The tradition of riding the marches is still maintained within the Shoemaker Trade and each year during the Month of May the Trade Members visit their old feuing lands which can include a visit to a place of interest and douping of a new member before heading back to Trinity Hall for dinner.
This year the Trade visited the Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society at Foresterhill Hospital and was enthralled listening to Dr James Grieve, pictured right, a past president of the Society talking about the many medical links to North East Doctors who were all members of the Society. The Aberdeen Shoemakers Incorporation intends to make a donation from the funds raised at their recent Male Evening held at the Hall to support the Medico-Chirurgical Society. The facility at Foresterhill is not dissimilar to that of Trinity Hall in that it’s one of Aberdeen secrets. Dr Grieve intimated that the Woolmanhill Hospital site would soon be coming onto the property market for sale. This would be a magnificent site for Aberdeen to create a museum which could hold many different local interests which currently does not have a home to display materials and information about their history. Aberdeen has a great history relating to paper making; granite working and weaving to mention a few. What an opportunity to create both a tourist attraction and educational