Just a gentle reminder of the up and coming Deans Dinner this February. Please purchase tickets from me using the Clerk email address. Also please make out cheques to the Guildry of Stirling. Hope to see you there. Thank you
On Friday 13th December The Dean and Past Dean and Clerk Paul Miller were guests of the Queen Victoria School Dunblane at their Christmas Concert which showcased the talented youngsters at the school. During the show the Dean Elizabeth A. Roads LVO on her first official engagement as Dean presented the school Pipe Band a specially commissioned Snare Drum designed by Past Dean Paul G. Miller. The second picture depicts the Dean with the Head Donald J. Shaw.
Following our very successful 900th Anniversary Dinner in Stirling Castle in September this year, many Guild Brothers have been requesting photographs of the evening which were being professionally carried out by our own photographer Jim Mailer. They are now available for a small fee with the proceeds going to charity.
The 900th Anniversary Dinner with the Princess Royal photos can be viewed by visiting www.whylerphotos.com . If you scroll half way down to the “Photos Online “ button and click on it, this will prompt you for a password. If you then type in guildry19 and hit enter or return and then they should all appear.
On Wednesday the 4th December the Merchant Guildry of Stirling held their AGM and Winter Court in the Golden Lion Hotel Stirling. During the evening we witnessed the Installation of our new Dean; Elizabeth Ann Roads LVO. The first female Dean in our 900 year history, the future looks bright and we look forward to her chairmanship. The immediate Past Dean Alasdair Gammack presented Elizabeth with the William Jack Deans Medal. Later in the evening Guild Brother Stuart Campbell gave an interesting talk on Bannockburn House which was well received by the assembled Brethren. Here we see Stuart being presented with the customary Guildry Goblet by the Dean.
On Wednesday 25th September the Merchant Guildry of Stirling celebrated its 900th Anniversary in the presence of Royalty. Stirling Provost Christine Simpson who represented the City greeted Princess Anne after being presented by Alan Simpson Lord Lieutenant for Stirling and Falkirk.
Attendees were welcomed by the Queen Victoria High School Pipe Band who have close links to the Guildry over many years.
Alasdair Gammack, Dean of the Merchant Guildry welcomed the assembled Guild Brothers and Guests into Stirling Castle to help us celebrate this major achievement. The Dean said: The Stirling Dinner marks the high point of the Guildry's year long celebrations and it did not disappoint.
It was a celebration of the City's success and a appreciation of the Guildr'y role in making that happen. The contribution of the Princess Royal herself a longstanding Honorary Guild Brother, was immense and elevated the entire occasion.
"It was a special evening in a special place and we look forward to next 900 years"