25 Apr Shoemakers

ShoemakersArms-150x150With the motto ‘Lord crown us with glory’, the shoemakers belong to a trade steeped in tradition. Their patron saints are the St Crispian and St Crispinian – brothers said to have settled in the 3rd Century to preach the gospel and who, according to legend, worked as shoemakers by night.

It has been said that the angels supplied St Crispian and St Crispinian with materials for their work – with French shoemakers naming their tools of the trade in their honour. October 25, the date on which they were martyred, remains a special anniversary for the trade across the world.

Commonly known as cordiners, the shoemakers were among the earliest members of the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen in 1484 and today maintain their place at the heart of the modern organisation whilst never losing sight of their heritage.

Current Role of Members and Date Joined:

Donald A. Law 1951   Christopher E. M. Watson 1996   Graeme Cursiter 2013
Gordon G. McKay 1968   Robert J. C. Bain 2000   David A. Ross 2013
George D. Bruce 1976   Brian D. Donald 2003   Mark McCue 2015
David C. Leslie 1979   Graeme McKenzie 2003   Alastair Walker 2015
Lewis L. Stuart 1984   Albert Thomson 2004   Graeme Cheyne 2016
John M. Bruce 1992   Brian Scott 2006   Iain Hunter 2016
Mervyn R. Donald 1992   David A. Suttie 2009   Barney Crockett 2017
Richard J. Harwood 1993   James A. Graham 2012      
J. Alastair Milne 1994   Alastair D. Hunter 2012