Community Tourism: The Role of Social Enterprise

This paper is part of a series of Senscot Briefings which aim to showcase the approach that social enterprise is taking to address a range of complex social issues across Scotland. This Briefing will explore how bringing local people and businesses together with third sector partners can help increase both visitor numbers and the quality Read more…

Social Enterprise & Community Café Activity

Over the past few years, SEN members have increasingly referred to various of community café activity taking place within their social enterprise. Though primarily an issue for members whose core work relates to community food, community café activities are also commonly linked to thematic areas such as health, employability, culture and sport. This is particularly Read more…

Cinema & Community Regeneration: The Role of Social Enterprise

This paper is part of a series of Senscot Briefings which aim to showcase the approach that social enterprise is taking to address a range of complex social issues across Scotland. This Briefing highlights the regenerative effects that local cinema can have on communities, bringing about positive social change through a range of activities. Published Read more…

Adventure Tourism and Social Enterprise

This paper is part of a series of Senscot Briefings which aim to showcase the approach that social enterprise is taking to address a range of complex social issues across Scotland. An important aspect of this Briefing is to help understand the size and scale of adventure tourism in Scotland, to promote opportunities for social Read more…

Community-led Tourism in Scotland – Lessons Learned May 2022

Tourism plays a key role in supporting Scotland’s regional and local economies with many rural and island communities reliant on visitor spend. The economic value of the tourism industry has historically been the predominant focus for both industry and government but in recent years the significance of hospitality and tourism as a driver of sustainable Read more…

SENScot & Community Enterprise: Community-led Tourism Report

Communities are increasingly getting involved in tourism and shaping the offer their area provides to visitors. The drivers and motives behind this vary considerably and include the desire to secure greater levels of visitor spend; managing visitors to limit their impact on the environment or to safeguard community assets through diversification of income. This paper Read more…