• +07789 994682
  • clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Monthly Archives:May 2018

Burgess Annual Quiz – Call for Teams

Garry Stevens No Comments

We still require some more teams for our Annual Quiz, details below. Even if you wish to take part and don’t have a team don’t worry we can form a team on the night.

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Quiz will take place at Aberdeenshire Cricket Club on Monday 26th November with a 6.30pm start. Once again Past Dean, Fred Dalgarno will be Quizmaster.

Teams of 4 maximum, cost will be £13 per person which includes buffet supper.

If you wish to take part please email Garry Stevens at – clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made via 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

Via online payment to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609, Ref Surname/Quiz

Giacomo and Glover Play

Garry Stevens No Comments

Places are still available for the play as detailed below. For those already confirmed please note the start time is now 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

The Burgesses of Guild of Aberdeen Present

Giacomo & Glover – The Road to Turandot

A one act play by Mike Gibb

Following the success of the 2017 event, the second one act play by Aberdeen playwright Mike Gibb (Mother of All the Peoples, Five Pound & Twa Bairns, Clarinda, Doorways in Drumorty, Lest We Forget, Outlander the Musical) based around the lives of composer Giacomo Puccini and North East born industrialist Thomas Blake Glover (regarded by many as the inspiration for Lt. Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly) will be performed by a group of five actors in the Town and County Hall in the Aberdeen Town House, on Thursday 11 October, from 6.30pm. Please use the Union Street entrance to access the Town House

The play intertwines the fascinating life stories of Puccini, through the triumph of his operas blemished by his turbulent private life, and Glover, whose success and adulation in Japan was marred by family tragedy.

The event is open to Burgesses and their guests and the ticket price of £10 includes an after show buffet.

If you wish to attend please email clerk Garry Stevens at clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

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/Play

News from the Lord Dean of Guild

Garry Stevens No Comments

The Lord Dean was part of the Burgess Golf Team who took part in the annual Friendship Trophy Golf match at Deeside Golf Club on Tuesday 11th September. The Burgesses were once again victorious but by a very slim margin of 2 points. This is the third year since its inception that the Burgesses have been the winning team. After a recount our  own Burgess, John Craig was the winning individual player with 33 Stableford points.

On Sunday 16th September, The Lord Dean was present at the Annual Scottish Samurai Awards, organised by Burgess Ronnie Watt OBE, and held at the Maryculter House Hotel. Burgess Hayley Bloodworth was host of the awards. The Lord Dean was delighted to present awards to two fellow Burgesses and past Lord Provosts, Doctor Margaret Smith, and Margaret Farquhar CBE. Both received awards for services to Aberdeen and the Community. Clerk Garry Stevens received an award for services to Scotland, Aberdeen and the Community, and Burgess Mark McCue for services to charity world wide. Burgess Norman McPherson received an award along with his wife Mary for services to medical charities. The Lord Dean also accepted an award on behalf of Burgess and current Lord Provost, Barney Crockett for services to Aberdeen, and the community, and the friendship between Aberdeen and Japan.

 

Welcome to New Burgesses

Garry Stevens No Comments

Welcome to new Burgesses admitted on Monday 10th September 2018.

 

Dr Collette Backwell, CEO Clan Cancer Support, proposed by Albert Jones and Seconded by Ken Watmough.

William Mitchell, Chartered Surveyor, Proposed by Lord Dean of Guild and Seconded by Past Dean of Guild, Fred Dalgarno.

Poppy Ball 2018

Garry Stevens No Comments

Please see flyer below which the Lord Provost would be grateful for support from the Burgesses:

Aberdeen and the Great War

Garry Stevens No Comments

Join fellow Burgess Dr Chris Croly of the University of Aberdeen as he explores some of the ways in which the Great War, 1914-1919, interacted with Aberdeen.

The talk will take place at the Aberdeenshire Cricket Club on Tuesday 19th February 2019, with a 6.30pm start. A buffet supper will be included in the evening.

Cost of the event will be £10 per person and guests are invited to attend as well.

If you wish to attend please email Clerk Garry Stevens at clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

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/Play

Giacomo and Glover – Second One Act Play

Garry Stevens No Comments

The Burgesses of Guild of Aberdeen Present

Giacomo & Glover – The Road to Turandot

A one act play by Mike Gibb

Following the success of the 2017 event, the second one act play by Aberdeen playwright Mike Gibb (Mother of All the Peoples, Five Pound & Twa Bairns, Clarinda, Doorways in Drumorty, Lest We Forget, Outlander the Musical) based around the lives of composer Giacomo Puccini and North East born industrialist Thomas Blake Glover (regarded by many as the inspiration for Lt. Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly) will be performed by a group of five actors in the Town and County Hall in the Aberdeen Town House, on Thursday 11 October, from 6.30pm. Please use the Union Street entrance to access the Town House

The play intertwines the fascinating life stories of Puccini, through the triumph of his operas blemished by his turbulent private life, and Glover, whose success and adulation in Japan was marred by family tragedy.

The event is open to Burgesses and their guests and the ticket price of £10 includes an after show buffet.

If you wish to attend please email clerk Garry Stevens at clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

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/Play

Burgess Annual Quiz

Garry Stevens No Comments

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Quiz will take place at Aberdeenshire Cricket Club on Monday 26th November with a 6.30pm start. Once again Past Dean, Fred Dalgarno will be Quizmaster.

Teams of 4 maximum, cost will be £13 per person which includes buffet supper.

If you wish to take part please email Garry Stevens at – clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made via 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

Via online payment to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609, Ref Surname/Quiz

Burgess Golf Competition

Garry Stevens No Comments

Message from Lord Dean:

The annual Burgess golf competition took place on Wednesday 25th July at Kings Links Golf course. Participant numbers were down on previous years with 9 Burgesses taking part. Conditions were windy but sunny.

Winner was our Clerk Garry Stevens, runner up was Gordon Gray, with John Craig in third place. Special mention to our lady Burgess competitor Lindsey Esson who played well and enjoyed the day as did all those taking part.

The group enjoyed a meal at the Hilton Treetops after the conclusion of the golf.

   

Friendship Trophy Golf match v Incorporated Trades

Garry Stevens No Comments

Once again we are looking for players to represent the Aberdeen Burgesses of Guild versus the Incorporated Trades. This will be the 4th match we have played against them at present it is 3-0 to the Burgesses. Once again the match for the Friendship Trophy will take place at Deeside Golf Club with  tee times booked from 13:00 to 14:00 on Tuesday 11th September 2018.

Can players wishing to take part confirm names and handicaps to Garry Stevens at clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com  prior to 24th August in order that we finalise what arrangements are required.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close