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The Weavers of Glasgow date back to the Middle Ages when members of the craft were those entitled to make and sell woven clothes within the ancient burgh. The craft became incorporated by a charter from the famous Archbishop Gavin Dunbar as feudal lord of Glasgow in 1528, but is known to have been in existence at least as far back as 1514. Even in those days, when their main function was to control standards in the weaving trade, the Weavers also had a charitable role "to help and comfort of their decayit brethereine... and other godlie shows". This work has continued right up to the present day.

On 9th March 2014 the Incorporation of Weavers of Glasgow celebrated its 500th Anniversary.

In the years 2002-2005 it also funded part of the cost of weaving tapestries for Stirling Castle.

Industry and Educational Awards scheme - To maintain its links with the modern textile industry, the Incorporation takes a keen interest in the support of promising young people likely to make a contribution to this, important Scottish industry. In this respect it organises an annual Industry and Educational Awards scheme, details of which can be downloaded here

The Weavers give funds to a number of charities and sponsors the Sma Shots Weavers Cottage, in Paisley.

Every year each new Deacon promotes and supports innovative and creative projects to their successful conclusion.

The Craft also makes substantial grants and donations to charities as well as maintaining its pensioners.

Apart from its educational and charitable works, the Craft maintains a long term fellowship of members (male and female) by participation in a number of social and sporting functions and sends four representatives yearly to sit in the Trades House.

Find out more about the Weavers on their dedicated website

Master Court

Deacon: Scott Gallacher

Collector: Christopher McEvoy Barton

Late Deacon: Mark Hamilton

Late Collector: Chrissy Scott

Ex Deacon Convener: Hamish Brodie

Honorary member: Ex Deacon Convener Ian Dunsmore


  • Ex Deacon Aileen Brodie
  • Ex Deacon Colin Brown
  • Ex Deacon Alex McCluskey
  • Ex Deacon Kenneth MacDonald
  • Ex Deacon Susanne McCormick
  • Jonny Mackinnon
  • Halena Gauntlett

Email: Clerk: Susanne McCormick

Assistant Clerk: Jackie Mullen

The Trades House of Glasgow
85 Glassford Street
G1 1UH

Tel: 0141 553 1605



To apply to become a member of the Incorporation of Weavers please contact the assistant clerk, Jackie Mullen who will supply you with the relevant information and application forms.