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New Centre for Kinghorn
Press Release
Date: 30th May 2008
Recent talks between Kinghorn Developments Ltd. who own the land on the east side of Kinghorn Loch and The Ecology Centre, could secure the future for the fast-developing centre as well as allowing ownership of the land to pass to the people of Kinghorn. ...more

Stated aims
Craig Dearden-Phillips
Date: 30th May 2008
Now that Gordon Brown has finally decided he is a Blairite and that large chunks of the public sector are fair game for outsourcing after all - just when they thought they were safe - the talking heads in the voluntary sector are holding forth about the rightful relationship between third sector organisations and government....more

SFHA/SHARE conference
Edward Harkins
Date: 29th May 2008
Interesting last Wednesday in Stirling to hear Jacqui Watt, Chief Executive of SFHA at the SFHA/SHARE conference on Housing Associations and Wider Role and Social Enterprise. Jacqui pointed up Minister Jim Mather’s aspiration for the social economy to produce 20-25% of Scotland’s GNP – akin to the Finnish scenario....more

Glasgow support agency looks east
Mark Smith
Date: 29th May 2008
A not-for-profit west of Scotland-based business support agency is set to expand its £1.5m loan fund into Edinburgh and the Lothians in a move to aid small businesses and start-ups struggling for cash amid the credit crunch. ...more

Way ahead for under-threat Glencraft
Cameron Brooks
Date: 29th May 2008
Move to transform status of disabled people's enterprise...more

Concerned about climate change?
Climate Advocates
Date: 22nd May 2008
Concerned about climate change? Join a group of European ‘Climate Advocates’ (aged 18-35), who want to make a real difference to the climate debate in their countries and internationally...more

Jeff Torrington: Obituary
The Herald
Date: 16th May 2008
JeffTorrington, who has died aged 72, published only two books in his lifetime yet is one of contemporary Scotland's best-loved writers ...more

The Demise of Community Empowerment
Stephen Maxwell
Date: 15th May 2008
Two weeks ago Communities Minister Stewart Maxwell and COSLA Communities spokesperson Harry McGuigan circulated a letter under the heading Joint Commitment to
Community Empowerment. It was impossible to read this letter without a sinking feeling....more

Community Development and Empowerment
Edward Harkins
Date: 8th May 2008
Let’s get honest about community development and empowerment ...more

Housing Associations and the Social Enterprise Sector
Date: 1st May 2008
There is innate strength and stability within the housing association sector which can be shared with other partners in the broader social economy....more
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