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Burgess of Guild Lunches Reminder

Burgess of Guild Lunches Reminder

Garry Stevens No Comment



We are pleased to announce that the programme of lunches has been agreed up to and including February 2017. Lunches will be held at the RNUC Albyn Place and the cost will be £14. Lunches commence at 12.14pm and finish at 2.00pm prompt.

Wednesday 5th October – Newly admitted Burgess Kenneth Taylor will give a short illustrated talk on Scottish Forestry through the eyes of a “North East Loon” Ken was born in Fonthill and grew up in Craigiebuckler. Childhood visits to the forests of Hazelhead and “The Forest of Birse” clearly had some effect on him, as he went on to read Forestry at Aberdeen University. A 25 year carreer as a Forest Manager with Scottish Woodlands Ltd he oversaw the Harvesting and Establishment work at Balmoral, Birkhall, and Delnadamph Estates for the Royal Family as well as other various Aberdeenshire Private Estates. Ken now works for Savils, who having recently purchased Smiths Gore are increasing their Forest Management portfolio

Wednesday 2 November – Danny Streams, Regional Fundraiser for Poppy Scotland will be the guest speaker, and will give an informal presentation on how Poppy Scotland is organised, who they work closely with, and how the money collected during the year and particularly during the annual poppy appeal is used. Danny will also give some information on their flagship Welfare Centre in Inverness.

Wednesday 7th December – Councillor Alan Donnelly will reflect on his childhood as a boy growing up in Jarrow in the North East of England

Wednesday 1st February – Newly appointed CEO of Aberdeen Inspired Adrian Watson, will be guest speaker and will update the lunch on Aberdeen Inspired’s current plans and those for the future.

If you wish to attend f the lunches please contact Clerk Garry Stevens at:


Payment can be made via cheque for £14 made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and send to:

Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose, DD10 0SJ


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