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Monthly Archives:November 2016

Aberdeen University Graduation

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Dear Burgesses

A graduation ceremony for Aberdeen University –
Thursday 20th June at 14.35 has become available. Any Burgess wishing to attend and who is not already confirmed for another, please email Clerk Garry Stevens at – clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

The Ceremony will be allocated on first request received so if you do not receive a reply please accept that the place is filled.

Trust this is acceptable

Garry Stevens

Clerk to the Burgesses

Burgesses fund new defibrillator for Aberdeen Street Pastors

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The Lord Dean and Assessor Joe Mackie were present on Friday 3rd May to present a new defibrillator part funded by the Aberdeen Burgesses of Guild to the Aberdeen Street Pastors.

The link below gives more information


Big Curry Lunch

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Please download information on Big Curry lunch supporting Armed Forces Day.

Me Too Charity Dinner

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We are pleased to support the Charity Dinner for Me Too. Details of the Charity below, and also link to poster with details of date of dinner and how to obtain tickets.

Me Too! was founded in Summer 2015, by a local parent, frustrated with the fragmentation of information in Aberdeen City and Shire when looking for activities for her disabled son. The idea was to produce a free, quarterly “What’s On” Guide for her community. Today, Me Too! Magazine distributes to a readership of 31,000 in North East Scotland and is widely recognised as the leading organisation of “Relaxed Sessions” in the area – making events and sessions accessible to people who may otherwise find it challenging due to sensory considerations. Me Too! also offers peer support through “Me Too! & You”, a monthly children’s club “Me Too! Club” and a school holiday programme. Me Too! also delivers bespoke ASN training to organisations as well as our 6 week parent course “I’m An Autism Parent, Get Me Out of Here” and our 6 week sibling course “I’m An Autism Sibling, Get Me Out of Here” Winner of 6 Awards to date and at only 3 years old, we continue to be parent-led and driven by the needs of our community and the desire to reverse the inclusion model, where Relaxed Sessions are predominately for ASN participants, but in fact anyone is welcome as long as they are aware of the sessions they are participating in.

Places still available for 5th June Lunch

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Guest speaker is Cllr Lesley Dunbar who will discuss her recent trip to Australia to study the lives of Aberdeen women who were transported to Australia, this project was part funded by a Guildry and is sure to be an interesting topic by Cllr Dunbar.

The lunch will take place at normal venue, RNUC, Albyn Place with a 12.14 start and concluding at 14.00 prompt. Cost of the lunch is £14.00. If you wish to attend please email Clerk, Garry Stevens at

Payment can be made by cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0SJ. Or you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Lunches

Important Email – AGM – Change of Venue

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Unfortunately due to circumstances outwith our control, the AGM on Tuesday 14th May has had to be moved from Town and County Hall, Town House.

We are pleased to advise that we have accepted a very kind offer from the Seven Incorporated Trades to hold the meeting at Trinity Hall. Timings remain unchanged – Tea/Coffee/Butteries to be served from 11.30am prior to start of the AGM at 12.00 midday prompt. Presentation from Michelle Handforth, Chief Executive Officer, Aberdeen Harbour Board will follow close of business.

We have some 300 Burgesses not on email, so we will be contacting them by post, but if you know of any Burgesses who are not in receipt of email please advise them of the change of venue.

Address for Trinity Hall is:

The Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen
Trinity Hall
Trinity Corner
AB10 6DA

AGM Notice and Associated Papers – Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 12.00 noon.

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Please see links below to download papers for forthcoming AGM:

Aberdeen Industrial Heritage Museum

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Our Industrial Heritage

Plans are being formulated to create a Heritage Museum in the City to celebrate the North East of Scotland’s wide ranging and far reaching industrial past.

This will be a hands-on interactive facility for both locals and visitors alike and will help preserve the historical relevance these industries have played in shaping the City we live in today.

Given the current economic climate, it will be some time before anything concrete happens.

In the meantime, a database of sources of information and artefacts is being compiled, which can be used as part of the planning and funding process – so your help is required.

Do you, or someone you know, have a box of documents or photographs in a loft, or a rusting piece of machinery or old tools in a shed, which would not look out of place in a museum?

If so, please send basic details to Sam Murray at sam.murray@btinternet.com

Welcome to New Burgesses admitted on Monday 4th March 2019

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Peter Adam, Manging Director, Nominated by Ronnie Watt, Seconded by Reeve Watt

Gail Mair, Executive, Business Support, Nominated by Andrew Lawtie, Seconded by Lord Dean of Guild
Alexander Mess, Retired Engineer, Nominated by Paul O’Connor, seconded by Andrew Murray
Neil Powers, Aircraft Electrical Engineer, Nominated by Sam Murray, Seconded by Anne Murray
Frederick Wilkinson, Musician, Nominated by Charlie Abel, Seconded by Ronnie Watt

Change of Date for October Lunch

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Due to unforeseen circumstances the date of the lunch with the Principal and Vice Chancellor of Aberdeen University has been moved to Wednesday 13th November. We have had some requests to book the lunch on the original date of 2 October, so can those Burgesses who have confirmed please advise the Clerk if the new date is acceptable. (clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com)

Professor George Boyne became Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen on 1 August 2018.

Professor Boyne has spent the majority of his academic career in Wales. He was Pro Vice-Chancellor, Head of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and a member of University Executive Board at Cardiff University since 2012.

He was previously Dean of Cardiff University’s Business School, and is a world-leading expert on the performance of public sector organisations. Professor Boyne has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences since 2010.

The lunch will take place at RNUC at the usual time of 12.14 pm. Cost is £14, If you wish to attend please email Clerk Garry Stevens at:


Payment can be made by cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0SJ. Or you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Lunch.


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