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The next meeting of the Angus SEN will be on Tuesday 4th June at @FriockHub. You'll hear from Community Focus Scotland founder Annette Tonner, as well as having the opportunity to connect with other social entrepreneurs in the area. eventbrite.co.uk/e/a…

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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.

Other themes strongly featured in the archive include community empowerment, regeneration, localism, new economics, land reform, recycling, community enterprise and local democracy.

Use our archive’s search function to find news, opinion and research about social enterprise and community issues relevant to you.




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Senscot Bulletin
17th May 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 17.05.19

For months, I’ve been aware of some ‘obstruction’ at the back of my throat – so a visit on Wednesday to the ENT clinic to have it checked. The way I navigate through life is to hope for the be…
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Bulletin Articles
16th May 2019

Andrew Wilson: This review may bring real answers on tacking ineq…

The National, by Andrew Wilson 16.05.19 IN most countries, but certainly in the UK, politics struggles with the long-term, seemingly intractable issues. Budgets are set every year in one of the most…
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Bulletin Articles
15th May 2019

Cities, the Social Economy and Inclusive Growth

Middlesex University London, commissioned by Joseph Rowntree Foundation This study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation examined the actual and potential roles of the social economy in bringing about…
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Bulletin Articles
15th May 2019

Inequality driving ‘deaths of despair’

BBC News, by Sean Coughlan and David Brown 14.05.19 Widening inequalities in pay, health and opportunities in the UK are undermining trust in democracy, says an Institute for Fiscal Studies report. …
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Bulletin Articles
15th May 2019

Clear Bright Future by Paul Mason review – in the midst of cris…

The Guardian, by Eliane Glaser 26.04.19 In a classic Little Britain sketch, David Walliams, playing a bank clerk named Carol, flatly refuses applicants for a loan – however reasonable, hopeful…
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Bulletin Articles
15th May 2019

Pope asks youth to create the economy of tomorrow

UCA News, by Carol Glatz 14.05.19 Pope Francis has invited young economists and entrepreneurs around the world to help create a "new and courageous culture" that finds new ways to do business, pro…
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Bulletin Articles
14th May 2019

Clear Bright Future review: Paul Mason redraws Marx for the 21st …

The Irish Times, by Ed O'Loughlin 11.05.19 The demonstrations against the introduction of water charges in 2014 were a clear example, whether you agreed with them or not, of how mass public protests…
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Bulletin Articles
14th May 2019

‘NI-GEL!’ Brexit party event offers terrifying glimps…

The Guardian, by John Grace 13.05.19 “NI-GEL, NI-GEL.” The Tories have buried their heads in the sand, trying to pretend the European elections aren’t really happening next week. Labour…
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Bulletin Articles
14th May 2019

Blog: Census 2019 launch

Blog from Rick Rijsdijk, of Social Value Lab, about the forthcoming launch of the 2019 social enterprise census.   Mapping the social enterprise sector in Scotland Scotland has a long hi…
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Senscot Bulletin
10th May 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 10.05.19

Scotland has three times the UK rate of drug deaths (a weekly 20); because of my age, I mostly missed the drug culture – but my life has been impacted by our, even more damaging, relationship with a…
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Bulletin Articles
8th May 2019

Homeless services face £2.6m cut in Glasgow losing 99 beds

Evening Times, by Stewart Paterson 07.05.19 HOMELESSNESS services in Glasgow are to be cut by more than two and a half million pounds. The decision to axe £2.6m, from October this year, is expecte…
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Bulletin Articles
8th May 2019

Housing First will be “pivotal” to fight against homelessness

Third Force News, by Graham Martin 27.11.18 Permanent housing should be the first and not the last step a person takes as they move out of homelessness, a summit will hear. A multi-agency appro…