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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 We are first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1124 when Aberdeen was a centre of trade and commerce.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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National Commemoration of St Valery

Posted By Garry Stevens

Please see email below from fellow Burgess Neil McLennan: I have brought three veteran's charities together: PoppyScotland, Legion Scotland and the Royal Caledonian Education Trust (I am a director of the last one) to mark the first national commemoration of St Valery. h

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25th May 2020 No Comments

Message from Lord Dean

Posted By Garry Stevens

Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen LORD DEAN OF GUILD COLIN G. TAYLOR 17th May 2020 Dear Burgesses of Guild I am pleased to report a successful AGM last week, with the assistance of the internet meeting place, Zoom.    In accordance with

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18th May 2020 No Comments

Burgess of Guild AGM

Posted By Garry Stevens

History was made today (12th May) when 23 attendees logged on the virtual AGM meeting at 12.00 noon via the Zoom platform. Attendees included Lord Provost and fellow Burgess Barney Crockett. Unfortunately Aberdeen City Council Chief Executive, Angela Scott was unable to

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12th May 2020 No Comments

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