On Wednesday August 19th 2015, the two new members of the Shoemakers Incorporation, Alastair Walker and Mark McCue were installed as Burgesses of Trade at a ceremony held during a full council meeting at the Aberdeens Towns House. Both Gentlemen were admitted as members of the Shoemakers Incorporation in April.
The Late Deacon Convener, David N Parkinson, standing in for Deacon Convener Sandy McKinnon, presented the applicant to the Provost and Council for admission as a Free Burgess of the Burgh of Aberdeen of his own Craft only.
Traditionally new members only had the right to vote at Trade meetings once they had been accepted as a Trade Burgess.
Pictured with Late Deacon Convener David N Parkinson are Alastair Walker (left) and Mark McCue (right)