On Saturday the 1st November, the 427th Convener Court Election Dinner of the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen was held in Trinity Hall in celebration of the completion of the Elections of each of the Seven Trades: Hammermen, Bakers, Wrights & Coopers, Tailors, Shoemakers, Weavers and Fleshers.
Mr Alexander C McKinnon was elected as Deacon Convener while Mr George Esson was appointed as Master of Trades Hospital.
At the end of the evening the Deacon Convener thanked all those that had assisted in making the evening a success including those who spoke at the Dinner.
– Toast to the Memory of Rev Dr William Guild – Patron Reverend Iain U Thomson
– Toast to the City of Aberdeen – Mr Alastair Anderson
– Reply to the toast – Lord Provost George Adam
– Toast to the Universities of Aberdeen – Mr Hugh Ouston
– Reply to the Toast – Principal & Vice Chancellor of The Universities of Aberdeen – Prof Sir Ian Diamond
– Toast to the Convener Court of the Incorporated Trades – Reverend Stephen Taylor
– Reply to the Toast – Master of Trades Hospital George Esson
The evening was then closed by the traditional ‘Bon Accord’ toast given by the Lord Provost.