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Senscot Bulletin
29th April 2005

Senscot Bulletin: 29-04-2005

SENSCOT MEMBER'S BULLETIN No. 276, FRIDAY 29th April 2005   (Going out weekly to over 2500; searchable archive of bulletins at web-site, www.senscot.net)   Dear members and friends,   …
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Bulletin Articles
28th April 2005

Empowering Democracy

Empowering Democracy   Stephen Maxwell describes the achievements of Scottish civil society and the role it plays in Scottish life in 2015.   25.04.05   (excerpt from an article in View…
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Bulletin Articles
28th April 2005

Crime rates half after introduction of wardens

Crime rates half after introduction of wardens 27.04.05   Crime rates on a formerly crime ridden housing estate have halved following the introduction of community wardens.The success of the init…
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Research Article
28th April 2005

Local Social Economy Partnerships background

Local Social Economy Partnerships background   From the Futurebuilders Scotland document, August 2004   Social Economy Action Plan July 2004     29.     &n…
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Bulletin Articles
27th April 2005

Shares in the Wind

Shares in the Wind   26.04.05     Ethical finance company Triodos Bank has launched a share issue allowing people to invest in the flourishing renewable energy industry.   The shar…
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Bulletin Articles
27th April 2005

Owning land makes regeneration work

Owning land makes regeneration work   Tim Williams Regeneration and Renewal magazine 22.04.05     After a slow start in which I played a key role as an ineffectual chair trying to stop …
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Bulletin Articles
27th April 2005

Community groups face land purchase obstacle

Community groups face land purchase obstacle   Executive’s interpretation of Land Reform Act 'may impede buy-outs'.   27.04.05     Holmhill Development Trust in Dunblane has been…
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Bulletin Articles
26th April 2005

How independent is the Big Fund?

How independent is the Big Fund?   20.04.05     The Lottery Fund's involvement with the School Food Trust has reopened old debates, writes Mathew Little.   The icy relationship b…
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Bulletin Articles
26th April 2005

Clubs unite to tackle sectarianism

Clubs unite to tackle sectarianism    22.04.05     The problem of religious intolerance and sectarianism among young people in Scotland is to be tackled through a partnership betw…
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Bulletin Articles
26th April 2005

Inquiry into Edinburgh brownfield development

Inquiry into Edinburgh brownfield development    25.04.05   A public inquiry will begin on May 9 into plans for a shopping arcade and offices on one of Edinburgh's last city centre gap…
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Bulletin Articles
26th April 2005

Problems in Disguise

Problems in Disguise   Susan Downer 20 April 2005   Adults are as resistant to taking orders as children and this week a study for the Scottish Executive confirmed that professionals really,…
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Bulletin Articles
25th April 2005

Scots kids reject UK identity

Scots kids reject UK identity    Regeneration & Renewal 22.04.05     74% of schoolchildren in Scotland state their national identity as Scottish   14% of schoolchildren …