Shoemakers Welcomes New Member

SM_NewMemberAberdeen Shoemakers Inc welcomed new member Graeme Cursiter, into their Trade last night. Graeme and his wife Gillian attended the recent prospective members evening at Trinity Hall where they were able to ask questions relating to the Hall, the Seven Incorporated Trades and regarding joining the Shoemaker Trade. Graeme carried out his essay piece of cutting out the leather pieces to form a brogue shoe with Essay Masters Richard Harwood, Alastair Hunter & Albert Thomson.
As the Aberdeen Shoemakers Inc is an open Trade Graeme being involved in the oil and gas industry joins other members sharing the same profession. The Trade members have many different professions however all carry out the same essay piece to become a member in order to maintain the traditions of the Trade.
The members of the Aberdeen Shoemakers Inc welcome Graeme and Gillian into their company and look forward to sharing many social events in the coming years.

Shoemakers’ Football Evening

The Aberdeen Shoemakers Incorporation held a Football Evening in Trinity Hall on Friday 19th April 2013 which was attended by over a hundred members and guests. The guest speaker was the recently retired Aberdeen Football Club Manager Craig Brown and Compere Doug Duthie. Craig entertained the audience with a multitude of stories from his wealth of experience during the times he served as the Manager of the Scottish Football Team and the Manager of Aberdeen Football Club. A charity auction and prize draw were held during the evening raising funds which were divided between two charities close to Craig’s heart. The charities nominated by Craig were Aberdeen Football Club Youth Development & Aberdeen Football Club Ex Players Association. The latter association raising funds to preserve memorabilia relating to Aberdeen Football Club. The cheques were presented by Deacon Brian Scott to Duncan Davidson and Neil Simpson at Pittodrie on Wednesday 12th June 2013.

Shoemakers

ShoemakersArms-150x150With the motto ‘Lord crown us with glory’, the shoemakers belong to a trade steeped in tradition. Their patron saints are the St Crispian and St Crispinian – brothers said to have settled in the 3rd Century to preach the gospel and who, according to legend, worked as shoemakers by night.

It has been said that the angels supplied St Crispian and St Crispinian with materials for their work – with French shoemakers naming their tools of the trade in their honour. October 25, the date on which they were martyred, remains a special anniversary for the trade across the world.

Commonly known as cordiners, the shoemakers were among the earliest members of the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen in 1484 and today maintain their place at the heart of the modern organisation whilst never losing sight of their heritage.

Current Role of Members and Date Joined:

 

Lewis L. Stuart1984Albert Thomson2004Iain Hunter2016
John M. Bruce1992Brian Scott2006Barney Crockett2017
Mervyn R. Donald1992David A. Suttie2009Francis Kiernan2020
Richard J. Harwood1993James A. Graham2012Stuart Cordiner2020
J. Alastair Milne1994Alastair D. Hunter2012Graham Findlay2020
Christopher E. M. Watson1996David A. Ross2013Miss Sarah Machray2021
Robert J. C. Bain2000Mark McCue2015Mark Campbell2021
Brian D. Donald2003Alastair Walker2015  
Graeme McKenzie2003Graeme Cheyne2016  

 

Shoemakers Dinner Raises Vital Funds

Shoemakers presentation to Sharron O'Loan of MaggiesOn the 26th November 2011, the Shoemakers hosted a fundraising dinner with Chris Cusiter as the guest speaker.  Sharron O’Loan of Maggie’s is presented with a cheque by Ex Deacon Brian Donald and Deacon Brian Scott of the Shoemakers.

Maggie’s is working in conjunction with The Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation in an ambitious fundraising campaign to raise £3m to bring a Maggie’s Centre to Foresterhill Hospital, Aberdeen for people with cancer and their family and friends across Grampian.

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