The Essay prescribed by the Aberdeen Baker Incorporation:
‘To take up the liquor and seasoning and mould six half loaves of good and well crusted bread, chaff and roll up one and one half dozen bath buns’
The bakery chosen was J.G. Ross Ltd of Inverurie. The Oversman appointed was First Master Mike Gillan with Ex Deacons J. George Ross and John Russell as Essay Masters.
The Incorporation met after completion and inspection of the Essay, agreed it was ‘sufficient’ and Gary Leslie was admitted as a member.