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'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

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

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
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