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Senscot Bulletin
27th September 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 27.09.19

Dear members and friends, No country person would plant a Scots Pine in the garden, because it’s a forest tree which grows to 100ft – but I didn’t know that ten years ago; our ‘prunus sylvest…
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Bulletin Articles
26th September 2019

Boris Johnson knows exactly what he’s doing when he talks about…

NewStatesman by Stephen Bush 25.09.19 The Prime Minster isn’t ignorant or unaware of the byproduct of his language or approach. One of the worst new features of life as a British political jou…
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Bulletin Articles
26th September 2019

Labour’s commitment to abolish private schools isn’t all it s

NewStatesman by Patrick Maguire 23.09.19 Campaigners bounced the leadership into accepting a policy whose bolder proposals will be ignored. No policy announcement at this year’s Labour confere…
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Bulletin Articles
26th September 2019

SE Reference Sub Group – Emerging Themes

By SFS, SCA & Senscot26.09.19 Mapping what has happened to date: communication on progress – including initiatives that have not worked as anticipated - and ‘Actions’ as yet not prog…
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Bulletin Articles
25th September 2019

How the Green New Deal was born

By Hettie O’Brien Since a group of Labour activists began agitating for the party leadership to adopt a Green New Deal in March this year, the radical environmental policy has come sud…
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Bulletin Articles
24th September 2019

The Five Principles of Community Wealth Building

Extract from p.10 of CLES' Community Wealth Building 2019 report, Theory, Practice and Next Steps. Read the full report. Plural ownership of the economy Developing and growing small ente…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd September 2019

Engaged Journalism Accelerator

September 2019 We are pleased to announce our second Engaged Journalism meet up which will be in Edinburgh on the 10th October 2019.  Engaged journalism is about putting the …
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Senscot Bulletin
20th September 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 20.09.19

Dear members and friends, Some years ago, waiting my turn to speak at some public meeting, I had a panic attack: pulse racing, I froze – thought I might faint. For the occasional stressful event, m…
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Bulletin Articles
19th September 2019

Independence for Scotland is inevitable – we need a plan for it

The Guardian, by Simon Jenkins09.08.19 Ihope Scotland and Nicola Sturgeon realise how much they may yet owe Boris Johnson. If I were a Scot, I would vote for independence tomorrow. I would want not…
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Health & Wellbeing Newsletter
18th September 2019

Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – September 2019

Welcome to September’s Health & Wellbeing Newsletter. Our SE Conference, in partnership with Social Firms Scotland and Scottish Community Alliance, will be taking place on 25th/26th November 2…
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Bulletin Articles
18th September 2019

Community Land Ownership Executive Summary

Executive Summary This report was commissioned by the Scottish Land Commission (SLC) to scope the range of funding models available to, and being used by, community landowning groups. The resear…
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Bulletin Articles
18th September 2019

TV streaming bonanza looms for UK – but can you afford it?

The Guardian, by Mark Sweney14th September 2019 Television viewers who want to watch a range of sport and popular shows, including Premier League and Champion’s League football, dramas such as Th…