Search Senscot
News Archive Sponsors

Futurebuilders to get extra cash
Third Sector
Date: 31st Mar 2005
Investment fund to encourage voluntary sector public service innovation will continue at least until 2008 and receive extra £90m funding. ...more

Minister joins in trusts dispute
Mathew Little
Date: 30th Mar 2005
Clamour about Charity Commission's decision to allow service providers set up by local authorities to become charities....more

Scotland 'would benefit from more social enterprises'
Social Enterprise Coalition
Date: 29th Mar 2005

Social Enterprises Coalition challenges local politicians and parliamentary candidates for their support.


CICs originator calls controls heavy-handed
Date: 29th Mar 2005
Lack of tax benefits criticised, as first regulator is appointed...more

Voluntary sector to get fairer deal
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 29th Mar 2005
New government proposals will create level playing field with private sector firms for bidding for public service contracts...more

Fears for future of town hall
Roger Kelly
Date: 23rd Mar 2005
locals show support for Penicuik focal point to revert to community management, in opposition to council's plans. ...more

Community Webnet Launch
Forward Scotland
Date: 23rd Mar 2005
new website to help community groups carry out local sustainable development projects launches tomorrow...more

Manifesto will press for lottery funding for social enterprises
Third Sector
Date: 22nd Mar 2005
The Social Enterprise Coalition calls for equal treatment alongside voluntary sector. ...more

Affordable homes snapped up and sold on
Scottish Housing News.
Date: 21st Mar 2005
Property investors in Edinburgh making huge profits, it is claimed...more

Eco-tower for Edinburgh regeneration scheme
Date: 21st Mar 2005
While ‘Forthside’ rebrand provokes anger...more

Crofting Reform Bill
Scottish Ececutive
Date: 21st Mar 2005
Public's views sought on draft bill's measures allowing creation of new crofts, renewable energy projects on croft land etc ...more

Exclusion taken into account
TF-e news
Date: 21st Mar 2005
new project aimed at building financial inclusion in Greater Easterhouse is launched today in Glasgow. ...more

Car factory conversion is on
Date: 19th Mar 2005
The former Madelvic electric car factory on the Granton waterfront can be converted into live-work units and homes, rules council...more

Claimed for Conservation
TF-e news
Date: 19th Mar 2005
Nearly 12% of Scotland's landmass has today been formally earmarked for conservation under European law....more

Bigger steps from FEAT enterprises
Date: 16th Mar 2005
a Fife social enterprise in Fife becomes the first to secure funding from Communities Scotland’s Futurebuilders Scotland investment fund. ...more

Campaigners win right to buy first round
Date: 15th Mar 2005
Land Sale stopped as hopes rise for community to purchase historic Dunblane site....more

Borders rail link gets go ahead
Date: 14th Mar 2005
proposed reopening of the Waverley railway line through Midlothian to the Scottish Borders receives Executive's backing.  ...more

Funding boost for housing information and advice
Communities scotland
Date: 14th Mar 2005

£340,000 to help provide housing and legal advice, equalities information, advice on homelessness, domestic abuse etc for Scotland's disadvantaged


Healthy food finds local outlets
Scottish exec
Date: 11th Mar 2005
A scheme to introduce healthier food ranges to local convenience stores across Scotland was announced today....more

Community recycling boost
Scottish Exec
Date: 9th Mar 2005
projects recycling and reducing waste share in a £5 million funding package ...more

Executive to ensure 25% affordable housing
Date: 8th Mar 2005
and new equity scheme tol give chance for those trying to put a foot on the property ladder...more

Action to help more women into business
Date: 8th Mar 2005
New strategy to encourage thousands more women to start up own business launched as world celebrates International Women's Day....more

Exec’s green commitment questioned.
Date: 7th Mar 2005
Environmentalists raise fears as UK's shared framework for sustainable development is launched in Edinburgh....more

An end to “clawback”
Simon Cattle
Date: 4th Mar 2005
'Restrictive' funding rules for community enterprises lifted after long campaign ...more

Scotland needs its BME
Teresa Murray
Date: 2nd Mar 2005
Scotland has a significantly smaller proportion of black and minority ethnic communities in its overall population than England. ...more

New farmers' markets sow the seeds of war
Brian Ferguson
Date: 2nd Mar 2005

A farmer's market war is set to break out in the Capital with the well-established city centre event set to go head-to-head with new markets in Leith and Balerno.


Charities regulator will require annual return
Simon Cattle
Date: 2nd Mar 2005
The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) today outlined a “new and more proactive regime” for monitoring Scottish charities....more

Cinema show to go on?
Simon Cattle
Date: 2nd Mar 2005
Locals hoping to use Scotland’s new Land Reform Act to save Kelso's 'Roxy' from property developers. ...more

Second community backs Vestey land buy-out
The Herald
Date: 2nd Mar 2005
As Executive gives final approval for first two communities in Scotland to exercise their right to buy local land, another is embracing the idea...more

Scottish Gender Gap
Date: 1st Mar 2005
Women in Scotland paid 38% less than men for same job ...more

UK Child poverty 'falling but still high’
Date: 1st Mar 2005

fall is further and faster in than in any other wealthy nation, but we still have one of highest rates in developed world.

Contact SENSCOT:
43 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 1HW | Tel: 0141 332 8084
21 Walker Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HX | Tel: 0131 220 4104 | Fax: 0131 539 9999 | E-mail:
Registered at above address in Edinburgh,Scotland.
Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210