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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
24th May 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 24.05.19

When I was young, the word ‘vocation’ meant a ‘calling’, usually to the religious life (from the Latin, vocare – to call); now ‘vocational training’ simply means preparation for any kind…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd May 2019

UN report compares Tory welfare policies to creation of workhouse…

The Guardian, by Robert Booth 22.05.19 A leading United Nations poverty expert has compared Conservative welfare policies to the creation of 19th-century workhouses and warned that unless austerit…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd May 2019

Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla

Antonio Machado’s words, taken from one of his most important quotes in his work, Campos de Castilla, unlock life’s mysteries. Who are we? Where are we going? And how to live? “Wanderer, your…
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Health SEN News
22nd May 2019

Health & Wellbeing Newsletter May 2019

Welcome to May’s Health & Wellbeing Newsletter. We’re delighted that following the success of the Pockets & Prospects 2018 programme, a new programme is now underway in Glasgow. Over …
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Bulletin Articles
22nd May 2019

Beyond Preston: How local wealth building is taking the UK by sto…

City Metric, by Jonty Leibowitz & Neil McInroy 25.03.19 The Preston Model, which has seen the Lancashire town rise from the bottom 20 per cent of the deprivation index to be named the UK’s…
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Community Food SEN News
22nd May 2019

Community Food SEN member nominated for Sunday Mail award

Community Food SEN member Our Community Kitchen has been shortlisted for the Sunday Mail's 2019 Scotland's Champions awards. Set up in 2018, Our Community Kitchen was developed by Dementia Friendly…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd May 2019

Dysfunctional SNP Westminster group threatens push for independen…

The Herald, by Kevin McKenna 18.05.19 YOU can build up a substantial pension pot over two decades of belonging to Scotland’s party of government or travelling along on its coat-tails. In the cour…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd May 2019

Doris Day, Movie Star Who Charmed America, Dies at 97

The New York Times, by Aljean Harmetz 13.05.19 Doris Day, the freckle-faced movie actress whose irrepressible personality and golden voice made her America’s top box-office star in the early 1…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd May 2019

Local governance review: joint statement

A joint statement from The Scottish Government and The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) on the local governance review.   Democracy Matters to Scotland Communities want more …
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Bulletin Articles
22nd May 2019

The Death of Tory England and the Decline of The Spectator

Blog, by Gerry Hassan 15.05.19 For eighteen years I have subscribed to and enjoyed reading The Spectatormagazine. But under Fraser Nelson’s editorship from 2009 the magazine has slowly and irre…
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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…