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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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30th October 2009

Networks 1st Update: 30th October 2009

The LSEN Reps Group met this week to have its first look at the Model Rules for Social Enterprise Networks, based on the LSEN Blueprint.  Drafted by Stephen Philips (Burness) with the support of …
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2009

Swinney replies to Senscot

John Swinney on the role of social enterprise John Swinney, Scottish Government23.10.09 Reply to Senscot and SSEC from John Swinney on the role of social enterprise in the Third Sector Task Group…
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Senscot Bulletin
30th October 2009

Senscot Bulletin: 30.10.09

Dear members and friends,  Barak Obama says that his favourite TV programme is ‘The Wire’ – his favourite character, Omar Little – snap – me too!  I’ve now watched all 5 seasons …
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30th October 2009

‘I don’t see how this area can be the most deprived in Scotla

‘I don’t see how this area can be the most deprived in Scotland’Helen McArdle and Rebecca Gray, The Herald30.10.09 In the shadow of Celtic Football Club’s Parkhead stadium, the people living o…
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29th October 2009

ASEN Leaflet

Aberdeen Social Enterprise Network LeafletASEN29.10.09 A leaflet proudced by the Aberdeen Social Enterprise Network outlining the membership and their area of activity. Download leaflet here http://ww…
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29th October 2009

SKS Microfinance float poses question of profit and exploitation

SKS Microfinance float poses question of profit and exploitationRhys Blakely, Times22.10.09 Plans for a stock market flotation by India’s largest private microfinance lender have further inflamed th…
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Bulletin Articles
29th October 2009

John Swinney on the role of social enterprise

John Swinney on the role of social enterprise John Swinney, Scottish Government23.10.09 Reply to Senscot and SSEC from John Swinney on the role of social enterprise in the Third Sector Task Group…
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29th October 2009

Voluntary Action Scotland Widens Membership

Voluntary Action Scotland Widens MembershipVoluntary Action Scotland28.10.09 Scotland’s Councils for Voluntary Service (CsVS) have voted to open membership of their new national body, Voluntary Acti…
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29th October 2009

Key messages for Mark holders

Key messages for Mark holdersRISE29.10.09 The national launch of the Social Enterprise Mark has now been confirmed.  This unique celebration will be held at Voice10, which will take place in Card…
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29th October 2009

New members for Grants Committee

New members for Grants CommitteeSCF29.10.09 The Scottish Community Foundation is currently seeking to appoint new members to its Grants Committee. The Grants Committee’s role is to direct the Founda…
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Bulletin Articles
29th October 2009

RISE

Social Enterprise Mark- qualification criteriaRISE29.10.09 This document sets out the qualification criteria for organisations applying to access the Social Enterprise Mark. Principles behind the Soci…
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23rd October 2009

Networks 1st Update: Friday 23rd October 2009

ReadyforBusiness.org is now ready to accept full registration and tenders!  Senscot, in partnership with CEiS and Social Firms Scotland, and with support from the Scottish Government has develope…