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Remember you can join the @SocEntEdinburgh gang this Friday for the launch of its fourth social enterprise strategy for Edinburgh. Also includes History of #SocEnt in Scotland exhibition, plus the fifth anniversary of Buy the Good Stuff!! eventbrite.co.uk/e/e…

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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
24th April 2019

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK set for 3 June

BBC News 23.01.19 US President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June, Buckingham Palace has announced. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be guests …
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Bulletin Articles
24th April 2019

Support for Extinction Rebellion soars after Easter protests

The Guardian, by Matthew Taylor and Molly Blackhall 24.04.19 Support for Extinction Rebellion in the UK has quadrupled in the past nine days as public concern about the scale of the ecological c…
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Bulletin Articles
24th April 2019

We won’t see the like of Billy McNeill again

The Spectator, by Alex Massie 23.01.19 Certain deaths unavoidably feel like the closing of an era, the final confirmation that what has been and gone can never return. One such is the passing of Bi…
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Bulletin Articles
24th April 2019

Scottish charity law consultation is ‘tinkering around the …

Civil Society, by Kate Plummer 18.04.19 The government has only offered a “limited range of proposals” to reform Scottish charity law which amount to “tinkering around the edges”, SCVO has…
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Bulletin Articles
24th April 2019

Punjabi Junction in Edinburgh – a Sikh community café R…

Edinburgh Live, by Hilary Mitchell 22.04.19 Punjabi Junction community café on Leith Walk - a social enterprise owned by local charity Sikh Sanjog - was recently featured on a BBC series called W…
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Senscot Bulletin
18th April 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 18.04.19

‘Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café’ is about brave women in Alabama USA during the Depression; a recent chance viewing on TV set several themes running – particularly the ending: …
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Bulletin Articles
17th April 2019

A History of Social Enterprise in Scotland

A History of Social Enterprise in Scotland is a travelling exhibition curated as part of a Scottish Government funded project to develop the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland). The project is …
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Bulletin Articles
17th April 2019

Social Enterprise Collection project summary

Developing the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) Inspiring social enterprise in Scotland by preserving and retelling the history of the sectors distinctive heritage is the aim of a new projec…
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Health SEN News
17th April 2019

Scottish Government Public Health Reform stakeholder update

Welcome to the Public Health Reform stakeholder briefing for April 2019. In this edition you can read about developing Public Health Scotland the core and specialist public health workforce …
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Bulletin Articles
17th April 2019

Moves to make food security a human right in Scotland

Third Force News, by Robert Armour 15.04.19 Food should be a human right in Scotland, a new report has said. A move to enshrine the right in law would help alleviate health inequality, claimed …
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Bulletin Articles
17th April 2019

Luxembourg to become first country to make all public transport f…

The Guardian, by Daniel Boffey 05.12.18 Luxembourg is set to become the first country in the world to make all its public transport free. Fares on trains, trams and buses will be lifted next s…
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Bulletin Articles
17th April 2019

Extract from Muhammad Yunus’ 2010 book – ‘Build…

Extract from Chapter – ‘Profit and Social Business’     Some people ask, why exclude the idea of combining the power of the profit principle with the goal of social benefit—or “doing we…