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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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29th March 2018

The SENs: Thursday 29th March 2018

This week sees our 8th – and final – SE Briefings of 2017/18. This month’s theme is ‘Community Tourism – the role of social enterprise’ – and is part of a series of Senscot Briefings whi…
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28th March 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 29.03.18

Dear members and friends,Raymond Chandler (the Big Sleep) wrote somewhere that Dashiell Hammett (the Maltese Falcon) could write scenes which were beyond the capability of others.  Chandler’s o…
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28th March 2018

Jeremy Corbyn is not antisemitic – but he needs to accept that …

The Independant, by Tom PeckJeremy Corbyn is right. Labour’s antisemitism problem is indeed confined to what he calls “pockets” within the party.Those on the left of politics who lack th…
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28th March 2018

‘Scrap Council Tax’: Scottish Greens to bring vote on red lin…

CommonSpace, by Caitlin LoganGreens urge fellow MSPs to back proposals to overhaul the Council Tax systemMSPS will vote on Wednesday 28 March on a motion to scrap Council Tax and convene a cr…
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27th March 2018

Facebook, Google and Amazon are the robber barons of the modern a…

The Herald, by Iain Macwhirter25.03.18Some time ago, my web and Facebook pages started filling with adverts about funeral arrangements and what I could do with £1 million pounds (I should be …
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27th March 2018

Addressing Scale and Concentration of Land Ownership in Scotland

Scottish Housing News, by Dr Sally Reynolds22.03.18Scottish Land Commissioner, Dr Sally Reynolds, looks at scale and concentration of land ownership in Scotland:The issue of scale and conc…
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27th March 2018

First ever drug rehabilitation village opens its doors

The Herald, by Fiona McKay Scotland’s first ever long-term “drug rehabilitation village” opens its doors today.The River Garden Auchincruive project, near Ayr, is a groundbreaking resid…
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Senscot Bulletin
23rd March 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 23.03.18

Dear members and friends, My cottage sits 100 yards from an ancient church and graveyard – with origins in the Pictish seventh century. Weather permitting, I often sit there – for no reason other…
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23rd March 2018

The SENs: Friday 23rd March 2018

Yesterday, a couple of dozen folk from representative organisations and frontline social enterprises met to discuss the progress of the SE Action Plan after its first twelve months and to consider pri…
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22nd March 2018

FAQ: Behind the Brexit fisheries transition deal

POLITICO, by Kait Bolongaro21.3.18British Environment Secretary Michael Gove has long demanded the U.K. renegotiate fishing quotas and access for EU vessels to British waters after Brexit, a …
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21st March 2018

Social Enterprise Is Not Social Change – Comments

BY DEBORAH CORBER ON March 6, 2018 04:43 AMThis is a fascinating, useful and timely opinion piece. What I wonder, though, is how we harness the goodwill (or will to do good) that underpins the SE…
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21st March 2018

Social Enterprise Is Not Social Change

Standford Social Innovation, by By Marshall Ganz, Tamara Kay & Jason SpicerSocial enterprise and social entrepreneurship (SEE)—a business-inspired approach to solving social problems—has e…