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.
Lieutenant Colin R Botfield RNR Deacon
Professor Bruce D Wood Collector
John A McKnight Late Deacon
Peter McCarthy DL, Ex-Deacon
Professor David Harrison, Ex-Deacon
Professor Gordon Masterton OBE Late Collector
Dr Nina Baker DL
Clerk: W Grant Johnston