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The latest from Merchants House

Latest News
December 2, 2021

OBITUARY

Past Dean David William Duguid OBE (1985 -1987) It is with regret that we inform you of the sad death of Past Dean David William Duguid OBE CA on Thursday…
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Latest News
November 16, 2021

It’s been a busy time

The Lord Dean has had a busy time during COP26 and can be seen here with Bailie Marie Garrity prior to another event in which she is supporting the Lord…
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Latest News
November 16, 2021

COP 26 – The Lord Dean attends an Ecunmenical Service

On Sunday 7 November the Lord Dean of Guild represented The House at an Ecumenical Service at Glasgow Cathedral. She is pictured after the service with the Lord Provost and…
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Our Impact

£2.8M

Awarded in Grant support

£150K

Awarded to tackle Rough Sleeping in Glasgow

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Charities have received support in the last 5 years

The Merchants House of Glasgow was already a long established Institution, when in 1605 it first received a written Constitution. This was the Letter of Guildry which still forms the basic constitution of the Merchants House, as of the Trades House of Glasgow and the former Dean of Guild Court in Glasgow, prior to the latter’s abolition by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

Under this Constitution, subject to such alterations as were made by regulations passed from time to time, the House continued to be governed until the passing of the Burgh Reform Act in 1833. Subsequently, resolutions have been passed with a view to confirming its Regulations to the circumstances of the day.