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The Big Issue at 25: The Untold Story of how a Publishing Revolution began
The Big Issue
Date: 27th Oct 2016

The early, early days of The Big Issue were forged in blood, sweat, and a battle for survival. There were also negative points..

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Remade in Edinburgh, and the vision of creating a network of community reuse and repair centres
Common Space, by Sophie Unwin
Date: 27th Oct 2016

Brexit, Trump, Trident, the third Heathrow Runway… for those of us who believe in progressive social and environmental values much of 2016 has felt like being in a very bad dream

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MacAskill sees federalism as the answer for Scotland
The Times, by Hamish Macdonell
Date: 26th Oct 2016

Federalism is a constitutional concept that has been much discussed but little defined in Scottish politics.

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MacAskill sees federalism as the answer for Scotland - an overveiw
The Times, by Hamish Macdonell
Date: 26th Oct 2016

Kenny MacAskill, the veteran nationalist and former SNP minister, has said that federalism could be the answer to Scotland’s constitutional logjam

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Rereading: Howard Brenton on The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
The Guardian, by Howard Brenton
Date: 26th Oct 2016

Around the year 1905, in a seaside town on the south coast of England, a group of painters and decorators are about to have dinner – what we Guardian readers call lunch.

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Agenda: We must seize the opportunity to give strength to local democracy
Herald Scotland
Date: 26th Oct 2016

The Scottish Green Party is holding its annual conference in Perth. It will be a rather different affair to the first one I attended 20 years ago when I addressed the conference in the lounge of an Aberfeldy Guest House.

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Lord Hodgson: It’s time for a ‘rethink’ on charitable status
Civil Society, by Kirsty Weakley
Date: 26th Oct 2016
Lord Hodgson has called for a rethink of  "how charities and charitable status fit into modern society”, in written evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities. 
 
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Islabikes' radical new plan means you may never need to buy your child a bike again
The Guardian, by Emily Chappell
Date: 25th Oct 2016
Imagine Project sets out to cut waste in the industry by renting rather than selling bikes, which can then be returned and refurbished when the child outgrows them
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Islabikes' radical new plan means you may never need to buy your child a bike again
The Guardian, by Emily Chappell
Date: 25th Oct 2016
Imagine Project sets out to cut waste in the industry by renting rather than selling bikes, which can then be returned and refurbished when the child outgrows them
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Sunset Song voted Scotland's favourite book
BBC News
Date: 20th Oct 2016

Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon has been voted Scotland's favourite book in a poll for the BBC's Love To Read campaign.

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Bike recycling charity counts cost of overnight blaze
STV News, by Kaye Nicolson
Date: 20th Oct 2016
The Bike Station shop in Edinburgh planned to celebrate its 15th anniversary this weekend.
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The community land rush spreading to urban Scotland
The Herald Scotland, by Richard Baynes
Date: 20th Oct 2016
A LAND rush by communities to take control of estates, woodland, empty plots and buildings is under way as ordinary people across Scotland join a new community buyout revolution.
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Architect Malcolm Fraser makes case for ‘repair and renew’ strategy for housing
Scottish Construction Now
Date: 20th Oct 2016

Scotland could tackle its housing crisis with a serious effort to repair and renew existing urban infrastructure, especially in town centres, according to one of Scotland’s top architects.

 

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Edinburgh: the most selective education system in the UK?
The Herald Scotland, by Paul Hutcheon
Date: 20th Oct 2016
A new analysis today reveals the full extent of Edinburgh's segregated school system and casts doubt on whether the city can claim to be delivering genuine comprehensive education.
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Lesley Riddoch: Alarm bells at Sturgeon’s ‘New Deal’
The Scotsman, by Lesley Riddoch
Date: 20th Oct 2016

Masterplan to bypass local authorities in favour of our communities is fatally flawed, writes Lesley Riddoch

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The SNP has gone back to old politics. IdeaSpace is the antidote
The Guardian, by Robin McAlpine
Date: 14th Oct 2016
The independence vote made people feel they mattered. From across the river Clyde, we can see that the SNP has left that intoxicating idea behind.
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The Immorality of Innovation – the Tale of Social Impact Bonds
Meghan Joy and Dr. John Shields
Date: 12th Oct 2016

In a post sub-prime mortgage induced financial crisis, another financial tool that risks increasing precarity for those most vulnerable is becoming increasingly popular in a political climate of austerity.

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‘Addressing the needs of children and young people in Scotland: the potential of a Basic Income
14th Kilbrandon Lecture - University of Strathclyde
Date: 12th Oct 2016

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice-Chancellor invites you to the 14th Kilbrandon Lecture

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Launch of the Ecopod Video Diary
Crisis Counselling
Date: 12th Oct 2016
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SNP must establish clear blue water between it and Rudd’s ‘nationalism’
The Sunday Times, by Kevin Pringle
Date: 12th Oct 2016

When I switched my political allegiance to the Scottish National Party (SNP) 30 years ago (my vote had gone to Labour in the 1986 local election) one of the first things I did was join the student branch at Aberdeen University.

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We must learn lessons from history and speak out against the Tories' ugly xenophobia
The National, Mhairi Black
Date: 12th Oct 2016

In my year and a half of being a politician I can truly say that I have never been more horrified or afraid of the rhetoric coming from the Conservative Government as I have this past week.

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There is one sure way to save our ailing churches – give them away
The Guardian, by Simon Jenkins
Date: 12th Oct 2016

There is no way it looks good. Two thousand medieval churches in England have fewer than 10 worshippers, and 8,000 more can barely muster 20.

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The Rapid Rise of the Sharing Economy (Part 1)
Cognizant
Date: 5th Oct 2016

You may have hailed an Uber vehicle or read of the threat that Airbnb poses to the hotel industry. But do you really understand the world’s increasing willingness to share goods and services, and collectively pool resources across industries?

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Getting Value from Local Woods
Forest Policy Group
Date: 5th Oct 2016
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Getting education right (or wrong) from the start
Common Space, by Sue Palmer
Date: 5th Oct 2016

Imagine it's 2017, the year standardised assessments will be introduced in Scottish schools, and you’re a ‘disadvantaged’ child from one of Scotland’s poorest areas, just starting in P1.

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Do branded painkillers work better than cheaper generic ones?
The Guardian, Saleyha Ahsan
Date: 5th Oct 2016

Like most people, I am not good with pain. So when period pains are setting in, I reach for the painkillers. I bypass the branded ones stacked at eye level on supermarket shelves, in fancy packaging with multicoloured, eye-catching logos.

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How Scottish villagers bought their harbour – and saved their future
The Guardian. by Hazel Sheffield
Date: 5th Oct 2016

Coastal towns often face higher levels of inequality, lower wages and higher unemployment than other parts of the UK. The top five areas voting to leave the EU were all coastal communities in Essex, East Anglia and Lincolnshire.

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