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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.

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Bulletin Articles
29th July 2005

Loans Finance the Future

Loans Finance the Future Third Force News29.07.05 Not-for-profit organisations are entering a new area of income development through self financing. Some Scottish groups are supplementing grants with…
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Bulletin Articles
29th July 2005

Edinburgh rail link supported by committee

Edinburgh rail link supported by committee    29.08.05   Plans to reopen the rail link between Edinburgh and the Borders have cleared an important hurdle.   The Scottish parliame…
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Senscot Bulletin
29th July 2005

Senscot Bulletin: 29-07-2005

SENSCOT MEMBER’S BULLETIN No. 289, FRIDAY 29th JULY 2005 (Going out weekly to over 2700; searchable archive of bulletins at web-site, www.senscot.net) Dear members and friends, The invasion of Ira…
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2005

Glasgow housing stock transfer may be scrapped.

Glasgow housing stock transfer may be scrapped. Senscot27.07.05 Glasgow Housing Association may scrap its plans to place its housing stock under community ownership, with the move being blamed on soar…
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2005

The great state sell-off

The great state sell-off The large-scale transfer of public services to the voluntary sector is imminent but, as Tash Shifrin reports, the move could undermine the public perception of charities 27.…
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2005

Ground-level campaigner: Andy Wightman, researcher and author

Ground-level campaigner: Andy Wightman, researcher and author    Jamie Carpenter 22.07.05     Scotland's land reform agenda has led to community buy-outs. But Andy Wightman says t…
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2005

Civic Forum facing axe from Scottish parliament

Civic Forum facing axe from Scottish parliament   Senscot28.07.05     Only lukewarm support from MSPs to retain body for community involvement in politics.   The Scottish Civic F…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd July 2005

Excerpt from Jack McConnell’s speech to Barnardos Annual Co…

Voluntary sector 100 years ago, homeless and orphaned children relied on charity. Charities were the mainstay of supporting children in need. But that role then passed to the statutory sector as part …
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Bulletin Articles
22nd July 2005

Commission on Dormant Accounts

Commission on Dormant Accounts   From 2006, at least £1.5bn of dormant account funds will be channelled to communities. The figure may grow in time to be much larger than this. In order to ensur…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd July 2005

Social enterprises employ 800,000

Social enterprises employ 800,000   22.07.05     Social enterprises employ more than 775,000 people and are operating in a diverse range of trades, official research shows.   The …
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Senscot Bulletin
22nd July 2005

Senscot Bulletin: 22-07-2005

SENSCOT MEMBER'S BULLETIN No. 288, FRIDAY 22nd JULY 2005 (Going out weekly to over 2600; searchable archive of bulletins at web-site, www.senscot.net) Dear members and friends, Up to St Andrews on S…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd July 2005

The dark side of uncertainty

The dark side of uncertainty 22.07.05 Ashley Lennon and Ian Welsh of Momentum describe the organisation's experience of social entrepreneurship. This article first appeared in issue 2 of VIEW Magazine…