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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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Senscot Bulletin
30th July 2010

Senscot Bulletin: 30.07.10

Dear members and friends,  Clachan is a Scots word for a hamlet – usually with a church and a few cottages; six years ago, I visited one on a remote part of the Hopetoun estate near South Q…
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30th July 2010

Networks1st Update: Friday 30th July 2010

The SVA Learning Events being run by the Social Enterprise Academy for the Single Interfaces begin, with the first of four, in Aberdeen on Friday the 27th of August. These events are tasked to develop…
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Bulletin Articles
29th July 2010

Having good friends appears to ‘boost’ survival

Having good friends appears to 'boost' survival Michelle Roberts, BBC 28.07.10 The Brigham Young University team came to this figure by number-crunching data from nearly 150 studies looking at surviva…
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Bulletin Articles
29th July 2010

Interview: Andrew Haigh

Interview: Andrew Haigh David Ainsworth, Third Sector 27.07.10 Help business angels to help others, says the managing partner of Coutts & Co's entrepreneur group Social enterprise is the way forwa…
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Bulletin Articles
29th July 2010

1.4 million people living in homes that cut off their energy supp…

1.4 million people living in homes that cut off their energy supply – warns Consumer Focus Consumer Focus 29.07.10 New report finds: 1.4m people living in homes that cut off their energy supply …
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2010

Vital Stats

Vital Stats Senscot, July, 2010 In late 2009, Senscot carried out a pilot `Vital Stats Survey` on three Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) – Aberdeen, Dundee and Clackmannanshire. Vital Stats loo…
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2010

The new social entrepreneurs: introduction

The new social entrepreneurs: introduction Charles Orton-Jones, RealBusiness.co.uk 23.05.10 Entrepreneurs turned philanthropists. Ethical retailers. Not-for-profit game-changers. These entrepreneurs a…
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2010

Transforming your community isn’t rocket science – ge

Transforming your community isn't rocket science - get involved! Sarah Eustace from DTA's Asset Transfer Unit Social Enterprise 21.07.10 The Asset Transfer Unit is launching the second round of its B…
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2010

Cameron commits to funding reform for the “first” sec

Cameron commits to funding reform for the "first" sector TfN 23.07.10 CHARITIES could be on the brink of saving around £lbn a year, after the Prime Minister said he would look at fund…
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2010

Prime minister’s flagship idea at risk as reduced funding f…

Prime minister's flagship idea at risk as reduced funding for community-based activity threatens to undermine local power Patrick Butler, The Guardian 23.07.10 Cuts to the local structures capable of …
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2010

The new dark age

The new dark age Ben Okri, The Guardian April, 2003 The looting and burning of Iraq's museums and libraries has left us all losers We are now at the epicentre of a shift in the history of the world. T…
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2010

There’s a good idea in Cameron’s ‘big society&#…

There's a good idea in Cameron's 'big society' screaming to get out Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian 20.07.10 Labour must seize this flawed initiative from the Tories, reclaim its Labour origins and t…