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Senscot Bulletin
28th March 2014

Senscot Bulletin: 28.03.14

Dear members and friends,          The sunlight of Andalucía – always releases in me a powerful impulse to walk; as my mobility decreases (cervical…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2014

Kenyon Wright’s letters to Gordon Brown and David Cameron

Kenyon Wright's letters to Gordon Brown and David Cameron Canon Kenyon Wright February/March 2014 Dear Gordon, Your 6 point plan for a new settlement between Westminster and Scotland marks a qualitat…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2014

NAO scrutiny of Big Society Network funding enters final stages

NAO scrutiny of Big Society Network funding enters final stages Civil Society Finance, By Tania Mason 20.02.14      The National Audit Office has almost finished looking into conc…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2014

Nick Hurd indicates government has abandoned pledge for annual bi…

Nick Hurd indicates government has abandoned pledge for annual big society day Third Sector Online, By Andy Ricketts 26.03.14 Speaking to BBC Radio 4, the Minister for Civil Society declines to elabor…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2014

Fail early, fail often

Fail early, fail often Beanbags and Bullsh!t 26.03.14 “… far too many public service systems ‘assess rather than understand; transact rather than build relationships; refer on rathe…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2014

The Rise of Anti-Capitalism

The Rise of Anti-Capitalism New York Times, By Jeremy Rifkin 15.03.14 We are beginning to witness a paradox at the heart of capitalism, one that has propelled it to greatness but is now threatening it…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2014

Bunchrew Land Declaration

Bunchrew Land Declaration Community Land Scotland March 2014   Community Land Scotland has adopted a declaration following a meeting at Bunchrew House, Inverness in March 2014 involving land poli…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2014

MPs call for open books on land ownership

MPs call for open books on land ownership Parliament UK 20.03.14 In a Report published on Thursday 20 March 2014, the Scottish Affairs Committee says any government which is serious about land reform …
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2014

Keep Calm, and Co-operate

Keep Calm, and Co-operate The Huffington Post, By Ed Mayo 17.03.14 This has not been an easy time for The Co-operative Group. The departure of its CEO, Euan Sutherland, and report by Lord Myners on bo…
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Bulletin Articles
26th March 2014

Social Enterprise Mapping Study: Report for the Big Lottery Fund

Social Enterprise Mapping Study: Report for the Big Lottery Fund EKOS February 2014 Executive Summary This study was commissioned by the BIG Lottery Fund in Scotland to map social enterprises and the…
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Bulletin Articles
26th March 2014

LaunchMe: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Accelerator

LaunchMe: Scotland's Social Enterprise Accelerator Firstport 26.03.14 LaunchMe Overview We are delighted to introduce LaunchMe, Scotland’s first accelerator programme for ambitious, early stage…
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Senscot Bulletin
21st March 2014

Senscot Bulletin: 21.03.14

Dear members and friends,           Sitting in a lounger at my favourite beach – clear blue skies and bright sunlight; some folk in their bikinis &nd…