Return of Deacon Stevenson
As part of its commitment to the Trades Hall, the Incorporation
of Cordiners funded the restoration of the portrait in the Grand
Hall of Ex Deacon John Stevenson, our Deacon in 1705, 1706, 1709
and 1710. The painting has now been returned to its position first
right as you enter the Grand Hall.
Happy St Crispin's Day
Deacon Convener Dr Alistair Dorward
The House has elected its 20th Cordiner Deacon Convener in Dr
Alistair Dorward. We wish him and Sarah, and Collector Bruce
Reidford a fruitful and happy year.
Heraldry Exhibition Dinner
The Exhibition Dinner was held on Monday evening and chaired by
Ex-Deacon Dr Beverly Bergman, in her capacity as Chairman of the
Heraldry Society of Scotland. The Guest of Honour was the Lord
Lyon. At the Keynote Lecture by Charles Burnett, late Ross Herald,
which preceded the dinner, the Lord Lyon presented the Association
of Deacons with an extract of matriculation granting the
Association, in the person of the President, J. Douglas Anderson,
with its coat of arms. At the end of the dinner, Deacon Lennox gave
the vote of thanks.
The Cordiners were delighted to combine with the Court of the
Lord Lyon, the Trades House and the Heraldry Society of Scotland to
promote an exhibition of Heraldic Art. Under the expert guidance of
Ken Gibb, whose skills gave the event a truly professional gloss,
materials were assembled from far and wide, including the Thistle
crests of the Dukes of Argyll and Roxburghe, the Marquess of
Zetland, the Earl of Roseberry,and Viscount Arbuthnott. We also had
the shield of Lord Glenlyon for the Eglinton tournament, lent by
the Duke of Atholl, the banner of Very Rev Charles Warr used in
1953 for the presentation to the Queen of the Honours of Scotland,
and many other things. Simultaneouly, we had nearly 150
schoolchildren in the Reception Room learning how to paint and draw
heraldry under the direction of the Court Artists.
Dr Iain Lennox Elected on Choosing Day
The Cordiners were delighted to elect the distinguished
geriatrician, Dr. Iain Lennox to be their Deacon for 2017-2018 on
Choosing Day, Friday 22nd September 2017.
The Late Deacon, Dr Adrian Pierotti was warmly thanked for his
work for the Incorporation in 2016-2017 and presented with the Auld
Deacon's Medal. As Dr Pierotti was completing a second term as
Deacon, his original medal was simply augmented by a bar in
the appropriate form of a shoe.
The Late Collector, Dr Iain Lennox, attended the Buoyed Up
Awards Ceremony in the Barony Hall on 14th June 2017, when children
from four primary schools in North and east Glasgow gave a series
of verbal and musical presentations outlining their experiences on
the Buoyed Up Programme, run by the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation,
supported in 2016 by the Incorporation of Cordiners. The children
had clearly gained greatly in confidence and knowledge of nautical
matters, and the hall was decorated with a series of paintings and
short articles by the children. The Late Collector passed on the
best wishes of the Incorporation to the Foundation officials and
encouraged them in their excellent work.