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Senscot Bulletin: 13.09.19

Dear members and friends, The tribe I was born into ran chip shops and cafes – unquestioningly capitalist; but in both my mum and dad’s families were individuals who believed more in the social teaching of Christianity than in capitalism – which gave me an alternative lens. From early in my working life – the […]



Senscot Bulletin: 06.09.19

Dear members and friends, On my weekly visit to Aldi, I’m excited to discover a brand-new range of power-tools (Ferrex); my emotional reaction to tools is mysterious – ‘cos I get roused like a child in a toyshop. The human capacity to make and use tools is rooted deep in our evolutionary history; I wonder […]



Senscot Bulletin: 30.08.19

Dear members and friends, I live alone and work from the house – but every few days I might jump in the car and drive 45 mins up the M9, to lunch in lovely Trossachs country; the round trip takes about 3 hours – the drive seems to stimulate creative ideas. The particular restaurant I […]



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Social Enterprise Network Newsletters

Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – September 2019

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 […]



The SENs: Friday 18th May 2018

Senscot over the last 12 months has published a series of Social Enterprise Briefing Papers focussed on a range of issues – social prescribing, community tourism and dementia amongst others. Over the coming months we’ll be focussing on other issues relevant to social enterprise – including the Year of Young People and Mental Health. Two […]



The SENs: Friday 11th May 2018

A few years ago, when the SENs were still in their formative stages, we canvassed SEN members about the viability of a bulk purchasing initiative to reduce collective expenditure on office and other supplies. At the time, there wasn’t sufficient appetite for the initiative to be viable, but this has been raised again recently by […]



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