We are the Hammermen of Glasgow. Welcome to our website.

Across Europe, from the 11th Century onwards, a system made up of guilds of craftsmen and merchants regulated the trade and commerce within their towns and cities.

Glasgow was such a city and had a sophisticated system of guilds – or Incorporations as they came to be known – which controlled the government of the Burgh, all headed by an officer known as the Deacon Convener.

The Hammermen were one of such guilds. From the 16th Century the Incorporation of Hammermen has supported trade and commerce for metalworkers and associated trades within the City of Glasgow.

Little over 450 years ago, these trades would have included goldsmiths, blacksmiths and locksmiths. Sword-makers, armourers, cutlers, lorimers and clockmakers would also have been represented by our organisation. And today, we represent every discipline of modern engineering, as well as many other trades typical in modern society including entrepreneurs, academics and industrialists.

We now have over 1,000 members and continue to support associated industries through fundraising and encouraging future talent.

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Hammermen Talks

Our Hammermen Talks will be taking place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Each talk will be presented by a member of the master…
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Master Court

The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow are governed by a Master Court. This group of individuals make sure the activities of the craft run smoothly and ultimately benefit the cause of furthering engineering and associated trades. This is our Master Court:

Deacon: Andrew Young

Collector: Dr Nina Baker, DL

Professor Bruce Wood (Late Deacon)  
Professor Gordon Masterton, OBE, DL (Ex-Deacon)
Lieutenant Colin Botfield RNR (Ex-Deacon)  
David Westmore (Late Collector)  
Charles Craig (Master)
Susan Cresswell (Master)
Dr Martin Cullen (Master)
David Cumming (Master)
Raymond Lyon (Master)
Anita Meldrum (Master)   
James Watson (Master)
Mick O’Connor (Master)
James Watson (Master)
Dean Young (Master)  

Clerk: W Grant Johnston