Forth Valley College Prize Presentation 2019

In November, four members attended the prize giving at Forth Valley College. Stuart Campbell, Deacon Convener of the Seven Incorporated Trades of Stirling, Andy McEwan, Deacon of the Hammermen, James Barker, Deacon of the Baxters and Hugh McCrea, Bailie of the Hammmermen presented awards and cheques to 7 successful apprentices.

It is intended that this be an annual event.

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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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