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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
28th February 2017

In Defence of Subsidiarity

In Defence of Subsidiarity by George MacDonald Ross (an extract) 19.09.12   The Economist of 9.12.89 was right to trace the word ‘subsidiarity’ to Pope Pius XI. In 1931, Pius publishe…
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Bulletin Articles
28th February 2017

Redrawing Scotland’s council map ‘too simplistic̵…

Redrawing Scotland's council map 'too simplistic', warns accountancy giant The Herald 28.02.17   REDRAWING the councils map of Scotland to save cash and improve frontline services is too simplist…
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Bulletin Articles
28th February 2017

Intransigent May is nudging us to a second referendum

Intransigent May is nudging us to a second referendum The Times, by Nicola Sturgeon 28.02.17   Yesterday’s leader column in this newspaper levelled two charges against the Scottish governme…
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Senscot Bulletin
24th February 2017

Senscot Bulletin: 24.02.17

  Dear members and friends,It has always been important to me to have ‘favourite’ restaurants – where I become a ‘kent face’ – usually eating alone, but part…
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24th February 2017

The SENs: Friday 24th February 2017

One of the success stories in our sector, in recent years, has been the impact of the Community Jobs Scotland programme (CJS). At the Gathering this week, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon announced a n…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd February 2017

For sale: Co-op Bank looks for buyers

For sale: Co-op Bank looks for buyers The Guardian, by Jill Treanor 13.02.17   US hedge fund owners look at options to bolster funds including selling off the troubled bank.   The Co-operati…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd February 2017

Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, f…

Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? The Observer, by Sonia Sodha 19.02.17   When he got the letter after Christmas saying he was entitl…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd February 2017

Breakdown of Scottish Govt ‘Early Actions’

Breakdown of Scottish Govt 'Early Actions' Scottish Government Febuary 2017 Breakdown of funding allocated as part of Scottish Govt ‘early actions’ in support of SE Action Plan&…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd February 2017

‘Decision to close bank was made for the sake of the community…

‘Decision to close bank was made for the sake of the community’, says Airdrie Savings Bank boss Scottish Financial News 22.02.17   The boss of Britain’s last remaining independe…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd February 2017

Climate Challenge Fund – Round 23

Climate Challenge Fund - Round 23 Scottish Government  22.02.17   First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced on 20 February 2017 the award of £9.97 million for 113 community-led projec…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd February 2017

Funding for grass roots initiatives

Funding for grass roots initiatives Scottish Government  22.02.17   £1.9m available for community groups to tackle poverty.   The most local groups and organisations across Scotla…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd February 2017

Multi-million pledge to help third sector transform lives –…

Multi-million pledge to help third sector transform lives - Nicola SturgeonThird Force News 22.02.17 …