This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection covers records kept by Glen Buchanan while working for Community Business Scotland Ltd and Strathclyde Community Business Ltd from 1981 to 1991. The records have been arranged into 4 series reflecting these and other businesses Glen Buchanan worked with and publications he kept, including:
Community Business Scotland Ltd (CBS) reports, conventions and publications
Strathclyde Community Business Ltd (SCB) reports and training materials
Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI) annual reviews and newsletters
Social enterprise projects and publications
Buchanan, Glen | b 1955 | social enterprise research and development coordinator
Annual reports and conventions of Community Business Scotland Ltd, 1986-1990
Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc promotional material, 1989
Publications of Community Business Scotland Ltd, 1986-1987
Newsletters of Community Business Scotland Ltd, 1984-1991
Community Business Scotland Ltd was founded in 1981 to provide support to the growing community business movement in Scotland. In the 1980s the organisation worked with 8 regional councils to establish independent development units to support community business and enterprise across Scotland. It also produced a newsletter CB News, which was succeeded by New Sector in the 1990s, closing in 2009. In 1990 CBS launched the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund, raising £0.5m to lend to community enterprises. The fund was absorbed into Charity Bank in 2000. In the 1990s CBS researched and developed methods in Social Accounting and Audit working with partners across Europe. From 2003-2005 CBS managed the Bridge to the Social Economy project, which initiated the establishing of Social Enterprise Scotland. From the 1990s CBS was known as CBS Network and closed in 2015.
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
CBS, ‘Community business 1986 directory’, listing community enterprises and advisory agencies in Scotland by region with Introduction by Glen Buchanan, 1986
CBS, ‘The first ten years : a decade of community enterprise in Scotland’, containing 16 articles written by leaders in the field and Foreword by Glen Buchanan, October 1987
6 photocopies of letters sent from MPs in response to being sent a copy of 'The first 10 years', including Margaret Thatcher, Edward Heath, Robert Maclennan, Paddy Ashdown, Donald Dewar, Robin Cook, James Callaghan and Bruce Millan, January 1988
The Community Business Scotland, 'Community business 1986 directory' lists the activities of over 80 trading community businesses which had become established in Scotland. It includes an overview of community business setting the context, its contribution to community economic development, support for and appraisal of community business and listing of community businesses by region.
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.
Annual reports and strategy documents of Strathclyde Community Business Ltd, 1985-1990
Training materials of Strathclyde Community Business Ltd, 1986-1990
Strathclyde Community Business Ltd (SCB) was set up in 1984 by Strathclyde Regional Council, the Scottish Development Agency and Glasgow District Council (along with eleven other district councils in the region). Its aim was to streamline development, training and financial support for community businesses. It was an independent company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Its board of directors included representatives from its public sector funders, the community business movement and the private sector. It had a finance and administration team and a training resources team at its headquarters at Six Harmony Row, Govan, Glasgow. In 1995 SCB became Community Enterprise in Strathclyde with a new focus on project development and contract work.
Contents of the SCB Ltd annual report 1986/87: -Chairman's report -Barrowfield Community Business Ltd: leading a recovery -The five stages in setting up a successful community business (comic strip) -Possil, people and profit -Theatre Seanachaidh -SCB news section -Directory of community businesses in Strathclyde region -Social auditing and community benefit -Ten years of Govan Workspace -Finance summary 1986/87 -Development funding -Training -Development work -List of Directors and staff
Contents of the SCB Ltd annual report 1987/88: -Chairman's statement -SCB: the way ahead -SCB news -Darnley dilemmas and developments -Ardeer is ACE! -Community business and community enterprise: the evolving model -Community business snakes and ladders (board game) -Directory of community businesses in Strathclyde -Enterprising Easterhouse -Housing and business: wealth and empowerment -The community business development process -Tenants become owners!: Port Glasgow Axxociation of Tentants' Groups -Think Bigger: community enterprise in Strathclyde -Finance summary 1987/88 -Development funding -List of Directors and staff 1987/88 -Publications available from SCB
Contents of the 1987 ESF training programme booklet: -Introduction -Community business in Strathclyde -The 1987 programme, detailing the stages of the training programme -Barlanark Community Enterprises Ltd: A case study (comic strip) -Statistical summary of the 1987 training programme -Conclusion: some lessons learned -Appendix, detailing each training programme with an evaluation of its effectiveness
Annual reviews of the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI), 1988-1990
Newsletters of the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI), 1985-1988
The Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI) was established in 1986 to provide support for community enterprises. It offered help and advice and sharing skills and knowledge for community co-operatives and community businesses across the region.
'Flagstone Enterprises Ltd: the setting up of a community business in a housing estate in the west of Scotland', Paisley College of Technology, Local Government Unit, working paper no. 12, January 1982
The Guardian, containing article by Clive Woodcock (editor), 'Scrub graffiti and clean up', regarding report on Flagstone Enterprises, Paisley by the Local Government Unit, Paisley College of Technology, 3 September 1982
Glen Buchanan, ‘Little pockets of hope: the establishment of Govan Workspace, a community business in Glasgow’, LEAP/LGU, February 1984
‘The marge', issue 1, Netherlands, January 1985’, magazine printed in dutch with article about Govan Workspace, 'Sprankjes hoop in een vervallen wijk’, by Pauline de Bok and inserted letter from Pauline de Bok sent to Glen Buchanan with the magazine, 27 February 1985
Glen Buchanan, ‘Community enterprise: investing in the future’, article from pages 185–189 of the ‘Yearbook of cooperative enterprise 1990’, looking ahead to the imminent launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund and reflecting on other aspects of community enterprise development in Scotland, 1989