The Nine Incorporated Trades
The Nine Incorporated Trades were formed in the sixteenth century from nine individual trades that operated in Dundee, making and supplying shops and merchants in the City. The nine individual trades included the BAKERS, CORDINERS (SHOEMAKERS), GLOVERS, TAILORS, BONNETMAKERS, FLESHERS (BUTCHERS), HAMMERMEN (METAL WORKERS), WEAVERS, DYERS (and WAULKERS).
The Nine Incorporated Trades was formed to oversee the individual trades, help them control their funds, create a strong bargaining group and to provide funds for charitable causes. Today there are over 500 members and although times have changed, The Nine Incorporated Trades maintain a strong presence in the City. The central focus of the organisation is to responsibly manage its charitable fund to support worthy local causes, educational bursaries and to promote the success and achievements of the City of Dundee.
Office Holders of The Nine Incorporated Trades
Iain is the Managing Director of Towergate Insurance based in Perth. He has been a broker since joining the industry in the 1980s. Iain is a Past Deacon of the Bakers Trade of Dundee.
Collector Raymond Edwards is also the Clerk to The Hammermen. He is Treasurer and Secretary for the 30th Dundee Boys Brigade. He is also a Board Trustee and Treasurer to Books Abroad
After a 20 year career with Blackadders as a partner and the firm’s head of property, Lindsay is now a partner and Head of Gilson Gray’s Dundee office. Mr Darrock spent eight years on the board of the Tayside Solicitors Property Centre while at Blackadders. He is also a trustee at DFC in the Community Trust, a board member at Caledonia Housing Association.