24 Apr Bakers

BakersArms-150x150One of the oldest trades known to man, the Bakers have been at the heart of the Aberdeen business community throughout the existence of the Seven Incorporated Trades.

As one of the few professions to have stayed true to its original form, the trade is steeped in history and current members can trace their roots back through the generations as familiar family names remain prominent.

Quality control has always been a key to success in the trade, with each Aberdeen baker historically using a unique identifying stamp to mark their produce. Fines were meted out to those who used inferior flour or who failed to meet stringent regulations on weight – a mark of the attention to detail which is carried throughout all Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen to this day.

Current Role of Members and Date Joined:

G. Fraser Morrison 1968   Iain W. L. Brown 1986   Daniel Smith 2010
Peter Morrison 1968   Cameron Ross 1993   James Strathdee 2010
Dennis Low 1978   Norman Hutchison 1994   David Ross 2013
J. George Ross 1978   Duncan Love 1995   Kevin Leiper 2013
J. Clive Sangster 1980   Graeme Ross 1995   Gary Leslie 2015
      Andrew Leiper 2000   Alan Leith 2016
Archie Cameron 1984   John Russell 2000    Gregory Russell  2017
John A. Chalmers 1984   Michael Gillan 2004      
Alexander McKinnon 1984   Jonathan Kelly 2004      
Alistair A. Rait 1984   John O’Dowd 2007