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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 We are first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1124 when Aberdeen was a centre of trade and commerce.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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March Stones – Call for Guardians

Posted By Garry Stevens

Dear Burgesses As you may be aware it was the 700th anniversary of the Stocket Charter granted by Robert the Bruce to Aberdeen on 10th December 1319. “By our present charter confirmed to our Burgesses and Community of Aberdeen” Many visitors to Aberdeen are familiar

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28th January 2020 No Comments

Burgess Lunches

Posted By Garry Stevens

Excellent lunch held at RNUC on Wednesday 22 January with over 60 attendees with guest speaker Hon Lt Men Gurung giving a fascinating talk reflecting on his life. Born in the Gorkha district of Nepal which is a big recruiting ground for the Gurkha regiment which he joined i

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28th January 2020 No Comments

Grampian Houston Association Jazz Lunch

Posted By Garry Stevens

Please click on the link below for details on the annual jazz lunch. Jazz Lunch invite 20220 (1)Download

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22nd January 2020 No Comments

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