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.
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.
Deacon Alan Dickson with Professor Jim Ritchie congratulate Catrina Cassie on her special Hammerman award to allow her to travel to India. There she ....
Deacon Alan Dickson presents Craig Stephen with a cheque to allow him to ....
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
Deacon Alan Dickson presents Roberta (Bertie) Lee with a cheque to allow her ....
Deacon Alan Dickson with Sheena Irving of the Trust awards a cheque to the Cousland Smiddy Trust ....
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
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.
The Lord Provost and the Trades visit Mary Eskine's grave.
Deacon Alan Dickson, with his standard bearer.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.