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Glen Buchanan papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-GB
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1991

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection covers records kept by Glen Buchanan while working for Community Business Scotland Ltd and Strathclyde Community Business Ltd from 1981 to 1991. The records have been arranged into 4 series reflecting these and other businesses Glen Buchanan worked with and publications he kept, including:

  • Community Business Scotland Ltd (CBS) reports, conventions and publications
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd (SCB) reports and training materials
  • Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI) annual reviews and newsletters
  • Social enterprise projects and publications

Buchanan, Glen | b 1955 | social enterprise research and development coordinator

Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI) annual reviews and newsletters

This series consists of 2 files:

  • Annual reviews of the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI), 1988-1990
  • Newsletters of the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI), 1985-1988

The Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI) was established in 1986 to provide support for community enterprises. It offered help and advice and sharing skills and knowledge for community co-operatives and community businesses across the region.

Strathclyde Community Business Ltd (SCB) reports and training materials

This series consists of 2 files:

  • Annual reports and strategy documents of Strathclyde Community Business Ltd, 1985-1990
  • Training materials of Strathclyde Community Business Ltd, 1986-1990

Strathclyde Community Business Ltd (SCB) was set up in 1984 by Strathclyde Regional Council, the Scottish Development Agency and Glasgow District Council (along with eleven other district councils in the region). Its aim was to streamline development, training and financial support for community businesses. It was an independent company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Its board of directors included representatives from its public sector funders, the community business movement and the private sector. It had a finance and administration team and a training resources team at its headquarters at Six Harmony Row, Govan, Glasgow. In 1995 SCB became Community Enterprise in Strathclyde with a new focus on project development and contract work.

'The first ten years'

Community Business Scotland and the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands, 'The first ten years: a decade of community enterprise in Scotland', October 1987. This publication covers the development of the community enterprise movement in Scotland between 1977-1987, looking at lessons learned, key issues and development for the future. Containing foreword by Glen Buchanan and 16 articles written by leaders in the field: Linda Echlin; John Pearce; Willy Roe; Ronald Young; Roy Pedersen; Carola Bell; John Rugman; John Harrison; Iain Clark; Helen Macneil; Colin Roxburgh; George Burt; Pat Cassidy; Keith Hayton; Sir Kenneth Alexander; and Tor Justad.

'Community business 1986 directory'

The Community Business Scotland, 'Community business 1986 directory' lists the activities of over 80 trading community businesses which had become established in Scotland. It includes an overview of community business setting the context, its contribution to community economic development, support for and appraisal of community business and listing of community businesses by region.

Annual reports and conventions of Community Business Scotland Ltd

This file contains 6 items:

  • Annual Convention 1986, programme for convention held in Edinburgh, 24-25 October 1986
  • Annual Convention 1987, 'A decade of community enterprise’, programme for convention held at Maryhill Community Central Hall, Glasgow, 23-24 October 1987
  • Annual Convention 88, programme for convention held at Raploch, Stirling, 28-29 October 1988
  • Annual Report 1987/88
  • Annual Report 1989
  • Annual Report 1990

Convention programmes include reports, adverts, programme, accounts and list of members. Annual reports include the CBS report, accounts, list of members, reports for two trading subsidiary companies, Community Economic Development and the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund and supporting adverts.

Community Business Scotland Ltd (CBS) reports, conventions and publications

This series consists of 4 files:

  • Annual reports and conventions of Community Business Scotland Ltd, 1986-1990
  • Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc promotional material, 1989
  • Publications of Community Business Scotland Ltd, 1986-1987
  • Newsletters of Community Business Scotland Ltd, 1984-1991

Community Business Scotland Ltd was founded in 1981 to provide support to the growing community business movement in Scotland. In the 1980s the organisation worked with 8 regional councils to establish independent development units to support community business and enterprise across Scotland. It also produced a newsletter CB News, which was succeeded by New Sector in the 1990s, closing in 2009. In 1990 CBS launched the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund, raising £0.5m to lend to community enterprises. The fund was absorbed into Charity Bank in 2000. In the 1990s CBS researched and developed methods in Social Accounting and Audit working with partners across Europe. From 2003-2005 CBS managed the Bridge to the Social Economy project, which initiated the establishing of Social Enterprise Scotland. From the 1990s CBS was known as CBS Network and closed in 2015.

Community enterprise articles

This file contains 1 item:

  • Glen Buchanan, ‘Community enterprise: investing in the future’, article from pages 185–189 of the ‘Yearbook of cooperative enterprise 1990’, looking ahead to the imminent launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund and reflecting on other aspects of community enterprise development in Scotland, 1989
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