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Inequality experts appointed by Executive

16th January 2004
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Inequality experts appointed by Executive   16.01.04     Two experts have been appointed to help support the Scottish Executive’s effort to tackle poverty.   Gill Scott, Director of the Scottish Poverty Information Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University, and David Nicoll, Chief Executive of the Wise Group, have extensive expertise in the poverty sector. They […]

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Psychotherapy As Celebration

16th January 2004
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Psychotherapy As Celebration     A talk by Dr R D Laing, given in October 1983 at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh                The title of this address is influenced by the spirit of Dr Winifred Rushforth. I felt it would be one that she would like.   I should like to try to […]

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Psychotherapy As Celebration

14th January 2004
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Psychotherapy As Celebration   A talk by Dr R D Laing, given in October 1983 at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh       The title of this address is influenced by the spirit of Dr Winifred Rushforth. I felt it would be one that she would like.   I should like to try to […]

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New Scottish Tenant Farmers Association

11th January 2004
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New Scottish Tenant Farmers Association   11.02.04     The New Scottish Tenant Farmers Association was launched yesterday.    Deputy Rural Development Minister Allan Wilson welcomed the move and said the Association could build on the good work already done by the Scottish Tenant Farmers Action Group.   In a letter to the chairman of […]

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Government procurement website launched

9th January 2004
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Government procurement website launched   09.01.04     The Scottish Executive this week launched a new website dedicated to the eProcurement Scotl@nd service.   eProcurement Scotl@nd encourages a joined-up approach to purchasing by government in Scotland. It brings local government, the NHS and central government together to deliver savings and efficiencies in procurement including eliminating […]

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First minister is out of touch

8th January 2004
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First minister is out of touch   Editorial Comment The Herald 08.01.04      Jack McConnell fell foul of the law yesterday when he launched a verbal attack on Douglas Keil, general secretary of the Scottish Police Federation. According to the first minister, Mr Keil’s criticisms of the Scottish Executive’s flagship anti-social behaviour bill are […]

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Social Enterprise Unit – more news

7th January 2004
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 Social Enterprise Unit – more news   (e-mail from Barbara Philips to Social Enterprise Coalition, 07.01.03)     When I emailed you on 19 December, saying I was leaving the Social Enterprise Unit and the Department of Trade and Industry, I promised to let you know about my successor as soon as I could.  While […]

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New recycling targets for Scotland

6th January 2004
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New Recycling targets   06.01.04     New targets to stem the growth of packaging waste in Scotland were announced today.   The targets, which come into effect on January, 1 2004, will mean that companies who manufacture or use packaging materials will have to recover or recycle 70 per cent by 2008.   Environment […]

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Flagship projects under threat from EU fund crisis

5th January 2004
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Flagship projects under threat from EU fund crisis   05.01.04 Tom Gordon The Herald     Scores of major regeneration projects in the west of Scotland are at risk because of European aid falling short of demand by Β£190m.   About 60 are planned across Strathclyde on the assumption they can receive a total of […]

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The top 20 groups that are changing the world.

1st January 2004
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The top 20 groups that are changing the world. 22.01.04 # Accion International: Boston, Massachusetts (business development)# Aspire Public Schools: Redwood City, California (education)# Benetech: Palo Alto, California (technology)# BenHaven: North Haven, Connecticut (education/healthcare)# Center For Community Self-Help: Durham, North Carolina (community services)# Citizen Schools: Boston, Massachusetts (education)# CityYear: Boston, Massachusetts (youth service)# College Summit: […]

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Social Enterprise Unit – A Change In 2004

19th December 2003
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Social Enterprise Unit – A Change In 2004     (e-mail from Barbara Philips to Social Enterprise Coalition, 19.12.03)   I am now able to confirm what some of you may already have heard rumours about – I am leaving the Social Enterprise Unit and the Department of Trade and Industry.  I am writing similarly […]

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