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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
30th August 2006

Nurseries ‘face closure’ over skills drive

Nurseries ‘face closure’ over skills drive Kevin SchofieldThe Scotsman29.08.06 NURSERIES could be forced to close as a result of Scottish Executive plans to make staff in the pre-school sector bet…
Bulletin Articles
30th August 2006

Co-op rebrand sees ‘divi’ return

Co-op rebrand sees 'divi' return   29.08.06 The UK's largest co-operative society has launched a £100m revamp of its brand, introducing a new profit-share dividend scheme for shoppers. The…
Bulletin Articles
29th August 2006

SFHA denies letting down break away members

SFHA denies letting down break away members Third Force News25.08.06 SCOTLAND'S largest housing body has defended itself against allegations that it has failed to support community housing organisatio…
Bulletin Articles
29th August 2006

New Guidance for Scottish charity trustees

New guidance for Scottish charity trustees 29.08.06 Scottish charity regulator OSCR has published new guidance for charity trustees, outlining their duties under the recent charities legislation nort…
Bulletin Articles
29th August 2006

Social enterprise working standards

Social enterprise working standards   29.08.06     A new set of standards for people starting and running social enterprises is under consideration.   The Small Firms Enterprise D…
Bulletin Articles
29th August 2006

Concern over award of fuel poverty contract to Scottish Gas

Concern over award of fuel poverty contract to Scottish Gas   Alastair Jamieson Consumer Affairs Correspondent The Scotsman 26.08.06     Politicians and campaigners expressed dismay ye…
Bulletin Articles
28th August 2006

Labour plans to cut Scottish Enterprise in two

Labour plans to cut Scottish Enterprise in two  Douglas FraserThe Herald28.08.06 The Labour Party plans to split Scotland's main development agency into two, creating a new quango aimed at achiev…
Bulletin Articles
28th August 2006

Britain’s recycling record among the worst in Europe

Britain’s recycling record among the worst in Europe   Andrew Grice The Independent 28.08.06     Britain is at 'the bottom of the heap' in recycling its rubbish, according to a study…
Senscot Bulletin
25th August 2006

Senscot Bulletin: 25-08-2006

Dear members and friends, I think we all live our lives according to a personal myth or belief system – perhaps several.  A good personal myth will be adaptive – matching our personality to o…
Research Article
24th August 2006

A Social Investment Bank

A Social Investment Bank Consultation Paperby The Commission on Unclaimed AssetsJuly 2006 Appointed by the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, last December, the Commission on Unclaimed assets has decided that …
Bulletin Articles
23rd August 2006

£60m to reverse Paisley’s fortunes

£60m to reverse town's fortunes    23.08.06     An investment of up to £60m is needed over the next decade to revitalise Scotland's largest town.   The claim was made in a…
Bulletin Articles
23rd August 2006

Growth areas need more local investment to succeed, warns think t…

Growth areas need more local investment to succeed, warns think tank Rosie NivenNew Start magazine23.08.06 A failure to fund local infrastructure in the growth areas will create the ‘sink estates’…