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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 … Continue reading

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Whisky Tasting 2019

In October the Hammermen held their annual Whisky Tasting in the Golden Lion Hotel, courtesy of Callum McMillan. This year it took the unusual twist whereby as well as Callum talking, he “persuaded” four other members of the Hammermen to … Continue reading

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Hammermen Burns Supper 2019

Back in August, the Hammermen of the Royal Burgh and City of Stirling held their annual Burns Supper to commemorate his visit to Stirling. Deacon Andrew McEwan welcomed the guests. The pipers Douglas Lawson and Shauna Shand piped in the … Continue reading

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Hammermen Burns Supper 2018

The Incorporation of the Hammermen held their Annual Burns Supper on the 24th August. It commemorates the Bards visit to Stirling and notably the Golden Lion (then the Wingate) in August 1787. The evening was a night Burns would have … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New Information of the Trades of Stirling

New information on many of the Trades has been added to the following pages of the web site. Hammermen Skinners Weavers Tailors Fleshers Shoemakers Some information on the Maltmen, Mechanics, Small Crafts and Omnium Gatherum is shown on the following … Continue reading

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Hammermen visit Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

On fathers day, a group of Hammermen visited the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and its museum. As a bonus, on arrival at Bo’ness, they discovered there was a classic car show in progress. The group led by Bailie John Clarke who … Continue reading

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2017 Annual Dinner

The Annual dinner took place on Friday 24th November courtesy of the Allan Park Hotel. A new member Howard Allen was inducted into the Hammermen by Deacon Andrew McEwan prior to the start of the dinner. Howard is shown opposite, … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday 2017

Members of the Seven Trades attended the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling. Following the service, the members walked down to the War Memorial and took part in the service. Deacon of the Hammermen Andrew … Continue reading

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Whisky Tasting 2017

In late October, the Incorporation held its Annual Whisky tasting courtesy of Calum McMillan and the Allan Park Hotel. It was a popular night as ever and Calum took us on a journey of comparisons. The Whiskies sampled and compared … Continue reading

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