A recent re-classification and re-shelving of the Trades House Library has helped toidentify books that require specialist conservation. As part of our conservation programme, a selection of these books will be sent away each year for specialist restoration to Carronvale Bindery in Falkirk.
Both strong teams, and both recent winners, the Masons skipped by Doug Kerrturned out against the Hammermen, led by Don Rutherford on Monday 21st January to do battle for the Trades House “Cigar Box” Trophy.
We are delighted to report that the Casino Night held in December 2018 raised
almost £7,000 for the Deacon Convener's chosen charities. A huge thank you to all who came along and all the hard working volunteers who made it such a success!
Fraser of Allander Report highlights significant contribution by Trades House to Glasgow economy and people
A new report by the Fraser of Allander Institute examines the economic impact of the Trades House of Glasgow, identifying both the contribution that Trades House makes to the Scottish economy as well as its support to the most deprived areas of Glasgow.
The study was commissioned by Ex-Deacon Convener of the Trades House, Keith Brown OBE as a result of a newly introduced Deacon Convener Scholarship and was undertaken by MSc student Chanyong Sim in collaboration with the Fraser of Allander Institute.
The main findings of the report are:
Last week, on behalf of the Incorporation of Masons, Deacon Gordon Weetch presented a magnificent statue of St. Mungo to the Depute Principal of City of Glasgow College. The statue is located on the college's new campus.
The Sculptor, Roddy McDowall attended the ceremony and spoke very eloquently about turning a huge piece of Portland Stone into the magnificent one and one third life sized statue of St. Mungo.