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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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Senscot Bulletin
27th February 2015

Senscot Bulletin 27.02.15

Dear members and friends,   Internationally, media outlets are mostly owned by the same tiny elite that owns everything else – as their means of exercising power and influence. Collectively…
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Bulletin Articles
27th February 2015

Co-production Wales (All in this Together)

Co-production Wales (All in this Together) By Nick Andrews, Swansea University 2014   In my experience… an occasional series contributed by our directors, partners and campaign colleagues …
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Bulletin Articles
27th February 2015

Extract for Scottish Community Re:investment Trust’s Informatio…

Extract for Scottish Community Re:investment Trust’s Information Memorandum  SCRT June 2014   The fundamental importance of the third sector   A distinctive sector, what we now kn…
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27th February 2015

The SENs: Friday 27th February 2015

Since 2011, the Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) programme has helped create nearly 5,500 jobs across our third sector. This week, at ‘The Gathering’, Nicola Sturgeon, announced that the Scot…
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Bulletin Articles
26th February 2015

How to change our failing systems

How to change our failing systems New Start, by Clare Goff 18.02.15   As the human and financial costs of the failures of our public services add up, it’s time to create human-centred syste…
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Bulletin Articles
26th February 2015

Extract for Scottish Community Re:investment Trust’s Informatio…

Extract for Scottish Community Re:investment Trust’s Information Memorandum (June 2104) SCRT   The fundamental importance of the third sector   A distinctive sector, what we now know …
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Bulletin Articles
26th February 2015

The Shoelace

  The Shoelace   by Charles Bukowski   a woman, a tire that’s flat, a&nb…
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Bulletin Articles
26th February 2015

Arm’s Length External Organisations

Arm’s Length External Organisations OSCR February 2015   Executive summary   An ALEO is an Arm’s Length External Organisation – a body which is formally separate from a loc…
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Bulletin Articles
26th February 2015

House must change, or go

House must change, or go Sunday Herald 22.02.15   When the Scottish Government backed plans for a single police force, sound arguments were made that the then Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill w…
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Bulletin Articles
26th February 2015

Glasgow Film Festival review: William McIlvanney, Living with Wor…

Glasgow Film Festival review: William McIlvanney, Living with Words Herald Scotland, By Alison Rowat 23.02.15   Our verdict: five stars   An event originally scheduled for the Glasgow Film T…
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Bulletin Articles
26th February 2015

County’s directly employed workforce could shrink to 100

County's directly employed workforce could shrink to 100 Local Government Chronicle, By Sarah Calkin 23.02.15   Northamptonshire CC has approved plans for radical reforms under which all its fron…
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Bulletin Articles
26th February 2015

Exclusive: Sturgeon commits to three year funding

Exclusive: Sturgeon commits to three year funding Third Force News, by Robert Armour 25.02.15   First minister says she wants to include third sector more in government policies.   Scotland&…