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For anyone interested in #SocEnt, take a look at Cllr @RhiannonV putting forward a motion on Glasgow's social enterprise strategy and action plan. (Skip to 1h 40m). glasgow.public-i.tv/… Hugely positive and passionate comments from across the floor - worth watching!

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Book aimed at encouraging local growing launched by Borders SEN member

12th September 2019

Community Food and Health SEN member You Can Cook has added another feather to its cap by launching a book for growers in Scotland. The book is aimed at aspiring growers of all ages, from beginners to experts, and was launched in Edinburgh by Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair. The team at You […]

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Fitness programme designed to build confidence for young adults

12th September 2019

A Perthshire-based SEN member has developed a fitness programme to help young adults build fitness, confidence and self-esteem. Scotland All Strong has been working with youth groups from Perth Autism Support, as well as Services for Young People @Scott Street, to support 16-19-year-olds not in employment, education or training. ‘Fitness to Feel Better’ includes varied […]

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Bake Off award for Food SEN member

12th September 2019

Edinburgh-based Food SEN member Breadshare is celebrating after picking up an award at the Port of Leith Housing Association Big Bake Off awards last week. The awards ceremony saw 40 entrants from the Leith area of Edinburgh across six different categories, including Best Under 16s and Best International Bake. Submissions for ‘Favourite Local Bakery’ were […]

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SEN member project to explore post-industrial waterfront heritage

12th September 2019

Memory of Water (www.memoryofwater.eu) is a trans European, artist led creative exploration of what artists can bring to the imperative global dialogue around what’s next for our post industrial waterfront heritage zones. Six cities share the problems experienced when, what has been the defining industry of a place, leaves the stage: taking jobs, wealth, and […]

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European rugby tournament celebrates sport, inclusivity and diversity

12th September 2019

From SEN member Tri Partnerships Over the weekend, we embarked on our annual trip to Cullera, Spain to take part in the 3rd International Festival of Unified Rugby. Teams from across Spain and England joined us in a celebration of sport, inclusivity and diversity. On the first night, we were welcomed in the Town Square […]

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How to Be an Anticapitalist in the 21st Century by Erik Olin Wright – review

11th September 2019
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The Guardian, by Ben Tarnoff29.08.19 As long as there have been people who called themselves socialists, there have been people arguing about what socialism is. Socialism is a large, fractious family. Many of its members are not on speaking terms, or have a history of killing one another. Meltdowns are common. Differences of opinion that […]

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How can we change the declining fortunes of Scottish football?

11th September 2019
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Scottish Review, by Gerry Hassan10.04.19 Scottish football last week witnessed the regular circus of an Old Firm match. It was the usual pantomime of bad feeling and nastiness, with two Rangers players sent off and Celtic captain Scott Brown assaulted. Both clubs, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard and Brown were charged by the football authorities, while […]

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Angus welcomes a learning visit from Romania and Belgium

10th September 2019

This week Angus hosted a group of individuals from Belgium and Romania as part of a tourism project across the three countries. The Transnational Cooperation Project funded through the Angus LEADER programme aims to build the capacity of each area to develop a flourishing visitor economy that benefits the whole community. The project will be […]

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New Co-Chairs Take The Helm At Portsoy’s Boat Festival

10th September 2019

Following a successful two day event in June earlier this year, plans for the 2020 Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy are already underway with the appointment of new leaders. Myles Murray and Vivien Rae have been elected as Co-Chairs of the Festival’s organising committee, and along with a team of volunteers will plan and […]

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Scotland’s prisons are bursting at the seams – will @ScotGov be brave on community justice?

10th September 2019
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CommonSpace, by Ben Wray22.08.19 A new report has highlighted the overcrowding crisis in Scotland’s prisons – the evidence suggests a community justice approach would be more effective and affordable, but is the Scottish Government politically brave enough to embrace it? THE 2018/19 report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons Scotland, Wendy Sinclair-Gieben, makes for grim reading. The prison population […]

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Why you are to blame for Scotland’s drug-death crisis

10th September 2019
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The Scotsman, by Karyn McCluskey09.09.19 We have ‘other-ised’ our fellow citizens as ‘junkies’ or ‘skagheads’ while shaking our heard in disbelief at record numbers of deaths, writes Karyn McCluskey. Who looks after those who look after our most vulnerable citizens? What does it do to you when the people that you support – gained the […]

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Speaker lineup announced for The Circle Academy

9th September 2019

Dundee-based social enterprise, The Circle, has begun announcing the lineup of speakers and facilitators for the first run of their new programme, The Circle Academy. The 12-week programme for those interested in running an organisation with a More Than Profit approach officially begins on Monday 23rd September. The Circle has attracted speakers and facilitators from […]

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