Seven Trades visit Bannockburn House

Last Sunday saw the Hammermen and Shoemakers visit Bannockburn House courtesy of Bannockburn House Trust. The house a 17th Century A-listed house has remained relatively unchanged apart from a Victorian extension. On November 14th 2017, Bannockburn House became fully owned by the public.

The party were welcomed by Willie McEwan vice chairman of the Trust who gave them an insight into the history of the house and its purchase. They were then guided round the house by Stuart Campbell (the Deacon Convenor and part time Bannockburn House guide) who explained the use and history of the rooms. Stuart explain that the history is evolving almost on a daily basis as more and more information is discovered.

The tour ended with a cup of tea courtesy of the Trust in the dining room. Deacon of the Hammermen Andrew McEwan thanked Stuart and the Trust on behalf of those present for a fascinating visit and wished them well on their ambitious plans.

For more information on Bannockburn House visit



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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