Application Information

New Members are very welcome. Applicants may apply to join either:

At the Near Hand

if they are wives, husbands, sons, daughters, sons-in-law or daughters-in-law of present or late Members

At the Far Hand

if they have no such previous connection

There are three stages to joining the Craft:

Burgess Ticket

All Applicants must possess a Burgess Ticket from Glasgow City Council and so be a Burgess and Guild Brother of the City of Glasgow of Craft Rank. The cost of a Burgess Ticket is £20 for both Near Hand and Far Hand Applications.

Members of other Crafts within the Trades House of Glasgow will already have a Burgess Ticket and need not apply again.

Trades House Matriculation

All Applicants require to matriculate with the Trades House of Glasgow, which costs £25.00.

Entry Money

All Applicants require to pay a one-off Membership Fee to the Craft.

Anyone who is interested in joining the Craft should contact the Clerk:

Thomas W. Monteith,
Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Glasgow
45 Gordon Street
Glasgow G1 3PE
Tel: 0141 221 8888