William Gillon


Replied to the Toast “Commercial Interests of the District” 1902

William was a butcher who operated two shops, one in Currie and the other in Balerno. He became a member of ‘Let it Blaw’ c.1886. and was first mentioned on the Supper Programme in 1888.

William’s prominence in Club affairs of the day is that when George Y. Robertson, in his role of Club Bard, presented a collection of rhymes at the 1891 annual Supper and mentioned many prominent members of the Club, William Gillon was one of those included. The presentation was printed by Club Member A. G. Moir and a copy of the printed version included in the Club Minute Book of the period. The layout has been adapted for our website and can be viewed at Ragged Rhymes .

William is not thought to be connected to fellow ‘Let it Blaw’ member and butcher John Gillon who operated shops in Juniper Green and Colinton Village in the same era.

William death in 1902 is recorded in Club Minutes.