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 We are first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1124 when Aberdeen was a centre of trade and commerce.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

Posted By Garry Stevens

Please see preliminary notice for forthcoming AGM on Tuesday 8th May 2018: Preliminary Notice 2018

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21st March 2018 No Comments

This is Our City

Posted By Garry Stevens

           Many thanks to all who attended the ‘This is our City’ dinner at the Beach Ballroom on 27th February. On a wintry night, it was a fabulous evening highlighting some of the many positives in Aberdeen.  This Is Our City and the

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21st March 2018 No Comments

Welcome to New Burgesses admitted on 5th March 2018

Posted By Garry Stevens

    From Top: Donald Balance, Retired Oil Executive, Nominated by Joe Mackie and Seconded by George Mair. Dr David Cameron, Councillor, Nominated by Cllr Bill Cormie and Seconded by Lord Dean of Guild. Graeme Thompson, Retired Police Officer, Nominated by Will

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7th March 2018 No Comments

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