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Tor Justad interview audio recording and transcript, recorded February 2015

  • Audio recording of the interview, Tor Justad_Track 1.WMA, 1:26:40 hours, 83MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Tor Justad_Approved Transcript.pdf, 19 pages, 482kB

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 'Download audio' link next to the icon above or 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.

'The first ten years'

Community Business Scotland (CBS) and the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI), '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.

Minutes and papers of CED Board of Directors' meetings 1990

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 5 January 1990 including -- agenda -- draft information sheet, CED consultants, January 1990 -- CED consultants payment rates and procedures, 4 January 1990 -- finance report to 31 December 1989
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 26 January 1990 including -- agenda -- proposed distribution of the CED leaflet and general marketing strategy -- financial report, 17 January 1990 --copy of letter to consultants regarding working arrangements, 12 January 1990 (part removed for data protection) -- minutes of the annual meeting on 22 November 1989
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 22 February 1990 including -- agenda -- CED business plan -- financial report, 17 January 1990 -- minutes of the CED meeting on 26 January 1990
  • Minutes of the adjourned meeting on 26 February 1990, regarding strategy and staff
  • Minutes of the continued meeting on 7 March 1990, regarding contracts and organisational arrangements
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 14 March 1990 including -- finance report to 21 February 1990 -- proposals for 'trial' working relationship of CED Ltd 'core' consultants and CED Ltd
  • Minutes and agenda of meeting on 18 April 1990
  • Minutes and agenda of meeting on 17 May 1990
  • Minutes and agenda of meeting on 8 August 1990
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 23 August 1990 including -- review of working relationship of CED Ltd 'core' consultants and CED Ltd, 17 August 1990
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 8 October 1990 including -- agenda -- draft conditions of contact, 13 September 1990
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 13 November 1990 including -- agenda -- minutes of the CED AGM held on 22 November 1989 -- Directors report and accounts for year ended 31 March 1990 -- letter regarding 3rd AGM on 13 November 1990
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 27 November 1990 including -- agenda -- accounts for period ended 30 September 1990 -- Directors report and accounts for year ended 31 March 1990 -- report on CED's activities, 8 November 1990

Regular agenda items include financial report; contracts/work in hand; Community Business Fife contract; Whitfield Community Business feasibility study; NW Skarne contract; SCB Neighbourhood Security consultancy work; Help the Aged Zanzibar; ACE-HI contract; SCB Recycling contract; West Calder contracts; Edinburgh Community Trust contract; Shetland contract; GEAG/SCB nursery pack; CESU/ESF women's programme; CED strategy.

CB news, issue 28

Issue 28 content:

  • An ACE year!, new developments at ACE-HI
  • Fund founded, go-ahead for launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)
  • Tayside Community Enterprise Support Team news
  • Cell sees new markets, Community Enterprise Lothian's Business Development Network launched
  • Roadline, telephone travel information service
  • Ideas from Norwich Community Co-operative Credit Union
  • Women Working Together, new initiative to encourage women into worker's co-operatives and community enterprise
  • LRCUDA, Lothian Region Credit Unions Development Agency opened
  • Learning abroad, East Anglian Co-operative Development Association forms links with training schemes in Portugal
  • A new opportunity for Scotland, Scottish Homes
  • An agenda for Scottish Homes
  • Social Housing - the future
  • A tenant's choice?, transfer of tenants of the Scottish Special Housing Association to new landlord, Scottish Homes
  • What's a HAT?, Housing Action Trusts
  • Research and development post for Alan Kay with Community Economic Development Ltd
  • CB Board
  • CB opens PO, Renton Post Office, Dumbarton
  • Community buys workspace, Elderpark Workspace, Govan, transferred to community ownership
  • Easthall gets grant of £400,000, EEC grant for solar energy project to Easthall Residents Association, Glasgow
  • The battle for Bute, Bute Enterprises and development strategy for Rothesay and the Isle of Bute
  • Local action - Canadian style, Tor Justad, Community Enterprise Support Team, reports on local development conference in Montreal, Canada
  • CB reviews
  • Towards common wealth, declaration outlining principles of international co-operation on development

Community business news, issue 18

Issue 18 content:

  • Do they really want to create jobs?, Scottish Development Agency and Manpower Service Commission
  • CBS seminar series 1986
  • Co-op co-ordination and fair
  • 'Opinions', membership and involvement
  • Regional round-up: Setback in Grampian, for community business development unit; Tayside success; Lothian news; making jobs in Edinburgh conference; Highlands and Islands ACE-HI news, priorities and progress; CBS to help rural areas; beating unemployment in Cornwall, convention
  • World News: Scotland scores in USA trip, with German Marshall Fellowships; community business in Canada and Australia, scholarship from the Commonwealth Relations Trust
  • Credit unions and community business
  • Scottish Development Department research project on community business
  • Community business in London
  • Community education pioneers, at Moray House College of Education
  • Goodwill Enterprises Whitburn Ltd
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd: Inverclyde contributes £15,000 to loan fund; seminar 'How the UK's largest community business development agency works'; appraisal and monitoring; development funding; dramatic increase in jobs
  • Women in Community Enterprise, national conference
  • Running the world, Sport Aid fundraising
  • The Scottish Development Agency (SDA) 'hands off involvement'
  • Denny: a wasted opportunity, Employment Creation Group (ECG) and SDA funding
  • Clyde Foods and food co-ops, setting up, running and case study
  • Publications
  • CB's and housing associations
  • West Calder news, Workspace Company the the Employment Opportunities Trust
  • CBS goes into business, consultancy; training for community businesses in Leicester

Correspondence and research of John Pearce regarding investment funds and setting up the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 2 folders of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Formation of a Scottish community enterprise fund; project proposal; incorporation objects; projected cash flow from 1 January 1989 to 31 December 1998; timetable; position paper; draft prospectus
  • Article by Tony Worthington, 'Patriotism for pension funds'
  • Information and correspondence to/from ICOF on their share fund and SCEIF proposals
  • Information on ethical investment and loans funds for Ecology Centre Building Society; Unity Trust Bank; Mercury Provident; Traidcraft; Charities Aid Foundatio; Community Trust Development Unit
  • Report, 'Developing the power of savings and credit in Gunjur', November 1988
  • Correspondence and minutes of the Investment Fund Working Party meetings and membership list (part removed for data protection)
  • Letters to/from organisations regarding regarding contributions to the loan fund and/or involvement in SCEIF, including Dumbarton District Council; ACE-HI; SEAD; COSLA; Scottish Development Agency; Angus Grossart; Scottish Churches Action for World Development; St Andrew Society
  • CELT newsletter, Spring 1988
  • Photocopy of book chapter 2, 'Overview of loan programs and program evaluation'
  • The Planning Exchange, Local Economic Development Service paper on 'The caja popular laboral, Mondragon, Spain', December 1988
  • Photocopy of 'Scotland on Sunday' article, 'Conscience money can be well spent', 5 February 1989
  • Executive summary for report examining the barriers preventing or inhibiting access to investment finance for non-conventional entrepreneurs

CB news, issue 20

Issue 20 content:

  • Great news for Grampian, Community Business Grampian Ltd being established
  • CBS annual convention '86 overview
  • New CBS Board
  • Opinions No. 3 - A more appropriate model of development, comparison of Scottish and Irish models
  • Commitment to co-operative principles
  • Private business and social responsibility, Shell UK Ltd
  • Community business in New Lanark
  • Goodwill Enterprises Whitburn
  • ACE-HI considers membership and involvement
  • Highlands and Islands Development Board (HIDB) agrees continued support of community enterprises
  • CBS policy planning seminar
  • Business is buzzing, Drumchapel Community Business Ltd (DCB)
  • Furniture Direct, Paisley, opened by Port Glasgow Community Enterprises Ltd
  • Sad statistics, from Strathclyde Economic Trends
  • The Westburn Centre, Forum for Greenock
  • Value for the Valley, Garnock Workspace Ltd
  • CBS membership
  • The Alternative Employment Creation Group (AEGIS) conference report
  • Community Business Central Ltd
  • WASPS artists studios
  • Scottish Co-operative Forum, on co-operative philosophy
  • Women in Community Enterprise (Scotland) (WICE), 1986 conference and CBS convention
  • Secretary's report for 1986: CBS progress; corporate plan; regional developments; publications; co-operation; lobbying and promotion
  • Membership and involvement
  • New community business directory
  • Minutes of 1986 AGM
  • CB News to be re-vamped

Community business news, issue 19

Issue 19 content:

  • CBS, exciting constitutional changes, establishment of Community Business Scotland Ltd and Community Economic Development Ltd
  • CBS annual convention 1986 programme
  • CB conference in London
  • Scottish Co-operative Forum proposed
  • Management training from SCBL and HIDB, funded by BP
  • Ireland, the Youth Employment Agency (YEA)
  • South of Scotland community business development project
  • CBS co-opted on to ACE-HI Committee
  • Inside knowledge, Co Chomunn na Eirisgeidh Ltd
  • The National Co-operative Development Agency: remit, progress and growth
  • Co-op fair '86
  • Model legal structures
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd: seminar; community businesses in Strathclyde; training programme, development funding; Cumbernauld Community Business Ltd, the search for core funding; Ferguslie Park training weekend; SCB Board members; Kilmarnock Community Business Initiative; Inverclyde CB exhibition a success
  • CBS membership 1986/87 and annual accounts 1985/86
  • New CB research by CBS, article in "Local Economy" journal
  • Para Handy sails into Scottish folklore, Neil Munro book launched by Seanachaidh Presentations Ltd
  • Help available from enterprise trusts, seminar
  • Leicester City Council engages the Co-operative Advisory Group to undertake research
  • Publications
  • New town seminar
  • John Slater, an appreciation
  • Wider role for CB News

Community business news, issue 33

Issue 33 content:

  • CB News: Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF); Commonwealth Association for Local Action in Economic Development launched; 'Volunteer activity and the older person' conference; ethical savings account launched; ACE-HI conference; James Millar obituary; alternative Nobel Prizes, the Right Livelihood Awards; Keeping Glasgow in Stitches, Needleworks sewing project; independent study of charities announced; help for industry from voluntary enterprise; Scotland's economic summit; use your elected representative; convention '89 report
  • A policy for equality, Women in Community Enterprise (WICE) proposed policy
  • Built on trust, the thinking behind community development trusts
  • Trusting in local people, Woodlands Community Development Trust co-ordinating the regeneration of East Woodlands, Glasgow
  • CEL justifies confidence, Community Enterprise Lothian given vote of confidence
  • SCB has an interesting and challenging year ahead
  • Contracting in local government
  • Publishing - the story of success, on Seanachaidh Publications Ltd
  • What the Community has in store

 
Enclosure:

  • Scottish Development Agency, Scottish Recycling Forum conference leaflet

CB news, issue 31

Issue 31 content:

  • Convention details announced, Make it in Livingston
  • New CB for Edinburgh, Bingham Enterprise Ltd
  • Churches link up, seminar organised by Linking-up to look at involvement of churches in local economic development
  • West Calder wins award, West Calder Workspace wins Times/IBA award for community enterprise
  • Sir Kenneth Alexander joins fund, as first president of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)
  • A route to success, social audit in Greater Manchester
  • What price community ownership?, on building and keeping local membership of community business
  • Scottish Enterprise: the challenge and the opportunities for community business
  • Finding a new form of giving, Inverclyde's Business Links Scheme, route for private sector support of community business
  • Trusting in community, progress towards partnership between the community and public and private sectors in Newcastle
  • Navigating the VAT minefield, a beginner's guide to value added tax
  • Scaling the heights and bringing home the bacon!, succeeding in business plans
  • Hillhaze Community enterprise, painting and decorating community business in Cranhill and Ruchazie
  • New door opens!, Solway Community Business opens Dumfries Furniture Project
  • ACE-HI opening new office, in Invergordon
  • Prince Charles comes to Ferguslie, Paisley
  • CB reviews
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