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Throughout Europe, from the 11th century onwards, a system of guilds of craftsmen and merchants developed to regulate the trade and commerce of their communities.

In towns and cities including Glasgow, a highly developed system of guilds – or incorporations, as they came to be known – controlled the government of the Burgh headed by an officer known as the Deacon Convenor.

Master Court

Master Court

Deacon: Professor Bruce M Wood 

Collector: David Westmore

Professor Gordon Masterton OBE (Late Deacon)  
Lieutenant Colin Botfield RNR (Ex-Deacon)  
John A McKnight (Ex-Deacon)  
Andrew Young (Late Collector)  
Charles Craig  
Dr Nina Baker DL  
Dr Martin Cullen  
Raymond Lyon  
Michael O’Conner  
James Watson  
Dean Young
Susan Cresswell   

Clerk: W Grant Johnston