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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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Bulletin Articles
30th June 2016

‘English independence day’ was fuelled by victimhood …

'English independence day' was fuelled by victimhood and muddled xenophobia The Herald Scotland, by Neal Ascherson 26.06.16   "For we are the people of England / That never have spoken yet.&…
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Bulletin Articles
30th June 2016

Ignore prophets of doom … our future is firmly in our hands…

Ignore prophets of doom ... our future is firmly in our hands but we must not drop the ball The National, by Lesley Riddoch 30.06.16   The air is thick with possibility. Each new expression of te…
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Bulletin Articles
30th June 2016

A practice review – How can cities help develop the social …

A practice review - How can cities help develop the social economy, in order to achieve more inclusive growth? Joseph Rowntree Foundation June 2016   We want to understand the role that encouragi…
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Bulletin Articles
30th June 2016

Why Silicon Valley is embracing universal basic income

Why Silicon Valley is embracing universal basic income The Guardian, by Jathan Sadowski 22.06.16   In a pilot study influential incubator Y Combinator will hand over cash monthly to 100 families …
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Bulletin Articles
30th June 2016

The Case for Free Money

The Case for Free Money The New Yorker, by James Surowiecki 20.06.16   In the mid-nineteen-seventies, the Canadian province of Manitoba ran an unusual experiment: it started just handing out mone…
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Bulletin Articles
30th June 2016

This is not Labour MPs vs Corbyn. They’re at war with party mem…

This is not Labour MPs vs Corbyn. They’re at war with party members The Guardian, by Diane Abbott 29.06.16   A swirling red mist has descended over the eyes of many Labour MPs. It is a mist…
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Bulletin Articles
30th June 2016

Cut out the private profit

Cut out the private profit By Press and Journal 29.06.16   This proposal has been developed by the remote community in Strontian , has the support of the Highland Council and has attracted an off…
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Bulletin Articles
30th June 2016

Inspection discovers hidden gems

Inspection discovers hidden gems DTA Scotland 29.06.16   Education Scotland, in partnership with Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), has released the reports of a ground breaking pilo…
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Senscot Bulletin
24th June 2016

Senscot Bulletin: 24.06.16

Dear members and friends,            Every day I leave stale bread on my bedroom windowsill – for several families of Jays, nurtured over…
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24th June 2016

The SENs: Friday 24th June 2016

Renfrewshire SEN is one of the most recently established SENs - on the go for a year now. Renfrewshire SEN and its members receive support from the local Third Sector Interface, Engage Renfrewshire th…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd June 2016

Celebrating Young Social Entrepreneurs in Scotland

Celebrating Young Social Entrepreneurs in Scotland Social Enerprise Academy June 2016   This month we celebrate the success of Scotland’s next generation of social entrepreneurs at both the…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd June 2016

Why Play Makes Grown-Ups a bit Nervous

Why Play Makes Grown-Ups a bit Nervous Upstart, by Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk 02.06.16   It’s striking to see how enthusiastically people are already being drawn to the Upstart Movement. The campai…