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This week's Senscot Bulletin includes:📢 Feedback from yesterday's SE Ref Group meeting in Perth📝 Latest Senscot Briefing📋 @NHS_HS report on food poverty📝 A look back at the series of @CommHealth_Blog briefings🔥🇬🇧🔥 Update on Brexit➡️senscot.net/senscot-…⬅️ pic.twitter.com/OLMz…

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Senscot Bulletin
30th October 2015

Senscot Bulletin: 30.10.15

Dear members and friends,   I spent my life as a pampered townie – the natural world banished by central heating, supermarkets, all mod cons. Then, for the past decade, I’ve lived in …
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30th October 2015

The SENs: Friday 30th October 2015

Tuesday saw the meeting of the Cross Party Group on Social Enterprise at the Parliament. The event focussed primarily on the findings of the recent SE Census. This has been the most extensive piece of…
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Bulletin Articles
29th October 2015

Can We Create Social Change Without Money?

Can We Create Social Change Without Money? Daily Good, by Nipun Mehta 29.10.15   Can we create social change without money? I don't have a conclusive answer but just holding that question can ra…
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Bulletin Articles
29th October 2015

Change and impact through community journalism

Change and impact through community journalism Voluntary News, by John Howes 29.10.15   A new case study report from the Carnegie UK Trust adds to the evidence base about the types of activities…
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Bulletin Articles
29th October 2015

What is Land Reform?

What is Land Reform? Common Space, by Michael Gray 29.10.15   Half of Scotland’s private land is owned by just 432 people. Bet most of you didn’t know that.   And if you didn&rs…
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Bulletin Articles
28th October 2015

What does EVEL actually do?

What does EVEL actually do? Lallands Peat Worrier 28.10.15   What does the UK government's "English votes for English laws" scheme actually do? It makes Scottish MPs second-class citize…
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26th October 2015

The SENs: Friday 23rd October 2015

Bookings for this year’s SE Conference and Ceilidh are now over the 100 mark – with space limited to another 20 folk. Our programme is more or less finalised with applications for this yea…
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Senscot Bulletin
23rd October 2015

Senscot Bulletin: 23.10.15

Dear members and friends,   From the 1970s, until he died in 1994, I read everything by the poet Charles Bukowski; it was a time, particularly the 1980s, when our dissident spirits chimed. Buke&r…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd October 2015

The SNP and the road to radical land reform

The SNP and the road to radical land reform LandMatters, by Andy Wightman 22.10.15   On Thursday evening last week, Channel 4 news broadcast an 11 minute film on land reform in Scotland. It&rsqu…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd October 2015

Democracy or deferral? The SNP’s Reluctant Radicalism

Democracy or deferral? The SNP’s Reluctant Radicalism Bella Caledonia, by Christopher Silver 22.10.15   On Wednesday two front pages summed up the uncanny effect that the Scottish National…
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22nd October 2015

The SENs: Friday 16th October 2015

A number of SENs have been working with City of Edinburgh Council and five other local authorities in the East of Scotland to submit a £1bn bid to the Scottish and UK Governments for a City Regi…
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Bulletin Articles
21st October 2015

A Nation of Scroungers

A Nation of Scroungers The Huffington Post, by Jess Phillips 21.10.15  My head hurts. I've spent a long day on the Welfare and Work Bill Committee. In this meeting I headbutted the table every…