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.


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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