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Our Heritage Committee have produced their first newsletter which we hope you will enjoy reading.


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A musical spring event

Members of The Incorporation of Bonnetmakers & Dyers of Glasgow were entertained on 10th May by Nicola Woodward, an internationally renowned solo flute player. Nicola's concert was titled, "One World, One Flute" and featured music from around the world.

Deacon Robert Linton commented that our members and guests thoroughly enjoyed Nicola's playing and an opportunity to catch up with old friends at the buffet which followed, we were fortunate to be put in contact with Nicola as Ex Deacon Mariella MacLeod and Nicola's families have known each other from childhood in Malta.

Walking for Kinship Care

Ex Deacon of the Incorporation of Bakers and Chair of the Kinship Executive Committee, Dr Rose Mary Harley and Deacon Aileen White of the Incorporation of Barbers raised funds for the House charity, the Kinship Care Initiative, by taking part in the annual Kiltwalk which took place between on Sunday 24th April

They walked a grand total of 5 miles and raised an impressive £3,287.70!

We would like to thank everyone who supported them both by donating. It is very much appreciated and will make a huge difference to children in Kinship Care

Thank you to the Incorporation of Weavers for the photograph

Trades House Secret Santas show their genorosity once again

The Deacon Convener Bruce Reidford and his wife Anne were delighted to hand over our Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas donations to Barnardo's Easterhouse this morning.


Thanks to the generosity of the House, its Crafts, its members and its staff we raised £4,406.00 for gift bags meaning at least 75 young people aged 16+ will wake up on Christmas morning with presents from some very generous Secret Santas 🎅 🤶



We were also able to purchase 400 Love2Shop vouchers thanks to a £4,000.00 donation from the Late Convener Ken Dalgleish's 2020/2021 fundraising appeal.


These will also be given to young people aged 16+


Our total donation therefore this year is £8,416.00 - which is truly phenomenal 👏 ❤



We cannot thank everyone enough for the support you have shown this year and the difference you have helped make to a


young person this Christmas 🎄

Baker rises to the top....

Bruce Reidford was this morning elected Deacon Convener of the Trades of Glasgow and the 3rd Citizen of Glasgow by fellow House members.

This is Bruce's second term in office He previously served as Deacon Convener in 2019 however his year was interupted by the COVID19 pandemic.

Bruce worked for Tunnocks, the family-run baker based in Uddingston, as Company Secretary for 30 years, retiring earlier in 2019. He is Ex Deacon of the Incorporation of Bakers, one of Trades House’s 14 Crafts, after joining them in 2009. The Bakers have close links with the Glasgow colleges, assisting with educational events and awards, and also give money to various charity organisations.

The 14 Crafts are ancient trade organisations, most of which were formed in the 17thCentury, that gave support to workers in rapidly growing industries in Glasgow such as baking, shoemaking, cooperage, carpentry and metalwork. Today they are independent charities giving assistance, educational support and funding to their own areas of interest. Over £750,000 is awarded annually to deserving individuals and organisations by the Crafts and Trades House.

Bruce has also served on the Trades House Finance Committee, its Charities Committee and Burns Festival Committee.

Bruce is immersed in civic duty, being an Elder in the Church of Scotland for 36 years and a past President of Bothwell & Uddingston Rotary Club. His charity work is also considerable: Bruce is an Ambassador for ‘Glasgow the Caring City’ and carries out voluntary work for Alzheimer’s Scotland.

Assisting Bruce during his second term as Deacon Convener is Collector Ewen Mackie who was elected to the position this morning. Mr Mackie is an Ex Deacon of the Incorporation of Bonnetmakers & Dyers. He

has spent his working life in the construction and property industry gaining a Saltire Award with one of his own companies and working with a multi-national as head of Operations in the UK. Always active in the NGO sector he is currently Chair of Lodging House Mission a charity dealing with homelessness and deprivation, and has in the past been Chair of the Institute of Administrative Management and President of Junior Chamber Scotland

Related files

The economic impact of the Trades House of Glasgow, identifying both the contribution to the Scottish economy as well as its support to the most deprived areas of Glasgow.

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