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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.

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.

Susan McGinlay interview audio recording and transcript, recorded May 2016

  • 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.

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.

Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc promotional material

This file contains 18 items:

  • ‘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

Annual reports and conventions of Community Business Scotland Ltd

This file contains 6 items:

  • 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.

Glasgow Polytechnic (formerly Glasgow College, Glasgow College of Technology) records

  • GB 1847 GP
  • Collection
  • 1971 - 1993

This material has yet to be formally sort and listed but the following record series have been identified.
Further series will be identified in the future.

  • Governing Council, College Council and Governing Body minutes and papers 1971-1993
  • Prospectuses 1971-1993
  • Academic Board minutes and papers 1971-1982
  • Formal opening documentation 1972
  • Graduation and awards ceremony programmes 1972-1993
  • Awards ceremony photographs 1973
  • GCT News, Contact , Online (staff magazines) 1976-1991
  • Academic Policy Committee minutes and papers 1982 - 1993
  • Finance, Policy and General Purposes Committee minutes and papers 1985-1987
  • Student Affairs Committee minutes and papers 1985-1992
  • Health, Safety and Welfare Committee minutes and papers 1985-1987
  • Staff Affairs Committee minutes and papers 1986-1992
  • Finance Committee minutes and papers 1987-1993
  • Building and Works Committee minutes and papers 1987-1993
  • Papers relating to the change of College’s names 1987 and 1991
  • Health and Safety Committee minutes and papers 1988-1993
  • Principal’s Management Group minutes and papers 1989-1992
  • CUC/Management Consultative Committee 1991-1993
  • University Management and Deans Group (UMDG) 1992-1993

Glasgow Polytechnic

The Queen's College, Glasgow (formerly the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science) records

  • GB 1847 QC
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 2009

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:

  • Governance, 1907-1993
  • Institutional administration, 1908-1993
  • Finance, 1909-1993
  • 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
  • Photographs, 1910s-1990s
  • Artefacts, 20th century

Queen's College, Glasgow

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