On Monday the 10th June, Dr Guilds Managers (the Deacon Convener, Master of Trades Hospital, Late Deacon Convener and the Deacons of the individual Trades) were joined by our Patron, Rev Iain Thomson, to attend the installation of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Rothesay as Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen. Her Royal Highness succeeds Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, who stepped down at the end of December having served since 1997.
The morning event started with a procession of guests, led by a piper, University alumni, staff, students, supporters, civic dignitaries along with representatives from other Scottish universities, in attendance.
Prior to the installation as Chancellor, Her Royal Highness was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Law. After the installation ceremony, the new Chancellor bestowed honorary degrees on six outstanding individuals for their academic and personal achievements.