Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee

Scope and Content

Documents relating to the administration, finance, members, and court actions of the Nine Trades, 1824-1888.

Administrative / Biographical History

Trades in Dundee have co-operated since at least the sixteenth century to their mutual benefit. Nine of these tended to work together and this grouping gradually became more formalised. The trades involved were the Baxters (Bakers), the Cordiners (Shoemakers), the Glovers (originally Skinners), the Tailors, the Bonnetmakers, the Fleshers, the Hammermen, the Brabeners or Websters (Weavers), and the Waulkers (Fullers) who later united with the Listers (Dyers). The Nine Incorporated Trade of Dundee is still in existence.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The provenance of the collection is not known.


Fonds level description compiled by Caroline Brown, Deputy Archivist, April 2004.

Custodial History



See The Nine Trades of Dundee Annette M Smith, Abertay Historical Society (Dundee, 1995)

Additional Information

Possibly with Dundee City Archives.