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Community planning is progressing but complexities make aims difficult to achieve
Audit Scotland
Date: 30th Nov 2007
An Audit Scotland report, A review of community planning in Scotland, published today, says community planning partnerships have made progress but need to do more to show how their work is improving public services. ...more

Community Ownership Gains New Momentum
Government News Network
Date: 30th Nov 2007
Street markets run by the traders, old fire stations turned into community centres and listed buildings being restored for the benefit of the general public are just some of the assets which will be transferred into the hands of local people at discount prices as low as £1.00. ...more

A new partnership at Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre
Aberdeen Foyer
Date: 29th Nov 2007
Social Enterprise Foyer Restaurant and Gallery to operate the restaurant, café bar and private dining facility at HMT...more

Housing Green Paper
Jim Harvey Consulting
Date: 29th Nov 2007
Community owned housing associations which diversify can be our most effective Anchor Organisations for empowering communities. The Government's green paper fails to assert the importance of community ownership and the Glasgow and West of Scotland community housing sector forum have produced a response.

Caring Christmas trees
Bethany Christian Trust
Date: 29th Nov 2007
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has lent his support to an innovative festive initiative that helps homeless people in Edinburgh and Fife in winter by buying a beautiful Christmas tree....more

Firm Foundations

Date: 23rd Nov 2007
 This is good news for the housing sector in Scotland. The government’s commitment to providing more housing both for owner occupation and for rent is to be welcomed....more

The Review of Social Investment Scotland
Social Enterprise Team
Date: 22nd Nov 2007
Scottish Government and the  public sector agencies commissioned the Training and Employment Research Unit to review Social Investment Scotland and its lending operations. The review was completed in September 2007 and the final report has now been published and is attached here in PDF format. ...more

McCormick: JRF’s new Scotland Adviser
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date: 22nd Nov 2007

Independent analyst and public policy commentator Jim McCormick (formerly Director of the Scottish Council Foundation think-tank) has been appointed as the new Scotland Adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).


A cause to diet for
Gordon Cairns
Date: 22nd Nov 2007
Tea, coffee, wine and soya are off the menu but cabbage pie is on as residents in the ancient kingdom of Fife take part in an experiment to reduce their carbon footprint by eating only local produce. ...more

New report says rural voice not being heard
Rural Community Gateway
Date: 22nd Nov 2007
The urban agenda is dominating Scotland’s policy according to a new report, with rural issues and concerns not being heard....more

Churches make hidden contribution
BBC News
Date: 22nd Nov 2007
Churches across Glasgow make a "hidden contribution" to the city, according to a year-long study. ...more

Record £93m for sector
Date: 16th Nov 2007
Scotland's voluntary sector is set for a record cash windfall after John Swinney pledged £93m in central government funding. ...more

Important information about Dynamic, Inclusive Communities
Big Lottery Fund
Date: 15th Nov 2007

Further to a review of Dynamic, Inclusive Communities we now want to ensure that the remaining funds will have the biggest impact and allow us to achieve the outcomes we have set out.


Timebank founder in Scotland
Edgar S. Cahn
Date: 15th Nov 2007
The American economist and founder of the Timebank movement, Edgar Cahn visited Edinburgh recently and made an inspirational speech. 'The core economy is made up of things more important than money'.

Scottish regeneration agency scrapped
New Start
Date: 2nd Nov 2007
Scotland’s national regeneration agency Communities Scotland will be abolished....more

Call for Radical Action on Community Energy
Highlands and Islands Community Energy Company
Date: 1st Nov 2007
A call for a radical approach to community energy development in Scotland has been made at a major conference on Skye convened by the Highlands and Islands Community Energy Company. ...more

News from the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition
Date: 1st Nov 2007

SSEC activities, including the Social Enterprise Day and tourism consultation

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