The Incorporation of Cordiners in Glasgow
The Incorporation of Cordiners in Glasgow has been supporting aspiration in the leather trade for
nearly five-hundred years, certainly long before it received its Deed of Cause in 1558. It is now a
modern, forward-looking charity which makes grants to good causes in the Greater Glasgow area.
The Cordiners have launched our own charity, called Body and Sole, to provide specialist outward-
bound and sporting footwear to young people who would otherwise be unable to take part in
sports, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and other activities. Like most of the other crafts,
we also award prizes to students and apprentices in the leather industry.
The Trades House of Glasgow
The Incorporation of Cordiners is one of the fourteen ancient crafts which comprise the Trades
House of Glasgow founded in 1605. It meets, like all the Crafts in the historic Trades Hall designed
by Robert Adam in 1791.