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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
14th August 2019

Response to Gerry Hassan’s ‘How to make Scotland a place we…

SR Forum, by John Scott 14.08.19 In his recent SR article, Gerry Hassan writes that: 'across too many areas, Scotland is not going in the right direction'. He also laments the poverty of think…
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Bulletin Articles
14th August 2019

Scottish government pays out £500,000 in costs to Alex Salmond

BBC Scotland 13.08.19 The Scottish government has paid out more than £500,000 in legal expenses to Alex Salmond over its flawed inquiry into sexual harassment claims. The government admitted bre…
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Bulletin Articles
14th August 2019

Fossil Rebellion

Monbiot.com, by George Monbiot 07.08.19 In the midst of climate breakdown, governments around the world are funding and protecting the fossil fuel industry The tragedy of our times is that th…
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Bulletin Articles
14th August 2019

The Larder Cook School Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Fun…

BQ, by Abi Bently-Cottam 12.08.19 The Larder Cook School in West Lothian, which has increased the number of young people trained in food and hospitality skills from 80 to 200 in the last 12 mont…
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Bulletin Articles
13th August 2019

Are the English more convinced about independence than Scots?

The Scotsman, by Lesley Riddoch  12.08.19 It seems that many south of the Border are surprisingly clear-sighted about independence, writes Lesley Riddoch. The “good riddance” message cam…
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Bulletin Articles
13th August 2019

More holidays and better pay would boost productivity, says think…

The Guardian  12.08.19 Giving workers more public holidays and raising their wages could boost the strength of the British economy, according to a report. The New Economics Foundation said t…
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Bulletin Articles
13th August 2019

There are reasons to be cheerful. These are the dying days of a r…

The Observer, by Will Hutton  11.08.19 Don’t despair. We may be living through an attempted rightwing revolution, but its foundations are rotten. There may be a counter-revolution, as there i…
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Senscot Bulletin
9th August 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 09.08.19

Dear members and friends, My front room has shelving for around 1000 books – but I acquire books too casually – resulting in periodic clear-outs. Last weekend, I handled all of 1200 books – r…
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Bulletin Articles
7th August 2019

How to make Scotland a place we’re proud to call home

Scottish Review, by Gerry Hassan 07.08.19 I. There is only one subject on the lips of many this week: independence and Michael Ashcroft's 52:48 poll. This is the Scotland of 2019: 20 years of t…
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Bulletin Articles
7th August 2019

Jeremy Corbyn’s finest hour?

Project Syndicate, by Yanis Varoufakis 31.07.19 Jeremy Corbyn must expose Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit as a Trump-deal Brexit and put forward Labour’s plan to end the interminable Brexit o…
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Bulletin Articles
7th August 2019

What can London learn from Glasgow’s approach to beating knife …

The Times, by Kirsty Lang 28.07.19 It was the sunny evenings that 14-year-old Kimberly dreaded most. That’s when the boys on her Glasgow housing estate would be out, looking for a fight. Durin…
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Bulletin Articles
7th August 2019

Toni Morrison, Towering Novelist of the Black Experience, Dies at…

The New York Times, by Margalit Fox 06.08.19 Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate in literature whose best-selling work explored black identity in America — and in particular the often crushing e…