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Visit to New Rowett Research Institute

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Our recent visit to the Rowett Research Institute was very interesting, it was an evening enjoyed by 33 Burgesses and guests. We were welcomed to the ‘new Rowett’ on the Foresterhill Campus by the Director, Professor Peter Morgan, and Dr. Sue Bird, this is a custom-built facility like no other I had seen. Following a pleasant coffee or tea with a biscuit or two, the evening started when Peter talked to us about the history of the Rowett since 1913 and brought us up to date with what’s going on now in the UK’s only food nutrition research facility before we were given a tour around the building. It was fascinating stuff, truly impressive. Aberdeen residents can be proud that this facility and the research carried out therein are world class. The evening closed with the usual presentation of our ‘Burgesses were here’ certificate to Peter Morgan.

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Welcome to New Burgesses admitted Wednesday 23rd August 2017

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From Top New Burgesses admitted were:

George Adam, Ex Lord Provost/Councillor,  Aberdeen City Council, Proposed by Lord Den of Guild and Seconded by Beverley Graham.

Richard Brooks, Community Leader, Proposed by Cllr Tauqeer Malik and Seconded by Cllr Yvonne Allan.

Lindsey Esson, Cartographer, Proposed by George Esson, and Seconded by Lord Dean of Guild.

Stanley Jack, Retired University Sacrist/Police Superintendent, Proposed by Rev Prof Iain Torrance and Seconded by Sir Ian Diamond.

Raymond Mack, Retired Police Officer, Proposed by Alistair Ritchie, Seconded by Michael Kennedy.

Gordon Mills, Retired Mechanical Engineer, Proposed by Joe Mackie, and Seconded by Doug Duthie.

Donald Shaw, Retired Business Development Manager, Proposed by Ken Watmough and Seconded by Sandy Law.

Yvonne Thomson, Secretary, Proposed by Beverley Graham and Seconded by Margaret Farquhar.

Linda Walker, Retired Dental Nurse, Proposed by Alastair Walker and Seconded by John Gauld.

Inter Guildry Golf Match for the Friendship Trophy

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Once again we are looking for players to represent the Aberdeen Burgesses of Guild versus the Incorporated Trades. This will be the third match we have played against them at present it is 2 0 to the Burgesses. Once again the match for the Friendship Trophy will take place at Deeside Golf Club with  tee times booked from 13:30 to 14:30 on Tuesday 26th September 2017.

Can players wishing to take part confirm names and handicaps to Garry Stevens at clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com  prior to 20th September in order that we finalise what arrangements are required.

 

Visit to Aberdeen Recycling Centre

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A total of 25 Burgesses undertook an extremely interesting visit to the Aberdeen Recycling Centre on Thursday 27th July. The centre is state of the art in terms of technology for recycling paper/cardboard, cans/tins, plastic and glass. It can handle up to 160 tonnes of recycling waste daily, reducing the need to use expensive landfill.

During the visit organised via Noel Taylor at Aberdeen City Council,  the Burgesses were shown around the facility from point of refuse arrival by bin lorry, to final collection to go to be reused/recycled. The link below whilst not Aberdeen’s recycling facility is very similar to what goes on there:

http://www.severnwaste.com/envirosort/the-process/

Some points to remember when recycling:

Don’t squash plastic bottles. Take the lids off and put in recycling. Squashed bottles affects the ability of the technology/machinery to identify them as bottles, being flat these bottles can go through as paper.

Cans/Tins same as above don’t squash them.

Do not place shredded paper in recycling, place in normal waste. Shredded paper can contaminate the process  of recycling particularly if it gets in with glass.

Plastic meat containers (ham etc.) if black plastic base then  do not recycle this as it is not recognised by the recycling technology.

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Lord Dean of Guild presents a certificate to the Recycling Centre Manager

 

 

 

 

Visit to Rowett Research Institute

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Just to advise that we have now reached the maximum numbers for the visit to Rowett Research Institute at Foresthill later this month.

Burgess of Guild Golf Competition – Call for Players

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At present we only have 6 players confirmed for the Burgess Golf Competition, details below. Hopefully with the change of date to 20th September we can get some more interest:

This years Burgess of Guild golf competition will be held at The Mackenzie Championship Course at Hazlehead Golf Club on the afternoon of Wednesday 20th September. We hope to book first tee off around 1.00pm.

The cost will £38 per adult / £28 per adult with Access to Leisure (A2L) including a meal after at the Park Cafe in Hazelhead.

If you wish to play please email clerk Garry Stevens, with your handicap to:

clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made via cheque made out 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 bank transfer to:

Sort Code 826011

Account Number 50325609

Ref: Surname/Golf

Burgess Lunches Reminder

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Places are still available for the following lunches:

We are pleased to announce that newly admitted Burgess Professor Henry Ellington has kindly accepted an invitation to be guest speaker at our lunch on Wednesday 2nd August at the usual venue of RNUC..

The title of Prof, Ellington’s talk is “Teaching Primary Pupils about Industry”

In 1986 Prof. Ellington was one of many organisers of a major collaborative project introducing problem based learning into the Region’s Primary schools. Prof. Ellington will describe how the project was set up, and run, and he will then show a 25 minute video that was made of it. He will then conclude by describing how he carried out a full formal evaluation of the project as a result of which important follow up work in this area was carried out throughout the Grampian Region.

Wednesday 13th September – Opportunity to meet the new Lord Provost at Aberdeen City Council, Town House, location will be Town & County Hall.

Wednesday 4th October – Andy Buchan from Scottish Fire Service, a day in the life of a Station Officer, Disaster Recovery

Wednesday 1 November – Burgess Tom Scotland will speak about Aberdonian surgeon Sir Henry Gray. Gray was probably the best surgeon to serve his country during the Great War, and one hundred years ago this month, he was consulting surgeon to the British Third Army at the Battle of Arras when he revolutionised the management of compound fractures of the femur and reduced the mortality rate from this wound from around 80% to less than 20%.

If you wish to attend any of the lunches please email clerk Garry Stevens at:

clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Cost of the lunches is £14 and can be paid via cheque made out to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and sent to Garry at:

Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6, Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose, DD10 0SJ or via online bank transfer to:

Sort Code 826011

Account Number 50325609

Ref: Surname/Aug Lunch

Social Events Reminder

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Places are still available for the undernoted events:

A visit has been arranged to the new Recycling Centre on the Altens East Industrial estate. The visit has been arranged for Thursday 27th July with a 2.00pm start. Burgess and partners are invited. The visit will last approx. an hour with an introduction as to how the facility operates followed by a tour. Due to the nature of the facility and the fact that it will be in full operation when the tour takes place, it is a requirement that the following protective clothing is worn: Hard Hat, Hi-Vis Jacket, Shoes/boots with steel toecaps, gloves and goggles. These can be provided for the visit but if you can bring any items you may have with you on the list please advise when booking. Also if you require boots/shoes please advise when booking size required. There is no cost for this event.

We have organised a visit to The Rowett Institute is the UK’s leading centre for nutrition research and innovation on Wednesday 23 August. This is an opportunity to visit the Rowett’s recently-opened state-of-the art building at Foresterhill, fascinating history, of the Institute, and there will also be the opportunity to tour the building and visit the Human Nutrition Unit, the best of its kind in the UK.

Arrival : Time 18.30: (Car parking at Foresterhill)

Introduction to Rowett, past and present, Seminar Room. + 30 minutes: Free wander into atrium – viewing artefacts, artworks, videos. Guided tours (groups of ten) round the building, visiting Human Nutrition Unit (where we undertake all our dietary studies with volunteers). Groups free to depart after tours – end of visit 1 ½ – 2 hours, depending on number of tours. Burgesses and partners are invited. Cost of event £5.00 which will include tea/coffee/biscuits and a small donation.

This years Burgess of Guild golf competition will be held at The Mackenzie Championship Course at Hazlehead Golf Club on the afternoon of Wednesday 20th September. We hope to book first tee off around 1.00pm.

The cost will be £38 per adult / £28 per adult with Access to Leisure (A2L) including a meal after at the Park Café in Hazelhead.

If you wish to play please email clerk Garry Stevens, with your handicap to:

clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

“Giacomo & Glover” is a new play written by Fellow Burgess and playwright, Mike Gibb, whose earlier works include the likes of Mother of All the Peoples, Doorways in Drumorty, Outlander, Five Pound & Twa Bairns, Clarinda and the Piper Alpha commemorative play, Lest We Forget.

This will be performed for Burgesses and their guests in the Town & County Hall on Thursday 28th September at 7.00 pm, buffet included the cost will be £10pp.

This one-act play is part of a longer-length performance and therefore the other part, “Giacomo & Glover: Part 2 – The Road to Turndot” will be performed at the same venue on 27th February, 2018, again at a  cost of £10pp.     Burgesses and guests are welcome at both performances.

Join fellow Burgess Dr Chris Croly, Public Engagement with Research Officer at the University of Aberdeen to explore Aberdeen’s commemorative plaques. 2017 is Scotland year of history, heritage and archaeology join us in this talk to learn what is important and unique about Aberdeen’s heritage and discover all about our important people and places.

The event will take place at Aberdeenshire Cricket Club, Mannofield, on Thursday 26th October and will commence at 7.00pm. A buffet will be served. The event is open to Burgesses, partners and friends. Cost of the event will be £11.50.

Our Annual Quiz is at the Aberdeenshire Cricket Club on Monday 27th November with a 7.00pm start.  We have once again engaged Past Dean of Guild Fred Dalgarno as Quiz Master, and teams of up to 4 people can take part.  Cost is £11.50pp which includes buffet.    Burgesses, partners and friends welcome.

If you wish to attend any of the events please email Clerk Garry Stevens at:

clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com. Payment can be made via cheque 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 banking to:

Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609, Ref Surname/Event

Burgess Lunch – Wednesday 2 August

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We are pleased to announce that newly admitted Burgess Professor Henry Ellington has kindly accepted an invitation to be guest speaker at our lunch in August at the usual venue of RNUC..

The title of Prof, Ellington’s talk is “Teaching Primary Pupils about Industry”

In 1986 Prof. Ellington was one of many organisers of a major collaborative project introducing problem based learning into the Region’s Primary schools. Prof. Ellington will describe how the project was set up, and run, and he will then show a 25 minute video that was made of it. He will then conclude by describing how he carried out a full formal evaluation of the project as a result of which important follow up work in this area was carried out throughout the Grampian Region

If you wish to attend please email clerk Garry Stevens at:

clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made via cheque for £14 made out 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 bank transfer to:

Sort Code 826011

Account Number 50325609

Ref: Surname/Aug Lunch

Burgess of Guild Golf Competition – New Date

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This years Burgess of Guild golf competition will be held at The Mackenzie Championship Course at Hazlehead Golf Club on the afternoon of Wednesday 20th September. We hope to book first tee off around 1.00pm.

The cost will be £38 per adult / £28 per adult with Access to Leisure (A2L) including a meal after at the Park Café in Hazelhead.

If you wish to play please email clerk Garry Stevens, with your handicap to:

clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made via cheque made out 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 bank transfer to:

Sort Code 826011

Account Number 50325609

Ref: Surname/Golf

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