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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 We are first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1124 when Aberdeen was a centre of trade and commerce.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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Beatrice de Graff and Thomas Weber Talk

Posted By Garry Stevens

On Saturday 17th February we held an event in conjunction with the Order of Scottish Samurai at the Town House with two internationally renowned speakers - Professor Thomas Weber, an authority on and author of books on Adolf Hitler and Professor Beatrice de Graaf, an author

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19th February 2024 No Comments

Sunshine on Leith – Joint Theatre Trip

Posted By Garry Stevens

We are delighted to announce a shared event with the Incorporated Trades to attend Sunshine on Leith at HMT Theatre on Friday 28th June. It will include a pre-Theatre 2 course meal at Mi Amore. Timings will be: Meal at 17.30 Theatre at 19.30 We have 30 places av

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16th February 2024 No Comments

Piping Recital – Gordon Highlanders Museum

Posted By Garry Stevens

We are pleased to promote this event on behalf of fellow Burgess Pauline Gerrard: At the Gordon Highlanders MuseumFriday 15th of March 7pmA piping recital by Callum Beaumont, The Current Glenfiddich Solo Piping Champion and featuring local Junior Piper James Fraser!

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12th February 2024 No Comments

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