Flesher’s 2013/2014 Elections

The Aberdeen Flesher’s Incorporation held their Election of Office Bearers at Trinity Hall on Tuesday 1st October 2013.

The newly elected Officers for 2013/2014 are:

  • Deacon: Gordon L Chalmers
  • Boxmaster: Ian A MacIntosh
  • First Master: Malcohm Hetherington
  • Master: Richard Leith
  • Master: Neil Montgomery
  • Master: Andrew J Paxton
  • Late Deacon: E Craig Matheson
  • Clerk & Assessors Mr Malcolm Gunnyeon and Mr Craig Pike

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Charity challenge for Flesher Ian MacIntosh

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAberdeen Fleshers Incorporation Boxmaster, Ian MacIntosh, has set himself the target of raising a minimum of £1,000 for charity as he prepares to take on the Dublin Marathon.

The event, which takes place on Monday, October 28th 2013, will be Ian’s third taste of a marathon, having completed the Edinburgh and Loch Ness versions in recent years.

Ian will be raising funds for national children’s charity Whizz Kidz, which provides mobility equipment for disabled children and helps them lead independent lives.

He said: “Although I regularly take part in charity runs, such as the Whole Hog, I wouldn’t class myself as fit. I do have some unfinished business with the marathon distance and I’m looking forward to setting a respectable time. I’m also proud to be raising funds for such a great cause.”

Master of Trades Hospital, Sandy McKinnon, is pictured presenting Ian with a cheque towards his chosen charity. …

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Charities benefit from Fleshers Generosity

On 17th November 2012, the annual Dinner Dance was hosted by the Aberdeen Fleshers Incorporation, during which, funds were raised by attendees.

The Fleshers Incorporation matched the donations received and two charities benefitted from the generosity:

Friends of Roxburghe House‘, In memory of James Barber -a specialist palliative care unit in Aberdeen where care concentrates on symptom control for patients with life-limiting illness

and ‘Famine Relief for Orphans in Malawi‘, a charity set up to help feed and support orphans in Malawi during a period of famine.

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Fleshers

FleshersArms-150x150The Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen came to pass when the Fleshers were added to the membership in 1657 to entitle them to use the first Trinity Hall following its establishment in the city centre.

The Fleshers, drawing its skilled men from butchery businesses and the slaughterhouses of the burgh, had first been incorporated as a trade in 1534. It became custom for new entrants to provide a lavish banquet as part of their acceptance, making use of their renowned produce.

Today the Fleshers take pride in their role within the social calendar of the organisation, with each of the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen sharing responsibility for organising a range of functions to open the doors of Trinity Hall to members and guests alike.

Current Role of Members and Date Joined:
Alan D. Cain1972Gordon L. Chalmers2002Richard Leith2012
Robert A. Bannerman1982Graeme A. Ross2002Neil Montgomery2012
James W. Barber1991Stuart A. Ross2002T. Kenny Milne2015
Alistair Ross1993Donald Bannerman2004Phillip Whyte2021
E. Craig Matheson1995Ian A. MacIntosh2010
Edward Martin1996Malcohm Hetherington2012

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