Tailors Annual Quiz 2024

An evening of laughs and being quizzed on our knowledge (or lack of in some cases!)

Over £1500 was raised towards the Tailors Awards which is an award scheme supporting students of Gray’s School of Art Aberdeen. There are submissions which are judged by a panel of Tailors and a monetary award is given to both the winner and runner up to help them on their way to achieving their dreams and ambitions.

Thanks to compere Steven J Innes, quiz writer Alan Moir, markers Deacon Philip Sainsbury and Ex Deacon Richard Sainsbury, our resident DJ Late Deacon Alan Law and Boxmaster David N Parkinson for organising the quiz.

Thank you to  to Fyfe Moir & Associates for sponsoring the quiz.

Tailors Quiz Night

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DEFIB/CPR Training Evening

We were delighted to have St John Scotland at the Hall for DEFIB and CPR training on the 22nd of April 2024. A very informative and enjoyable evening.

Last year The Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen, Sainsbury & Sons, Clear Pharmacy (Holburn St) & Response Consultants UK Limited joined together to purchase a community defibrillator which is located outside Clear Pharmacy.

A big thank you to St John Scotland for our training.

DEFIB/CPR Training

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Irvine Incorporated Trades – 47th Commemorative Royal Burgh Ball

The Deacon Convener Andy Leiper, Master of Trades Hospital Ian A. MacIntosh and Ex Deacon Convener David N. Parkinson were delighted to be invited along to the Irvine Incorporated Trades 47th Commemorative Royal Burgh Ball  the 20th of April 2024.

The Irvine Trades were granted their Seal of Cause by the Royal Burgh of Irvine in 1646 but have existed for many years prior to this. The Seven Trades are: Hammermen, Weavers, Tailors, Cordiners, Skinners, Wrights and Squaremen and Coopers. …

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Baking History

After the Aberdeen Baker Incorporation table meeting on the 15th of April, Ex Deacon Clive Sangster showed the equipment he used as a student at the Royal Technical College in Glasgow (now the University of Strathclyde) between 1951 and 1953. The equipment included piping nozzles used for cake decoration and a thermometer used for baking.

Ex Deacon Sangster was with Charles Murdoch Bakery in Rosemount for 45 years. He also started a cake company which he sold upon his retirement in 1992, now known as Celebration Cake Shop on Crown Street. …

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New Poetry Chapbook

On Sunday 10th March,  Albert Thomson of the Aberdeen Shoemakers Incorporation, launched his latest poetry chapbook at an event to commemorate the anniversary of Ukrainian national poet Taras Shevchenko.  It was an wonderful evening of poetry reading, dancing and music held by the Association of Ukrainians in Aberdeen.

Albert’s 26 page poetry chapbook Inspired by Shevchenko contains poems in English and Ukrainian.  Also included is a poem by Sheena Blackhall the Makar or Poet Laurate of North East Scotland.  …

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NESCol Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles and Visual Communication

The Aberdeen Tailor Incorporation were delighted to host the NESCol Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles and Visual Communication at Trinity Hall on the 6th of March for the Aberdeen Tailors Incorporation’s  NESCOL Fashion Development Award.

Our HND Textile Year 1 Students presented to the Tailors Incorporation. Each group presented their work and garments in the hope of winning the Tailors Award. Some amazing and creative pieces were presented along with a background to how each garment came together. …

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An Evening with Professor Paul Mealor and Robert Lovie – 2nd November 2023

The Aberdeen Burgesses and Burgesses of Trade were treated to a wonderful evening with Professor Paul Mealor and Robert Lovie, together, they explored Professor Mealor’s fascinating career.

Prof Paul Mealor, a Burgess of Guild, is well known and has had a distinguished career as an academic at the University of Aberdeen where he is a Professor of Composition with visiting professorships in the USA and Scandinavia, as well as being a renowned composer. …

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Weavers Career Enhancement Awards

The Weavers Incorporation held their Career Enhancement Awards Ceremony at Trinity Hall on the 6th of November 2023. The awards celebrate rising stars of the Scottish textile industry and are presented to outstanding students from Fashion & Textiles at Gray’s School of Art. The award supports the close relationship between Gray’s School of Art and the Aberdeen Weaver Incorporation and their shared commitment to support the growth of skills in the Scottish textile sector. …

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