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Colour photograph of the exhibition banners and resources table
Murray, G, 2018, 'Community business in Scotland: an alternative vision of 'enterprise culture', 1979-97' Twentieth Century British History. 10.1093/tcbh/hwy007
This paper was an outcome of the CommonHealth research project. It provides a history of an alternative vision for enterprise culture by examining the community business movement in Scotland, the largest experiment of its kind in the UK in the 1980s and a forerunner of social enterprise.
This item is an interview with Alan Tuffs recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in February 2016 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Alan Tuff's involvement in setting up and running community enterprises in Scotland from the 1980s to 2010s and his reflections on the sector changes over time. Click on the URL link in the metadata section below. This will take you to the Glasgow Caledonian University edShare page where the items can be previewed and downloaded.
Alan Tuffs trained as an architect. He moved from London to West Lothian with his family in the early 1980s. Inspired by a similar initiative in Govan, Glasgow, in 1983 he began work with John Pearce on what would become West Calder Workspace, which opened in 1985. By 1987 West Calder Community Holdings included a workspace, and Employment Opportunities Trust and West Calder Community Enterprises. Alan went on to work in community planning for Rural Forum and the Corrum Trust before starting Small Town and Rural Development Group with friend Colin Roxburgh in 1998, developing the Community Futures Project. Alan retired in 2013.
This item is an interview with Tor Justad recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in February 2015 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Tor Justad's involvement in the social enterprise movement in Scotland from 1978 to 2011, including his work with community co-operatives and community businesses in Shetland and Central Region; social auditing; and international projects. Click on the URL link in the metadata section below. This will take you to the Glasgow Caledonian University edShare page where the items can be previewed and downloaded.
Tor Justad trained as a community worker and between 1978-1987 worked with community groups in Shetland. In 1987 he moved to the Scottish mainland, and based in Stirling, managed CESU, Community Enterprise Support Unit (Central Region) Ltd. In 1994 he began working freelance as a Social Economy Adviser trading as Tor Justad Associates, with contracts in the UK, Sweden, Ireland and other countries. He returned to the Scottish Highlands and between 2000-2011, was employed as a Co-operative and Membership Officer with the Co-operative Group covering the Highlands and Islands.
Laurence Demarco graduated in 1973 with a Diploma in Community Work. He worked for Lothian Regional Council as lead community worker in Wester Hailes from 1976 to 1990. During that time he helped set up the Wester Hailes Community Workshop, neighbourhood councils and a number of community owned businesses, such as the Wester Hailes Land and Property Development Company. He then worked as a consultant from 1990 to 1999, before founding Senscot in 1999 as a network for social entrepreuneurs to share their knowledge and experience. By 2014 Senscot was an important support organisation for social enterprise in Scotland, with a network of over 4,500 members, a regular bulletin and a vital role in setting up the Scottish social enterprise support infrastructure.
This item is an interview with Esther Breitenbach recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in September 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Esther Breitenbach's involvement in community education and community enterprise from the 1980s to 1990s. Click on the URL link in the metadata section below. This will take you to the Glasgow Caledonian University edShare page where the items can be previewed and downloaded.
Esther Breitenbach worked in adult community education in the 1980s, including an Urban Aid project in Ferrier Sandilands, Aberdeen, between 1981 and 1984; the Central London Social Security Advisers Forum (London); Scottish Education and Action for Development (SEAD), Edinburgh. She returned to Aberdeen in 1989 to work for Community Business Grampian. In 1991 she took an opportunity to combine her community education work with research as part of the Pilton Partnership, Edinburgh. Since 1991 she has undertaken research and teaching in Social Policy at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, including secondments from the University of Edinburgh to the Scottish Executive Equality Unit, and to the Women and Equality Unit in the Department of Trade and Industry. Esther was Visiting Professor at the Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research, Queen's University Belfast, from 2003-2005. In 2005 she obtained a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Since then she has held the positions of Postdoctoral Fellow, Teaching Associate, and Research Fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archeology.
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Colour photograph representing Badaguish, Speyside Trust's outdoor centre offering accommodation and outdoor activities to groups, including those with disabilities and additional support needs.
Colour photograph representing Dabbles, providing workshops, demonstations and lectures to keep alive the Scottish traditions of spinning, dyeing, weaving and songs.
Colour photograph representing REACH for Autism who offer pre and post diagnostic support, services, training and opportunities for children, adults and families living with autism in Inverclyde.
Part of Robert Climie papers
Commemorative gong mounted on wood and presented to Robert Climie from the Scottish Trades Union Congress in 1914.
Climie, Robert |1868-1929 |socialist, trade unionist and Labour MP
This item is an interview with Jim Bristow recorded by Dr Gillian Murray on 27 April 2016 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Jim Bristow's involvement in community work and the community enterprise movement from the 1970s to 1990s. Click on the URL link in the metadata section below. This will take you to the Glasgow Caledonian University edShare page where the items can be previewed and downloaded.
Jim Bristow worked evenings at an Inverclyde youth club in the 1970s before being drawn towards the community work full time. His first job in this area was as an adventure playground development worker for Greenock Corporation, later being promoted to Community Centre Manager. He trained as a social worker in the early 1980s and began to look at the community enterprise movement. In 1987 he took up a post as Employment Development Worker for Greenock Employment Action Group and has remained with that organisation, which became Inverclyde Community Development Trust in 1996.
This item is an interview with Susan McGinlay recorded by Dr Gillian Murray on 11 May 2016 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Susan McGinlay's involvement in community work and community business from the early 1980s to 2010s. Click on the URL link in the metadata section below. This will take you to the Glasgow Caledonian University edShare page where the items can be previewed and downloaded.
Susan McGinlay had been an active member of her community organising play schemes for children. She got involved in the community business movement in the mid 1980s, setting up an industrial cleaning company, Kleencare, with 4 other women in 1985. It became one of the longest running businesses within Possil Community Business Ltd. In 1987 she became the first commercial manager of Possil Community Business Ltd and remained an active board member of the Allander Group.
This item is an interview with Ken Milroy recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in July 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Ken Milroy's involvement in social enterprise with a focus on The Foyer, Aberdeen, from the 1990s onwards. Click on the URL link in the metadata section below. This will take you to the Glasgow Caledonian University edShare page where the items can be previewed and downloaded.
Ken Milroy was employed as a Community Worker at Grampian Regional Council in 1984, being promoted to Senior Community Worker and later Assistant Head of Social Strategy. In 1996 he took on the role of CEO at The Foyer, Aberdeen, where he worked to build holistic approaches to youth homelessness in the city and Aberdeenshire. He retired from his role at The Foyer in 2018, but continued as Regional Chair of North East Scotland College and a Board member of Robert Gordon University.
Colour photograph showing the exhibition space with banners and table of resources
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This document is held in several collections within the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), the digitised copy is from the John Pearce collection.
Promotional leaflet describing the role and activities of Community Business Scotland and inserted membership application form 1989-1990.
Contents of the SCB Ltd annual report 1986/87:
-Barrowfield Community Business Ltd: leading a recovery
-The five stages in setting up a successful community business (comic strip)
-Possil, people and profit
-SCB news section
-Directory of community businesses in Strathclyde region
-Social auditing and community benefit
-Ten years of Govan Workspace
-Finance summary 1986/87
-List of Directors and staff
Colour photograph representing Kibble Education and Care Centre, Paisley. Kibble provides specialist services to children and young people affected by adversity or trauma. They provide residential care, secure care, fostering services, education facilities, employability schemes and outreach services within the Renfrewshire region.