Sunday, July 7, 2019

Shoes in the Attic

The National Museums of Scotland has a very interesting blog item today on the hiding of a shoe in houses for luck.

It can be read HERE.


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Box-Opening Supper - Monday May 20th 2019 6.30 p.m.

A date for your diary! The Cordiners' Annual Box Opening Supper, at which there will be plenty of entertainment, a buffet and presentations to our prize-winners and apprentices, will take place in the Trades Hall Saloon on Monday 20th May 2019 at 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m.



Tickets priced £30 are available NOW from the Clerk, using the form on the TAB at the top of the page. 

Cordiners reach year 461!

2019 marks the Centenary of our Royal Charter and the 450th anniversary of our second charter, granted by the Provost, Town Council and Magistrates of Glasgow on June 27th 1569 under their Common Seal, confirming the pre-Reformation seal of cause of 1558.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Meister der Schuhmachern

We congratulate our good friend Frank Nyfeler on his election as Master of the Guild of Shoemakers of Basel. The presence of members of the Basel Shoemakers has been a joyous feature of our Choosing Dinners for several years and their hospitality to successive Deacons on return visits to Switzerlnd has been peerless.



Saturday, March 9, 2019

Deacon at Earl of Wessex Event

Deacon MacDonald and Late Deacon Lennox attended on behalf of the Cordiners' Body and Soul initiative an event at St Andrew's Secondary Carntyne in connection with its Duke of Edinburgh Programme which we are happy to support. HRH The Earl of Wessex addressed the group and met all the participants afterwards along with the Lord Provost.




Friday, February 8, 2019

Cordiner Volker Koch

The eminent leather craftsman, and Glasgow Coridner, Volker Koch who gave us an inspirational evening at Muirheads three years ago, has been conducting master classes in Designskolen Kolding in Denmark. Here are some example of his students practising wet-moulding in his class.









Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Next Day .....

This morning, some of our guests who were staying on in Glasgow were led on a tour of the Clydeside Distillery where we also had lunch.



Deacon's Choosing Dinner 2019

Huge congratulations to Deacon Ewan MacDonald for an excellent Choosing Dinner last night.

Proper official photographs will follow but in the meantime here is the view from the piano.

The company was entertained by two excellent speakers - Judge Jessica Burns and Sir Harry Burns (no relation), piper Reece Lyons and tenor Connor James Smith.

Many thanks to all who attended, donated prizes, bought raffle-tickets and generally contributed  to a very successful evening whch raised a substantial amount for our "Body and Sole" initiative.


Among the guests were our opposite numbers from Dundee, Aberdeen, Irvine and Edinburgh, as well as the Master of the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers and the Master of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers of London. As always we were delighted to welcome our friends from the Zunft zu Schumachern of Basel, led by the incoming Master and treasurer Herr Lukas Huber, attending his fifth of our Dinners.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Choosing Dinner - February 1st 2019

The Deacon's Choosing Dinner will take place in the Grand Hall on Friday February 1st 2019 at 6.30 p.m. There will be first-class musicians to entertain us and the guest speakers are recently-retired tribunal judge Jessica Burns











and Sir Harry Burns, former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland.




Tickets priced £60 per person, exclusive of drinks, are available NOW from the Clerk:



Thomas W. Monteith
c/o Monteith Solicitors Limited
69 Buchanan Street
Glasgow, G1 3HL


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Master Court Meeting

At last night's extended meeting of the Master Court, Deacon MacDonald welcomed four new members and created two sub-committees: one to carry forward the launch of Body and Sole and the other for Education.


Shoes in the Attic

The National Museums of Scotland has a very interesting blog item today on the hiding of a shoe in houses for luck. It can be read HERE. ...