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Community Business Scotland Network Ltd records (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-CBSN
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2010

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection covers records from Community Business Scotland (1981-1999) becoming Community Business Scotland Network. The records have been arranged into 10 series covering the following activity or format (4 of the series are awaiting cataloguing and this has been noted in brackets at the end of the series title):

  • Management and administration of CBS and CBSN, 1981-2010
  • Information and guidance provided by CBSN, 1981-2005
  • Events and training delivered by CBS, 1985-1997
  • Marketing materials and annual reports for CBS and CBSN,1989-2001
  • Community Economic Development Ltd (CED) records, 1988-1991
  • Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc (SCEIF) records, 1984-1999
  • CBS national projects and collaborations (uncatalogued)
  • CBSN international projects and collaborations (uncatalogued)
  • Social enterprise and related research and literature (uncatalogued)
  • CBS artefacts (uncatalogued)

Community Business Scotland Network Ltd | 1981-2015

Dr Gillian Murray papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-GM
  • Fonds
  • 2014-2020

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection includes Dr Gillian Murray's published papers, briefings and oral history recordings created between 2014 -2020 whilst working as a researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University. The oral history recordings were dispersed across the projects on which she worked. There are currently six recordings with transcripts, and also a briefing paper, from the CommonHealth research programme (2014-2018) and five recordings with transcripts from the Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project (2018-2021). These sit with the relevant project. The publications and research outputs contains a published paper which was an outcome of her work on the CommonHealth research programme (2014-2018).

  • Publications and research outputs, 2018
  • CommonHealth research programme, 2016-2018
  • Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project, 2019

Murray, Gillian | Historian

Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project records (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-SGov
  • Fonds
  • 2018-2021

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland.
Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) was a Scottish Government funded collaborative project between Glasgow Caledonian University’s (GCU) Archive Centre and Yunus Centre for Business and Health. The Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) is an umbrella heading for social enterprise related collections held at GCU Archive Centre. John Pearce's papers spearheaded the whole project in 2011. Part of the collection's preservation and cataloguing has been completed through successful funding bids and financial support from the social enterprise sector.

In February 2018 a proposal was submitted to the Scottish Government to resource a Project Archivist and a Historian for phase 1 of what was envisaged as a bigger project. The focus of this phase was 'collecting, preserving and interpreting the legacy of social enterprise in Scotland'. In October 2018 the Scottish Government agreed funding of £90,066 and the 18 month project began in November 2018. In December 2019 a proposal for phase 2 of the project was submitted to the Scottish Government with the aim of 'creating the tools for meaningful heritage ownership'. In March 2020 the Scottish Government agreed funding of £48,482 and phase 2 of the project began in May 2020.

The records cover activities of the project including, wider SECS related committee meetings; funding bid documentation; outreach through a travelling exhibition, workshops and social media; recording of oral histories; creation of an online toolkit for social enterprises to manage and preserve their records; creation of digital learning resources to support social enterprise education for the sector and universities; and work around capturing the Scottish social enterprise sector's response to COVID-19 .

The records have been arranged into 2 sub-fonds reflecting the phases of the project:

  • Phase 1: collecting, preserving and interpreting the legacy of social enterprise in Scotland records, 2018-2020
  • Phase 2: creating the tools for meaningful heritage ownership records, 2020-2021(to be catalogued as further accruals are collected)

Glasgow Caledonian University | Archive Centre | 1993-

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 'Download audio' link next to the icon above or 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.

John Pearce papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-JP
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2010

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection includes John Pearce's papers dating from 1976, when he moved to Scotland, until his retirement in 2010. They include correspondence, hand annotated agendas and minutes from a variety of meetings, newspaper cuttings that Pearce found of interest, training guides (some of which he created himself), and material relating to legal structures of community and social enterprises. The papers reflect Pearce’s areas of interest and expertise (such as Social Accounting and Audit), and the work of organisations that he founded and/or was a member of: Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM), Industrial Common Ownership Finance (ICOF), Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC), Commonwealth Association for Local Action in Development (COMMACT), Community Business Scotland, Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund. The records have been arranged into 2 series reflecting these areas of John Pearce's work:

  • Social enterprise papers, 1973-2010
  • Social accounting and audit (SAA) papers, 1977-2008

Pearce, John | 1942 - 2011 | social enterprise pioneer

Ken Milroy interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Ken Milroy.WMA, 1:06:51 hours, 64MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Ken Milroy_Approved Transcript.pdf, 11 pages, 1MB

This item is an interview with Ken Milroy 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 Ken Milroy's involvement in social enterprise with a focus on The Foyer, Aberdeen, from the 1990s onwards. Click on the 'Download audio' link next to the icon above or 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.

Ken Milroy was employed as a Community Worker at Grampian Regional Council in 1984, being promoted to Senior Community Worker and later Assistant Head of Social Strategy. In 1996 he took on the role of CEO at The Foyer, Aberdeen, where he worked to build holistic approaches to youth homelessness in the city and Aberdeenshire. He retired from his role at The Foyer in 2018, but continued as Regional Chair of North East Scotland College and a Board member of Robert Gordon University.

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 'Download audio' link next to the icon above or 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.

Open Aye records (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-OA
  • Fonds
  • 2009-2019

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection includes Open Aye's social enterprise photographs and marketing materials dating from 2009, when Becky Duncan was first commissioned to document Scottish social enterprises. The records have been arranged into 2 series:

  • Business operations and marketing, 2019
  • Projects, 2009-2018

Open Aye | 2010-