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The Burgesses of Guild of the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen ranks as one of the oldest civic institutions in Scotland. We are first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1124 when Aberdeen was a centre of trade and commerce. Much of the city's history stems from the actions of its early Burgesses who were charged with guarding the Burgh with its laws and customs. More than 800 years after formation the Burgesses of Aberdeen now number some 1,100 men and women who have been admitted on the strength of their character, professional reputation and involvement in the civic life of Aberdeen.

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Preliminary Notice – AGM

Posted By Garry Stevens

BURGESSES OF GUILD OF ABERDEEN The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Burgesses of Guild of the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen is due  be held in the Town House, Aberdeen at 12 noon on Tuesday 12th May 2020.  In light of recent advice on the corona virus, the meeting wil

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25th March 2020 No Comments

Letter from Lord Dean

Posted By Garry Stevens

Letter from Lord DeanDownload

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18th March 2020 No Comments

Burgesses Lunches and Events Postponed

Posted By Garry Stevens

Dear Burgesses The Lord Dean in conjunction with the Assessors, have taken the decision in light of the current COVID - 19 outbreak to postpone all Lunches and Social Events until further notice. For those who have paid for lunches or events, we will look to reschedu

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16th March 2020 No Comments

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