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Culture and Tourism Newsletter – June 2020

10th June 2020

Welcome to the June newsletter.  I’ve been feeling very lucky during lockdown to live in a place with so much open space- this big golden-ringed dragonfly has been spending time in my garden recently. Please remember to send me updates for the next Newsletter and Senscot bulletins and remember you can post events and jobs on the Senscot website. Sarah Social Enterprise Reset I think I can safely […]

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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – April 2020

8th April 2020

    Welcome to the April newsletter. Not the normal newsletter this month but there are a few updates to share and don’t forget to check our resource page. We are all still here at Senscot, doing our best for the sector, and happy to help if we can- just get in touch.  We have been tweeting like mad so if you have news to share […]

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Cultural SEN January 20 Newsletter

29th January 2020

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 send me updates for the next Newsletter and Senscot bulletins and remember you can post events and jobs on the Senscot website. […]

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Cultural and Tourism December 2019 Newsletter

16th December 2019

Welcome to the last newsletter of 2019! The Senscot Conference ‘Community Wealth Building – the role for social and community enterprise’ was a great success.  Over 140 delegates attended and it was delivered in partnership with Social Firms Scotland and Scottish Community Alliance.  Check out the keynote addresses on Community Wealth Building, and well done to […]

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Boat Festival Celebrates Wave of Success

12th December 2019
Cultural SEN News

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival has been crowned winner of the Best Cultural Event / Festival category at the Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards (ACSTA). The accolade was presented to Festival Co-Chairs Vivien Rae and Myles Murray at the awards evening in Aberdeen on Friday 22 November by BBC presenter Judith Ralston, and Claire […]

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Articulate Cultural Trust – Made with Care

11th December 2019
Cultural SEN News

Problem: Care experienced young people often don’t think things they create are good enough.  Sometimes they don’t get much opportunity to be creative.  This means they don’t put themselves out there as much as they could or should. Solution: Made with Care is designed to show them what their creativity is really worth by selling […]

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STRIKING EXHIBITION OF TAPESTRY WEAVINGS BRING TO LIFE A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND

14th November 2019

Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries by artist Katie Russell Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire Saturday 14 December – Sunday 29March 2020 Award-winning tapestry artist Katie Russell weaves together naval history, ground-breaking technology and art to explore the largest ever naval conflict, the Battle of Jutland, in her new exhibition Woven Waves which opens at the Scottish Maritime […]

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‘The Foul Mouthed Foreman’, ‘The Stowaway on the SS Florence Cooke’ and ‘A Trip to Kolkata’

14th November 2019

Scottish Maritime Museum launches a collection of short films reflecting on life around local shipyards in the last century A new collection of personal stories reflecting on life lived around the shipyards and marine industries of Irvine and Garnock Valley during the last century is now screening at the Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside. The 15 short stories, which […]

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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – October 2019

7th November 2019
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to the October newsletter I’d like invite social enterprises along to one of our consultation events on Wednesday 30th October 10.30am-12.30pm (with lunch included) at Cockenzie House in East Lothian.  This event is an opportunity to help shape and inform the next SE Action Plan.  We’ve held several events around Scotland already, with more […]

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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – September 2019

7th November 2019
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to the September newsletter Our SE Conference, in partnership with Social Firms Scotland and Scottish Community Alliance, will be taking place on 25th/26th November 2019 – again at the Westerwood Hotel. Last week, we announced that Neil McInroy – Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) – will be one of our keynote speakers. Here’s […]

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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – August 2019

14th August 2019
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to the August newsletter I visited the Eden Project (a social enterprise in Cornwall) a couple of weeks ago.  I was impressed by the sheer scale of the project and that every visitor is constantly being educated about their social and environmental impact throughout their visit –  that’s over 19 million visitors since it […]

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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – July 2019

10th July 2019
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to the July newsletter Summer and Scotland is in full bloom! Please remember to send me updates for the next Newsletter and Senscot bulletins and remember you can post events and jobs on the Senscot website. Sarah Senscot Update Watch out for our information sheet on The Year of Coasts and Waters– due any […]

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