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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 We are first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1124 when Aberdeen was a centre of trade and commerce.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 Lunch – Wednesday 9th October

Posted By Garry Stevens

We are pleased to announce that fellow Burgess and Funeral Director Mark Shaw will be guest speaker at our lunch in October. Mark will give a talk about his work, funerals, changes within funeral customs and also focus on other areas of interest. The lunch will take plac

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16th September 2019 No Comments

GHAT – Art Event

Posted By Garry Stevens

GHAT have organised an event to which Burgesses are invited. An evening with Mary Butterworth. Link below for further information and how to book a place. This is the link to the Mary Butterworth event   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-mary-butterworth-t

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Welcome to new Burgesses admitted 2 September 2019

Posted By Garry Stevens

David Fryer, Community Entrepreneur. Proposed by Dr Fiona Jane Brown and seconded by Pauline Gerrard Very Reverend Dr Isaac Poobalan, Provost of St Andrews Church, Aberdeen. Proposed by Cllr Martin Greig, Seconded by Lord Dean of Guild

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2nd September 2019 No Comments

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