Local Kingswells business owner becomes Burgess of Aberdeen

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The professional photographer was officially inducted as a Burgess of Aberdeen on Monday, March 2

Susan Renee of Kingshill Studios, based in Kingswells, has become a Burgess of the City of Aberdeen.

Local business owner becomes Burgess of Aberdeen

The professional photographer was officially inducted as a Burgess of Aberdeen on Monday, March 2

Local business owner, Susan Renee of Kingshill Studios, based in Kingswells, has become a Burgess of the City of Aberdeen.

She was officially inducted, along with five others, yesterday (Monday, March 2.)

Colin Taylor, Lord Dean of Guild of the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen performed the ceremony, at which Susan was welcomed by the full council of Aberdeen.

Susan, a professional photographer who has lived in Aberdeen for the last 7 years, has always been passionate about playing an active role in the local community and continues to support local charities that care for vulnerable children and families.

She said: “It was a complete surprise to me to learn that I had been nominated for the role but it’s a huge honour to be recognised for my charity work and services to the local community!

"I am incredibly humbled.

“I have been lucky enough to be given the opportunity to volunteer for lots of different local charities, such as Friends of Anchor’s ‘Courage on the catwalk’ event and for the Russell Anderson Foundation.

"Plus, my photography studio runs limited edition Superhero portrait sessions and we’ve raised money for several local charities including the Duchenne UK charity, which supports local people living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

"This year, we are supporting AberNecessities, a local charity who supports families and children who are in need in our community.”

She continued: “I’ve led and been part of fantastic teams who have worked with children and families from all walks of like – and to be honest, they have ALL had a positive impact on changing MY life for the better.”

Susan also has an extensive background in education – she was a headteacher of a local school for two decades before becoming a professional photographer. She was also once Aberdeenshire Council’s youngest headteacher at 29 years old.

Those who become a Burgess of the City of Aberdeen have been admitted on the strength of their character, professional reputation and involvement in the civic life of the city.

Becoming a Burgess of Aberdeen essentially gives full rights of citizenship in the city and is a role that has been given to just 1100 people over the past 800 years.

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https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/local-business-owner-becomes-burgess-of-aberdeen/

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