List of Deans

from 1605

The list dates from the Letter of Guildry in 1605. The election of Deans of Guild took place in October until 1957, and in March thereafter. It has been usual from early days for Deans to be re-elected to serve a second year. The dates below correspond with those given on the boards in the Merchants' Hall, and give the full year after the October election: 1610 means October 1609 till October 1610; 2000 means March 2000 till March 2001. The Annual General Meeting is now held in May.

Please click here to view the 1605- 1646 list of deans in PDF format

Please click here to view the 1647- 1727 list of deans in PDF format

Please click here to view the 1728- 1817 list of deans in PDF format

Please click here to view the 1818-1894 list of deans in PDF format

Please click here to view the 1895-1984 list of deans in PDF format

Please click here to view the 1985- present list of deans in PDF format

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Your generosity will help to support our Home from Home service in Glasgow, Marion's House.

Our home helps families to stay close to their child throughout treatment; as one parent explains, "It has made a difficult and scary situation less stressful by having a base close to hospital, leaving us to not have to worry about travel costs and long journeys." 


Thank you so much for helping to ease the many practical and financial difficulties families face throughout their child's treatment.

The support from The Merchants House of Glasgow has been instrumental in the delivery of complementary therapies at the Royal Alexandria Hospital and has become an important part of the charity's work to support cancer patients. This has also formed the model for other complementary therapy projects at a number of NHS facilities across the West of Scotland. 


At Kibble we care for some of the most vulnerable young people in the country. This support allows us to teach new skills, offer a wider range of subjects, and work towards qualifications that will lead to employment opportunities. We also want to try and encourage more girls to take up design and technology subjects. 
“I would like to thank the Members of Merchants House Glasgow for their support. Their contribution will make a massive difference to the opportunities available to the young people in our care.” 


We are extremely grateful to The Merchants House of Glasgow for their generous grant of £28,000 for the purchase of this mini bus.

Their long term support of our veterans is so much appreciated.  The bus, which was donated in recognition of our centenary year, will be well used by our residents for outings and days out.


People with lived experience of mental health find it harder to access services, face greater levels of discrimination and self-stigma. The grant from Merchants House will enable us to continue delivering our core service and help us grow our network of self-help groups and self-management training. The groups provide community and friendship for people who are isolated and excluded.  It empowers people who feel powerless and acts as a forum to exchange insights, views and experience of Bipolar. This is an essential part of self-management, helping people keep well and thus reducing hospital admissions.