The majority of material in the collection relates to the Glasgow branch of the RSSPCC, including the predecessor organisation, the Glasgow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Publications produced by the RSSPCC head office and the Scottish Children's League of Pity (junior branch of the RSSPCC) are also included, as well as a small assortment of records from other branches.
Financial records of the Glasgow branch, 1906-1972
Legacy papers, 1950-1978
Complaint books Glasgow, 1953-1965
Glasgow branch minutes, 1889-1963
Glasgow District Finance Committee minutes, 1903-1971
Records of the Ladies Auxiliary Committee Glasgow, 1888-1971
This collection covers records from the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (1907-1975) becoming the Queen's College, Glasgow (1975-1993). The records have been arranged into 19 sections covering the following activity or format:
Institutional administration, 1908-1993
Building and campus development, 1911-1992
Student administration, 1908-1993
Course development and teaching, 1914-1993
College services, 1921-1993
Marketing and public relations, 1910-1993
Research and staff development, 1935-1992
Student body, 1919-1988
College enterprise activities, 1981-1993
Fundraising activities, 1939-1979
Royal connections, 1944-1993
Special anniversaries, events and visitors, 1924-1989
Collaboration with external organisations, 1917-1986
College histories, 1925-1975
Published books and pamphlets by the College, 1910-2009
Annual Convention 1986, programme for convention held in Edinburgh, 24-25 October 1986
Annual Convention 1987, 'A decade of community enterprise’, programme for convention held at Maryhill Community Central Hall, Glasgow, 23-24 October 1987
Annual Convention 88, programme for convention held at Raploch, Stirling, 28-29 October 1988
Annual Report 1987/88
Annual Report 1989
Annual Report 1990
Convention programmes include reports, adverts, programme, accounts and list of members. Annual reports include the CBS report, accounts, list of members, reports for two trading subsidiary companies, Community Economic Development and the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund and supporting adverts.
‘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
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.
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, 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, 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, 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.