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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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Bulletin Articles
31st March 2015

Harry Smith at the Labour Party Conference

Harry Smith at the Labour Party Conference Youtube 24.09.14    …
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Bulletin Articles
31st March 2015

Village SOS in Scotland – Info Sheet

Village SOS in Scotland - Info Sheet By ACRE, Rocket Science, Rose Regeneration March 2015   The new Big Lottery funded Village SOS programme has been launched in Scotland, with the aim of helpin…
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Bulletin Articles
31st March 2015

Who Wants to Be a Legionnaire?

Who Wants to Be a Legionnaire? The New York Times, by Margaret Talbot 25.06.00   In 1995, Robert D. Putnam, a political scientist at Harvard University, published an academic journal article that…
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Bulletin Articles
31st March 2015

Our Kids by Robert Putnam review – stark portrait of trials…

Our Kids by Robert Putnam review - stark portrait of trials facing millenials The Guardian, by Nona Willis Aronowitz 11.03.15   The political scientist convincingly describes an America poisoned …
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Bulletin Articles
31st March 2015

Top legal experts call for clarity over the ‘shameful’…

Top legal experts call for clarity over the 'shameful' right to die legislation The Herald Scotland, Helen Puttick 31.03.15   Legal experts from across Scotland are calling for clear guidance on …
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Bulletin Articles
30th March 2015

The Report of the Alternative Commission on Social Investment

The Report of the Alternative Commission on Social Investment After the Goldrush March 2015   Recommendations   Key Points:   Transparency - Publish information on all social investment…
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Bulletin Articles
30th March 2015

A bumpy ride awaits the SNP on Westminster’s see-saw

A bumpy ride awaits the SNP on Westminster’s see-saw The Guardian, by Neal Ascherson 29.03.15   ‘If you hold the balance, then you hold the power.” So says Alex Salmond. But any…
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Senscot Bulletin
27th March 2015

Senscot Bulletin 27.03.15

Dear members and friends,   Someone forwards a magazine article about La Ciociaria (pronounced cho cha ree a) – the remote area of Italy – between Rome and Naples – where my fam…
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27th March 2015

The SENs: Friday 27th March 2015

The Ready for Business Consortium which delivers the Scottish Gov’s Developing Markets for Third Sector Providers Programme is now entering its third year. Yesterday, Ready for Business partners…
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Bulletin Articles
25th March 2015

The Social Enterprise Census Scotland 2015

The Social Enterprise Census Scotland 2015 Social Value Lab March 2015REGISTER YOUR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE’S DETAILS HEREWhat does your organisation look like in March 2015? This month marks the …
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Bulletin Articles
25th March 2015

Sport for Development in Scotland

Sport for Development in Scotland Senscot March 2015   There is growing recognition that sport has great potential to be used as a tool to reach beyond sport activity alone and make a significant…
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Bulletin Articles
25th March 2015

Sport has the power to change the world

“Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sp…