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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 We are first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1124 when Aberdeen was a centre of trade and commerce.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 Evening Event – Learn all about the March Stones

Posted By Garry Stevens

March Stones are a very important part of the Burgesses history with the full story not known to many. We are lucky that within our ranks we have Colin Johnston who is the ultimate authority on all that there is to know about the stones. Colin will give an informative and i

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31st January 2023 No Comments

Seabank House – Committee Members Required

Posted By Garry Stevens

We are happy to advertise on behalf of Seabank House their request for voluntary committee members to assist the charity. Please see information below if any Burgess is interested: Seabank-House-AdvertismentDownload

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31st January 2023 No Comments

Charity Burns Supper – Friday 3rd February

Posted By Garry Stevens

Following earlier posting just a reminder of the forthcoming Burns Supper. This is not a Burgess organised event but we are happy to endorse it as it is being organised by fellow Burgess, Charles Henderson, in support of the Lord Provost's Charitable Trust. A good number of

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6th January 2023 No Comments

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