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Colin Roxburgh interview audio recording and transcript, recorded December 2015

  • 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.

Alan Kay interview audio recording and transcript, recorded November 2014

  • 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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Community business news, issue 9

Issue 9 content:

  • EEC action, backing community business
  • LEAP extended again, a further 6 month extension
  • Publications
  • Business opportunity horizons, LEAP preliminary study into work done by or for Local Authorities which could be won by community businesses
  • What a good idea!, Work and Wellbeing experiment in the Netherlands to release employed people to do work in the community 1-2 days a week
  • Dumfries seminar, to discuss the potential for community business and local economic development
  • Seminar in Nuremberg looking at ways in which government policies can be changed to provide support for local employment inititatives
  • Value for money, cost-effectiveness of community-based economic development looking at Garthamlock Shops and Community Workspace in Easterhouse
  • The Co-operative Union: an outline,
  • West Calder Workspace, now launched
  • An industrial goodwill in Whitburn, study investigating a project to recycle donated industrial/commercial office equipment for resale to community groups and charities
  • News from Wales, on new community initiatives including Cantref Teifi, Trosol, Hen Gapel and the role of Antur Teifi as a community entrepreneur
  • Little Pockets of Hope: the story of Govan Workspace, case study about to be published
  • Strathclyde Federation of Community Businesses, inaugral meeting
  • Market studies, of community businesses in Strathclyde, funded by LEAP
  • Community contracting, research project sponsored by Scottish Office to look at setting up community contracting schemes in Scotland
  • New policies for old problems, conference looking at ways to tackle unemployment
  • CBS Board, elections
  • CBS office move
  • George Burt retires, as CBS convenor and Board member

Community business news, issue 11

Issue 11 content:

  • Social and employment strategy, looking at the strategy in Strathclyde and Strathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Publications
  • Base means business! on the Bathgate Area Support for Enterprise Company, West Lothian
  • The SDA and community business, on the remit of the Scottish Development Agency
  • Flagstone Enterprises
  • Stathclyde Community Business Ltd, its role
  • Development funding, available from Strathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Knock, knock, who's there?, the core staff team at Stathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Knitting scheme continued, training in machine and hand knitting and sewing run by the Local Enterprise Advisory Project
  • Poldrait Service and Industry Ltd, projects at the Glasgow East End agency
  • The Strathclyde Federation, the Federation of Strathclyde Community Businesses
  • The give and take of Central Government, on urban aid funding
  • Fighting unemployment in Maryhill, on Maryhill community business, Many Hands
  • Ad Hoc Crafts, community group in Ayr
  • The private sector commitment, aims of ScotBIC, Scottish Business in the Community, and its partnerships
  • Home production and home work, seminar on the Scottish experience
  • Energy efficiency and community business, Scottish Neighbourhood Energy Action - Glasgow project
  • Co-operative information exchange, conference in October
  • Community business directory
  • Membership subscriptions 1984/85

Community business news, issue 12

Issue 12 content:

  • 4th convention of Community Business Scotland, programme
  • Community business directory 1984
  • Publications
  • Community Business Lothian, new worker
  • West Calder Workspace, objectives and key dates
  • New address for CB News
  • Tax and community enterprises, Inland Revenue position on charity and relief of the unemployed
  • What's new in Central region, Bo'ness Developments; Alloa Community Enterprises (ACE)
  • Information exchange, 5 October 1984
  • Seconds out....Round 10! Seminar on 'Alternatives to unemployment' in Aberdeen

Community business news, issue 14

Issue 14 content:

  • A clean break for Garscube!, on Garscube Community business, Glasgow, first community business laundrette in Scotland
  • Open for business, Poldrait Road Markings; Denny ECG's 'Creations' shop
  • Grampian backs community business, support from Grampian Regional Council
  • Gulbenkian helps CBS, funding for development work in Fife and Tayside
  • Community Business Tayside formed
  • The 'community' in community business, community co-operatives
  • Barnsley Enterprise Centre
  • Strathclyde colour supplement: economic trends; seminar programme; start your own business course; knitting together; ADHOC Crafts' Co-op '85 trade fair
  • Community Business Manifesto '85
  • CBS Board of Management
  • Did you miss the environment Ark? Channel 4 series
  • A role for adult education, SABEU conference
  • Community business pack, booklets series
  • Community business directory
  • Rural developments
  • CB on TV
  • CB at STUC
  • CBS goes on the attack, with Manifesto '85
    -CBS needs you!, membership information

Community business news, issue 16

Issue 16 content:

  • It's ACE in the Highlands and Islands, new association, ACE-HI
  • Community business in London
  • Appropriate education for local economic development
  • Community enterprise, what is it?
  • BP to fund training programme
  • Worthington addresses international conference, International New Towns Association (INTA) conference in Glasgow
  • Urban Programme conditions
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd: Govan Workspace newsbrief; Bute Enterprises; Garnock Workspace news; Self-employment - can we help?, the Enterprise Development and Advisory Project
  • Convention '85
  • Credit Unions and CB's
  • Model legal structures
  • Marketing manual
  • Focus on Lothian KICC start!, Knightsridge Initiative Co-ordinating Committee, community programme in Livingston
  • Livingston Mill Farm
  • West Lothian Forum of community and Co-operative Enterprises
  • Clatt the what? Aberdeenshire community business tearoom and craft shop opened
  • Publications
  • CBS corporate plan 1986-89

CB news, issue 24

Issue 24 content:

  • CB-UK national network being set up
  • Lessons from down under, re-discovering community business in Western Australia
  • Development unit news: hello from Tayside's Community Enterprise Support Team; moving forward with Community Enterprise Lothian (CEL); Shirley Grant takes the chair of ACE-HI; Central Region's new Community Enterprise Support Unit
  • Strathclyde news: community business dinner in Glasgow; Strathclyde Credit Union Development Agency; Prince Charles opens Greater Easterhouse Business Centre and War Road Business Centre; training programme; community business team for Easterhouse; Convention '87 report: setting our sights higher; community enterprise the next ten years; summary of the 1987 convention; Happy birthday Theatre Seanachaidh; Possil goes full steam ahead, Possil Community Business; Goodwood Designs, project of Port Glasgow Association of Tenants Groups Ltd; SCB's Manpower Services Commission Agency for enterprise projects; development funding
  • National news: making and selling news, community newsagents
  • Credit unions, truth in lending with no hidden cost: Greenock East Credit Union
  • News from Co-op movement: Scottish Co-operative Forum; Co-op Development Agency for Edinburgh opens
  • Craigsfarm update
  • Solway Community Business - filling the gap
  • Publications
  • Ecumenical Development Co-operative Society investment bank
  • Big plans for the News, with full-time Editor

CB news, issue 25

Issue 25 content:

  • Cavalry comics and conferences!, Government launched urban development programme by way of glossy comics and press conferences instead of expected white paper
  • National community business steering group elected
  • A tremendous tonic: CBI visit to Govan Workspace
  • Training for employment, new Government white paper
  • Jobs for Raploch, Raploch Community Enterprises Ltd, Stirling, progress
  • Scottish Development Agency: out of step?
  • Action for Jobs (again!), lunch in Glasgow
  • Success breeds success, Quintin Perry's personal reflections of his association with the community business movement
  • CB News celebrates silver jubilee
  • Strathclyde news: training packs; trainee managers programme; the five stages in setting up a community business; training for community workers; 'the boys done terrific!' SCB five-a-side team; development funding
  • Communities at work: the contribution of community business, summary of the report by the Training and Employment Resource Unit (TERU), Glasgow University
  • Ethical investment
  • Local authorities and community enterprise: how community business can be used as part of a local economic development strategy
  • Community work and community business: some sources of ambivalence - nine propositions
  • News from the Co-op Movement: Bannockburn workers take initiative over privatisation at Bannockburn Bus Depot; national network of local CDA's conference '88; Coventry conference; food co-ops seminar
  • Credit union news
  • Community enterprise in Shropshire
  • Publications

CB news, issue 30

Issue 30 content:

  • Convention 89, more participation planned
  • Telethon funding aids project for Little Hulton Community Enterprise
  • UK councils asked for support, conference addresses relationship between local authorities and community enterprise
  • Wester Hailes in recycling bid, on Wester Hailes Enterprises Ltd (WHEL)
  • Social audit, the next stage
  • Community business, what it does for the Philippines
  • Free market broadcasting, a costly business
  • Easterhouse on the air, community radio station licence for Citizens Band Radio group
  • Old Town and South Side News, Edinburgh newspaper relaunched as a community business
  • NFCF, City farms and Community Gardens new publication 'City Farmer'
  • 'New Consumer' pilot issue magazine
  • CBS responds to Scottish Enterprise white paper
  • I am a local resident, poem from "The collected inspiration of Betty Kellock"
  • Project moves on!, Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF) plans
  • Office basics, learning the hard way: Children's Scrapstore, Bristol: Bristol and Avon Community Enterprise Conference
  • What's in a name?, Closure of Via, community knitwear business
  • Training scheme axed by EEC, the Vocational Training Programme run by Strathclyde Community Business
  • Pop festival contract for Possil Community Business security company, Allander Security
  • It's our city! community business projects reaching the finals of BBC's competition
  • Viewdata, Strathclyde Community Viewdata (SCV) community information terminals
  • New appointment for Duncan McTavish at Renfrew Development Company
  • Private sector in training proposals, report on the St George's House Training Initiative
  • 1988 survey of worker co-operatives summary report
  • UK network of community enterprise

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

CB news, issue 32

Issue 32 content:

  • Opportunity knocks, recycling as a community enterprise
  • A divided city, report on community enterprise in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Putting People First, Community initiatives on Creggan Estate, Derry
  • Investing in Scotland's greatest asset - the people, launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)
  • Community business down under, experience in New Zealand
  • Telling an old story, Theatre Seanachaidh work with Project Ability on publication of book "Strathclyde Story"
  • Harvesting a future, on growth of community enterprise in Western Australia
  • CB book review
  • Not the conventional crossword, competition puzzle

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

Community business news, issue 34

Issue 34 content:

  • Recycling and community enterprise, statistics from Save Waste and Prosper (SWAP)
  • The fabric of Glasgow, Needleworks banner-making project for 1990 Glasgow City of Culture
  • New title for community business, publication from Seanachaidh
  • Embroidery exhibition at Galerie Mirages, Edinburgh, touring Scotland
  • Your help requested, to support village school in Koudougou, Burkino Faso
  • No meeting of minds on recycling, at Forum meeting
  • Unity in enterprise, on the churches' role in community based economic development
  • Tackling a social evil, church initiative Grangemouth Enterprises
  • Cover theme: Linking up the churches involvement in local economies; Church starts work agency; Linking up, national conference on 'Churches and the local economy'
  • Community enterprise: in the backyard of the community enterprise community, looking at the reasons for the community enterprise movement being less successful in England than Scotland
  • A voice from the community, Edinburgh Community Newspaper Trust
  • Where Credit is due, the response of a Canadian fishing community to bank closures
  • New business in boards, Cowie Woodcutters Ltd, Stirlingshire
  • Airth commmunity shop opens
  • A concept of law, preview of community owned Legal Services Agency, Glasgow
  • CED consultants looks forward!, advertising feature for Community Economic Development Ltd
  • Inverclyde initiatives: Wonderland Nursery; Theatre Seanachaidh
  • Ferguslie Park - ode to
  • Book reviews
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

 
Enclosures:

  • New Consumer leaflet
  • "Communities in business: the process of development" order form
  • New publications from Community Economy Ltd, order form

Community business news, issue 37

Issue 37 content:

  • CB News: SCEIF opens for business; Secondment makes big impact, report from Action Resource Centre (ARC); Dundee now a city of recovery, as Britain's 3rd recycling city; Possil secures city's culture, contracts for Possil Community Business for Glasgow City of Culture programme; Tullibody Communtiy Enterprise new grasscutting contract; Buckhaven Parish Church Training Agency wins award
  • Trading fairly, profile of two Traidcraft suppliers
  • New co-op for Rochdale, Shomiti clothing co-operative
  • CRT awards bursaries, interviews with Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary winners
  • Community owned printing companies: Prime Print and Design, Stoneyburn; Raploch Community Enterprise Printing; Ad-tec Enterprises, Castlemilk
  • New move in Northern Ireland, Community Business Northern Ireland (CBNI) set up
  • Living on the edge of Scotland, community business in the Shetland Isles
  • Its a long and winding road, Glen Buchanan reflects on his two years as CBS Convenor
  • Convention 1990: 300 to attend convention
  • An American tale, comparison of community economic development in Scotland and America
  • Book reviews
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

Community business news, issue 40

Issue 40 content:

  • CB News: Changes in Strathclyde, to transform Strathclyde Community Business; Developing Glasgow, role of the Glasgow Development Agency (SDA); SCEIF makes first loans; New study into community enterprise, on macro policies; Working out, new magazine; Development worker network set up, in Fife; New doors open for secondment, with Action Resource Centre (ARC); Visit a Commonwealth country of your choice, with a Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary; The building bricks of success, Jagzandben Community Enterprises Development Organisation, Ghana
  • Turning the tide of Tower Hill, workspace creation in Liverpool
  • Helping the places others forgot, work of the Civic Trust Regeneration Unit (CTRU) in the UK
  • Re-industrialization from below, using the legal procedure of the 'power of eminent domain' to take over abandoned workspaces
  • Penguins, yachts and failures, review of Scottish Business in the Community AGM
  • The French connection, report on study tour to Lyon, France, looking at combating unemployment
  • Community business developments in Lothian: Craigshill Initiative Community Enterprises Ltd; Business Development Network; Craigsfarm launderette
  • Turkana Fisherman's Co-operative, Kenya, a case study from a Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary recipient
  • Marketing - does it have a role within community business?
  • Social auditing in a global context
  • Horrorscope 1991, what it holds for community enterprise in Scotland

Community business news, issue 44

Issue 44 content:

  • CB News: Boost for Whitfield economy, Community Business Whitfield, Dundee, new premises; A first for Alloa, Alloa Community Enterprises buy first recycling vehicle in Scotland; Trusting in regeneration, Tower Hill Community Trust, Kirkby, launched; Workers take over bus company, Clydesdale 2000; First European COMMACT conference identifies global challenges;
  • What we do in Scotland, photographs and list of range of community business activities
  • Report from the front line, by recipient of Commonwealth Relations Trust bursary to visit Zimbabwe
  • AGM of SCEIF, four page feature on the year's activities: Needleworks; Cumbrae Holiday Apartments; Linn Park; Maryhill Workshops Ltd; Four Acres Trust; Barra
  • Mixing oil and water - is emulsion the solution?, on the dawning era of the social economy
  • It's you we answer to! WesterHailes housing development selected as testbed for pioneering home security system provided by BT
  • Special needs co-ops build confidence, Durham Co-operative Development Association
  • Co-op focus: New co-operative theatre company, Hull Freetown Theatre; Co-operative braille service, Tactile Audio Braille Services Ltd, Humberside; European Co-ops meet in Glasgow, hosted by the Scottish Co-operatives Development Committee; New fair trade coffee, Cafedirect; Scottish green show in March 1992; New UK Co-operative Council; Linking conference in Telford; New supplier of recycled paper, Green Paper Company, Edinburgh; New green fund, the Environmental Development Fund
  • Hendon 2000, community development in the 1990s part one, an attempt in Sunderland to halt the spiral decline in an inner area of the town
  • City challenge, review of the Department of the Environment's scheme

Community Business Scotland 3 years on: 1984 report

Contents of the report:

  • Foreword by Sir Kenneth Alexander
  • Background and origins
  • Annual Convention
  • Community Business News
  • Lobbying for investments
  • The Enterprise Allowance Scheme
  • The European connection
  • Consultancy work for Public Authorities
  • Community Business Development Unit - Central Region
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Regional federations of Community Business
  • Community Business Directory
  • Some points for the future
  • A role for CBS
  • Postscript

CBS news, issue 2

Issue 2 content:

  • CBS: What's been happening
  • Enterprise allowances - but not in Scotland
  • Community business directory
  • Community farms and gardens
  • New video film about community businesses in Strathclyde
  • Strathclyde urban aid 1982/83
  • "Start your own business" training course
  • Home production sales and advisory unit
  • Small business initiatives for West Lothian

Community business news, issue 5

Issue 5 content:

  • A growth in industry, on the annual convention
  • Publications
  • Coodham Unemployment Project, Kilmarnock
  • Greater Springburn Enterprises Ltd, Glasgow
  • HAZE, knitwear range from HPSO at Scottish Trade Fair
  • Despair or hope?, in the community business movement
  • And just like Topsy it growed and growed, Easterhouse Festival Society is five years old
  • Garthamlock Community Shops, official opening
  • Legal structures, for community businesses
  • Finance for community enterprise, cash-in on EEC money: Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), US, finance for community-based economic development inititiatives
  • How do community businesses start
  • CBS membership 1982/83

Community business news, issue 7

Issue 7 content:

  • Strathclyde Leaps, on Strathclyde Regional Council agreeing to set up a community business development unit
  • How can the Scottish Development Agency back community business
  • Publications: newsletters; LEAP case study series; Bootstrap Enterprises annual report 1982
  • The Sheffield experiment with the Council trying to influence the local community into desirable directions and developments
  • Comment on Strathclyde's plans, Strathclyde Regional Council's plans for backing community businesses
  • Pallion Residents Enterprises (PRE), community business in Sunderland based in an old clothing factory
  • Community Business Lothian (CBL), aims, community business information kit
  • Community business groups in Lothian: Craigs Farm; Self Help Employment Leith Focus (SHELF); Wester Hailes Community Enterprise Ltd; Castlecliff Workshops; Breich Enterprise Action Group (BEAG); Gorgie City Farm
  • Lothian catches up on CBL's first executive committee meeting
  • West Calder Workspace, premises discussion
  • Community business training in Lothian with CBS and LEAP
  • Enterprise allowance scheme - a new start or the same old story?
  • New developments at Craig's Farm, Livingston
    -Frustration in Govan, Govan Workspace and Scottish Development Agency backing for development of Elderpark Workspace
  • Your news, on funding for Community Business News
  • Wigtown Rural Project launched
  • Monitoring project, on eight community-based employment initiatives in the UK by the Community
  • Initiatives Research Trust (CIRT)
  • Jobs for warmth?, launch of Scottish Neighbourhood Energy Action
  • Urban Aid 1983-84 applicationsby community groups to Strathclyde Regional Council

'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.

‘Real training for real jobs – the 1987 European Social Fund training programmes’

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

Scottish Community Investment Fund plc prospectus

Published version of the investment fund prospectus sent to potential subscribers detailing, description of the fund and how it will operate, financial projections, accountants' reports, procedure for application and application form. Redacted for data protection.
This document is held in several collections within the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), the digitised copy is from the John Pearce collection.

CBS news, issue 3

Issue 3 content:

  • SDA seeks CBS help
  • Community business directory
  • Publications
  • Elf help
  • New help of community businesses in Wigton
  • Scottish Development Agency
  • Enterprise allowance scheme extended to North Ayrshire
  • TASS Community Enterprises Ltd
  • Around the regions: Strathclyde; Central; Lothian
  • Plans afoot for community business unit in Lothian
  • Norweg, Northwest Employment Group, Kilmarnock
  • Community business - a local development agency
  • CBS Secretary visits community co-ops in Lewis
  • CBS membership 1982/83

Community business news, issue 13

Issue 13 content:

  • 'Creating employment in the community' conference, overview
  • At the opening of Elderpark Workshpace
  • Publications
  • Stoneyburn Workshops Ltd, Breich Valley, West Lothian
  • How the recession is hitting Scotland
  • Strathclyde colour supplement, Strathclyde Community Business; Spring training programme; Port Glasgow Community Enterprises Ltd; Garnock Workspace; Drumchapel Community Business; Forgewood Enterprises Ltd
  • Stoneyburn Workshops Ltd
  • Tackling unemployment in the Western Isles, Eriskay Co Chomunn
  • Community enterprise in Canada
  • A lesson for Wales? Antur Broydd Cymru (Welsh Community Enterprise)
  • What shall we do with the profit?, ways to use surplus finance
  • Third sector economy, appraisal of community business ventures in North East Scotland

Community business news, issue 15

Issue 15 content:

  • Decaying Britain, Royal Insitute of British Architects (RIBA) leaflet on construction, housing policy, urban regeneration, post-war estates
  • Manifesto '85
  • 1985 CBS convention
  • 1986 community business directory
  • Newcastle group visit Scotland, to study community business
  • Aussie body line bowling, talk by Director of Community Employment Inititatives Unit (CEIU), Western Australia
  • CECOP conference
  • New face at Community Business Central
  • Central Home Producers exhibition
  • Ferguslie looks to the future, Ferguslie Park Community Holdings Ltd
  • Stathclyde colour supplement: SCB annual report 1984/85; directory of community businesses in Strathclyde region; Autumn training courses; new '85 VPP; strategy discussion
  • CB's and the third world
  • Rural developments, the Braeval Project, Aberfoyle
  • CB on TV
  • Women in community enterprise
  • Shuttle diplomacy!, the International Council for Adult Education, Toronto, Canada forming working group on economic self-management
  • SFHA conference, community business workshop at Scottish Federation of Housing Associations conference
  • Publications
  • CBS still needs you!, membership information

CB news, issue 27

Issue 27 content:

  • City strategy for community business, from Glasgow District Council
  • Skill survey in Ferguslie Park
  • Trusts bid for new role, as local points of delivery for training and small business advice
  • Tayside Community Enterprise Support Team
  • Finding other funds, for co-operatives
  • Working for common wealth, conference in Goa, India
  • Convention '88 overview
  • In the marketplace, promoting a community business without spending vast sums of money
  • Valleymedia - what does it do?
  • Selling the secret of success, seminar on marketing and sales
  • Making your business visible, Touch Point Productions for promotional videos and publications
  • Thanks, Glen Buchanan, outgoing CB News editor
  • CE-UK plans seminar
  • Alloa's success, Alloa Community Enterprise in fourth year of trading
  • Community Enterprise Support Unit (CESU) is one year old!
  • Raploch revisited, Raploch Community Enterprise, Stirling looks back on first year of trading
  • Community enterprise Scotland?, CBI Chairman talks about how the new Enterprise Scotland will help local communities
  • Fellowships in employment, German Marshall Foundation fellowship study tours in USA
  • Report from conference looking at research by Community Economy Ltd (CEL) into the development of local enterprises on 13 housing estates
  • Co-op Forum, overview of Scottish co-operative Forum second annual conference, in Glasgow
  • Lessons from America?, report from the German Marshall Fellowship on community development in the US
  • Focus on Govan's food co-op
  • Official opening at Ware Road, Easterhouse, SCB area office
  • Towards the next five years, John Pearce's talk at the SCB AGM
  • What's wrong with Employment Training?
  • CB reviews
  • Whose business is the community? Can community business fill the gap left by the Community Programme?

Community business news, issue 38

Issue 38 content:

  • CB News: Cardenden Community Store to open in Fife; Radio skills course offered by East End Radio, Glasgow; New contract for Tullibody Enterprise Services; Trainees with Poldrait Service and Industry adopt special Olympics athlete; Farm's Laundrette opens, at Craigsfarm; Friendly paper available
  • Recycling: it takes three to tango, report by Project Executive for Recycling at the Scottish Development Agency
  • Dundee, city of recovery, a recycling city
  • Recycling, a little step at a time, Scottish Development Agency recycling forum in Glasgow
  • Sounding a cautionary note, on recycled paper
  • Gartcosh.. a by word, recycling waste paper
  • Leeds City Council says Save Waste and Prosper (SWAP)
  • Getting on the job, Falkirk Paper Recycling Project
  • When cleaning out means cleaning up, Great Recovery uplifting waste paper from Council offices
  • High-tech BITS in Falkirk, Business Information and Training Services
  • The birth of a new idea, Little Feet Nursery Services, Greenock
  • Lost opportunities, call for stronger links between community council and community business
  • Creating networks, community enterprise in the Midlands
  • Developing the economy of Cleveland, the Community Enterprise Development Officer (CEDO) initiative
  • Convention 1990 workshops
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)
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