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Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project records (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • SECS-SGov
  • Fonds
  • 2018-2021

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland.
Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) was a Scottish Government funded collaborative project between Glasgow Caledonian University’s (GCU) Archive Centre and Yunus Centre for Business and Health. The Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) is an umbrella heading for social enterprise related collections held at GCU Archive Centre. John Pearce's papers spearheaded the whole project in 2011. Part of the collection's preservation and cataloguing has been completed through successful funding bids and financial support from the social enterprise sector.

In February 2018 a proposal was submitted to the Scottish Government to resource a Project Archivist and a Historian for phase 1 of what was envisaged as a bigger project. The focus of this phase was 'collecting, preserving and interpreting the legacy of social enterprise in Scotland'. In October 2018 the Scottish Government agreed funding of £90,066 and the 18 month project began in November 2018. In December 2019 a proposal for phase 2 of the project was submitted to the Scottish Government with the aim of 'creating the tools for meaningful heritage ownership'. In March 2020 the Scottish Government agreed funding of £48,482 and phase 2 of the project began in May 2020.

The records cover activities of the project including, wider SECS related committee meetings; funding bid documentation; outreach through a travelling exhibition, workshops and social media; recording of oral histories; creation of an online toolkit for social enterprises to manage and preserve their records; creation of digital learning resources to support social enterprise education for the sector and universities; and work around capturing the Scottish social enterprise sector's response to COVID-19 .

The records have been arranged into 2 sub-fonds reflecting the phases of the project:

  • Phase 1: collecting, preserving and interpreting the legacy of social enterprise in Scotland records, 2018-2020
  • Phase 2: creating the tools for meaningful heritage ownership records, 2020-2021(to be catalogued as further accruals are collected)

Glasgow Caledonian University | Archive Centre

Project workshop programmes and outputs

This file consists of 4 files:

  • Glasgow Caledonian University Research Day, 31 May 2019, proposals, programme and activities, May 2019
  • Introduction to social enterprise workshop programme, December 2019
  • Mapping community co-operatives workshop, 22 January 2020, programme and resources, January 2020
  • Offering material to the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), 28 January 2020, programme and resources, January 2020

Mapping community co-operatives workshop, 22 January 2020, programme and resources

This file contains 1 bundle:

  • Programme for the workshop, 16 January 2020
  • List of selected archive material held in the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) relating to the Highlands and Islands, 16 January 2020
  • Career histories of workshop attendees with emerging issues and themes for discussion, January 2020
  • Offering material guidance and example sheets, January 2020
  • Draft note of discussions during the workshop, 6 February 2020

The Mapping Workshop was held on 22 January 2020 at Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Inverness, and attended by former Highlands and Islands Development Board advisors who were active in supporting the establishment of community co-operatives in the area.

Dr Gillian Murray papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • SECS-GM
  • Fonds
  • 2014-2020

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection includes Dr Gillian Murray's published papers, briefings and oral history recordings created between 2014 -2020 whilst working as a researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University. The oral history recordings were dispersed across the projects on which she worked. There are currently six recordings with transcripts, and also a briefing paper, from the CommonHealth research programme (2014-2018) and five recordings with transcripts from the Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project (2018-2021). These sit with the relevant project. The publications and research outputs contains a published paper which was an outcome of her work on the CommonHealth research programme (2014-2018).

  • Publications and research outputs, 2018
  • CommonHealth research programme, 2016-2018
  • Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project, 2019

Murray, Gillian | fl 1990- | historian

Roy Pedersen papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • SECS-RP
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2020

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection covers records kept by Roy Pedersen while working for the Highlands and Islands Development Board and its successor Highlands and Islands Enterprise from 1971 to 2001. The records have been arranged into 5 series reflecting these and other organisations Roy Pedersen worked with and includes:

  • Highlands and Islands Development Board (HIDB) publications, reports and information sheets relating to the Community Co-operatives Scheme, 1969-1987
  • Conference and workshop papers, speaker notes and articles relating to social development and community co-operatives, 1979-2020
  • Community enterprises in the Highlands and Islands reports, publications, photographs and miscellaneous material, 1980-2003
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) reports on social economy, community development, land ownership and HIE management structures, 1992-2003
  • Miscellaneous reports and leaflets, c1980s

Pedersen, Roy Norman | b 1943 | Economic and social development consultant and author

Offering material to the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), 28 January 2020, programme and resources

This file contains 4 items:

  • Programme for the workshop, 16 January 2020
  • Offering material guidance sheet, worksheet and example sheet, January 2020

The workshop was delivered in GCU Archive Centre on 28 January 2020.

Conference programmes, articles and workshop papers

This file contains 5 items:

  • CBS Annual Convention 1986 programme, Community Business Scotland, 1986
  • CBS Annual Convention 1987 leaflet with programme and booking form, Community Business Scotland, 1987
  • "Gathering", issue 2, spring 2006, the news magazine of HISEZ, Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise Zone, including details of speakers at the HISEZ second annual conference at Strathpeffer on 20 April 2006
  • Leaflet, 'A history of social enterprise in Scotland', Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), 2019
  • Mapping community co-ops workshop papers, GCU, 2020

Phase 1: collecting, preserving and interpreting the legacy of social enterprise in Scotland records

This sub-fonds consists of 6 series:

  • SECS Committee and Advisory Group membership and meetings for phase 1, 2018-2020
  • Funding bid documents, 2018-2020
  • 'History of social enterprise in Scotland' travelling exhibition resources and events, 2019-2020
  • Project workshop programmes and outputs, 2019-2020
  • Oral histories relating to social enterprise collected during phase 1, 2019
  • Social media outputs for the project, 2019-2020

SECS Committee meeting papers including discussion of phase 1

This file contains 1 bundle:

  • List of Committee members, 2019
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 23 August 2018
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 13 November 2018
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 8 March 2019
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 7 June 2019 and two samples of comics produced by Magic Torch Comics
  • Update for cancelled September 2019 meeting
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 6 December 2019

The SECS Committee was set up with members from Glasgow Caledonian University's (GCU) Archive Centre and Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health; the Centre for the Social History of Health and Health Care (GCU and University of Strathclyde); and Community Enterprise in Scotland. The Committee met four times a year to discuss all activities relating to the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), of which the Scottish Government funded project was one strand. Regular agenda items include cataloguing and preservation work; discussions around donations of material to the Archive Centre; social media outputs; oral history interviews; exhibitions, events and workshops planned and completed; John Pearce Memorial Lecture; funding; committee membership.

Oral histories collected by Dr Gillian Murray during phase 1

This file contains 5 items:

  • Glen Buchanan interview audio recording and transcript, recorded May 2019
  • Esther Breitenbach interview audio recording and transcript, recorded September 2019
  • Ken Milroy interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019
  • Duncan Leece interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019
  • Liz Gardiner interview audio recording and transcript, recorded November 2019

These items are held in the Dr Gillian Murray papers and can be accessed from this link.

Glasgow Caledonian University Research Day, 31 May 2019, proposals, programme and activities

This file contains 1 bundle:

  • Proposal for the event, 14 November 2018
  • Outline of the activity, May 2019
  • Programme with notes for presentation on the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), May 2019
  • Presentation notes on using archive material for research, May 2019
  • Add a story to our timeline activity, 31 May 2019
  • Completed exhibition feedback slips, 31 May 2019

SECS Advisory Group meeting papers including discussion of phase 1

This file contains 1 bundle:

  • List of advisory groups members, 2019
  • Agenda, notes and powerpoint presentation slides of the annual meeting on 25 January 2019

The SECS Committee was supported by an Advisory Group, made up of individuals within the social and community enterprise movement in Scotland, who met annually to discuss all activities relating to the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), of which the Scottish Government funded project was one strand. Agenda items include Scottish Government funding for development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland); collection catalogues; SECS website and social media; donations to the collection; areas of focus for research; travelling exhibition materials and suggested venues and events to target; approaches for future Scottish Government funding and other sources of funding.

Liz Gardiner interview audio recording and transcript, recorded November 2019

  • 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.

Oral histories collected as part of the Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project

This file contains 5 items:

  • Glen Buchanan interview audio recording and transcript, recorded May 2019
  • Esther Breitenbach interview audio recording and transcript, recorded September 2019
  • Ken Milroy interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019
  • Duncan Leece interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019
  • Liz Gardiner interview audio recording and transcript, recorded November 2019

Scotland's Social Enterprise Week 2019, Glasgow, marketing materials and travelling exhibition outputs

This file contains 1 bundle:

  • Leaflet with programme for Scotland's Social Enterprise Week 2019
  • Planning sheets for the project exhibitions and activities during Scotland's Social Enterprise Week 2019
  • Leaflet for the John Pearce memorial lecture
  • Programme for CEiS SE policy and practice conference
  • Timeline activity sheets with hand-written additions from CEiS SE policy and practice conference
  • CBSN congress photographs activity from Social Enterprise Marketplace
  • Community business crossword activity sheet from Social Enterprise Marketplace
  • 1 printed and 1 digital photograph of exhibition and resources table at the Social Enterprise Marketplace

Scotland's Social Enterprise Week 2019 ran from 2-5 September 2019 in Glasgow. The history of social enterprise in Scotland exhibition was displayed at 3 of the Week's events: the John Pearce memorial lecture held at Glasgow Caledonian University on 3 September; CEiS SE policy and practice conference held at Radisson Blu on 4 September; Social Enterprise Marketplace held at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 5 September 2019.

Event documents and outputs from the travelling exhibition

This sub-series consists of 5 files:

  • Edinburgh Social Enterprise Launch documents and exhibition documents, April 2019
  • Glasgow Social Enterprise Network meeting, SECS exhibition documents and outputs, May 2019
  • Dundee Social Enterprise Network meeting outputs, 18 June 2019
  • Inverness Impact Hub exhibition outputs, 19th June 2019
  • Scotland's Social Enterprise Week, Glasgow, outputs, September 2019

Esther Breitenbach interview audio recording and transcript, recorded September 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Esther Breitenbach.WMA, 1:08:17 hours, 65MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Esther Breitenbach_Approved Transcript.pdf, 25 pages, 498kB

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.

Duncan Leece interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Duncan Leece.WMA, 1:01:59 hours, 59MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Duncan Leece_Approved Transcript.pdf, 10 pages, 483kB

This item is an interview with Duncan Leece 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 Duncan Leece's involvement in social enterprise from 1999 onwards, including discussions on the Boyndie Trust; applying commercial business experience in the sector; and changes over the 20 year period. 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.

Duncan Leece worked for John Lewis Partnership in London between 1979 and 1989. He then started a number of businesses and worked as a business consultant for others, before briefly returning to John Lewis Partnership, Aberdeen in 1997. In 1999 he and his wife sold their businesses and moved to Banffshire in North-East Scotland. He took a short-term contract as Project Officer for the Boyndie Trust and worked there for over 20 years. At the time of this interview he was CEO of the Boyndie Trust.

Ken Milroy interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Ken Milroy.WMA, 1:06:51 hours, 64MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Ken Milroy_Approved Transcript.pdf, 11 pages, 1MB

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.

Marketing materials, presentation slides and activity sheets for the travelling exhibition

This file contains 1 bundle of 8 items:

  • Introduction to the SECS information sheet with exhibition tour dates for 26 April 2019 to 5 November 2019, April 2020
  • Exhibition postcard, March 2019
  • Four-fold exhibition leaflet, June 2019
  • GCU Archive Centre postcard
  • Exhibition feedback slip, April 2019
  • Powerpoint presentation slides on the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), April 2019
  • Social enterprise timeline activity sheets, April 2019
  • Community business snakes and ladders activity sheet, April 2019

Inverness Impact Hub, travelling exhibition documents and outputs

This file contains 1 bundle and 1 digital item:

  • Conference programme with introduction to the History of social enterprise in Scotland exhibition
  • Scottish social enterprise timeline activity sheet with hand annotated additions
  • 2 completed exhibition feedback slips
  • A history of social enterprise in Scotland information sheet with exhibition dates
  • 3 photographs of the exhibition banners and tables with resources at the venue
    -Digital photograph of exhibition in Inverness Impact Hub

The exhibition was held on 19 June 2019 at Inverness Impact Hub, 67a Castle Street, Inverness.

Dundee Social Enterprise Network meeting, travelling exhibition outputs

This file contains 1 bundle and 1 digital item:

  • Draft agenda for the meeting with introduction to the History of social enterprise in Scotland exhibition and list of exhibition resources required
  • 2 printed photographs of the exhibition space with banners and table of resources
  • Digital photograph of of exhibition in Dundee Museum of Transport

The Dundee SEN meeting was held on 18 June 2019 at Dundee Museum of Transport, Market Street, Dundee.

Glen Buchanan interview audio recording and transcript, recorded May 2019

  • 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.

Glasgow Social Enterprise Network meeting, travelling exhibition outputs

This file contains 1 bundle:

  • Draft agenda for the meeting
  • Notes for opening and closing presentations for the exhibition
  • Notes for presentation on the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) with annotated programme
  • Scottish social enterprise timeline activity sheet with hand annotated additions and attached 25th anniversary leaflet for DSL Business Finance Ltd
  • Community business snakes and ladders activity sheet
  • Photograph of the exhibition banners at the venue
  • Completed exhibition feedback slip

The Glasgow SEN meeting was held on 7 May 2019 at Betty's Room, EVH, 137 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

Edinburgh Social Enterprise Launch documents and travelling exhibition documents

This file contains 1 bundle:

  • Draft programme for the launch and list of exhibition resources required
  • Edinburgh Social Enterprise strategy report, 'Enterprising Edinburgh; a social enterprise strategy for Scotland's capital city 2019-2023'
  • Notes for presentation on the exhibition
  • 2 photographs of the pull-up exhibition banners

The Edinburgh Social Enterprise Launch event was held on 26 April 2019 at Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh.

Pull-up banners for the travelling exhibition

This file contains 3 pull-up banners with stands and 1 digital object:

  • 1 single banner titled 'A history of social enterprise in Scotland' with SECS project artwork by Magic Torch Comics, April 2019
  • 1 banner in 3 sections displaying a social enterprise timeline 1975-1999; images of document from the archives and descriptive text; images of covers of 'Community Business News' and 'New Sector' magazine spanning the 1980s and 1990s, April 2019
  • 1 single banner titled 'A history of social enterprise in Scotland' with text box 'Insert your history here' with contact details for the project and acknowledgements, April 2019
  • Design proof for the banners by Gilmour Graphics, as a pdf digital file, 16 April 2019

'Historical perspective on social enterprise as a public health initiative'

-Murray, G, 2018, 'Historical perspective on social enterprise as a public health initiative', CommonHealth briefing paper series: paper number 5, 405KB

This briefing paper reflects on the emerging findings of Project 1; ‘the history project’. The broad aims of the project have been, firstly, to chart the history of Social Enterprise in Scotland from the late 1970s, through the turbulent 1990s, to the type of social enterprise that we recognise in the 21st century. Secondly, the project has also considered the long history of connections between social enterprise, health and wellbeing.

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