The Association of Deacons Profile

The Association of Deacons brings together former office holders of the 14 incorporated crafts of the Trades House of Glasgow, Scotland. Its aim is to raise awareness of the crafts, which include maltmen and coopers, and encourage young people to pursue a career in them.

To celebrate the Millennium, the Association of Deacons commissioned a 17-year-old Scotch whisky from Glengoyne distillery that was distilled in 1982 and bottled in 1999. This was limited to 384 bottles at 43% abv. Bottles are presented at special occasions and to various dignitaries.

The Association of Deacons History

The Association of Deacons was instituted in 1857 and incorporated in 1910 by Royal Charter. It exists to bring together former office holders of the 14 incorporations, encourage and promote membership of the crafts, and assist members, their widows, and families when in old age, poverty, sickness, and distress.

The association is registered at Trades Hall in Glasgow.


The Association of Deacons
Trades House
85 Glassford street
G1 1UH
United Kingdom
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