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Senscot Bulletin: 20.04.18

Dear members and friends, South African novelist JM Coetzee wrote: “Become major.  Live like a hero.  That’s what the classics teach us.  Be a main character.  Otherwise what is life for.”  I recognise in these words, something of myself as a young man.  By the end of my teens, I behaved like I had more […]



Senscot Bulletin: 13.04.18

Dear members and friends, Cutting the grass on Sunday (first cut of 2018) – a jovial old couple stop for a chat; recognising them as’ regulars’ – I ask why they visit. “Molly here is a ‘rescue’ dog”, he says – “very badly abused – very timid; she appreciates the peace and quiet around here”. […]



Senscot Bulletin: 29.03.18

Dear members and friends, Raymond Chandler (the Big Sleep) wrote somewhere that Dashiell Hammett (the Maltese Falcon) could write scenes which were beyond the capability of others.  Chandler’s observation set me thinking – led me to acknowledge that there are stories from my own life that I am unable to tell – and wonder why.  […]



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Social Enterprise Network Newsletters

The SENs: Friday 20th April 2018

Tourism in Scotland has been hitting the headlines this week, with news of a £150m investment in scotch whisky tourism from Diageo – in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland. Scotland’s historic attractions have also been in the limelight, attracting five million visitors in a single year for the first time. The final part […]



The SENs: Friday 13th April 2018

Senscot Legal has just completed its 7th year of trading – now having provided services to over 1000 social enterprises and third sector organisation during this time – including around 160 in 2017/18. This year, as part of the SE Action Plan’s ‘early actions’, it has produced a new document – Governance Guiding Principle for […]



The SENs: Friday 6th April 2018

The SEN Community Bond Offer now has one month left to run – closing date 7th May 2018 – and we would like to encourage all SENs; SEN members; and other supporters of social enterprise in Scotland to give their support during the final few weeks. To date, over 40 ‘investors’ have purchased Bonds. The […]



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