• +07789 994682
  • clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

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 We are first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1124 when Aberdeen was a centre of trade and commerce.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


A welcome from the Lord Dean of Guild

Management Team

Meet the Lord Dean, Assessors & Clerk.


Read more about the History of the Burgesses.

Contact Us

Get in touch!

Latest News

University Graduations

Posted By Garry Stevens

Yvonne Thomson and Gail Mair are Burgesses who are members of the Civic Team at Aberdeen City Council supporting our Lord Provost. They also provide valuable assistance to the Lord Dean and Garry Stevens and last week they represented the Burgesses at a graduation ceremony

Read More

14th July 2019 No Comments

Welcome to New Burgesses

Posted By Garry Stevens

Welcome to the following new Burgesses admitted on Monday 24th June 2019 In order from top: Julien Brown - Chartered Engineer, Proposed by Ronnie Watt OBE and seconded by Gail Watt. Graham Guyan - Company Director, Proposed by David MacDermid, and Seconded by Colin Jo

Read More

25th June 2019 No Comments

Congratulations to three Burgesses

Posted By Garry Stevens

I am sure all Burgesses would welcome the news that the following have been honoured in the Queen's recent birthday honours list, links to each recipient below: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/1767837/queens-birthday-honours-archie-foundation-chairman

Read More

9th June 2019 No Comments

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.