The Archive holds all the surviving documentation relating to the STUC and its business from 1897 onwards. The scope of the collection covers the business of the STUC and its annual Congress , the General Council and its Committees, surviving General Secretary files, STUC publications, non STUC publications relating to STUC business, surviving Trades Councils documentation and a vast selection of issue and subject based folders relating to the work of the STUC. The collection also holds ephemera, posters and photographs. The collection is still being worked on and the scope and content will be updated to reflect this work.
Parliamentary Committee minutes 1897-1923 becoming General Council and its Committees minutes and papers 1923 onwards (moving wall with past 7 years kept at STUC offices in Glasgow)
STUC annual reports 1897-1989 (last annual report published 1989)
STUC correspondence relating to Congress 1964 to 1980
General Council reports 1957 onwards (incomplete)
Congress proceedings on audio tapes 1989-2003
Annual Congress programmes 1990 onwards
President's address to Congress 1999 onwards
Women’s Advisory Committee (WAC) minutes and papers 1926 onwards
Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) minutes and papers 1938 onwards
Disputes Committee minutes and papers 1970s to 1980s
Economic Committee minutes and papers 1950s to 1980s
Whisky Industry Sub Committee 1970s to 1980s
Transport Sub Committee 1970s to 1980s
Energy Sub Committee 1970s to 1980s
Education Committee minutes and papers 1960s to 1980s -Entertainment and Arts Sub Committee 1970s to 1980s including material on Mayfest, Scottish Opera, SNO, Scottish Theatre Trust, GFT, Scottish Ballet, Arts Council, and the Glasgow International Jazz Festival
General Purposes Committee and Finance and General Purposes Committee minutes and papers 1970s to 1980s
Health and Social Services Committee minutes and papers 1980s
Organisation Committee minutes and papers 1926 to 1968
James Jack (General Secretary 1963 to 1965) papers and correspondence 1960s to 1970s
James Milne (General Secretary 1976 to 1986) papers and correspondence 1970s to 1980s
Speeches of Campbell Christie (General Secretary 1986 to 1998) 1985 to 1998
John Henry (Depute General Secretary 1978 to 1988) papers and correspondence 1970s to 1980s
STUC issues: issues and subject folders relating to STUC business 1960s to 1980s (alphabetic list available in reading room)
Further subject papers relating to: electricity privatisation 1987-1988
Scotch Whisky Combined Committee 1977-1981
Work Time Debate Seminar 1996
Petrochemical industry, Grangemouth 1984-1985
Petrochemicals: Highlands and Islands Development Board Committee 1979
Gay and lesbian issues 1993-1995
STUC Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Forum 1995
Trade Union delegation for Central America 1985
Robert Smillie Fund 1933-1944
Devolution campaign 1970-1984
NHS privatisation 1984-1990
Anti-racist march and rally 1999 onwards
STUC constitution 1988-1989
STUC publications 1897 onwards including annual reports, GC reports, Congress programmes, subject specific publications, STUC published histories, circulars 1970s to 1980s, press statements 1970s to 1980s and circulars and statements from 2006 onwards
Scottish TUC Bulletin 1950-1971
Scottish Trade Union Review 1978 onwards (incomplete)
Non STUC publications 1912 to 1990 including TUC reports 1912-1987 (incomplete), TUC General Council reports 1940-1985 (incomplete), Labour Party annual reports 1914-1976 (incomplete), ICTU [Irish Congress of Trade Unions] annual reports 1952-1958 (incomplete), ICTU 1963-1981 (incomplete). Labour Research (publication) 1960-1990; Trades Councils minutes, correspondence and papers 1880s to 1980s (incomplete)
Colour photograph representing Southside Housing Association, a registered social landlord providing over 2000 homes in Glasgow's southside. They aim to ensure their homes are popular and affordable, placing a strong emphasis on community engagement and participation.
Audio recording of the interview, Liz Gardiner.mp3, 1:19:49 hours, 104MB
Transcript of the interview, Liz Gardiner_Online Transcript.pdf, 11 pages, 464kB
This item is an interview with Liz Gardiner recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in November 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Liz Gardiner's involvement in cultural social enterprises from the 1980s to 2020s, including discussion of community activism in Easterhouse; Fablevision; networks; and cultural planning. 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.
Liz Gardiner taught Drama and English to High School students before a spell of maternity leave prompted her to become involved in community theatre groups. She is a founding member and now Director of Fablevision, which supports creative community cultural development. Liz has a Masters degree in Cultural Planning and is currently undertaking a PhD.
Audio recording of the interview, Glen Buchanan.mp3, 1:23:12 hours, 104MB
Transcript of the interview, Glen Buchanan_Online Transcript.pdf, 16 pages, 481kB
This item is an interview with Glen Buchanan recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in May 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Glen Buchanan's involvement in the community enterprise movement and social housing from the 1980s to 2000s and his reflections on the sector and the impact of the political climate of the 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.
In 1981 Glen Buchanan took up the position of research fellow in the Local Government Unit at Paisley College of Technology, where he first worked alongside John Pearce on the Local Enterprise Advisory Project (LEAP). In 1984 he began working for Strathclyde Community Business (SCB) as Training Officer, eventually becoming Depute General Manager for John Pearce. From 1991 to 1993 Glen worked as National Coordinator, Care and Repair Initiative, Glasgow, for Shelter Scotland. In 1993 he was appointed by Scottish Homes to coordinat national development of Care and Repair throughout Scotland, later working on local housing and planning strategy development. He worked for Communities Scotland when it took on the function of Scottish Homes and widened its community regeneration remit and then for the Scottish Government as Policy Manager, Glasgow, from 2008 to 2010.
Audio recording of the interview, Alan Kay.mp3, 2:26:08 hours, 81MB
Transcript of the interview, Alan Kay_Approved Transcript.pdf, 34 pages, 476kB
This item is an interview with Alan Kay recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in November 2014 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Alan Kay's involvement in the social enterprise movement in Scotland from the late 1980s to mid 2010s. It includes his reflections on the sector and his work with John Pearce and others for Community Business Scotland, Community Enterprise Lothian, and latterly through freelance work. 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’s background is in overseas development and he lived and worked in East Africa and South-east Asia before returning to Scotland in 1988. He joined forces with John Pearce, and worked with community-owned enterprises and social enterprises, firstly for Community Business Scotland as a researcher and then in 1991 for Community Enterprise Lothian, initially as a Training Officer. He moved to Indonesia to work with VSO as their Country Director from 1994 until 1997. On returning to Edinburgh he carried out numerous commissions for a wide range of clients in the statutory, charitable, public and third sector in the UK and abroad. He helped to found the Social Audit Network and continued for many years as an active Board member, acting as its Chair at one stage. In 2009 he became an Associate Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and assisted in the establishment of a Diploma and MSc in Social Enterprise. He then went on to become a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at GCU where he advised on the 5-year CommonHealth research project. He was an active tutor with the Social Enterprise Academy for over 10 years and specialised in ‘social impact’ measures, working abroad for them on several occasions. He was also is on the board of the Community Development Journal for over 20 years, much of that time as the CDJ Treasurer. Alan was a long-standing Member of the Institute for Economic Development. Alan retired in 2018.
Audio recording of the interview, Colin Roxburgh.WMA, 1:06:17 hours, 63MB
Transcript of the interview, Colin Roxburgh_Interview Transcript.pdf, 18 pages, 254KB
This item is an interview with Colin Roxburgh recorded by Dr Gillian Murray on1 December 2015 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Colin Roxburgh's involvement in community development and the community enterprise movement from the 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.
Colin Roxburgh has a background in community development and worked on some of the early community business projects in the Strathclyde Region in the early 1980s, such as the Local Area Advisory Project (LEAP) and later Strathclyde Community Business (SCB). He left SCB in 1989 and then worked as a freelance community consultant in Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada.
Audio recording of the interview, Susan McGinlay.WMA, 1:07:11 hours, 64MB
Transcript of the interview, Susan.pdf, 17 pages, 271KB
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.
‘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, September 1989 (Digital copy available from link in Allied materials area below)
‘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