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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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Bulletin Articles
30th September 2010

SFHA to reform, says new chief

SFHA to reform, says new chief  TFN 24.09.10   The body tasked with supporting Scotland's housing associations has run aground and needs to get back on an even keel again, its new chief exec…
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Bulletin Articles
30th September 2010

Numbers nightmare could jeopardise social enterprise

Numbers nightmare could jeopardise social enterprise Gemma Hampson, Social Enterprise Live 30.09.10   The boss of the Social Enterprise Coalition has called for a clarity on what social enterpris…
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Bulletin Articles
30th September 2010

Funding for staff training

Funding for staff training Skills Development Scotland 30.09.10   Flexible Training Opportunities gives Scottish businesses with under 50 employees the opportunity to apply for up to £5,000…
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Research Article
30th September 2010

Discussion Paper Social Enterprise and its Impacts

Discussion Paper Social Enterprise and its Impacts Alan Kay 30.09.10   Introduction   This Discussion Paper presents a new way of thinking about social enterprise.  It suggests that we …
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Bulletin Articles
30th September 2010

4,000 downloads for Social Enterprise London’s Transitions

4,000 downloads for Social Enterprise London's Transitions guide David Ainsworth, Third Sector 29.09.10   A guide setting out how public sector workers can turn the services they run into social …
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Bulletin Articles
30th September 2010

The Guild issues warning over social impact assessment tools

The Guild issues warning over social impact assessment tools David Ainsworth, Third Sector 14.09.10   Many charities do not have the resources to carry out complex impact measurements, such as a …
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Bulletin Articles
29th September 2010

Report: Number of social enterprises greatly inflated

Report: Number of social enterprises greatly inflated Sarah Townsend, Regeneration and Renewal 29.09.10   An annual government survey into small businesses could have greatly inflated the actual …
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Bulletin Articles
29th September 2010

Ed Miliband ‘gets’ Scotland, says Scottish Labour lea

Ed Miliband 'gets' Scotland, says Scottish Labour leader Severin Carrell, The Guardian 27.09.10   Iain Gray, the Scottish Labour leader, closely allied himself with the relatively leftwing agenda…
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Bulletin Articles
29th September 2010

Conculsion: Approaches to measuring the scale of the social enter…

Conculsion: Approaches to measuring the scale of the social enterprise sector in the UK Professor Fergus Lyon, Dr Simon Teasdale, and Dr Rob Baldock, Third Sector Research Centre 29.09.10   The a…
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Senscot Bulletin
24th September 2010

Senscot Bulletin: 24.09.10

Dear members and friends,  It suited me that this Spanish trip coincided with the papal visit – to escape the media hysteria.  Benedict may be an outdated conservative academic –…
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Bulletin Articles
24th September 2010

A message of hope to Blindcraft

A message of hope to Blindcraft The Guardian 24.09.10   The visually impaired and disabled workers at Blindcraft face an uncertain future, but in this guest blog Bob Keiller, chief executive of P…
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24th September 2010

Networks1st Update: Friday 24th September 2010

Yesterday, the SEN Reps met at Senscot’s new Glasgow office in 43 Bath St. Paul White (Director of Networks at SCVO) and Geoff Pearson (Scottish Govt), gave updates on the SVA programme (see htt…