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