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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
31st January 2014

Senscot Bulletin: 31.01.14

Dear members and friends,                The Thatcher revolution of the 1980s –nothing less than a revolution – introd…
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Bulletin Articles
31st January 2014

Scots aren’t better than the English … or worse. We&#…

Scots aren't better than the English ... or worse. We're the same ... but our political cultures are worlds apart Herald Scotland, By Iain Macwhirter 26.01.14 THERE was a sting in the tail of the Cowd…
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31st January 2014

The SENs: Friday 31st January 2014

Internationally, Scotland is seen by many as a leading light in the support and development of SE. One example of this has been through Scottish Govt’s  International Social Enterprise Fund…
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Bulletin Articles
30th January 2014

The Robertson Trust: About Us

The Robertson Trust: About Us The Robertson Trust January 2014 The Robertson Trust was established in 1961 by the Robertson sisters Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel who donated the shares in the businesses, f…
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Bulletin Articles
30th January 2014

Pope Francis: The Times They Are A-Changin

Pope Francis: The Times They Are A-Changin' Rolling Stone, By Mark Binelli 28.01.14 Nearly every Wednesday in Rome, the faithful and the curious gather in St. Peter's Square for a general audience wit…
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Senscot Bulletin
24th January 2014

Senscot Bulletin: 24.01.14

Dear members and friends,               I’ve always taken my coffee seriously –a bit like an Italian. Over the years I&rsqu…
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24th January 2014

The SENs: Friday 24th January 2014

Today is the deadline for submitting responses to Scottish Govt’s second stage consultation on the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020.  Social Firms Scotland and Sensco…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd January 2014

The Bridge Rising (An Drochaid) featuring Arthur Cormack and Mary…

The Bridge Rising (An Drochaid) featuring Arthur Cormack and Mary Ann Kennedy Glasgow Film 23.01.14 Dates Showing: Sunday 26 January Show Times: 19:30 In a new collaboration between Celtic Connections…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd January 2014

The system is failing, hack the system

The system is failing, hack the system The Guardian, By Dan Morrison 15.01.14 Social entrepreneurs aren't going far enough to create systemic change, what we need are social hackers. We live in an uns…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd January 2014

Lesley Riddoch: Share in community-led enterprises

Lesley Riddoch: Share in community-led enterprises The Scotsman, By Lesley Riddoch 19.01.14 I bought shares in a company last week – for the first time in my life. As a young leftie my formative…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd January 2014

Strasbourg social enterprise conference: what did we learn?

Strasbourg social enterprise conference: what did we learn? The Guardian, By Dai Powell 20.01.14 Dai Powell debates the success of last week's event hosted by the European Commission, and what it mean…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd January 2014

Tinkering or game-changing – part 2

Tinkering or game-changing – part 2 UnLtd 23.01.14 In the first part of this blog, we commended the announcements on Social Investment Tax Relief and reform of the CIC limited by share. Could th…