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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

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

Andrew Young

David Westmore

Charles Craig

Chris Vine

Dr Nina Baker DL

Clerk: W Grant Johnston