Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Dr Beverly P. Bergman OBE

 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. 


Sunday, December 27, 2020

Keeping Warm in Glasgow

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

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Review of 2020

 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 including the Herald.

In an attempt to make classrooms safer, windows are being kept open to increase ventilation, and hopefully reduce the risk of virus transmission in schools. This has highlighted the need for more and better warm clothing for many of the pupils in Glasgow, hence the appeal.

By a happy coincidence, a member of the Cordiners’ Master Court has a clothing business, and has made available a large quantity of warm jumpers etc at a very substantial discount. 

This has allowed the Craft to purchase a sizeable quantity of suitable garments with a £5000 donation.

The Cordiners are very pleased to have been able to contribute to the Trades House effort to reduce hardship in Glasgow in this very difficult year.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Happy Christmas

 Happy Christmas to Cordiners, Cordwainers and Leatherworkers everywhere!

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Late Collector's Slippers

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


Sunday, December 6, 2020

A handbag??????

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! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Mastercourt Meeting

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


Master Court Meeting March 10th

 The Master Court of the Incorporation of Cordiners held a meeting over Zoom this evening. Deacon Brian McAlinden was in the Chair.