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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 We are first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1124 when Aberdeen was a centre of trade and commerce.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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Burgess Luch – Aberdeen FC Community Trust

Posted By Garry Stevens

A good number of Burgesses attended a very interesting and informative talk from our guest speaker, Liz Bowie, Chief Executive of AFC Trust. Liz gave an overview of the incredible work and support the Trust give to the citizens of the local community. To repeat from the ori

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22nd September 2022 No Comments

Letter of Condolence

Posted By Garry Stevens

Please see below letter of condolence which the Lord Dean has sent on behalf of the Burgesses of Guild to His Majesty the King Letter-of-CondolenceDownload

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16th September 2022 No Comments

Thermopylae Clipper 150 commemoration dinner

Posted By Garry Stevens

We are pleased to support the dinner commemorating 150 years of the Thermopylae Tea clipper. The event will be attended by the Lord Dean of Guild. Please see flyer below for details: Corporate-Dinner-Leaflet-Thermopylae-150-4Download

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2nd September 2022 No Comments

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