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Senscot AGM 2007 Report
Date: 29th Jun 2007
Senscot's AGM took place this wednesday, 27th June, in Edinburgh, and the key speaker was John Swinney, MSP, new Minister for the Third Sector (and much else). ...more

Council of Economic Advisers to improve Scottish sustainability
Scottish Executive
Date: 29th Jun 2007
A Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) has been created to advise the First Minister on the best way to improve Scotland’s sustainable economic growth rate...more

Enterprise award for board game project
Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News
Date: 29th Jun 2007
A former economics teacher who has helped schoolchildren develop a board game aimed at teaching teenagers how to run a successful business has won an internationally-recognised award....more

Integration of Communities Scotland national social economy and social enterprise function with Scot
Communities Scotland
Date: 22nd Jun 2007
The Social Economy Unit (SEU) of Communities Scotland is to be integrated into the Scottish Executive Third Sector Team in the Public Service Reform Directorate. ...more

HomeAid Manager receives MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Date: 21st Jun 2007
Jackie Agnew, the manager of HomeAid West Lothian, one of Scotland's most successful community reuse organisations, has been honoured for services to recycling in Scotland. ...more

Great interest in Community Interest Companies
Date: 21st Jun 2007
The thousandth Community Interest Company, a legal form only available since July 2005, was registered last week....more

Land Reform Expert to give Edinburgh Lecture
Andy Wightman
Date: 15th Jun 2007
One of Scotland's leading authorities on land reform is to give a public lecture in Edinburgh later this month.

Subliminal Directions in line for education award
New Statesman
Date: 14th Jun 2007

Subliminal Directions nominated by the New Statesman, in the Education category of its New Media Awards 2007


Minister Backs Kinghorn Land Plans
Kinghorn Community Land Association
Date: 14th Jun 2007
A Fife community has successfully registered an interest in the right to buy nineteen plots of land surrounding and including Kinghorn Loch. It is the single largest registration of land made by a community body under the 2003 Land Reform Act....more

Parliament Called To Review Means For Citizens' Voices To Be Heard
Scottish Civic Forum
Date: 14th Jun 2007
The Scottish Executive and Scottish Parliament have urged to review their consultation and participation practices; to reinstate funding for the Scottish Civic Forum and to adhere to the Scottish Parliament's Participation Handbook....more

Still difficult achieving full cost recovery
Date: 12th Jun 2007
A report from the National Audit Office says that a "significant proportion" of third sector organisations don't believe that they are getting paid for the full costs of providing services, including overheads. ...more

Award win for helping homeless
Jane Bradley
Date: 5th Jun 2007
The director of a homeless charity has scooped a top business award for using corporate strategies to bring success to his organisation. ...more

Unions to fight social enterprises
Judy Sands
Date: 4th Jun 2007
Are social enterprises the answer to the woes of the NHS or the beginning of its end? ...more

Aberdeen Foyer Scoops Second National CSR Award
Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce
Date: 1st Jun 2007
Claiming its second Company of the Year award in two consecutive years, Foyer Enterprise was voted Social Enterprise of the Year by judges at the fifth annual Scottish Business in the Community (SBC) Company of the Year Awards in Edinburgh....more
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