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.
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)
Dr Nina Baker DL
Dr Martin Cullen
Clerk: W Grant Johnston