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DTA Scotland – Press Release

9th March 2020
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Development Trusts Association Scotland appoints new Chief Executive Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), the national community-led regeneration network is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Louisa Macdonell. Louisa brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, joining DTAS from Scottish Enterprise where she recently returned to after secondment to the UK […]

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I’m an ICU doctor. The NHS isn’t ready for the coronavirus crisis

4th March 2020
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Tim Cook – a  doctor in an NHS intensive care unit The Guardian – 3rd March 2020 As the virus spreads, hospitals need to step up plans to care for the very sick, recruit more staff and cancel routine surgery. Coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, have dominated the headlines. Yet the range of […]

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Big Oil, SEPA and Mossmorran

4th March 2020
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HOW BIG OIL CAPTURED SEPA, SCOTLAND’S GREEN WATCHDOG George Kerevan, Bella Caledonia – February 2020 THIS is a tale of Big Oil and how the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) was captured by corporate interests. The moral of this tale is simple: if Scotland is to meet its climate change targets, SEPA needs to be […]

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Senscot

4th March 2020
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20th Annual General Meeting  Grassmarket Community Project                               86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh   EH1 2QA                                                 Friday 6th March 2020                                             Time: 13.15pm – 14.30pm 13.15pm             Welcome and Opening Remarks – Sophy Green (Chair) –                            Apologies –                            Minutes of Senscot 19th AGM, 24th May 2019 –                            Directors Report/ Activity Report –                            Financial Report /Appointment of Auditors –                            […]

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Sustaining a favourable climate for Scotland’s social enterprise sector

4th March 2020
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Atlantic Social Lab Sustaining a favourable climate for Scotland’s social enterprise sector  Grassmarket Project, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA                                                        Friday 6th March 2020                                                     Time: 10.00am – 12.45pm 09.30: Coffee and Registration 10.00: Introduction and Welcome: Les Huckfield (GCU) 10.10: Overview/Update SE Strategy – and the current landscape in Scotland                           –                Aidan Pia […]

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How far will US polarisation go?

4th March 2020
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America’s politics has become defined by identity rather than ideology, as a new book highlights Simon KuperFinancial Times – 27th February 2020 American politics jumps from one polarised moment to the next. The Senate splits almost entirely on party lines over Donald Trump’s impeachment, and then self-proclaimed “socialist” Bernie Sanders emerges as Trump’s likely opponent in […]

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Six Nations ‘not ruling out’ going behind paywall in possible £300m deal

4th March 2020
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Tournament could leave free-to-air TV in 2022Six Nations: ‘We will collectively review and make a decision’ Guardian, 2nd March 2020 Six Nations organisers have refused to rule out the possibility of the competition going behind a £300m paywall in 2022 after the next television rights bids are lodged this month. This year’s Six Nations, which […]

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Fyne Futures Ltd

3rd March 2020
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Press Release – 28th February The Future for Bute Recycling Argyll & Bute Council today approved the 2020/2021 budget which included an increase in the value of Fyne Futures Ltd contract.  The announcement that Argyll & Bute Council are committed to the environment and are working on strategic projects to future challenges is to be […]

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Community Learning Exchange

3rd March 2020
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Progress Report – January 2020 Activity to date  15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20 to date TOTAL Applications 74 (125) 113 (351) 128 (325) 99 (408) 102 (475)  Many learning visits involve more than one community group and this is reflected in the number of groups making visits in the current year (475) with 102 different […]

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Robertson completes transformation of empty school building into arts facility

3rd March 2020
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Scottish Construction Now 27.02.20 Contractor Robertson has completed the £4.5 million transformation of an empty school building into a new creative hub to help boost the local Perthshire arts economy. The company served as main contractors for Perth Creative Exchange, opened by the Provost of Perth and Kinross, Dennis Melloy yesterday. Kevin Dickson, managing director […]

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LOVE Gorgie Farm opens its doors

3rd March 2020
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Scottish Field, by Kenny Smith 02.03.20 LOVE Gorgie Farm, formerly Gorgie City Farm, opened its doors on Saturday with a huge celebration and range of family-friendly activities. Edinburgh’s Depute Lord Provost, Cllr Joan Griffiths, joined with a number of local celebrities including radio presenter Grant Stott, Hearts CEO Ann Budge and Hibs footballer Ryan Porteous, […]

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Voluntary Sector Values

27th February 2020
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A blog by Martin Crewe, Director of Barnardo’s Scotland 28th January 2020 Martin Crewe, Director of Barnardo’s Scotland, shares his thoughts on the values needed in the voluntary sector. I attended an interesting workshop at the SCVO Gathering this week – ‘Chief Encounters’ hosted by Pat Armstrong (CEO of ACOSVO) and Anna Fowlie (CEO of […]

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