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|Scottish Bakers Heritage|
A Proud Heritage since 1891
The inaugural meeting of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers took place in the Royal British Hotel in Edinburgh, on Thursday 22nd of October 1891.
We are privileged in Bakers House to still hold the original minute book from those earliest days of the association, a glorious rich leather bound tome filled with elaborately detailed copper plate writing.
The first page records for posterity that first meeting where 64 bakers came together from around Scotland, one of whom, Mr James Stuart of Bucksburn, Fife, was the Great Great Grandfather of one of Scottish Bakers current board members, Keith Stuart, still of Bucksburn.
Election of Founding President
Mr W N Torrance, of Edinburgh, chaired the meeting which quickly proceeded to election of office bearers from amongst the body of those present.
The minutes of the meeting that day, record that Mr Mackie was nominated as President by Mr John Ledingham, Aberdeen and seconded by Mr J Abercromby of Bessborough Gardens, London. His appointment was unanimously supported as outlined in the minutes (below).
A Continuing Legacy
Heritage at Bakers House
Members are always welcome at Bakers House, our headquarters in Dunfermline, Fife.
We can always assure visitors of a warm welcome, a decent cup of coffee or tea, and biscuits from one of our many members around Scotland.
Members with a deeper interest in our heritage can browse our collection of Annual Reports and Yearbooks — we have every edition since the first one was printed in 1894.
These documents are a treasure trove of information, containing within their pages the history of Scottish baking since the late Victorian era, and with some particularly moving commentary from the war years.
Our Collection of Yearbooks