Senscot AGM 2007 Report

Senscot AGM 2007 Report


Senscot’s AGM took place this wednesday, 27th June, in Edinburgh, and went well – thanks to those who attended.

We were very impressed with John Swinney – the new minister for the Third Sector (and much else). He embodies the energy and optimism of the new administration – much better prepared for office than we dared hope. There is a freshness to parliamentary business – no longer programmatic – debates matter – can change decisions.

But with so many other responsibilities, Swinney’s grasp of our wee sector is sketchy. He really needs a depute to drill down on detail. In the meantime, he’s over dependant on officials. No surprise then that he’s staying with what we already know. The SE Strategy, with £1.5m – reviewed in the context of the spending review.
Interesting though that regeneration has gone to Nicola Sturgeon’s portfolio. The whole local empowerment agenda is less developed – more possibility of movement here.

John Swinney’s speech:

Laurence Demarco’s speech:

Michelle Armstrong
Richard Atkins
John  Boswell
Pat Bowie
Dugdale Bradley
Jackie Brierton
Claire Carpenter
Simon Cattle
Gregor Clark
David Cook
David  Cousland
Paul Cruise
Laurence Demarco
Phil Denning
Foster Evans
John  Findlay
Liz Gardiner
Neil Gerrard
Moyra Gordon
Edith Hamilton
Angus Hardie
Diane Henderson
John Henderson Todd
Ian Hepburn 
Alison Horsley
Leslie Huckfield
Reid Hutchinson
Simon  Jaquet
Di Jennings
Naomi Johnson
Jay Lamb
Osbert Lancaster 
Robin Law
Mandy Lawson
Eleanor Logan
Nick Lyth
Roddy MacDonald
Sandra Mackaskill
Neil Mackay 
Louise Mayes
Janice  McCuaig
Chick McKenna
Varda Mehrotra
Martin Meteyard
Alan  Morris
Verene Nicolas
Betty Orr
Ross Paterson
Aidan Pia
Geoff Pope
David Robb
Jackie Scutt
Rodney Stares
John  Swinney
Antonia Swinson
David Watson
Stephen Whitton 
Paul Zealey

Niall Alexander
Simon Clark
Sophy  Copland
Jane Cotton
Sheila Durie
Bill Fleming
Gordon Gray-Stephens
Simon Little
Janetta Mitchell
Piero Pieracini
Agnes Samuel
Linda Singer
Martin Stepek
Ken Wardrop
Sandy Watson