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Senscot Bulletin: 09.08.19

Dear members and friends, My front room has shelving for around 1000 books – but I acquire books too casually – resulting in periodic clear-outs. Last weekend, I handled all of 1200 books – recycled 200 – the four boxes of discards reflecting my shifting interests. Neuroscientists say that we are conscious of only about […]



Senscot Bulletin: 02.08.19

Dear members and friends, I remember watching football as a lad at Easter Road – while wildly celebrating a Hibs goal, my eye would sometimes stray to the beaten goalkeeper retrieving the ball – and I’d feel his pain. This tension, felt when someone experiences both positive and negative emotions simultaneously, is called emotional ambivalence: […]



Senscot Bulletin: 26.07.19

Dear members and friends, All my four grandparents were born in the same remote valley in the Lazio region of Italy; when in the 1920s the Di Ciaccas came to Glasgow – the Demarcos to Edinburgh – their children (my mum and dad) attended primary school. From my own childhood, I vaguely remember Italian ‘gatherings’ […]



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Social Enterprise Network Newsletters

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 […]



The SENs: Friday 4th May 2018

We were delighted to hear this week that P4P has secured continued funding for the year ahead. Initially funded as one of the SE Action Plan’s ‘early actions’, P4P has, in its first year, connected with over 70 social enterprises/third sector orgs; held over 20 events/surgeries; established two consortia; and supported tender submissions for 7 […]



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