The origins of the Society can be traced back to the 16th Century. Its members are, by tradition, entitled to use the designation “Advocate in Aberdeen”.
All who acquire this designation are instantly invested in the eyes of the Aberdeen public, (if not necessarily their non member colleagues!) with a measure of the regard and respect which the Society has established within the local community over the centuries of its existence. The term also often creates an intriguing talking point with clients. Those interested in the history of the Society should read a most informative and well researched article written by the late Mrs. Dorothea Bruce, a former Executive Secretary of the Society, which was published in the Aberdeen University Review in 1996.