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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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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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. …

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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. …

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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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