The Craft was founded on two key principles.
The first was to impose and maintain standards of craftsmanship upon those plying their trade within the City of Glasgow; now redundant in modern times.
Second, was to support members and their dependants who might have fallen upon hard times. This remains a key part and focus of the activities of the Craft.
Financial assistance is provided by the Craft to a number of beneficiaries who are members, widows of members or other dependants of former members of the Craft. Members of the Master Court make regular visits to those in need.
Beneficiaries of the Craft are frequent guests at our annual social events.
In more recent times, the Craft has sought to support charitable initiatives in the Scottish Hospitality and Drinks Industry through sponsorship.
The Master Court will consider requests for support in accordance with the rules of our Incorporation.
Whilst the purpose of the Craft has evolved to suit modern times, the Craft remains especially keen to support education and professionalism in the Scottish Hospitality and Drinks Industry.
We aim to support all our members and those requiring our assistance at every stage of their career and help them reach their full potential. Every part of the Industry is supported; Business Owners, Managers, Staff, Students and Suppliers.
Independently and in collaboration with other industry groups, the Craft promotes career, skills and business development through sponsorship and placements. Amongst other initiatives, each year a student in brewing is funded at the Heriot Watt University and prizes given to noteworthy Hospitality students.
The Maltmen also endorse the efforts of The 49 Wine and Spirit Educational Trust's endeavours to promote education within the Licensed Trade. The Trust's fund, managed by the 49 Wine and Spirit Club of Scotland, is be used to educate people within the Scottish Licensed Trade.