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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
29th October 2004

Euro funding to help Scots into work

Euro funding to help Scots into work   29.10.04     More than £25 million of investment for projects designed to boost employment opportunities have been announced.   Deputy Minis…
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Bulletin Articles
29th October 2004

Call for ‘fairer’ green tax system

Call for 'fairer' green tax system   Hepreet Kaur Grewal 29.10.04     Green taxes are hitting low-income families harder than other social groups, says a new report which calls for ref…
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Senscot Bulletin
29th October 2004

Senscot Bulletin 29-10-2004

SENSCOT MEMBER’S BULLETIN No. 252, FRIDAY 29th OCTOBER 2004   Dear members and friends,   My bedroom looks on to the Umbrian hill town of Spoleto, the Castle, the Duomo, the medieval tower…
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Bulletin Articles
29th October 2004

The big picture

The big picture   In regeneration everyone wants a cultural strategy. But it's no use paying lip service to creativity, says David Barrie: it should be built-in across the board.   Regenerat…
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Bulletin Articles
29th October 2004

Social Capital Feedback

Social Capital Feedback   29.10.04     Last week's piece on social capital generated a lot of interest with over 130 visits to Colin's definitions paper.   Dr Cathy Sharp of Real R…
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Research Article
29th October 2004

The importance of bonding and bridging social capital for social …

The importance of bonding and bridging social capital for social enterprises.   Dr Cathy Sharp   October 2004     Interest in the concept of social capital reflects the wider UK-wi…
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Bulletin Articles
27th October 2004

Councils ‘turning away’ homeless

Councils ‘turning away’ homeless   Matt Weaver and Faisal al Yafai 26.10.04     Councils are deliberately refusing to accept genuinely vulnerable people as homeless because they do…
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Bulletin Articles
27th October 2004

Community traders ‘need light touch’

Community traders 'need light touch'   27.10.04     The government has been urged to ensure new community interest companies are regulated with as light a touch as possible.   The …
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Bulletin Articles
27th October 2004

A tale of two ecovillages: reviving the health of local communiti…

A tale of two ecovillages: reviving the health of local communities   Jonathan Dawson Resurgence magazine November December 2004     THERE ARE SIGNS of a growing awareness of the multip…
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Bulletin Articles
26th October 2004

Guidance set to turn groups into charities

Guidance set to turn groups into charities   25.10.04     Organisations that promote the voluntary sector for the benefit of the public will be recognised as charities under new guidanc…
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Bulletin Articles
26th October 2004

Two cities are ‘twin engines’ of economy

Two cities are ‘twin engines’ of economy   26.10.04     Edinburgh and Glasgow are twin engines driving the Scottish economy and they should continue to work together to ensure their…
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Bulletin Articles
25th October 2004

Aith gets lottery joy for community redevelopment

Aith gets lottery joy for community redevelopment   25.10.04       A community initiative in Aith has been awarded more than £20,000 in lottery money to purchase and redeveloped a…