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The Bond Offer represents a chance to open up a new avenue of funding for social enterprises in Scotland - specifically for members of SENs. A great opportunity for the sector to provide itself with the mutual support that is so often talked about. twitter.com/ScotComF…

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Senscot Bulletin
27th September 2013

Senscot Bulletin: 27.09.13

Dear members and friends, Saturday morning at supermarket - foyer commandeered by impressive team of volunteers from North West Edinburgh Food bank. Handed list of 8 items - mostly tinned stuff; would…
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Bulletin Articles
26th September 2013

New snow sports centre aims for big social impact

New snow sports centre aims for big social impact Social Investment Scotland 26.09.13Social Investment Scotland continues to invest in Scottish sport.   As snow sports enthusiasts wait for the …
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Bulletin Articles
26th September 2013

UK Lobbying Bill – letter from SG Finance Secretary to UK C…

UK Lobbying Bill - letter from SG Finance Secretary to UK Cabinet office Minister John Swinney MSP 25.09.13 Full letter can be viewed as a PDF here.  …
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Bulletin Articles
26th September 2013

What on earth is SEUK doing

What on earth is SEUK doing Geof Cox 24.09.13 The UK social enterprise movement has recently had to suffer the spectacle of a Regional Social Enterprise Partnership having to take Social Enterprise UK…
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Bulletin Articles
26th September 2013

Why is Apple so shifty about how it makes the iPhone?

Why is Apple so shifty about how it makes the iPhone? George Monbiot, The Guardian 23.09.13 Are you excited about the launch of Apple's new iPhones? Have you decided to get one? Do you have any&n…
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Bulletin Articles
26th September 2013

Social Enterprise Venues

Social Enterprise Venues SE Venues 25.09.13 We’re on the hunt for Social Enterprise Venues across the country.  S E Venues (www.se-venues.co.uk)   is a high quality interactive website…
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Bulletin Articles
26th September 2013

Lesley Riddoch: Blossom – What Scotland Needs To Flourish (

Lesley Riddoch: Blossom - What Scotland Needs To Flourish (Luath) Paul Hutcheon, Herald Scotland 21.09.13 Scotland's economy may be sluggish but the "independence industry" is booming. Barel…
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Bulletin Articles
25th September 2013

A third Scotland is emerging

A third Scotland is emerging Gerry Hassan 12.09.13 Two Scottish establishments facing one another – one the old Labour Scotland which has administered and dominated public life for the last 50 y…
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Bulletin Articles
25th September 2013

Social enterprise: why are people talking about it so much?

Social enterprise: why are people talking about it so much? Cliff Mills, Local Government Chronicle 19.09.12 The main reason is that there is an increasingly urgent search for an alternative option, b…
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Bulletin Articles
25th September 2013

Social enterprise: what does it mean, and where does it come from…

Social enterprise: what does it mean, and where does it come from? Cliff Mills, Local Government Chronicle 12.09.13The underlying concept of social enterprise spans a whole range of motivations, sec…
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Senscot Bulletin
20th September 2013

Senscot Bulletin: 20.09.13

Dear members and friends, In later life - Carl Jung spoke of how, as a young man, he was arrogant and ruthless in pursuit of his vision: ‘There was a daemon in me which overpowered me’; I …
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Bulletin Articles
20th September 2013

Social enterprise? Check the label

Social enterprise? Check the label Bill Jamieson, The Scotsman 15.09.13Social enterprises, it seems, are taking over the world. Everywhere I go I meet people at business conferences eager to tell me…