Fleshers

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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Presentation to Ex Deacon Alan Cain

Following an Aberdeen Fleshers Incorporation meal on Tuesday 1st August, Deacon Richard Leith had the honour of presenting Ex Deacon Alan Cain with an engraved butchers block to mark an amazing 50 years of membership with the organisation.

The block is made of beech wood and specially cut to size from a supplier of traditional butcher blocks, who informed Boxmaster Kenny Milne that he would not make another one of that size as it was more challenging than he anticipated.

Ex Deacon Alan Cain thanked the members of the Aberdeen Fleshers Incorporation for the gift, which will be treasured both by him and by his family.

Deacon Richard Leith and Ex Deacon Alan Cain

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SensationALL

Boxmaster Kenny Milne, SensationALL Chief Executive Officer Katie McNutt and 
Deacon Richard Leith

The Aberdeen Fleshers Incorporation were delighted to donate £3200.00 to SensationALL. Funds were raised at their Election Dinner Dance in November 2022. SensationALL is an Aberdeen charity, based in Westhill who provides support for Neurodiverse individuals and those with multiple support needs, available for all ages, all conditions and all members of the family.

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Donation to Grampian ICU

The Aberdeen Fleshers Incorporation have generously matched funds raised via a raffle held at their Election dinner on the 20th of November 2021, totalling £850.
Deacon Leith said: “The Intensive Care unit cared for Late Deacon Andrew Paxton. The Fleshers Incorporation thought this to be a fitting donation to make, to express their gratitude to all the team at the ICU.”

For more information, please visit the charities website: https://www.nhsgcharities.com/fundraising/

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2021/2022 Aberdeen Fleshers Election

Late Deacon Malcohm Hetherington, Deacon Richard Leith and Boxmaster Kenny Milne

The annual Election of Office Bearers within the Aberdeen Flesher’s Incorporation was held on Tuesday 5th October at Trinity Hall.

The newly elected Officers for 2021/2022 are:

Deacon: Richard Leith

Boxmaster: Kenny Milne

First Master: Graeme Ross

Late Deacon: Malcohm Hetherington

Trades Clerk & Assessor: Mr Craig Pike

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