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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 We are first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1124 when Aberdeen was a centre of trade and commerce.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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February Lunch Guest Announced

Posted By Garry Stevens

We are please to confirm that the Councillor Stephen Flynn, Group Leader of the SNP at Aberdeen City Council has agreed to be guest speaker at our lunch in February. Please note that it will be held on Wednesday 13th February.  The topic will be "A day in the life of

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11th January 2019 No Comments

A special message from the Lord Dean – ‘ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL’

Posted By Garry Stevens

You may think this is about the well-known hit by Pink Floyd, in fact it’s to do with a local initiative which I fully support and now call upon Burgesses to follow the lead and contribute to an Appeal for funds which will make a difference to many lives in our City. L

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9th January 2019 No Comments

Burgh Records Project – Talk

Posted By Garry Stevens

The Common Books of Aberdeen 1398-1511 Tuesday 15 January, 19.30 - 20:30, Regent Lecture Theatre, Kings College Campus Following the digital transcription of Aberdeen’s earliest burgh council registers by a project at the University of Aberdeen, this lecture will giv

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8th January 2019 No Comments

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