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Justad, Tor Robin | b 1945 | Social enterprise and co-operative adviser
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Tor Justad collection (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-TJ
  • Collection
  • 1970-2015

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection includes published and unpublished material including books, pamphlets, reports, periodicals and other literature. The material relates to social enterprise (1970-2012), co-operatives (1981-2012), social accounting and audit (1993-2015) and was accumulated by Tor Justad whilst working as an adviser in these three areas. Some of the material focuses on the geographic areas in which Justad worked, particularly the Scottish highlands and islands and central belt, Ireland, Sweden and wider European networks. Other materials cover subject-specific areas Justad was involved in including community employment, retailing, energy, and related social sectors such as housing, rural development, credit unions and social investment. There are training packs and guides, reflecting one strand of work conducted by Tor Justad Associates from 1994 onwards. There are also programmes and reports for many of the conferences and seminars Justad attended over the course of his career from 1985-2012.

Some of the material is in Swedish or Norwegian. The language of material that is not in English has been indicated at file level.

The collection has been arranged into 5 series:

  • Social enterprise reports, publications, events and training materials, 1970-2013
  • Social enterprise related activities and organisations reports, 1981-2012
  • Co-operatives reports, publications, training and events, 1981-2012
  • Social accounting and audit reports, guides and training, 1993-2015
  • Miscellaneous reports on voluntary work, church, fairtrade, sustainable buildings and public services, 1994-2008

Justad, Tor Robin | b 1945 | Social enterprise and co-operative adviser

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 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.