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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 August 2010

Civil society is key to tackling public spending deficit

Civil society is key to tackling public spending deficit Stephen Maxwell, TfN 27.08.10   AS presented by some of Scotland's regular media commentators the UK's current budget  deficit speUs …
Senscot Bulletin
27th August 2010

Senscot Bulletin No. 540, Friday 27th August 2010

Dear members and friends, Phone call from my cousin on Monday - telling that an old friend has died. Hadn't seen him for years, but find myself quite shaken by the news. He was 7 years younger than me…
27th August 2010

Networks1st Update: Friday 27th August 2010

Since the first Social Enterprise Network (Fife SEN) was set up in 2004, the question of membership has always been a sensitive topic – who can and cannot join a Network. The truth is that the S…
Bulletin Articles
26th August 2010

Revealed: the £13bn at the heart of a global protest

Revealed: the £13bn at the heart of a global protest Rob Edwards, The Herald 22.08.10   This weekend, Royal Bank of Scotland is facing its biggest protests in a long history of protests. En…
Bulletin Articles
26th August 2010

RBS SE100 Data Report

RBS SE100 Data Report The RBS SE100 index is about gathering facts and figures about great social businesses, charting both growth and social impact. Here's a breakdown of activity in Scotland, as wel…
Bulletin Articles
26th August 2010

The Poor Had No Lawyers

The Poor Had No Lawyers Andy Wightman 26.08.10 My new book, The Poor Had No Lawyers. Who Owns Scotland (and how they got it), will be published by Birlinn in October. For all orders received by 17 Sep…
Bulletin Articles
26th August 2010

How a little praise in prison can go a long way

How a little praise in prison can go a long way Erwin James, The Guardian 24.08.10 One of the highlights at this year's Edinburgh festival is the Arts by Offenders exhibition. It is the second time th…
Bulletin Articles
26th August 2010

Alternatives to payday lending need banks’ support

Alternatives to payday lending need banks' support Faisel Rahman, The Guardian 25.08.10 A recent report on payday lending was released on the same day that Blackpool FC, sponsored by payday lender Won…
Bulletin Articles
26th August 2010

Sector sets out vision for ‘new Bura’

Sector sets out vision for ‘new Bura’ Jill Theobald, New Start 26.08.10 The British Urban Regeneration Association’s anticipated replacement must have a strong focus on local people …
Bulletin Articles
26th August 2010

Alternatives to payday lending need banks’ support

Alternatives to payday lending need banks' support Faisel Rahman, The Guardian 25.08.10 A recent report on payday lending was released on the same day that Blackpool FC, sponsored by payday lender Won…
Senscot Bulletin
20th August 2010

Senscot Bulletin: 20.08.10

Dear members and friends,  In his Observer column this week, Kevin McKenna writes that Jimmy Reid was one of post-war Scotland’s four most inspirational and important people; his others bei…
Bulletin Articles
20th August 2010

How can we increase supply of capital to the third sector?

How can we increase supply of capital to the third sector? Third Sector, John Kingston 17.08.10 There are three types of capital that community groups, charities and social enterprises commonly need t…