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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
31st August 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 31.08.18

Dear members and friends, A relentless stream of reports demands our attention – most are over 50 pages; life’s too short – I read the summaries. This Senscot column is the same len…
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Bulletin Articles
31st August 2018

Alex Salmond is using crowdfunding to signal his power. That’s …

The Guardian, by Suzanne Moore 30.08.18One of my recent donations to a crowdfunding page was in memory of a friend’s spouse for research into a rare form of cancer. Another was to keep a local …
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Bulletin Articles
30th August 2018

#MeToo Comes Home to Cause Chaos

Blog by Ruth Wishart 29.08.18I've known Alex Salmond for a number of years in my journalistic life.  I've interviewed him on his home patch and had lunch with him and his wife Moira. Observed th…
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Bulletin Articles
29th August 2018

Holyrood must focus on the Alex Salmond harassment claims, not po…

The Guardian, by Dani Garavelli 28.08.18From the moment the Alex Salmond sexual harassment allegationsexploded into the public domain, the former first minister has been attacking the process of…
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Bulletin Articles
28th August 2018

The only way to end the class divide: the case for abolishing pri…

The Guardian Long Read, by Melissa Benn 27.08.18Unlikely as it might sound, one of the most electric political meetings I have ever attended was a lecture on the Finnish educational system given …
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Bulletin Articles
28th August 2018

Are the Elite Hijacking Social Change?

Stanford Social Innovation Review, by Mark Kramer 27.08.18This is an exciting time for social innovation. Billions of dollars are flowing into philanthropy, market-driven solutions and social ent…
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28th August 2018

Lingo Flamingo: Learning a Language to Prevent Dementia

Social enterprise’s rise over the last decade has been remarkable, and has understandably created high expectations. Within the developing world it has been heralded as a new approach to overcoming …
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27th August 2018

Govanhill Baths appoints new project director

The Evening Times, by Catriona Stewart 24.08.18 Govanhill Baths Community Trust has announced that David Cook, of Cook Creative Limited, will oversee the next stage in the revamp of the …
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Senscot Bulletin
24th August 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 24.08.18

Dear members and friends,The historian AJP Taylor wrote: “Until August 1914, sensible law-abiding British citizens could pass through life and hardly notice the existence of the state, beyond th…
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Bulletin Articles
21st August 2018

Scotland can be bolder on land reform:

Scottish Greens August 2018Who owns Scotland?Green MSPs will campaign to make all landownership fully transparent and to end the ownership of land in offshore tax havens. We support an open a…
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Bulletin Articles
21st August 2018

New laws required to tackle blight of vacant and derelict land

Scottish Housing News 16th August 2018The Scottish Land Commission has called for a new Compulsory Sales Order (CSO) power to be introduced to tackle the blight of abandoned buildings and parcels…
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21st August 2018

GSEN Network Meeting 16th August

GSEN hosted its networking session last week, which resulted in members (full, associate and aspiring) taking part in an exercise which identified ‘What do you need?’ and ‘What can you offer?’…