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Message from Lord Dean of Guild

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The Lord Dean of Guild wishes to recognise the efforts of fellow Burgesses, as follows.

Dr. Fiona-Jane Brown, Historian, Author, Story-teller and Columnist has published her third book in her ‘Hidden’ series, this one is ‘Hidden Aberdeenshire: The Land’ and is available for purchase at Waterstones, Aberdeen.

Professor Paul Mealor has composed his first symphony.   ‘Symphony No. 1 : Passionade’ will be premiered at St. Machar’s Cathedral on Thursday, 19th. November at 7:30 pm.    Tickets may be obtained by contacting Mr. Euan Crabb by email to escrabb@abdn.ac.uk or by telephone to 01224 272570.

Retired orthopaedic surgeon, Tom Scotland, has co-authored a biography entitled ‘HENRY GRAY, Surgeon of the Great War’.     Henry Gray was an Aberdonian surgeon, regarded as one of the best if not the best “hands on ” military surgeon to serve his country during the Great War; he was directly responsible for saving thousands of lives as a result of his innovative surgical skills and methods.     The book will be launched on 4th. December at 4:00 pm in the Medical Chirurgical Hall at the University of Aberdeen and copies of this limited edition publication may be purchased through the website www.capercailliebooks.co.uk

Lord Dean of Guild Colin Taylor is pleased to highlight and inform of another publication, this one is by one of our Assessors, Graham Shanks

Titled ‘Yet Another Glorious Day’, it is the transcript of the 1915 diary of an Aberdeen University student (Alexander Rule from Huntly) who was a member of U Company, 4th Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders. When war was declared, Rule volunteered for service overseas and this book enhances the transcript.  The book is available at The Gordon Highlanders Museum and Graham will be signing copies there on 5th December.  It is also available through eBay, Amazon or by contacting the Author on gjshanks@btinternet.com.

Buchan Lecture

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Please click on link below for forthcoming event

Buchan Lecture

Burgess Quiz – Call for Teams

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We are still open for some more teams to enter the quiz, details below. Open to guests as well as Burgesses to make up a team for a fun night!

Christmas Quiz
Yes that time of year is approaching again and with it comes our Annual Christmas Quiz. The quiz this year will take place at Aberdeenshire Cricket Club, Morningside Road, Aberdeen,AB10 7FB on the evening of Monday 7th December with a 7.00 pm start. A buffet will be included. Cost per person will be £14. Teams of up to 4 people can enter.

Once again Past Dean of Guild Fred Dalgarno will be Quizmaster.Our Quiz nights are always fun and light-hearted, with prizes for the winning team! So hopefully we will see a good number of teams at the Cricket Club on the 7th December.

If you wish to enter a team please email Clerk, Garry Stevens at clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made by two methods:

By cheque made payable to “Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen” and sent to Garry at – Garry Stevens, Financial Services Manager, Commercial & Procurement Service, Aberdeen City Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB

Or

Bank Transfer to – Account 50325609, Sort Code 82-60-11.

Please ensure you give your name as reference.

Annual Xmas Quiz

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Christmas Quiz
Yes that time of year is approaching again and with it comes our Annual Christmas Quiz. The quiz this year will take place at Aberdeenshire Cricket Club, Morningside Road, Aberdeen,AB10 7FB on the evening of Monday 7th December with a 7.00 pm start. A buffet will be included. Cost per person will be £14. Teams of up to 4 people can enter.

Once again Past Dean of Guild Fred Dalgarno will be Quizmaster.Our Quiz nights are always fun and light-hearted, with prizes for the winning team! So hopefully we will see a good number of teams at the Cricket Club on the 7th December.

If you wish to enter a team please email Clerk, Garry Stevens at clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made by two methods:

By cheque made payable to “Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen” and sent to Garry at – Garry Stevens, Financial Services Manager, Commercial & Procurement Service, Aberdeen City Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB

Or

Bank Transfer to – Account 50325609, Sort Code 82-60-11.

Please ensure you give your name as reference.

 

Email from Lord Dean of Guild

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The Lord Dean of Guild has noted and on behalf of all Burgesses wishes to record and congratulate the following Fellow Burgesses on their recently awarded personal successes.

ANDREW LAWTIE has been appointed VICE LORD LIEUTENANT of the CITY of ABERDEEN

MICHAEL LOGGIE has been named the overall EY SCOTLAND ENTREPRENEUR of the YEAR 2015

Ronald Watt has been inducted into the EUROPEAN MARTIAL ARTS HALL of FAME 2015

Visit to the Central Library

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Places Still Available for Central Library Visit

Places are still available for the Visit to Central Library as detailed below:

Tuesday 22nd September – Visit to the Central Library – 6.00 pm

This visit to the Central Library on Rosemount Viaduct will consist of a brief talk about the history of the building, followed by a guided tour in smaller groups. The Library can accommodate up to 40. Partners/guests are welcome and a finger buffet will be provided, the charge is £10 per person.

If you wish to attend any of the events, please can you email Clerk Garry Stevens at clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com. Payment can be made by two methods:

By cheque made payable to “Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen” and sent to Garry at – Garry Stevens, Financial Services Manager, Commercial & Procurement Service, Aberdeen City Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB

Or

Bank Transfer to – Account 50325609, Sort Code 82-60-11. Please ensure you give your name as reference.

Inaugural Friendship Trophy

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The first event played between the Burgesses of Guild and the Incorporated Trades was a golf match which took place at Deeside Golf Club on Tuesday 1 September. The Burgesses of Guild were the victors with a score of 342 Stableford points with the Incorporated Trades scoring 327 points.

The overall highest individual Stableford point’s winner was James Strathdee (Incorporated Trades – Bakers) with 36 points. Hugh Black of the Burgesses of Guild was winner of the Annual Burgesses Golf trophy played for at the same time.

A very enjoyable afternoon was had by both groups. The Late Deacon Convenor David Parkinson and Lord Dean Of Guild Colin Taylor have both jointly funded the friendship trophy, and are both keen to see the trophy played between both organisations as often as possible covering other events. Any ideas would be gratefully received.

Thanks to both David and Colin for putting up the trophy,Colin Campbell and Garry Stevens for assisting in organising the event, and Deeside Golf Club for hosting the event.

Photos below of the winners.
Late Deacon Convenor David Parkinson presents the trophy to the Lord Dean of Guild
Late Deacon Convenor David Parkinson presents the trophy to the Lord Dean of Guild

Late Deacon Convenor with individual winner James Strathdee
Late Deacon Convenor with individual winner James Strathdee

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Lord Dean of Guild with Burgess of Guild Golf Trophy winner Hugh Black

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