Wrights and Coopers

25 Apr Wrights and Coopers

CoopersArms-150x150The Wrights and Coopers have always represented a broad church of craftsmen, with men using common materials and tools in their line of work, all falling under the shared umbrella when the Seven Incorporated Trades was established.

These included wheelwrights, millwrights, cartwrights, shipwrights and housewrights – the term once used to describe those in the joinery trade. The coopers represented a sizeable proportion of the membership along with members taken from the ranks of woodturners, carvers and cabinetmakers.

The artistry and talents of generations of craftsmen live on in modern guises through today’s members, adapting to meet modern requirements without losing sight of the commitment to quality the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen has always promised to uphold and promote.

Current Role of Members and Date Joined:


George H. Petrie 1958   Bryan D. Keith 1993   Kevin W. Bowie  2013
W. Allan Duncan 1960   Scott A. McDonald 1993   William Beattie  2016
George S. Stevenson 1970   Graham W. Cruickshank 1997   Garry R. Murray  2016
Roderick M. Garvie 1973   Mark A. Constable 1999   George C. McLeod  2016
Gordon S. Duncan 1975   Graeme A. Thomson 1999   Michael Rennie 2016
Philip G. Taylor 1981   Leslie W. Milne 2002      
Tom S. Ironside 1982   Alan Steele 2008