Hammermen Visit Stirling Castle

At their May meeting, Deacon Stuart Campbell and members of the Incorporation of Hammermen  enjoyed a very informative visit to Stirling Castle courtesy of Ian Walker Building Crafts Development Manager of Historic Scotland. Of particular interest to the bretheren was being able to see at first hand the ongoing restoration of the “Bruce” statue. Ian then went on to show and explain the painstaking restoration process undertaken at the Great Hall and the Royal Palace. Pictured in the Great Hall at the front are (L-R) Ian Walker and Deacon Stuart Campbell.

About Seven Incorporated Trades of Stirling

The power to grant incorporated status to trades rested with the magistrates of royal burghs. An incorporated trade was granted the right to monopolise and control their trade within the burgh. Trade Incorporations were usually constituted by a seal of cause granted by the magistrates but some were constituted by use and consuetude. A strict monopoly was enforced within the burgh and non-members of an incorporation were not allowed to trade within the bounds of the town.
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