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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
18th December 2015

Senscot Bulletin: 18.12.15

Dear members and friends,Even before the emergence of religious sensibility in humans, our ancestors celebrated the winter equinox; the profound connection between the returning of light and life it…
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18th December 2015

The SENs: Friday 18th December 2015

As is customary for the last SENs Newsletter of the year, we reflect on activity over the last 12 months. Two of the most significant developments over the year have been the launch of the SE Census 2…
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Bulletin Articles
17th December 2015

Scottish Govt Spending Plans and Draft Budget 2016-17

Scottish Govt Spending Plans and Draft Budget 2016-17 Scottish Government 16.12.15   Extract – Pages (81-83)   - ensuring Scotland continues as a world leader in support of social…
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Bulletin Articles
16th December 2015

Welcome to your post-capitalist future

Welcome to your post-capitalist future Alex King, Huck Magazine 15.12.15We’re living through a revolution, swapping skills instead of cash. Huck hangs out with writer Paul Mason and gets a tou…
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Bulletin Articles
16th December 2015

Goodbye, Dad … A Tribute to Ian Bell by his son

Goodbye, Dad ... A Tribute to Ian Bell by his son Sean Bell, The Herald 13.12.15"Anything further, father?" Groucho, gazing at his offspring with affectionate contempt, repeats the questio…
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Bulletin Articles
15th December 2015

Freedom Bakery & Social Investment

Freedom Bakery & Social Investment SKS Scotland, by Jim Bennett 14.12.15 Given the position you took on Friday in the bulletin re Social Investment, I thought you might interested in our experienc…
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Bulletin Articles
15th December 2015

A guide to Creating Organisations Inspired by the Next Stage of H…

A guide to Creating Organisations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness Coaching & Meantoring Network 15.03.15  The future is TEAL?   What might this mean for the evolution…
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Bulletin Articles
15th December 2015

​The strange case of America’s ​disappearing middle

​The strange case of America’s ​disappearing middle class The Guardian, by Paul Mason 14.12.15    The shot was of two women in party dresses taking a selfie next to the G…
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Bulletin Articles
15th December 2015

The Need for Social ‘Audit’

The Need for Social 'Audit' The Social Audit Network, by Alan Kay 12.12.15  Is it me or is there a huge increase of almost epidemic proportions of social impact reporting amongst organisations …
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Bulletin Articles
15th December 2015

Council Tax System Must End: Greens Welcome Report

Council Tax System Must End: Greens Welcome Report Scottish Greens 14.12.15   Andy Wightman, local government spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today welcomed the recommendations of the Commi…
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Senscot Bulletin
11th December 2015

Senscot Bulletin: 11.12.15

Dear members and friends,               William McIlvanney, who died on Saturday, made a big impression on me – both his books and as …
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11th December 2015

The SENs: Friday 11th December 2015

Senscot has been supporting Thematic SENs since 2010. Today there are 5 – Health; Sport; Culture; Community Food and, most recently in partnership with Social Firms Scotland, Employability - wit…