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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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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
30th January 2015

Senscot Bulletin: 30.01.15

Dear members and friends,   My friend Louise owed the bank £2m – secured over a small group of pubs. Last year she couldn’t meet interest payments – so the bank restructur…
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Bulletin Articles
29th January 2015

Event Report: #PostIndyRef: The Future of Local Democracy

Event Report: #PostIndyRef: The Future of Local Democracy The Democratic Society, by Alistair Stoddart 19.01.2015   On a snowy evening in mid-January the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow was pac…
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Bulletin Articles
28th January 2015

15 key policy lessons – Extract from ‘Policy meets practi…

15 key policy lessons - Extract from ‘Policy meets practice - enabling the growth of social enterprises: Results of the Social Entrepreneurship Network – an ESF learning network 2013-14&rs…
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Bulletin Articles
28th January 2015

Nordic Horizons: Towards equality – through technology

Nordic Horizons Event: Towards equality – through technology Nordic Horizons January 2015   Nordic Horizons: Towards equality – through technology Committee Room 2 , Scottish Parliame…
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Bulletin Articles
28th January 2015

Plans won’t empower communities says MSPs

Plans won’t empower communities says MSPs Third Force News, by Susan Smith 26.01.15   MSPs have said plans to give people more power over their community services need to change.   Pub…
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Bulletin Articles
28th January 2015

Creating a Common Space

Creating a Common Space Common Weal, By Liam O'Hare and Michael Gray 10. 10. 14   In recent times the political and civic landscape of Scotland has undergone a seismic transformation. Talk o…
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Bulletin Articles
28th January 2015

Syriza’s victory: this is what the politics of hope looks like

Syriza’s victory: this is what the politics of hope looks like The Guardian, By Owen Jones 26.01.15   The Greek election result is a historic watershed – and it’s middle-aged wo…
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Bulletin Articles
28th January 2015

Lloyds Bank and the School for Social Entrepreneurs launch nation…

Lloyds Bank and the School for Social Entrepreneurs launch national campaign offering £4000 start-up grants to new businesses Angel News 23.01.15   Considering a New Year career change? Sta…
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Senscot Bulletin
23rd January 2015

Senscot Bulletin: 23.01.15

 Dear members and friends,   Increasingly I prefer familiar books to new ones – probably an age thing. Spending time just now with my old pal Kurt Wallander – re-reading the &lsq…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd January 2015

The Future of Land Reform in Scotland

The Future of Land Reform in Scotland By Andy Wightman 21.01.15   Background   In order to ensure that the framework of land rights (that is to say the legal, political and fiscal rules that…
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23rd January 2015

The SENs: Friday 23rd January 2015

Next week Social Firms Scotland and Senscot head to Brussels to participate in the EU Social Entrepreneurship Network closing conference. The EU SEN has looked to share good practice via ‘peer r…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd January 2015

Final Newsletter – CBS Network 1981 – 2015

Final Newsletter - CBS Network 1981 – 2015 CBS Network January 2015   Dear Friends and Colleagues   Final Newsletter - CBS Network 1981 – 2015   We are writing to let you kn…