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Dr Beverly P. Bergman OBE

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 Warmest congratulations to our Late Deacon, Dr Beverly Bergman on the well-deserved award of an OBE in the New Year Honours List for Services to Veterans in Scotland.   

Keeping Warm in Glasgow

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  The Incorporation of Cordiners was delighted to contribute £5,000 to the Keeping Warm in Glasgow Campaign.

Review of 2020

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  2020 turned out to be a very different year, with all schools closed for several months, with the result that there was virtually no organised outdoor sport for young people, and so we were not  able to donate the sports footwear which is one of the main aims of our Body and Sole project, However, through our contacts at Glasgow City Council , and particularly the PEPASS team (Physical Education, Physical Activity and School Sports), we learned of a need to support the school hubs which operated throughout lockdown,  to support the most disadvantaged pupils across the city.  We were pleased to provide a large variety of outdoor activity equipment to a value of £6000 which was used in 40 establishments . This enabled the purchase of hula hoops, space hoppers, footballs, basketballs,  scooters, racquets, hockey sticks etc. Very recently, the Cordiners learned of the Keeping Warm in Glasgow campaign, organised by the Director of Education, in partnership with various media outlets incl

Happy Christmas

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 Happy Christmas to Cordiners, Cordwainers and Leatherworkers everywhere!

Late Collector's Slippers

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 Late Collector and former Deacon Convener Bruce Reidford has kindly shared a picture of his slippers this morning. Which cordiner made them, I wonder?  

A handbag??????

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The V and A is mounting what looks like a very glamorous exhibition of handbags, mostly of leather, and although most of us will not get to visit it, the website has some lovely items, including Winston Churchill's despatch box and the 16th century purse for the Great Seal of England. Have a look!   https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/about-the-bags-inside-out-exhibition 

Mastercourt Meeting

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Deacon Brian McAlinden CBE chaired a meeting of the Mastercourt of the Incorporation of Cordiners in Glasgow this evening.