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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.

Other themes strongly featured in the archive include community empowerment, regeneration, localism, new economics, land reform, recycling, community enterprise and local democracy.

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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2006

Hospitals saved by new GP social enterprise

Hospitals saved by new GP social enterprise   BBC News 26.10.06      Two hospitals in Gloucestershire have been saved from closure.   The newly-created Gloucestershire Prima…
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2006

Focus on cities puts Scottish towns at risk of ‘time bomb’

Focus on cities puts Scottish towns at risk of ‘time bomb’   Barry McCarthy New Start magazine 27.10.06     Deprivation is being ignored in small towns north of the border because t…
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2006

UK left £4.3bn worse off in EU funding shake up

UK left £4.3bn worse off in EU funding shake up  Alexandra CoxonRegeneration & Renewal27.10.06 The UK is set to lose nearly 40 per cent of the European Union aid that it was previously allo…
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2006

Charity group calls for ‘level playing field’

Charity group calls for 'level playing field'   Third Sector magazine 27.10.06     The Charity Finance Directors' Group is calling for the Government to accept a series of guidelines on…
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Bulletin Articles
27th October 2006

25,000 more Scots jobs than in 2004

25,000 more Scots jobs than in 2004    Regeneration & Renewal 27.10.06     The net amount of workless people in Scotland has fallen by 25,000 between 2004 and 2006, according …
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Bulletin Articles
27th October 2006

Patchy vision

Patchy vision LeaderThe Guardian27.10.06 A recipe for cheesecake whose instructions did not run beyond the biscuit base would be bound to disappoint. In much the same way, it was always going to be h…
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Senscot Bulletin
27th October 2006

Senscot Bulletin: 27-10-2006

Dear members and friends, Wasn't Helen Mirren superb in Prime Suspect on Sunday?  It wasn't the plot so much as Detective Superindent Jane Tennison's personal demons which I found compelling.&nbs…
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Bulletin Articles
27th October 2006

Highland estate buy-outs go urban as historic deal is signed

Highland estate buy-outs go urban as historic deal is signed    27.10.06     The concept of “Highland estate buy-outs” went urban today with the sealing of a  £50 milli…
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Bulletin Articles
27th October 2006

Kelly to give councils more powers

Kelly to give councils more powers   Press Association 26.10.06     Powerful local mayors could be introduced without the need for a referendum, under a radical overhaul of councils u…
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Bulletin Articles
27th October 2006

All Hailes to the top post office

All Hailes to the top post office Lee SimpsonEdinburgh Evening News26.10.06 STAFF and customers at an Edinburgh post office were celebrating this week after it was named the best in Scotland. The Wes…
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Bulletin Articles
24th October 2006

Scottish environment campaign launched

Scottish environment campaign launched   23.10.06     A major new communications campaign to get people thinking about their legacy for future generations was launched today. Environme…
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Bulletin Articles
24th October 2006

Minority Report

Minority Report    Regeneration & Renewal 20.10.06     With a dedicated strategy, councils can give social enterprises a real boost in their work to regenerate local communiti…