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Big fan of people/organisations who invest in @ScotComFin community bonds.The money raised will be used to set up a loan fund for SEN members, providing affordable loans to help build stronger communities.Find out more and invest 👉 scotcomfinance.scot twitter.com/ScotComF…

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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
31st March 2010

A life less ordinary in South Kintyre

A life less ordinary in South KintyreExtract from latest update from the Machrahanish Airbase Community Company website31.03.10 The future of Machrihanish Airbase could be in your hands! We have now s…
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Bulletin Articles
31st March 2010

Deals, not structures, will drive the social investment market

Deals, not structures, will drive the social investment marketRodney Schwartz30.03.10 What will finally get the social investment industry going? Many seem to believe that the introduction of the soci…
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Bulletin Articles
31st March 2010

Football reforms: fans’ transfer window to buy clubs

Football reforms: fans' transfer window to buy clubsOwen Gibson, The Guardian28.03.10 Gordon Brown frequently cites his Raith Rovers share certificates as among his most treasured possessions. That fa…
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Bulletin Articles
31st March 2010

Britain must attend to its mutual interest

Britain must attend to its mutual interestGeoff Mulgan18.03.10 This year is bringing a remarkable but little-noticed change, one that is likely to be accelerated by the UK general election in a few we…
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Bulletin Articles
31st March 2010

Why the anti-distributionists are wrong

Why the anti-distributionists are wrongDavid Floyd26.03.10 I don't know much about the social enterprise scene in Scotland but, if this is anything to go by, the membership of Senscot seem slightly la…
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Bulletin Articles
31st March 2010

Red Tory intrigues and infuriates

Red Tory intrigues and infuriatesMadeleine Bunting, The Guardian30.03.10 Phillip Blond was an unknown theology lecturer in Cumbria 18 months ago; now he has had the front cover of Prospect, been profi…
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31st March 2010

Fit For Purpose’10: Keynote Speakers

Fit for Purpose Conference 23rd April 2010Keynote Speakers Dr Lynne Friedli works across Europe to support the development of public mental health, as well as delivering training and policy advice wit…
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26th March 2010

Networks1st Update: Friday 26th March 2010

Clacks SEN has completed a Single Outcome Agreement Survey as part of the ongoing discussions around the Single Interface.  As with their ‘Vital Stats’ survey, it has produced impress…
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Bulletin Articles
26th March 2010

Invitation to tender: Project Management

INVITATION TO TENDER Project Management UNACCI (A’ the Artist) Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified and experience practitioners to deliver the final elements of this build pr…
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Bulletin Articles
26th March 2010

People can play their part in the governance of the nation

People can play their part in the governance of the nationNeil Jameson, The Guardian24.03.10 As the general election draws near, all the main parties espouse their desire to give power to the people. …
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Senscot Bulletin
26th March 2010

Senscot Bulletin: 26.03.10

Dear members and friends, We studied for the priesthood together in the 1950s – became friends – then for years after, did drunken reunions; but I haven’t seen Colin for 30 years.  Passing …
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Bulletin Articles
25th March 2010

Criteria for a Scottish Social Enterprise Badge

Criteria for a Scottish Social Enterprise Badge   Background   Senscot got involved with RISE - the originator of the Social Enterprise Mark (SEM) early in 2008 and immediately started promo…