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Walking the Marches 2017

On Saturday 16th September, Stirling Walking the Marches was held for the fourth year. This year was bigger and better with more participants and a slightly longer route. The procession gathered at the Municipal Buildings where they set off after an … Continue reading

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Perambulation of the Marches 2017

On Saturday 9th September, one week before the official “Walking the Marches”, Captain of the Birlawmen Andrew McEwan, swore them in before they commenced their walk to check and mark the March boundaries in the traditional manner. This is done … Continue reading

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Hammermen enjoy an August Burns Supper

Once again the Hammermen, members of the seven incorporated trades and guests enjoyed their Annual August Burns Supper in the Golden Lion. Why August? Because Burns had a meal in the Wingate Hotel (now the Golden Lion) on 26th August 1787. … Continue reading

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New Stirling Marches Website

A new Website and Facebook page has been launched dedicated to Walking the Stirling Marches. http://www.stirlingwalkingthemarches.org https://www.facebook.com/Stirling-Walking-the-Marches-326492067789391/

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Hammermen visit Engine Shed and dedicate a Second March Stone

Recently the Trade was invited courtesy of Ian Walker of Historic Environment Scotland and his staff, to view The Engine Shed, their new building conservation centre in Forthside Way. Before the visit commenced, there was a brief toast to the … Continue reading

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Hammermen Support Forth Valley College Apprentices

Recently, the Incorporation of Hammermen of Stirling presented certificates and prizes awarded to outstanding Stonemasonry and Joinery students at Forth Valley College. Since the Incorporation was re-established a few years ago, it has supported the work of Forth Valley College and Historic … Continue reading

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Annual Dinner 2016

The Incorporation of Hammermen held their Annual Dinner in November in the Allan Park Hotel. Guest speakers were Bruce Blanche and David Sibbald. Deacon Andy McEwan introduced the meeting with a run through of the successes of the year. Hammermen … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday 2016

The Seven Incorporated Trades were represented at the Remembrance Sunday ceremony. They attended the Church of the Holy Rude service and then walked down to the refurbished war memorial where Deacon Andy laid a wreath on behalf of the Incorporation of Hammermen. … Continue reading

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Whisky Tasting 2016

In late October, the Hammermen were treated to their Annual Whisky Tasting in the Allan Park Hotel, courtesy of Hammerman Calum McMillan. This year it took a twist in that the Hammermen and guests had to guess which ones were … Continue reading

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Blue Blanket and Hammermen Plaque Presentation

At the end of July Provost Mike Robbins attended a special event held in the Smith Museum where the new replica Blue Blanket was presented to the Hammermen by the Embroiderers Guild. It is an impressive piece of work that had painstakingly … Continue reading

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