Background

The history of the Incorporation of Hammermen is difficult to determine accurately. The Incorporation appears to have been regularly meeting on or before 1477, the year in which one of its freemen masters, John Dalrymple, endowed its altar of St. Eloi in St. Giles’ Church ..... continues in the archive.

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Loyal greetings on the occasion of the Queen's 90th birthday

At the AGM of the Craft, the members asked that we should pass on our greetings to the Queen on the occasion of her 90th birthday. The Boxmaster wrote to the Queen on behalf of the Craft.

 In a letter to the Boxmaster, the Queen thanked the Craft for their message of loyal greeting and she passed on her warm good wishes to everyone present at the AGM.

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Special Hammerman Award to Catrina Cassie of the Heriot Watt University

Catrina receives the special Hammerman Award

Deacon Alan Dickson with Professor Jim Ritchie congratulate Catrina Cassie on her special Hammerman award to allow her to travel to India. There she ....

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Hammerman Award to Craig Stephen of the Heriot Watt University

Craig receives the Hammerman Award

Deacon Alan Dickson presents Craig Stephen with a cheque to allow him to ....

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Visit to the Royal Society of Edinburgh

On Friday, 12th February 2016 the Incorporation were welcomed to the Royal Society of Edinburgh by RSE Curator Dr Iain Gordon Brown, who provided a fascinating view of the history of the Society and the building. As ever, Iain held his audience with his knowledge and charm.

The evening finished with dinner in a nearby restaurant.

Photographs courtesy of Gavin Marshall

Iain Gordon Brown and RSE (photo by Gavin Marshall)

Hammermen and RSE (photo by Gavin Marshall)

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Award to Roberta Lee of the Edinburgh College of Art

Deacon Alan Dickson presents Roberta (Bertie) Lee with a cheque to allow her ....

Bertie receives the ECA award

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Award to the Cousland Smiddy Trust

Deacon Alan Dickson with Sheena Irving of the Trust awards a cheque to the Cousland Smiddy Trust ....

Cousland Trust award

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Heriot Watt Award 2015

Deacon Alan Dickson presents cheques to Gordon Ungruh and Thomas Werner, 4th year students who were the the successful awardees .... ......continues in the Charitable Works section

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Kirking of the Deacons 9th May 2015

On Saturday, 9th May 2015 the traditional ceremony of Kirking of the Deacons at Greyfriars Church was held. It was attended by the Lord Provost and the Deacons of many of the Trades.

 Kirking 2015

The Lord Provost and the Trades visit Mary Eskine's grave.

Kirking 2015(2)

Deacon Alan Dickson, with his standard bearer. 

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ECA Awards 2015

Edinburgh University (ECA) awardees

Past Deacon Dr Gordon Whylie presents cheques to Kirsten MacGregor and Esther McIntosh as ECA awardees ......continues in the Charitable Works section

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David Scott

Retiral Presentation to the Boxmaster

Following the retiral of the Boxmaster after 18 years in office, at it's Annual General Meeting in April 2014 the Craft presented David Scott with a silver box commissioned from student of Jewellery and Silversmithing Joseph Alessander (website www.josephalessander.com). The box was photographed when it was displayed at the Degree Show at the College of Art in May 2014.

Boxmaster

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Heriot Watt Award 2014

Deacon John Simmons presents a cheque to Daniel Jones, the Heriot-Watt awardee for 2014. Daniel will use the Hammemen Award...........continues in the Charitable Works section

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ECA Award 2013

Jewellery and Silversmith awardee

Deacon David Anderson presented Isla Macer-Law, a BA Hons Jewellery and Silversmithing student, with a cheque for her exchange trip to Japan......continues in the Charitable Works section

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The Hammerman Scholars 2012

Award to a student group

A group of 3 mechanical, 2 civil and one electrical engineering students are involved in a project (associated with Engineers without Borders) to design bunk beds for an orphanage in Cambodia......continues in the Charitable Works section

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The Hammerman Scholar 2011

Sam Scott

Sam Scott, a 5th year undergraduate from Heriot Watt, was the successful recipient of the 2011 award to Heriot Watt from the Hammermen. Sam travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina. His placement was to ........continues in the Charitable Works section

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Latest news

Deacon Jock Miller presents the cheques for the ECA award winners for 2011 to Mari Ebbitt and Cristina Zani. There are more pictures are in the Charitable Works section.

Jock receiving a Korean Hammer

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The Hammerman Scholar 2010

Oliver Kerr

Oliver proposes to use the scholarship to help him in his ambition to work in the area of energy engineering. He has secured a placement with a construction company in Mongolia ........continues in the Charitable Works section

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Edinburgh College of Art Student Award 2010

Rhona McCallum

Rhona McCallum is a student at Edinburgh College of Art, pictured here standing in front of some examples of her work. She is the student selected by........continues in the Charitable Works section

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The Hammerman Scholar 2009

Mark Roberts

Mark proposes to use the scholarship to help him in his ambition to work in the oil and gas industry and the international exposure resulting from his visit to Oman will add a real perspective to his studies. Mark has secured ........continues in the Charitable Works section

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The Hammerman Scholar 2008

Neale Young

Neale Young is in his Third Year of study towards a BEng in Mechanical Engineering. He has used the scholarship to help him make the best of an offer of a placement at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. The .....continues in the Charitable Works section

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The Hammerman Scholar 2007

Duncan Roxburgh

During the summer of 2007 I was offered an Engineering Internship for three months
with Smiths Aerospace, now GE Aviation in Yakima, Washington, USA. After taking
this Internship I have gained skills and experience that have and will be invaluable
throughout the remainder of my degree and career in engineering. .........continues Click here to download a copy of my report.

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The Hammermen Today

Today the role of the Hammermen is totally different from that of the members of five hundred years ago.

The desire to promote craft skills is of paramount concern and contacts with Heriot Watt University Faculty of Engineering and The Telford College, both in Edinburgh are maintained. A charity fund, to which members contribute through their annual subscription enable the Hammermen to fund an annual award to the best student in the Faculty of Engineering – at Heriot Watt University. The recipients, who present a brief report on their work at the Annual Dinner – tend to have undertaken very worthy projects, and this has often been very valuable in terms of future career prospects. ..... continues in the archive.

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