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Since 2004, we have accumulated and curated an archive of over 12,000 news articles, comment pieces, academic research and newspaper editorials which relate to social enterprise in Scotland and further afield.

Our archive offers an overview of the development of the social enterprise community in Scotland and is fully searchable, making it a valuable and unique resource.

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Bulletin Articles
31st August 2004

‘Jury still out’ on Futurebuilders

'Jury still out' on Futurebuilders'   31.08.04 Gordon Brown SCVO     It is still unclear exactly how the £18m Futurebuilders Scotland programme will operate - despite the fact that th…
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Bulletin Articles
31st August 2004

Marine energy testing centre opened in Orkney

Marine energy testing centre opened in Orkney   31.08.04     A centre which will allow the industry to test potential wave energy generators has been opened in Orkney.   The Europe…
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Bulletin Articles
31st August 2004

Gambling ‘fuels homelessness’

Gambling ‘fuels homelessness’   Simon Mayhew 31.08.04     The dangers of liberalised gambling are exposed in research published today, which reveals relaxed gaming laws can cause h…
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Bulletin Articles
31st August 2004

Think Tank says ‘clone towns’ due to poor regeneration effort

Think tank blames 'clone towns' on poor regeneration efforts   31.08.04     The proliferation of chain stores across the country is turning the UK into a series of 'clone towns', The N…
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Bulletin Articles
29th August 2004

Social sector builds Momentum

Social sector builds Momentum   Booming business is set to fuel a period of consolidation in the not-for-profit sector, reports Steven Vass   29.08.04     Momentum, the support or…
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Senscot Bulletin
27th August 2004

Senscot Bulletin 27-08-2003

  SENSCOT MEMBER'S BULLETIN No. 243, FRIDAY 27th AUGUST 2004   Dear members and friends,   E-mails last week complaining that my musings are too gloomy – reminded of great film years …
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Bulletin Articles
26th August 2004

The beginning of history

The beginning of history   Fahrenheit 9/11 has touched millions of viewers across the world. But could it actually change the course of civilisation?   John Berger The Guardian 24,.08.04 …
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Bulletin Articles
26th August 2004

An answer in Somerset

An answer in Somerset   The Age of Entropy is here. We should all now be learning how to live without oil   George Monbiot The Guardian 24.08.04     'Never again,' the Texas oil…
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Bulletin Articles
26th August 2004

Capitalism with a human face

Capitalism with a human face?   By Nadia Johanisova August 2004   How do rural social enterprises survive in a harsh economic environment? What are their ideals and what makes them…
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Bulletin Articles
26th August 2004

Risk takers need Whitehall help with public image

Risk takers need Whitehall help with public image   By Graham Redfearn 26.08.04     Entrepreneurs who operate within the informal economy need more government support to help them becom…
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Bulletin Articles
26th August 2004

Rural Challenge Fund applications

Rural Challenge Fund applications   25.08.04     Community-led projects across rural Scotland are being given the opportunity to share in a £1.5 million funding boost.   Money fro…
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Bulletin Articles
26th August 2004

Fund for heritage-led regeneration proposed

Fund for heritage-led regeneration proposed   26.08.04     A three month consultation has been launched into the future of Government grants for the repair of historic buildings and to …