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Edinburgh rail link supported by committee
Planning magazine
Date: 29th Jul 2005
Plans to reopen the rail link between Edinburgh and the Borders have cleared an important hurdle. ...more

Glasgow housing stock transfer may be scrapped.
Date: 28th Jul 2005
Soaring costs obstruct Glasgow Housing Association plan to place housing stock under community ownership...more

Civic Forum facing axe from Scottish parliament
Date: 28th Jul 2005
Only lukewarm support from MSPs to retain body for community involvement in politics....more

Social enterprises employ 800,000
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 22nd Jul 2005
The Department of Trade and Industry this week published its survey of the social enterprise sector results. ...more

US guru tells regions to set social capital goals
Julian Dobson
Date: 20th Jul 2005
Call for Britain’s statutory agencies to change spending priorities to development of community networks and civic activity. ...more

Ministers sanction turbines extension
Date: 18th Jul 2005
Wind farm extension to supply electricity to around 100,000 homes approved by ministers this week. ...more

Executive defends planning reform
Date: 18th Jul 2005
claims that tighter planning controls over opencast mining will be a death knell for the industry are denied...more

Declining markets 'need urgent help' - report
Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Date: 18th Jul 2005
Street markets in decline - though farmers' markets, speciality markets and car boot sales are increasingly popular...more

Call for greater tax break publicity
Regeneration magazine
Date: 18th Jul 2005
CITR has attracted little money, says report, as venture capitalist calls for more government incentives for private sector. ...more

Social enterprise generates £18bn turnover for the UK economy
Date: 12th Jul 2005
Sector generates six times as much as UK farming industry and employs over 775,000 people. ...more

Scottish house prices rising more than in the south
Date: 11th Jul 2005
gap closing, but slowdown predicted by end of the year, in line with slumps seen in London and the south-east....more

Fresh confidence boost for Scottish economy
Date: 11th Jul 2005
"Absence of the doom and gloom" prevailing elsewhere in the UK reported. ...more

Community warehouse open for business
Date: 10th Jul 2005
initiative offers a huge variety of top name new products and refurbished office furniture - at a fraction of the usual cost. ...more

Third sector fears loss of EU cash
Herpreet Kaur Grewal, Regneration
Date: 10th Jul 2005
EU asked to strengthen its social inclusion strategy and promote the fight against poverty. ...more

Regional approach wins support of Scottish MPs
Catherine Early, Planning magazine
Date: 10th Jul 2005
Six partnerships to carry out strategic transport planning on a regional basis. ...more

C8 gives children a voice and a chance to shape the future
Date: 5th Jul 2005
The C8 - a children and young people's version of the Gleneagles G8 meeting - ends today in Dunblane. ...more

New directive to cut greenhouse gases from inefficient products
Date: 4th Jul 2005
efficiency standards for everyday items like boilers, washing machines and computers, plus commercial equipment ...more

First steps in world's 'moral crusade'
John Vidal
Date: 4th Jul 2005
250,000 in Edinburgh make symbolic ring around castle in peaceful protest...more

Green anger at Chisholm reform of planning system
Peter MacMahon
Date: 1st Jul 2005
Minister rejects demands for third-party objectors to be given the power to hold up large-scale developments...more

Blueprint unveiled for Glasgow canal
Susanna Gillman
Date: 1st Jul 2005
More than 400ha of derelict land along Forth and Clyde Canal to be transformed into homes and public space. ...more

Lobby group warns of housing arrears
Planning magazine
Date: 1st Jul 2005
Ministers have seriously underestimated Scotland's housing needs, says house builders' organisation....more

Scots arts shake-up derided as ‘con’
New Start
Date: 1st Jul 2005
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