Rural SEN

Welcome to the homepage for Scotland’s Rural Social Enterprise Network. 

Why do we exist?

Across Scotland, 33% of social enterprises are located in rural and remote areas, making up a significant proportion of social enterprises overall. Many rural social enterprises are driven by collective action, and the need to sustain essential services, and fulfil community needs and aspirations.

However, many of the learning and networking opportunities for social enterprises have developed from an urban perspective. The Rural SEN recognises the need for separate and distinct networking opportunities for social enterprises based in rural and remote areas, who often face different challenges and opportunities to their urban peers. 

When do we meet?

The Rural SEN is hosted online via Zoom and meets bi-monthly, but we hope to be able to connect in-person very soon. The Rural SEN connects social and community enterprises from across rural Scotland, enabling them to share challenges, solutions, and resources, identify potential partnerships, and benefit from a network of peer support. 

The next Rural SEN meeting will take place on Tuesday 15th December, from 11am – 12:30pm

Email ahiggins@inspiralba.org.uk to book your place

To sign up to the next Rural SEN meeting, and stay informed of future meetings, contact ahiggins@inspiralba.org.uk 

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