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Dundee City Pipe Band

Dundee City Pipe Band would like to invite you to Edinburgh Kiltmaking Academy in partnership with Dundee City Council and Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership.

Open Day on Thursday 12th September to be held at the Employment Support Unit between 10 – 3pm.

The purpose of the Open day is to share information about whats involved and to share examples of the hand crafted kilts that students would be learning to make.



Dundee Museum of Transport


Dundee Museum of Transport are recruiting for a Chairperson. Read more about the Organisation and the role here


The Enterprise Conversation

DSEN were delighted to be part of the recent Enterprise Conversation which was organised by the Coca Cola 5by20 project. DSEN felt that this was a great learning opportunity, so we threw open an invite to all of our members and were joined on the day by One Parent Families Scotland, Dundee City Pipe Band, Fairfield Sports Club, Volunteer Dundee and Nilupul,

The key note speaker was Ernesto Sirolli who has huge experience of supporting the development of entrepreneurs across the world, both personally and via his Institute.

He was concentrating at our session on what he has termed the Trinity of Business Management. Essentially he asserts that there are 3 key areas that every business (social or commercial) must have in place to be successful:

1. A great product or service and constantly be looking to improve it.
2. Effective marketing and sales – this is all aspects of marketing from branding, advertising, customer engagement, evaluation, etc. He asserts that many great products/services just simply don’t succeed because they fail to effectively engage with or reach potential customers.
3. Sound financial management – both effective day to day financial systems and book keeping, but also more strategic financial management that looks at past performance and forecasting future trends.

He also asserts that each of these functional management areas requires different skill sets and personality characteristics and that it is very rare for a person to be skilled in more than one of them. He also appreciates that it is not always possible for small organisations to have in-house resources to cover all 3 areas, but if that is the case the organisation must seek to meet each of them in other ways, such as via volunteers, buying them in, etc.

I came across an article by someone who has been through one of the Sirolli Institute training programmes which describes the Trinity in more detail:





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Shaper Caper invite

As Chair of the Dundee Dance Partnership it is my pleasure to invite you to our event taking place on Thursday 13th June 2019.

Casting our minds back to the spectacular opening weekend of the V&A Dundee one of the most visual representations of celebration and community was the mass dance performance, the brainchild of Dundee born choreographer and Artistic Director of Shaper/Caper Thomas Small. To relive the excitement of that special weekend we will be screening a film showing of the performance for the first time inviting ALL of the participants to come along and celebrate their wonderful achievement.

Due to the high number of participants involved we will be hosting two screenings at the Whitehall Theatre, Bellfield Street at 4.30pm and 6.30pm on Thursday 13th June. The event will last no longer than 1 hour 15 minutes.

Should you be available to attend please RSVP to Yolanda directly at

Best wishes


Kenny Christie
Education Support Officer
Arts, Culture and Out of School Care Services
Dundee City Council, Children & Families Service

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