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Land Reform Review
Andy Wightman
Date: 27th Jul 2012

The Scottish Government has announced the establishment of a “Land Reform Review Group” that will oversee a “wide ranging review of land reform in Scotland”.

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Let’s go back to the land to cure our country’s ills
Colette Douglas-Home, The Herald
Date: 26th Jul 2012

Could Scotland’s ills be cured by a pile of logs and bags of nails?

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Wellbeing index points way to bliss: live on a remote island, and don't work
Lizzy Davies and Simon Rogers
Date: 26th Jul 2012

First annual results of Measuring National Wellbeing Programme show teenagers and pensioners have key to happiness.

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Live Q&A: Social enterprise in sport, 27 July, 12-2pm BST
The Guardian
Date: 26th Jul 2012

Join us on Friday 27 July at the Guardian to find out from our expert panel about opportunities for social entrepreneurs in the world of sport.

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Work Programme
Guardian & Civil Society
Date: 26th Jul 2012

Some artricles from the Guardian and Civil Society on the Work Programme.

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Group to review land reform legislation in Scotland
BBC
Date: 26th Jul 2012

A review of land reform in Scotland is to be carried out, First Minister Alex Salmond has announced.

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Ignite 2012 : Residential
Social Enterprise Academy
Date: 25th Jul 2012

You are running a social enterprise full of potential. How can this potential be unlocked? Is it worth a weekend of your time to decide?

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Olympic Tax Dodging
38 Degrees
Date: 19th Jul 2012

Moments after launching the petition calling on companies like McDonald’s to give up their Olympic tax breaks, their rattled PR team were on the phone. Minutes later they publicly confirmed they wouldn’t be taking up the tax dodge. 

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A New Day
Bella Caledonia, by Mike Small
Date: 19th Jul 2012

It’s worth getting a few things straight before kick-off. This isn’t about relegating Rangers FC. Rangers don’t exist anymore. This isn’t about Craig Whyte. Craig Whyte’s not around anymore.

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RBS SE100 2012
RBS
Date: 19th Jul 2012

Social enterprise might sound like a good idea but how do we prove it really delivers? The RBS SE100 is putting the facts and figures behind the great stories we hear about social enterprise.

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Crowdsourcing the future in Canada
The Guardian
Date: 19th Jul 2012

The recent Rio+20 Conference taught us again a lesson that we should have learned by now: big governments working with large corporations are incapable of delivering what matters most – healthy children, safe food, air and water, community, fairness, happiness.

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DTAS Annual Conference & AGM - Open for Bookings
DTAS
Date: 19th Jul 2012

We are now taiking bookings for the DTA Scotland Annual Conference & AGM which is being held on the 2/3rd September.

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Chosen supplier for Donald Trumps new golf course in Balmedie
The Breakmaker
Date: 19th Jul 2012

The breadmaker is pleased to announce that we are the chosen supplier for Donald Trump's new golf course in Balmedie.The staff have worked hard to secure the contract, producing high quality bakery products to support the fine dinning offered at the club house.

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Six Scottish firms reach finals of 2012 Private Business Awards
Business 7
Date: 19th Jul 2012

Six Scottish firms have reached the UK finals of the Private Business Awards 2012. The Scottish firms were chosen from more than 600 UK entries.

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Move Your Money UK

Date: 19th Jul 2012

Move Your Money UK is a national campaign to spread the message that we, as individuals, can help to build a better banking system through our buying power.

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The Promised Land
By George Monbiot
Date: 19th Jul 2012

his is the fate of young people today: excluded, but forbidden to opt out. Hounded by police and bailiffs, evicted wherever they stopped, they did not mean to settle here. They had walked out of London to occupy disused farmland on the Queen’s estates surrounding Windsor Castle.

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The Price of Inequality by Joseph Stiglitz – review
The Observer, by Yvonne Roberts
Date: 19th Jul 2012

The ancient Greeks had a word for it – pleonexia – which means an overreaching desire for more than one's share. As Melissa Lane explained in last year's Eco-Republic: Ancient Thinking for a Green Age, this vice was often paired with hubris, a form of arrogance directed especially against the gods and therefore doomed to fail.

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Towards new modes of giving
Ipsos MORI
Date: 13th Jul 2012

The government’s Giving White Paper 2011 recognises the valuable role that charities play in society and sets out the government’s agenda to make it  “easier and more compelling for people to give time and money and so make the change they want to see.”  

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A world of change at Scotland’s Environmental Festival
Centre for Stewardship
Date: 13th Jul 2012

Big Tent Festival is back in force as a festival that will appeal to heads, hearts and hands after a year’s break to prepare the ground.

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We are set to lose vital community organisations
The Guardian, by Isobel Spencer
Date: 12th Jul 2012

With local authority grants one of the fastest declining sources of charity income, around 5,000 organisations that provide vital services to the community are at risk.

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How Donald was trumped
The Guardian, byLesley Riddoch
Date: 12th Jul 2012

As his controversial golf course finally opens, the tycoon should take a few lessons in humility from Andy Murray – a real Scottish hero

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Feature Interview: David Robb, Chief Executive, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
Scottish Policy Now
Date: 12th Jul 2012

David Robb is Chief Executive of the organisation more commonly pronounced as ‘OSC[a]R’ by most people who are involved in the Third sector or who are running charities in Scotland.

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Scottish Land Fund – a cause for optimism?
Big Lottery Fund
Date: 12th Jul 2012

Funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership by the Big Lottery Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the new Scottish Land Fund today (29th June) opens its doors for business.

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Woody Guthrie still inspires, 100 years on from his birth
The Observer, by Ed Vulliamy
Date: 12th Jul 2012

In his centenary year, the songs of the father of protest live on in the music of Dylan and Springsteen. But his radical approach to life provides arguably an even greater legacy

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Care with conviction
The Herald Scotland, by Stephen Naysmith
Date: 12th Jul 2012

It has the feel of a a youth centre, or a children's unit – partly because many of the men here are rather like little boys.

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Social Investment Business might lend to 'profit-distributing' organisations
Third Sector Online, by David Ainsworth
Date: 12th Jul 2012

The Social Investment Business might launch new funds that lend money outside of the charity and social enterprise sector, its chief executive Jonathan Jenkins said last night.

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Charity Bank sees significant increase in new depositers
Charity Bank
Date: 5th Jul 2012

Meanwhile, social savings bank, Charity Bank has reported a 200 per cent increase in new depositors.

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A consultation on the proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill
Scottish Government
Date: 5th Jul 2012

This consultation sets out a range of ideas designed to meet the aims of the proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill: to support communities to achieve their own goals and aspirations through taking independent action and by having their voices heard in the decisions that affect their area.

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Taxpayers' money given to people who don't pay taxes – oh, the beauty of PFIs
The Guardian, by Deborah Orr
Date: 5th Jul 2012

The lesson of the PFI disaster is simple: it's stupid to engineer a profit when there is not one to be made.

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Inspiring Impact website goes live
Civil Society, by Kirsty Weakley
Date: 5th Jul 2012

The Inspiring Impact website which collates existing information on impact measurement from charity bodies went live yesterday, as the group of sector bodies revealed the projects members would be working on over the next year.

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Foreword by Nick Hurd MP Minister for Civil Society
The Cabinet Office
Date: 5th Jul 2012

We want charities and social enterprises to play a bigger role in strengthening our communities and helping us deliver better public services. Too often they are held back by a ‘hand to mouth’ funding environment which is very ineicient. 

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Banned TED Talk
Nick Hanauer
Date: 5th Jul 2012

TED is an American non profit, devoted to ‘ideas worth spreading’. 

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Support package announced for Third Sector companies
The Melting Pot
Date: 4th Jul 2012

Twelve new non-profit organisations, based around Edinburgh and Glasgow, which aim to improve different aspects of society have been selected for the 2012-13 Social Innovation Incubator Awards. 

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Premiere of Mission to Lars
Cornerstone
Date: 4th Jul 2012

Cornerstone hosted the Scottish premiere of Mission to Lars when it came to Aberdeen last month.

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Resilient Scotland open for business
Scottish Community Foundation
Date: 4th Jul 2012

Resilient Scotland Ltd has launched Start & Grow offering grants and loan packages of up to £60,000. Community organisations already trading or wanting to develop enterprising activity are eligible to apply.

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