Following the launch of the Draft Scottish Tourism Strategy and consultation, Senscot will be collating views from Tourism SEN members with a view to submitting a joint response. Discussions with partners continue around a proposal to support Community-Led Tourism and we’re keen to hear from any SEs involved or interested in this area of activity. Tourism is one of our fastest growing sectors and is increasingly acknowledged as an important vehicle in helping to re-vitalise local communities. Karen Christie (Scottish Tourism Alliance) will be running a workshop on the Tourism Strategy at our Conference (25th/26th Nov) – and will be seeking feedback from participants. To find out more – or would like to submit your own views – see feedback form – and return, if you can, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wed 27th November.
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Our SE Conference on 25th/26th November at the Westerwood Hotel is now SOLD OUT. If you are still interested in attending, a ‘waiting list’ is now available. To put your name down, contact email@example.com. We are now inviting contributions for this year’s Dragons’ Den Audience Prize. See link to contribute.
Senscot Legal has produced a number of blogs in recent months. This week, their latest blog looks at setting up a Community Interest Company (CICs) – what are the benefits; factors to bear in mind; as well as a breakdown on those limited by guarantee; and the options available for those limited by shares.
The Scottish SE Awards took place this week at the Scottish Parliament. SE of the Year went to North-east based, CFINE – a popular and deserving winner. Congratulations to all other Award Winners – see full list.
Scottish Govt is establishing a new public body – South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE), operating across Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway. They are now seeking to recruit board members – by running two free events to encourage people from a range of backgrounds to consider applying. See full details.
Frontline News: DTA Scotland, Social Investment Scotland and Creetown Initiatives are co-hosting – Ambitious Communities – in Castle Douglas on 4th Dec. Funded by SoSEP, the event will look at raising finance, developing sustainable enterprises and community engagement within local communities:
Bookdonors this week launched a crowd-funding campaign – Save Bookdonors CIC. After 15 years trading, they are experiencing some difficult times at the moment. Your support would be greatly appreciated:
This week’s bulletin profiles a new Glasgow SEN member – that delivers a variety of digital and computer training programmes to older and vulnerable non-technical individuals. Won Connect CIC aims to reduce social isolation, improve skills, employability, connectivity through learning the basics of computers and security whilst interacting within their own peer group and to socialise while learning. Classes can be delivered in community centres or within organisation to upskill residents, clients or your team. They can also provide personal computer lessons to individuals and groups at home or at their training centre in Glasgow.