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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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31st October 2018

SE Action Plan Reference Sub-Group Agenda

SE Action Plan Reference Sub-Group Station Hotel Perth Thursday 6th December 2018 10.30 am – 2.00pm    10.30             Coffee/Tea etc  11.00       …
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Bulletin Articles
31st October 2018

Community organisations don’t feel the charity establishment ha…

Civil Society, by Kirsty Weakley 24.10.18 Civil society is too divided with local and newer organisations not feeling that the established charity sector “has got their back”, Julia Unwin said y…
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Bulletin Articles
31st October 2018

It is time to take a sharp inhale, people. Sally Rooney’s Norma…

Lord be with the days when the job of the critic, especially the Irish critic, was to reassure everyone that a recently successful writer was no good, which is to say not as good as Proust. It is time…
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31st October 2018

Why The Left Must Talk About Migration

Social Europe, by Anke Hassel 29.10.18For a number of years now the left has been disappearing fast from the electoral scene while the far and populist right has been gaining ground. Social democ…
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Bulletin Articles
31st October 2018

Robin McAlpine: Let’s give real power to the people and reap re…

The National, by Robert McAlpine 31.10.18 SCOTLAND is Europe’s least locally democratic country. It has less local democracy than former Soviet countries, than big powerful nations like France or …
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Bulletin Articles
31st October 2018

Community-built school in Strontian opens to pupils

BBC News 30.10.18 A school built and owned by a community in the Highlands has opened to pupils for the first time. Strontian Primary School in the Ardnamurchan Peninsula has roll of about 30 pupil…
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Bulletin Articles
31st October 2018

Scotland revealed as ‘least locally democratic country in E

The National, by Andrew Learmonth 31.10.18 SCOTLAND is the “least locally democratic country in Europe,” and needs to take urgent, radical action to empower communities, according to a new repor…
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2018

Scotland must be a world leader in tackling loneliness

Third Force News, by Graham Martin 26.10.18An unprecedented number of leading charities have come together to call on Nicola Sturgeon to lead from the front and ensure Scotland becomes the world …
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Senscot Bulletin
26th October 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 26.10.18

Dear members and friends,Humans haven’t evolved much over the last 30,000 years – we have essentially the same brain and body as the time when our ancestors invented language, tools, culture, …
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Bulletin Articles
25th October 2018

Green Party calling on the Scottish Government to #RenewLocalDemo…

Green Party promotional email 18.10.18Our vision is for an independent, green Scotland within the European Union. However, Scotland will never be a normal European country until it addresses the …
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Bulletin Articles
25th October 2018

Two-thirds of Britons would pay more income tax to fund the NHS, …

The Independent, by Samuel Osborne 16.06.18And nearly three-quarters don't believe politicians are prepared to make difficult decisions about how to fund the service.A majority of voters wou…
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25th October 2018

Migrant caravan in pictures: A river of people moving north

BBC News, by Encarni Pindado 22.10.18Thousands of migrants from Central America are crossing Mexico from south to north in the hope of reaching the United States.Many of them are parents with…