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. …

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. …

The Convener Court Kirking – 12th November 2023

Convener Court 2023 – 2024

The Convener Court consists of the four high office bearers from each Trade of The Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen, the Deacon Convener, the Late Deacon Convener, the Master of Trades Hospital and the Patron. The members of the court are elected into office each year.

At a Kirking service held at the Kirk of St Nicholas, the court were blessed in the presence of the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Burgesses, members of the trades and other dignitaries – a tradition stemming back to when the Hall was on Union Street (Trinity Centre). A celebratory lunch was held thereafter at Trinity Hall. …

Doors Open Day 2023

Trinity Hall were delighted to host a reception for some of the other venues who participated in Aberdeen Open Doors Day this year.

It was a good opportunity to learn more about their organisations, whilst giving them the opportunity to view Trinity Hall.

Many thanks to the members and staff who volunteered their time both on Open Doors Day and for the reception. …

Gorrod Trophy 2023

Congratulations to the Convener Court team who won the Gorrod Trophy on the 23rd of August at Aberdeen Indoor Bowling Club.

The Team consisted of the Deacon Convener Bruce Campbell, Patron Iain U Thomson, Master of Trades Hospital Elect Ian MacIntosh and Late Deacon Adam Byrne.

Well done to all the Trades who participated.

Public Access Defibrillator

We are delighted to have part funded this local Public Access Defibrillator, which is located just outside Clear Pharmacy on Holburn Street. In Partnership with Sainsbury N & Sons, Response Consultants UK Limited & Clear Pharmacy, we felt it prudent to help fund this life saving equipment in the local area.

Should you ever require it, dial 999 and ask the operator for an ambulance and the code to open the box. Everything you need is in the defib container, and it talks you through what to do. …

A National Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication for His Majesty King Charles III

On the 5th of July 2023, we were honoured to have representatives of The Seven Incorporated Trades attend the Peoples Procession in Edinburgh for the Thanksgiving for the King.

Deacon Convener Bruce Campbell, Ex Deacon Convener and Boxmaster David N. Parkinson, Deacon Chris Watson, Deacon Alan Law, Deacon Martin Wiseman and Deacon Richard Leith were met by the Governor of Edinburgh Castle before processing down the Royal Mile to St Giles Cathedral for the service. …

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