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Covid-19 Restrictions Information

Due to continuing restrictions put in place by the Scottish Government, and in the best interests of all our members, the 'Summer Barbeque & Picnic' is now reluctantly cancelled. Our remaining summer programme for 2020 is being held constantly under review but is potentially liable to further disruption. International events due in the Autumn may also yet be affected.

Goustevin Scotland has already issued this Circular to all Members

German Embassy Elects New Connetable

Urban Lamberty was recently elected the new Connetable of the Zeltingen-Rachtig-Mosel Embassy in Germany.

The picture shows Urban with Grand Connetable Joel Laurent who welcomed him in his new capacity to the chapitre in Rouen in November last year. Goustevin Scotland has offered Urban its congratulations and continued support.

Urban Lamberty

New Members Inducted.
A warm welcome to Garry Macleod, Peter MacPhee, Graham Vine, Karen Jarvis and Sally Sharpe – all inducted as new members of Goustevin Scotland, prior to the entertaining Right Reverend Susan Brown (Moderator) who was inducted Noble Dame d’Honneur at our Grand Chapter in May.

12th International Grand Chapter of Goustevin Scotland

Rt Rev. Susan Brown

Photo by Ewan Weatherspoon, Inverness

The 12th International Grand Chapter of Goustevin Scotland took place in Inverness on Friday 3 May 2019 followed by a superb Celebration Banquet in the Macdonald Drumossie Hotel.

The picture shows the Rt Honourable, Rev. Susan Brown, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland being inducted as Noble Dame d'Honneur.

A full account of the Grand Chapitre and Banquet can be found on our Chapters & Reports Page

Frost Protection Fires at Puligny Montrachet !
This image shows hundreds of small fires alight at Puligny Montrachet. The fires are set to protect the vines against the possibility of a late frost. With thanks to Jean Louis Bernuy who sent us the photograph.
Frost Protection

Goustevin Mosel 10th Anniversary ~ November 2018

A sizeable delegation attended the celebrations held in Zeltingen-Rachtig, a small township on the very picturesque River Mosel to celebrate the inauguration of the Goustevin’s German Embassy.

A full report of this visit can be found in the Chapters & Reports Page.

50th Anniversary Celebration ~ Rouen ~ November 2017

Kirking of the Council ~ Inverness ~ 10 September 2017

The Conseil Magistrale d'Ecosse was invited to attend the parade and service for the ceremony known as The Kirking of the Council in Inverness on Sunday 10 September 2017. The Kirking of the Council is a tradition which happens in many Scottish towns and cities and in Inverness its origins can be traced back 400 years. Three of our own council members took part in full ceremonial robe, in what is both an honour and recognition for Goustevin Scotland.

40th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Creation of Embassy
1977 ~ 1986
1987 ~ 1996
1997 ~ 2006
2007 ~ 2016

Some other photographs from the evening can be viewed here.

Inverness Embassy of the Confrérie des Compagnons Goustevin de Normandie

The Scottish Confrérie, known as Goustevin Scotland, is now over 40 years old and has 120 members with new members being inducted at regular intervals. It is an extension of the original Confrérie founded by French wine merchants in Normandy in 1967.

The Confrérie aims:


Obituary Michel Goulon

It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected death of Michel Goulon, Grand Connetable 1987 - 2008, who sadly passed away on 3 June 2020.



New Events Announced

Following the successful Grand Chapter held in May, New Events for Summer and Autumn have now been announced.

Full details on the Coming Soon Page.



BBC Interviews Goustevin Scotland Members


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