Box-Opening 2024

The Annual Box-Opening Supper of the Incorporation took place last night in the Trades Hall. Deacon McClements introduced a series of very interesting speakers from "our" charities.

We heard from Jack Geddes, Fund-Raising and Marketing Manager of one of Glasgow's greatest institutions - 200 years old next year - the City Mission.

Our Body and Sole initiative, brain-child of ExDeacon Dr Iain Lennox, figured in the fascinating presentation of Kirsten Noon of Pepass and Chiara Piacentini of St Constantine's Primary School in Govan.

It is a tradition that the Deacon place in the Incorporation's Box some souvenirs of major or personal events from his/her year in Office. Deacon McClements chose to honour the inspirational Rob Burrows CBE by including a newspaper with an obituary of the great man.

The Cordiner's Box, incidentally, was made for us a few years ago by the remarkable people at Galgael Trust to replace the previous Box which dated from the time of Queen Anne and had disappeared at some point over the years. The wood was sourced from Holyrood Park and commissioned by the then Deacon, Dr Beverly Bergman OBE.


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