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
‘Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc : prospectus’, with key facts about the fund and community enterprise in Scotland, the SCEIF board of directors and administrative and legal details, August 1989
‘Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc : an opportunity to invest in Scotland’s greatest asset...the people’, fold-out promotional pamphlet to accompany the prospectus.1989
16 colour photographs of the SCEIF launch event in Glasgow City Chambers, October 1989
CBS, ‘Community business 1986 directory’, listing community enterprises and advisory agencies in Scotland by region with Introduction by Glen Buchanan, 1986
CBS, ‘The first ten years : a decade of community enterprise in Scotland’, containing 16 articles written by leaders in the field and Foreword by Glen Buchanan, October 1987
6 photocopies of letters sent from MPs in response to being sent a copy of 'The first 10 years', including Margaret Thatcher, Edward Heath, Robert Maclennan, Paddy Ashdown, Donald Dewar, Robin Cook, James Callaghan and Bruce Millan, January 1988
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.
Contents of the 1987 ESF training programme booklet: -Introduction -Community business in Strathclyde -The 1987 programme, detailing the stages of the training programme -Barlanark Community Enterprises Ltd: A case study (comic strip) -Statistical summary of the 1987 training programme -Conclusion: some lessons learned -Appendix, detailing each training programme with an evaluation of its effectiveness
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.
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
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.