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Chas Ball papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-CB
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1988

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection covers records kept by Chas Ball while working for the Highlands and Islands Development Board as a community co-operatives development officer from 1979 to 1983 and his continued interest in community development in the Highlands and Islands up to 1988. The records have been arranged into 8 files reflecting the establishment and development of the HIDB Community Co-operatives scheme, support for community enterprise and economic development in the Highlands and Islands, including:

  • Reports on community co-operatives in Ireland (Gaeltacht) and Iceland, 1977-1982
  • Papers relating to the early phases of the Highlands and Islands Development Board (HIDB) Community Co-operatives scheme, 1978-1983
  • Press cuttings regarding community co-operatives in the Highlands and Islands, 1979-1988
  • Papers relating to the establishment of a development support unit for community co-operatives in the Highlands and Islands, 1980-1983
  • Reports on strategy and progress of the Community Co-operatives scheme following restructuring of HIDB support , 1982-1985
  • Association of Community Enterprise in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI) documents 1987-88
  • Press cuttings and publications regarding land use in the Highlands and Islands, 1987-1988
  • Regional Employment Initiative workshop notes and reports, 1987-1988

West End School of Cookery records

  • GB 1847 WSC
  • Collection
  • c1878-1908

There are only a few records surviving from the School.
This collection consists of 5 files:

  • Registers of diplomas, 1885-1908
  • Certificates, c1878-c1908
  • List of Laundry examination results, 1903
  • Stationery of the West End School of Cookery, c1900-1908
  • Obituaries of Margaret Black, 1903

West End School of Cookery | 1878-1908

Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 1 folder of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Letters to four individuals in response to their enquries regarding the lack of women directors on the SCEIF Board (removed for data protection)
  • Letter in response to enquiry regarding SCEIF's environmental policy with regard to funding projects (removed for data protection)
  • Letters from companies and organisations in response to requests for investment in SCEIF sent with copy of the prospectus
  • Subscription breakdown: as at 22 November 1989
  • Paper regarding proposal to form a European Association of Alternative Finance Organisations
  • Correspondence with the International Association of Investors in the Social Economy (INAISE) regarding INAISE Directors' meeting and conference, including INAISE leaflet; minutes of the INAISE Directors' meeting on 12 January 1990; programme for Conference 'Alternative banking in Europe after 1992'
  • SCEIF analysis by amount and region of issued shares, applications 1-172
  • Letters to SCEIF Directors regarding meeting dates, including paper on plans to increase the in-flow of funds; minutes of meetings
  • The Planning Exchange flier for conferences on Employee Share Ownership Plans (EOPs)
  • Agenda paper on the further development of SCEIF, 13 April 1990
  • Letter regarding community enterprise week in Hillhead Glasgow on 3-10 March 1990
  • Letters in response to enquiries asking for information about the fund and a copy of the prospectus
  • Photocopies of newspaper cuttings about SCEIF
  • Copies of letters to district and regional councils regarding investment in SCEIF and list of list of local authority investments
  • Letter regarding offer of consultancy work to promote SCEIF (removed for data protection)
  • Letter and papers from the New Economics Foundation regarding meeting to discuss a UK Social Investment Forum, including proposal document; mailing list; mission statement; "The Guardian" article on eco-financiers; proposed budget
  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations circular on payroll giving
  • Copy of Macaulay Community Local Investment Fund newsletter February 1990

Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 1 folder of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Letter from County NatWest including extract from 'Independence: the option for growth', an open letter to the Scottish financial community by Robin Angus, June 1989; photocopy of '"Special concern" trusts' from County NatWest WoodMac 1989 Investment Trust Annual
  • Thank you letters to those who invested in the fund or were involved in the launch event
  • Letter regarding proposal to set up a Community Development Bank in Strathclyde
  • Copy of paper from the European Conference of the Community Projects Foundation, 'Workshop on local economic development: financement and solidarity - A financial strategy for the new social movements'
  • Letter containing information on the International Association of Investors in the Social Economy
  • ICOF Briefing on 'Operating revolving loan funds'
  • Draft report, 'Topic 1: Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund'
  • Letters from companies and organisations in response to requests for investment in SCEIF sent with copy of the prospectus
  • Photocopies of newspaper cuttings about SCEIF
  • Strathclyde Regional Council distribution list for representatives of the churches
  • Information on seminar, 'the Valdez principles: a tool for socially responsible investment and environmental protection'

Correspondence of John Pearce regarding launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 1 folder of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Letters regarding investment in the fund and contributions to the launch event from Grampian Regional Council; Falkland Community Trust Fund; Fife Regional Council; Tayside Regional Council; Fyrish Community Enterprises; Strathclyde Regional Council
  • Correspondence regarding acting bankers for the firm and investment in the fund with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland; Trustee Savings Bank; The Co-operative Bank; Unity Trust Bank; Clydesdale Bank
  • Letters regarding preparations for the Glasgow and regional launch events on 26 September 1989 including audio visual presentation; mailing list; programme; post launch dinner; Sir Kenneth Alexander's speech; list of letters of support; Lord Provost's invitation to the civic luncheon in Glasgow City Chambers; press information (part removed for data protection)
  • The Planning Exchange information sheet on the Co-operative Enterprise Loan Trust (CELT), New Zealand
  • Letter regarding appointment of McLachlan and Brown as auditors for SCEIF
  • Promotion of SCEIF including typed information sheet and letters sent out with a copy of the prospectus to potential investors
  • Newspaper cuttings and photocopies of articles about the SCEIF launch
  • Thank you letters to those who invested in the fund or were involved in the launch event

Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 2005 to 2010

This file contains 1 folder of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Community trusts
  • Social enterprise
  • Social economy
  • "The Observer", special report on social enterprise, 20 November 2005
  • Bryson Charitable Group
  • Demonstrating value framework
  • History of the Community Development Journal, 2006
  • Nidos, social capital profile 2007
  • Social accounts in the secondary education, December 2008
  • Newspaper cuttings from "The Guardian": 'Special report on the social enterprise revolution', 18 February 2009; 'Vox pop, what next for social enterprise', 24 February 2010

Certificates

This file contains 7 certificates:

  • Diploma in Cookery, sample (1 duplicate)
  • Diploma in Laundry Work, sample
  • Diploma in Housewifery, sample (2 duplicates)
  • Housekeeper's Certificate, sample
  • First-class diploma in Household Cookery, issued for Miss Helen Paterson, 1894
  • First-class diploma in Superior and Household Cookery, issued for Miss Hellen McGregor-Robertson, 1903
  • Diploma in Laundry Work, issued for Miss Hellen McGregor-Robertson, 1906
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