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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 We are first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1124 when Aberdeen was a centre of trade and commerce.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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Garthdee Spirit of the Community Awards 2017

Posted By Garry Stevens

Message from Burgess Paul O'Connor MBE, It is with the greatest of pleasures that I warmly invite you to join me for the 2017 Margaret E Morrison spirit of the community awards and Inchgarth AGM, to be held at Inchgarth community centre. This tremendous free event cel

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26th May 2017 No Comments

May Festival

Posted By Garry Stevens

Please see post below from Assessor Dr Chris Croly regarding Aberdeen University May Festival: May Festival, 26-28th May, King’s College, University of Aberdeen. Join us for a weekend of events. We are excavating the site of the University’s Grammar School which s

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25th May 2017 No Comments

*****Burgess of Guild Lunch – 7th June Cancelled*****

Posted By Garry Stevens

Please note that the lunch planned for Wednesday 7th June has been cancelled. Apologies for this It is due to a clash of dates by our guest speaker which is unfortunate but cannot be helped. Those who have paid will have the cost carried forward as a credit. We hope to have

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25th May 2017 No Comments

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