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22 Mar Trinity Hall visit by the Consul General of Japan of Scotland

 

We were pleased to welcome to Trinity Hall the Consul General of Japan in Scotland, Mr Daisuke Matsunaga andmembers of the Order of the Scottish Samurai. Mr Matsunaga was appointed to his current post in May 2016 following a distinguished career in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His previous roles were Director for the Climate Change Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and while in that post, also served as His Majesty the Emperor’s official English interpreter for two years.

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26 Dec SEVEN INCORPORATED TRADES GOLF OUTING 2017

The 2017 golf outing was held at Alford Golf Club on Wednesday 16th August.

An excellent turnout of twenty-seven members and five guests, including our Patron Rev. Iain Thomson, enjoyed the delights of Alford Golf Course on a mainly dry afternoon.  As usual, the course was in excellent condition.  After the keenly contested golf, we partook of an excellent two-course supper pleasantly served in the relaxing and friendly atmosphere of the Clubhouse.

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26 Dec 50th Anniversary – 28th October 2017

The Big Five-Oh!

While a fiftieth birthday has a large significance in the short live of individuals, this is less so in the life of an organisation 430 years old. It remains nevertheless well worth marking. Our present Trinity Hall celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its official opening ceremony on Saturday 28th October 2017, the official opening itself having been also on a Saturday, 28th October 1967. To mark this noteworthy event we enjoyed a small series of events.

On Friday 22nd September our own Clerk and Assessor, Craig Pike, along with wife Sophie, mother Eileen, and friends Amanda Massie and Alastair Corbett, treated us to a wonderful and varied concert of music popular in the 1960’s. Our sincere thanks to them for a great evening.

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20 Sep Admission of City Burgesses – Gregory Russell

On the morning of Wednesday 23rd August 2017, Aberdeen Bakers Incorporation member Gregory Russell was admitted as burgesses of Trade at the start of the full council meeting at Aberdeen Towns House. He were proposed for membership by Deacon Convener George Esson. Having met the requirements for admission and undertaking to pay the necessary dues to the Lord Provost they then accepted the responsibilities incumbent by law as a true and faithful of a City Burgess of the city of Aberdeen.

Deacon Convener George Esson pictured with Gregory Russell.

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19 Sep Aberdeen Riding School opening

Following on from an article published in January 2017, the Press and Journal ran a feature on Saturday 2nd September on the official opening of Aberdeen Riding Club’s new venue, alongside its landlords, The Trades Widows Fund of The Seven Incorporated Trades.  Run by Sally McCarthy, the Aberdeen Riding Club (ARC) has moved from Oldfolds, Milltimber, to its new purpose built premises at Nether Anguston, Peterculter.

Press & Journal – PDF article

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19 Sep Gorrod Bowling Competition 2017

The annual bowling competition of the Incorporated Trades was held on the 23rd August 2017, once again at Summerhill Indoor Bowling Club and organised by Graeme Duncan.

The evening commenced with tea and the bowling followed. The competition was an inter Trade round robin tournament which was won by the Hammermen Incorporation, pictured right with the Gorrod Trophy.

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20 Aug Admission of City Burgesses – Bill Beattie

On the morning of the 21th June 2017, Wrights and Coopers member Bill Beattie was admitted as burgesses of Trade at the start of the full council meeting at Aberdeen Towns House.  He were proposed for membership by Deacon Convener George Esson. Having met the requirements for admission and undertaking to pay the necessary dues to the Lord Provost they then accepted the responsibilities incumbent by law as a true and faithful of a City Burgess of the city of Aberdeen.

Deacon Convener George Esson pictured with Bill Beattie (below)

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29 Jul Aberdeen University Graduation Ceremonies

“The Seven Incorporated Trades are always happy to be invited to send representatives as part of the civic party in the academic procession at Aberdeen University Graduation Ceremonies. This reinforces the centuries old connection – dating back in our case to our first Patron, Dr William Guild, who was Principal of King’s College from 1640 to 1651 – between the University and civic society in Aberdeen. We were particularly pleased to be present at the graduation ceremonies of two ladies who have helped at many of our functions. Greta Andrijauskaite graduated as a Bachelor of Music, with honours, at a ceremony when we were represented by the Deacon Convener and Deacon Hunter (Shoemakers) and Rhianna Coorey graduated with Honours in Education when we were represented by Deacons Duncan (Hammermen) and Morrice (Tailors)”

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29 Jul Maggies Culture Crawl 2017

On Friday 23 June the Hall was delighted to play host to participants in Maggies Culture Crawl, a fund-raising event in support of Maggie’s Centre in Aberdeen, which offers support to cancer sufferers and their families. Some 400 people undertook a 10 mile walk from Maggie’s Centre at A.R.I., starting at 5 p.m., visiting a number of notable sites in Aberdeen including St Machar Cathedral, Duncan Rice Library, Footdee and more central venues, Trinity Hall, and ending at Duthie Park about midnight. Entertainment and refreshment was provided at various venues, with our offer of a seat and a cup of tea very gratefully received by many. Albacapella sang a capella (unaccompanied) harmonies of their favourite songs for two hours to lift the spirit of the weary walkers as they took on the last mile.

“Photography by aberdeenphoto.com

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29 Jul North East College Degree Show

Earlier in the academic session 2016-2017 the Incorporated Trades were delighted to welcome Textile  students from North East College to Trinity Hall to look at our building and artefacts, which were to be adopted by the students as the inspiration or theme for developing a portfolio of work. Some of the results were displayed by students at their Degree Show on 13 June 2017. The photograph illustrates part of the presentation of one of the students.

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