In the SCA, a Guild is a group comitted to improving and sharing knowledge on a particular subject. They tend to promote competitions and lessons around their subject/s of choice, and sometimes have a ranking structure that assesses the skill and knowledge of the members.
Lochac has twelve active Guilds:
- Brewers, Vintners and Imbibers – a Guild for those interested in the various brewing arts.
- College of Scribes – a Guild that teaches, promotes and produces the scribal arts, including illumination and calligraphy.
- Entertainers Guild – a Guild promoting the performance and bardic arts.
- Fibre Guild – a Guild promoting textile arts, including topics such as weaving, spinning, dyeing, cordmaking, felting, knitting, njalbinding, and lacemaking.
- Guild of the Silver Rondel – the dance Guild, which encourages pre-17th century dancing, holds competitions, and holds the Bal d’ Argent.
- Herb and Garden Guild – a Guild for those interested in period gardening.
- Lochac Cooks’ Guild – a Guild for those interested in pre-17th century cooking.
- Painters and Limners Guild – a Guild for studying and practising pre-17th century painting.
- Royal Guild Of Defence – a Guild dedicated to the teachings and practice of pre-17th century weapons forms, formerly established in the Kingdom in April AS 38 (2003).
- Tailors, Haberdashers and Mercers Guild – a Guild for those interested in pre-17th century construction of clothing and accessories.
- Woodworkers Guild – a Guild promoting period woodwork.
- Worshipful Company of Broiderers (WCoB) – a Guild for those interesting in pre-17th century embroidery styles and techniques.