The Guardian, by Simon Birch
Date: 21st Feb 2013

Growing public support is allowing community-owned and run businesses to successfully raise launch capital without having to rely on banks

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'Parking' of hardest Work Programme cases with charities is endemic, says study
Third Sector Online, by Andy Hillier
Date: 21st Feb 2013

A competitive, commercial environment is undermining the success of the programme, says James Rees of the Third Sector Research Centre

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Secret Social Entrepreneur - Definition is not important
The Guardian
Date: 21st Feb 2013

Our Secret Social Entrepreneur argues that social enterprise is a melting pot and the need for definition is overplayed

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We Own RBS
New Economics Foundation
Date: 21st Feb 2013

We own RBS – so why does it have more tax havens than any other bank?

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Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme - Scotland
School for Social Entrepreneurs
Date: 21st Feb 2013

This programme will help you develop the skills you need to make your ideas a reality and get a project off the ground. 

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Growing Successful Social Enterprise: Lessons and Opportunities
CJS Event Solutions
Date: 15th Feb 2013

Inaugural E3M European Conference - Growing Successful Social Enterprise: Lessons and Opportunities is a major European conference and exhibition for 500 delegates that will provide a focal point for showcasing and learning about innovation in European social enterpri

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CIC Association recommends changes to dividend cap
Civil Society, by Vibeka Mair
Date: 14th Feb 2013

The CIC Association has recommended that the individual 20 per cent dividend cap be set against the profit a community interest company makes, rather than pegged to the value of an investor's initial stake.

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There's More to Life Than Being Happy
Daily Good
Date: 14th Feb 2013

"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness."

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Cameron to push G8 on finance bonds for new 'social investment’
The Telegraph
Date: 14th Feb 2013

David Cameron is to throw his weight behind radical plans to bring private investors into public services through rapidly growing new financial products called social impact bonds.

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Communities and the right to tackle urban blight
The Herald Scotland
Date: 14th Feb 2013

A DECADE ago, in what remains one its finest hours, the Scottish Parliament passed landmark legislation giving rural communities the right to buy the land they worked.

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Why we must talk more about failure in social enterprise
The Guardian, by Claudia Cahalane
Date: 14th Feb 2013

To coincide with the launch of the Secret Social Entrepreneur, we look at why it's vital to discuss social enterprise failures

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Volunteer forced to work at Poundland for free wins landmark case in appeal court
Third Sector Online, by Ian Griggs
Date: 14th Feb 2013

Cait Reilly was told she had to work at the shop or face losing her benefits, and the High Court backed ministers - now the Court of Appeal has reversed the decision

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Changin Scotland
Gerry Hassan and Jean Urquhart
Date: 14th Feb 2013

Come and join Gerry Hassan and Jean Urquhart for the latest weekend of good conversation and challenging ideas and celebrate our 21st weekend.

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Some ideas for reversing Britain
David Donnison
Date: 7th Feb 2013

Each generation has its never-to-be forgotten memories that mark its people's lives.

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Some thoughts on the First Minister
Robin McAlpine, The Jimmy Reid Foundation
Date: 7th Feb 2013

First Minister Alex Salmond gave the inaugural Jimmy Reid Memorial Lecture on the theme ‘Addressing Alienation: the opportunity of independence’. These are a few thoughts on what he said from Robin McAlpine.

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