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Book demonstrates role of community anchor organisations
New Start Magazine
Date: 28th Sep 2007

A new book outlining the important role played by community anchor organisations in building stronger neighbourhoods has been launched.


Economies of scale at the agency
Damien Henderson and William Tinning
Date: 27th Sep 2007
It was an even more dramatic decluttering than many had predicted. The writing was on the wall for Scottish Enterprise on the day the SNP took power at Holyrood, with a manifesto commitment to reform the 500m-a-year agency, which employs 2800 people....more

Land Reform
Andy Wightman
Date: 20th Sep 2007
An agenda for the 2007-2011 Scottish Parliament...more

Edinburgh insists colleges will remain as charities
Third Sector
Date: 20th Sep 2007

The Scottish Government has announced that it intends to maintain the charitable status of further education colleges in Scotland and will introduce "any legislation necessary to achieve this"


Making local petitions more effective
Hazel Blears
Date: 20th Sep 2007

Confident Communities' - speech by Communities Secretary Hazel Blears


Social Enterprises as Businesses
Alan McGregor
Date: 14th Sep 2007
Main points of seminar hosted by the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition on `Social Enterprise Dynamics and the Economy` ...more

The Time of our Lives: 80s
Mary Warnock
Date: 13th Sep 2007
People used to tell me that getting old was perfectly tolerable until you were 80, and then it suddenly became hell. There is some truth in this. I enjoy being old....more

How to spread the word about radical ideas
Geoff Mulgan
Date: 13th Sep 2007
The Young Foundation has just published (12th September) a report on what has been learned around the world about 'scaling up' innovative ideas, with case studies ranging from Alcoholics Anonymous to Sure Start, Teach Firstto the Big Issue. ...more

Newsmaker: Enterprising times - Baroness Thornton
Helen Warrell
Date: 6th Sep 2007
Seven years ago, Baroness Thornton was volunteered by her peers to take on the task of galvanising support for a new social enterprise umbrella body. It is clear why she was their first choice....more
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