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Senscot Bulletin
17th January 2020

Senscot Bulletin: 17.01.20

Dear members and friends, My next birthday will be my 80th; life becomes increasingly about managing decline – memory, mobility, most things… but there are certain advantages in being an old pers…
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15th January 2020

Cultural and Tourism January 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the January newsletter. Happy New Year to you all.  I hope you’ve all had chance to stop and enjoy time with family and friends over the winter break.  Please remember to…
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Bulletin Articles
15th January 2020

Responding to Boris Requires Winning not Losing

Mike Small, Bella Caledonia 14th January 2020 In a surprise to absolutely nobody, Boris Johnson has followed the lead from Alister Jack and refusing the First Minister’s claim for a Section 30…
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Bulletin Articles
15th January 2020

Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade Edinburgh office over fo…

Daily Record, By Alan McEwen 14.01.20 Climate change activists blocked the entrances to an investment firm office in Edinburgh yesterday. Members of Extinction Rebellion chained themselves up ou…
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Bulletin Articles
14th January 2020

India’s About to Hand People Data Americans Can Only Dream Of

By Saritha Rai, Bloomberg13 January 2020 ndia has more than 560 million internet users, all generating data by the terabyte. Soon they’ll have an unprecedented amount of control over their digita…
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Bulletin Articles
14th January 2020

A Growing Movement Shows There Is an Alternative to Capitalism

The profit-driven economy is being tested by new visions of wealth-building models outside of mainstream capitalism. These cooperative structures form part of a new system that envisions a service to …
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Bulletin Articles
14th January 2020

How to get social investment back on track: A checklist for found…

Sarah Forster and Niamh Goggin - Pioneers' Post7th January 2020 ocial investors are too busy looking to the rooftops, instead of spending time helping investees build strong and solid foundations. …
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Senscot Bulletin
10th January 2020

Senscot Bulletin: 10.01.20

Dear members and friends, I expected, after the holiday, to be over the trauma of the general election – but I’m still mostly ‘shut down’. Of Labour’s demolition, I was in denial – saw on…
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Bulletin Articles
7th January 2020

The National is a business … but do not mistake our drive

The National, by Richard Walker05.01.20 I DON’T normally respond to social media criticism of The National – people, after all, are entitled to their own opinion, and there are plenty of reader…
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Bulletin Articles
7th January 2020

Niven Rennie says we need a different approach to dealing with cr…

The Herald Scotland, by David Leask21.12.19 SCOTLAND must drop its “hang em high” punitive attitude to criminals if is to make further reductions in violence, according to the man charged with…
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Bulletin Articles
7th January 2020

Globalisation in a Snow Globe

Bella Caledonia, by Mike Small 05.01.20 Commodification (n.) the social process by which something or someone comes to be regarded and treated as an article of trade or commerce. Edinburgh is th…
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Bulletin Articles
7th January 2020

Councils call for budget increase as ‘cracks start to show&

The National, by Gregor Young COUNCIL budgets are at breaking point and cuts are causing Scots to lose pride in their communities, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities’ (Cosla’s) pres…