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Sport can change lives, says new sportscotland chair Mel Young
The Herald Scotland, by Stewart Fisher
Date: 25th Feb 2016
Mel Young has first-hand experience of the transformative power of sport.
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Scotland’s Fiscal Framework: A principled agreement?
Centre on Constitutional Change
Date: 25th Feb 2016

After months of protracted negotiation, the UK and Scottish governments have finally found something they can agree on, says David Eiser - that two plus two equals five. 

 

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SNP Government walks into row by announcing research into fracking
The Herald Scotland, by Paul Hutcheon
Date: 25th Feb 2016
Scotthish Ministers have announced three controversial pieces of research into fracking, fuelling fears the Government will back the disputed energy extraction method after the election.
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Huts in Scotland: A new era begins
Press Release
Date: 25th Feb 2016

Tonight at the Scottish Parliament, Reforesting Scotland will celebrate the launch of its new guide to help planners and hut builders respond to the emerging opportunities for huts in Scotland.

 

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It's time for the Greens to stand up to their critics
The National, Leslie Riddoch
Date: 25th Feb 2016

 

Is it time for the Scottish Greens to develop some fangs and bite back at their detractors? Despite having radical and viable alternatives on land reform, fracking, local government and climate change - and despite being led by Scotland’s most popular opposition politician, Patrick Harvie - the Scottish Greens only seem to make headlines when they’re in trouble or doing something whacky
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“It will be missed” - Enable Scotland cafe in Arbroath to close
The Courier, by Rob McLaren
Date: 23rd Feb 2016

A learning disability charity has announced an award-winning social enterprise cafe in Arbroath is to close.

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Re-Employ rises like a phoenix rom the ashes
Central Fife Times, by Jim Stark
Date: 23rd Feb 2016

This has been a massive week for the fledgling Benarty based Re-Employ social enterprise.

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What did the EU ever do for us?
by Simon Sweeney
Date: 23rd Feb 2016

In the week when the  UK's five extremist right-wing media billionaires won their battle to waste our time, money and political capital on a EU referendum, I thought it a good time to post the great letter by Simon Sweeney in the Guardian

 

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Asda removes food bank donation points from UK stores
The Guardian, by John Harris
Date: 18th Feb 2016

Supermarket chain ceases scheme, which allowed customers to donate food bought in store or brought from home, without announcing to media

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New job for Big Lottery Fund Scotland chief
Third Force News, by Susan Smith
Date: 18th Feb 2016

Jackie Killeen has announced she is to leave the funder to take up a new post at the British Council Scotland

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The Land Reform Bill is a win but there's still ground to be gained
The National, by Lesley Riddoch
Date: 18th Feb 2016

 

It hasn’t made land more affordable. It hasn’t put more land on the market. Scotland has the smallest group of landowners in the developed world and doubtless still will when the Scottish Parliament debates the Land Reform Bill in March.
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Transparency of ownership and fair play are at the heart of Land Reform Bill
The National, by Aileen McLeod
Date: 18th Feb 2016

The Land Reform Bill will fundamentally change the relationship between the people of Scotland and the land that we live, work and depend on.

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It's little wonder young people the world over are demanding political change
The National, by Michael Gray
Date: 16th Feb 2016

 

You just don’t understand!” is a traditional moan of the younger generation. When it comes to politics - especially for those of a more cut-off conservative vintage - it may actually be true.
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It’s not about the food: community food hubs, and why we need them
Nourish Scotland, by Pete Ritchie
Date: 16th Feb 2016

The food system in Scotland is manifestly unfair and unsustainable.  Across all income groups we eat too much sugar and fat and not enough fibre

 

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Bute jobs saved as council budget keeps recycling deal
The Buteman, by Craig Borland
Date: 15th Feb 2016

Recycling services on Bute provided by local social enterprise Fyne Futures have been spared the axe in Argyll and Bute Council’s 2016-17 budget.

 

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What makes a Makar? Tom Leonard proposed as Scotland’s new national poet
Common Space, by Michael Gray
Date: 11th Feb 2016

Cultural figures say ‘It’s time for troublemakars’ with new appointment

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The Value and Independence of the Voluntary Sector
By Barry Knight and Sue Robson
Date: 9th Feb 2016

This study aims to describe the distinctive value of the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS).  It also assesses whether the government’s service delivery agenda has impacted VCS groups’ sense of their own independence.

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The Observer view on charities and their role in society
The Guardian
Date: 9th Feb 2016

Once considered beyond reproach, the charity sector last week faced a painful round of scrutiny.

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Dutch city plans to pay citizens a ‘basic income’, and Greens say it could work in the UK
The Guardian, by Daniel Boffey
Date: 9th Feb 2016

It’s an idea whose adherents over the centuries have ranged from socialists to libertarians to far-right mavericks.

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Mundell: time to scrap fiscal powers deadline
The Herald Scotland, by Michael Settle
Date: 4th Feb 2016

 

David Mundell wants to scrap the February 12 deadline for concluding talks to deliver more powers to the Scottish Parliament.
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The Evolving Philanthropy Industry
Ethical Markets, by Hazel Henderson
Date: 4th Feb 2016

 

Since the crises of 2008, the global financial system has shaken many societies, causing job losses, homelessness, sluggish economies, overhangs of unrepayable debt with central banks trying stimulative exercises to substitute for failing fiscal policies and political will
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Citizen's Income
The Scottish Greens
Date: 4th Feb 2016

A Citizen’s Income is a new way of providing social security.  

 

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Michael Gray on the 'free press' and The National's response
The National
Date: 2nd Feb 2016

I spent last Thursday re-reading Jimmy Reid’s famous address to the students of Glasgow University, 1972. It’s personal to me. While I was a student there I hoped its message would not die two generations on.

 

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Social Enterprise Academy is exporting its expertise
Third Force News, by Paul Cardwell
Date: 2nd Feb 2016

Scotland’s Social Enterprise Academy is sharing its approach to learning by franchising its model to partners around the world.

 

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