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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 We are first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1124 when Aberdeen was a centre of trade and commerce.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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Latest News

“Nae Ordinary Burns Supper”

Posted By Garry Stevens

Fellow Burgess Fiona Kennedy is producing an event for locally run Aberdeen charities.'Nae Ordinary Burns Supper' at the Beach Ballroom on Friday 31st January 2020 - it's 10th anniversary. Over these last years they have raised over £200,000 for local charities. It's a gre

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12th November 2019 No Comments

Busy time for the Burgesses

Posted By Garry Stevens

The Burgesses have had a busy few weeks since start of October. Fellow Burgess Mark Shaw was guest speaker at our lunch on 9th October. 31 Burgesses were given an interesting and informative talk on the Funeral business past, present and future. On 10th October, Dr

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12th November 2019 No Comments

Want to Join the ACVO Board?

Posted By Garry Stevens

We are pleased to offer support this appeal by ACVO which does a good job for many voluntary organisations in our city.      Any Burgess who may be interested to learn more WITHOUT COMMITMENT can contact Maggie Hepburn. We Want You to Join our Bo

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11th November 2019 No Comments

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