3rd June 2022 – PGL Regular June Communication
Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Andrew Millar presided over the Regular Communication at Lodge St. Andrew Coatbridge No. 544.
RWPGM welcomed the large attendance and made comment it was great to see the RWM of Old Monkland St. James No. 177, Harry Morgan in attendance after his recent illness.
Following the business of the evening Brother James Lees was installed as Provincial Director of Ceremonies, by Bro. Allan Jamieson PPGSW & Gordon Mather SPGM, this was due to Brother Jim being on holiday at the March installation.
A even greater delight was expressed by RWPGM when he honoured three very well deserving Lanarkshire Freemasons with Honorary Provincial Grand Rank –
Bro Ian Craig Lodge St Andrew 215 Honorary Provincial Grand Architect for his part in the new temple at the Granary Strathven
Bro John Lindsay Lodge Motherwell Caledonian 1228 Honorary Provincial Grand Almoner for his service and term as Almoner
Bro Bobby Tait Lodge Buchanan 1499 Honorary Provincial Grand Bard for his charitable work
All were introduced and presented with the diplomas and Jewels by their respective Right Worshipful Masters to which they suitably replied.
A update on on the Charity work was give and in particular to the Kiltwalk and also the distribution of foodstuffs from a well known Brother though his contacts with a local supermarket to foodbanks and local charities, it is estimated a total of around £150,000 has been distributed in the last year though this means with Brothers David & Jamie Paterson providing essential storage and distribution links for this initiative assisted by DPGM Norman Carnegy, PG Sect Bill Paton, SD Ian McGown and SPGM Laird McDonald to which the RWPGM and all at PGL are most grateful.
On closing RWPGM thanked Lodge St. Andrew Coatbridge for he use of their temple and hospitality to follow
3rd June 2022 – First Aid for Mental Health Training Opportunity
Please find attached a flyer from Bro. Jack Alexander in his capacity as Mental Health – Facilitator.
Jack has since confirmed the training dates will be Sat 30th July and 13th August 2022 – respectively.
Please distribute the attached flyer as you consider appropriate – e.g. Lodge Almoners – or other interested parties.
Interested parties should contact and liaise with Jack direct with the contact details available within this communication.
Your continued support and interest in this worthwhile initiative will be appreciated – pp by Bro. Jack who is facilitating this event at no cost to participants or Lodges, which LAMH (Wishaw – Food for Thought Café and wellbeing centre) have also kindly offered to host this event.
2nd June 2022 – Superb Charity Work by St. Mary Coltness No . 31
See attached thank you letter from the Haven Centre, Thanking the Lodge for their recent donation as part of their nominated charity initiative.
The Lodge have nominated another local charity Chris’s House for the ongoing support in 2022
Links to both charities attached
Well done all at Lodge St. Mary for this local charity giving 👏👏👏👏👏
2nd June 2022 – Her Majesty The Queen – Platinum Jubilee
On behalf of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward we congratulate and give thanks for the life and service of Her Majesty the Queen
God Save the Queen
Long May She Reign Over Us
Summer PGL Sporting Events
Brethren, Just a reminder to submit your teams for the PGL Golf & Bowling days.
The Golf will be held at Drumpellier Golf Club on Sunday 21st August 2022, please contact PM Charles Clarke on 07816 895 139 or email at email@example.com for details
The Robert King Stewart Bowling at Victoria Bowling Club, Weir Street, Coatbridge, Saturday 10th September 2022 0930 for 1000. Please contact Andrew Crichton on 07508026144 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Please support these very hard working convenors pulling these events together for you enjoyment.
Our early thanks go out to the Commitee and members of both sporting venues for the use of their premises once again.
Saturday 18th June – Family BBQ for CHAS
Brethren, final planning is coming together for the Family BBQ at Lodge St. Thomas No. 306 premises in Larkhall on 18th June 2pm – 5pm.
We are appealing to all for some Stewards on the day and also anyone with a current First Aid certificate, if you can help and support please contact PG Secretary Bill Paton.
The day is coming together and there will be loads of activities for all ages, please come along and support PGL with your family and friends.
Rumour has it you may also get to throw some wet sponges at some of our high ranking Brethren 😢
17th May 2022 – The Operative Lodge of Airdrie No. 203 Charity Giving
Busy week for RWM Scott Walker presenting cheques to three well deserving charities. RWM Scott presented a cheque to Erskine Hospital, St Andrew’s Hospice and local girl Imogene Comrie 21 years of age, who unfortunately has Wolf’s Parkinson’s White Syndrome and a degenerative eye disorder leaving her requiring a service dog to aid her on a daily basis, similar to guide dog’s for the blind these dogs are specially trained and are very expensive therefore we were delighted to be able to contribute to the families fundraiser to provide this much needed aid to Imogene.
Well done everyone at the Lodge for supporting these great local charities.
12th May 2022 – Kiltwalk Glasgow 2022 Final Fundraising Numbers
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ £86,634.23!!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
On Sunday 24th April 63 Brethren, family & friends participated in the Kiltwalk Glasgow 2022 in support of the Provincial Grand Master’s Nominated Charity for his Commission, CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland).
Over the months previous everyone came together with a massive fundraising effort which included kind sponsorship of all participants CHAS t-shirts for the day by Wonderworld Soft Play and Adventure centres..
This was bolstered by all the very generous donations from other Masonic orders, daughter Lodges, Brethren, family & friends.
All in all the cheque for CHAS was a massive £86,634.23!!!! ( including the generous uplift from the Hunter Foundation ).
Following the event Fiona Leslie, CHAS Senior Community and Challenge Events Fundraiser contacted us to inform us that
“ This is an incredible amount, certainly our biggest team ever! In total CHAS raised £181,906.85 making it our best ever Kiltwalk, which we couldn’t have achieved without the PGL team”
The day could not have gone any better with fantastic weather and ALL participants playing their part over the 3 distances. The Mighty Stride 22 miles, The Big Stroll 14 miles and the Wee Wander 4 miles.
To their eternal credit everyone made it across the finishing line at Balloch. A testament not only to their varying levels of fitness but their absolute commitment to a wonderful cause.
A formal presentation of the cheque and visit to one of CHAS Hospices will be arranged in the coming weeks.
All at Provincial Grand Lodge would like to thank everyone who made this possible and provide CHAS with ongoing funds to continue their fantastic work and support children and families through difficult times.
Watch this space for future CHAS fundraising initiatives.
Well done everyone
Andrew D. Millar
Provincial Grand Master
A link is attached to photographs of the day –
Sunday 1st May 2022 – PGL Annual Divine Service
Uddingston Old Parish once again welcomed a large deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge along with heads of visiting Provincial Grand Lodges and a fine deputation from the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Lanarkshire Middle Ward headed by Grand Superintendent Jack Brown.
A fine service was carried out by Reverend Fiona McKibbin ably assisted by our own Provincial Grand Senior Chaplain Jim Vasey.
Following the sermon all joined for tea, coffee and refreshments.
Provincial Grand Lodge would once again thank Rev Fiona and her congregation for this use and provision of their church and assistance for this very important date in our diary.
Wednesday 27th April 2022 – Bi-Annual Convocation of the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Lanarkshire Middle Ward
Invited by Grand Superintendent Jack Brown RWPGM Andrew Millar, DPGM Norman Carnegy & SPGM Gordon Mather attended a lecture given on the Banners by the Immediate Past Grand SuperIntendant MEC Alex Brown.
PGM Andy was asked to make comment on the lecture that he commented it was very interesting and very well delivered.
A great night in Lanarkshire Middle Ward Province where the bond between PGL and PGRAC was further strengthened
10th September 2022 – Robert King Stewart Bowling Competition
We have attached the correspondence from Brother Andrew Crichton on Annual Robert King Stewart Bowling Competition to be held at Victoria Bowling Club on the 10th September 2022
Please support The Provincial Grand Lodge events team
26th April 2022 – Lodge Major Ness No 948 60yr & 50yr Diploma Presentations
Deputations from The Grand Lodge of Scotland and The Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward attended the Lodge at their regular meeting to assist in presentation of a 60 year service award to Brother George Kelly PM and two 50 year service awards to Brothers Alex Kelly PM and Bro Andy Edwards
A fantastic achievement for many, many years of service by the these Freemasons with over 160 years between them 👏
Following the meeting the Brethren joined in a meal and harmony.
Well done Brethren
Sunday 1st May 2022 – Provincial Grand Lodge Annual Divine Service
This Sunday we see the return of very important date in the PGL Calendar, our Annual Divine Service.
The service will be 1800 for 1830 at Uddingston Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road, Uddingston, Glasgow, G71
Regalia to worn and open to all Brethren, families & friends
Please support Provincial Grand Lodge
24th May 2022 – Provincial Grand Lodge Kiltwalk 2022 for CHAS
What a Day 🌈☀️❤️😎😇👌
We did ourselves proud yesterday with 63 Brethren, friends and their families tackling the Glasgow Kiltwalk at varying lengths.
The great news is that all who started finished in what was a very special day for a very special charity.
We were led from the front by PGM Andy and his daughters with Lodges represented right across the Province. The great thing about the day was the ability to allow family and friend to join us on what was a fun carnival style event with lots of encouragement and camaraderie. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and this certainly made the challenge easier.
A special shout out to PM Duncan Mulholland who injured his knee around 8 miles, received first aid and was asked to drop out but soldiered on to finish line at 22.6 miles. A magnificent effort, In his own words while strapped up “I’ll finish this for the kids”
Our thanks go out to our sponsors WonderWorld Group, Craig Douglas at Buchanan McPherson printers for the flags,(although the carriers don’t agree), Corston Sinclair for the T-shirt printing, the Kiltie volunteers, the first aid teams, Lidl for hospitality at the pit stops, CHAS for their welcome at their pit stop and support up to the event, Daughter Lodges, Royal Arch Chapter, Sovereign Council and other Masonic orders, but most all all those who have supported us financially to have a fundraising effort currently sitting at £79,650 for CHAS and topping the Kiltwalk Leaderboard 🥰
Fiona Leslie, Senior Community and Challenge Events Fundraiser for CHAS contacted us last night to say –
“We are absolutely blown away to have support from The Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire. We’d like to say a massive thank you to the group for taking on the Kiltwalk for CHAS raising over £79,000 which is just outstanding. The funds go towards our mission to reach every single baby, child and young person who needs us in Scotland.”
To all the participants yesterday a massive well done from RWPGM Andrew Millar and all at Provincial Grand Lodge for your efforts and give yourselves a massive pat on the back for a job well done.
24th April 2022 – Guess Who
Will update tomorrow but this is one of the Commission’s choice of relaxation this evening after a fantastic effort earlier today, I’ll leave with you all to work out what one. 😇 , thanks to everyone for their support and donations.
We accomplished something very special today, well done everyone 👏👍👏
22nd May 2022 – Kiltwalk Update
2 days to go, T-shirts all ready for our Team, we still have one free place for the 14 mile Big Stroll section from Clydebank to Balloch available, PM us for details, fundraising a massive £48,000, weather is looking great, great effort everyone 👏👏🥰🥰👍👍
21st April 2022 – Easter Egg Donation by Lodge Dura Allanton No. 1513
Members of Lodge Dura Allanton No. 1513 attended Allanton Parish Church where they donated 100 Easter Eggs for the children of the Village and approximately £100 of groceries for their foodbank. A great gesture and charitable work in their local community, Well done everyone at Lodge Dura.
14th April 2022 – Kiltwalk Update
We have just over a week to go when 63 Brethren, friends and family take on the Kiltwalk 2022 headed by RWPGM Andy Millar.
Our fundraising efforts are currently sitting at just over £40,000 and when combined with the Sir Tom Hunter top up that takes the overall fundraising to just over a fantastic £60,000, thank you from the bottom of our hearts ♥️ to all the participants, sponsors and those who have donated to date, it’s a fantastic effort by everyone, surpassing all our expectations 👏
The JustGiving pages will be locked down shortly after the event and we have seen some enquires on making donations if some Lodges don’t have any participants, some individuals and Lodges have already done this and we have apportioned this across the team, the best way to take care of this is utilising PG Sect. Bill Paton’s JustGiving page.
We have attatched the link below –
Please find the attached communication from the CHAS Fundraising team
It’s just under 2 weeks until your Kiltwalk challenge begins!
Your efforts in this challenge will help us in our mission to reach every child in Scotland with a life-shortening condition, as they face the toughest journey imaginable. Families like Dawn’s…
Dawn Sinclair suffered from Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy, scoliosis and developmental delay and sadly died, aged just 15, on Boxing Day 2018. Throughout her young life, Dawn received care from CHAS at both Rachel House hospice in Kinross and also via the CHAS at Home service.
Joanne, Dawn’s older sister, said CHAS helped her family make many special memories over the years.
“Dawn had so many challenges in her short life such as not being able to walk or talk and having to be tube fed from around the age of eight.
“She was also prone to chest infections and asthma attacks, resulting in numerous hospital admissions but whatever was going on, she was the happiest and bravest princess anyone ever met and her favourite thing by far were her jammie days at Rachel House.
“Often we would take her outside into the beautiful hospice garden while she was still in her bed if it was a nice day so she could stay all cosy and wrapped up – she loved that so much.”
Since losing her beloved sister Joanne has held various fundraisers for CHAS in her little sister’s memory including taking part in the charity’s annual Sahara Trek in 2019,
She said: “It was an incredible experience and I feel so proud to have helped raise so much for CHAS in Dawn’s memory. CHAS will always be a charity close to my heart.”
We really appreciate your support in this incredible way and every penny you raise will help families like Dawn’s to create special memories that they can treasure together forever.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
All the best,
Daisy McDonald Rose (She/Her)
Challenge Events Assistant
13th April 2022 – Lodge Old Monkland St. James No. 177 Donations to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity formerly Yorkhill Children’s Hospital
Delighted to see RWM Harry Morgan back in the Lodge after his recent health scare with Bro Secretary Mitchell Paterson, Bro. Robert Stanfield DM, Chaplain Allan Logan, where they had the greatest of pleasure presenting a large quantity of Easter Eggs, colouring books and pencil’s and a Cheque for £100 to Jonathan one of the volunteers of the Charity.
The Lodge would like to thank the Brethren and Ladies of the lodge for their very kind support and work that they do for the charity and also to kind support provided by President Allan Hardie of Victoria Bowling Club and his members for their very kind donation.
Lodge Old Monkland St. James over many years have supported the Children’s Charity donating a massive £150,000 in fundraising 👏👏👏👏👏
A plaque is proudly displayed on the wall at the entrance to Ward 3a of the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital which we should be very proud of.
Well done 177 🌈❤️🌈
Tuesday 12th April 2022 – Presentation of Honorary Depute Provincial Grand Masters Regalia to Peter O. Price
RWPGM Andrew Millar headed a fine deputation to Lodge Meridian No. 1799 this afternoon, the purpose of their visit was to present Past Master Peter O. Price with his regalia of Honorary Depute Provincial Grand Master.
Brother Peter served several years a Provincial Grand Chaplain and also served as Grand Chaplain, also in attendance was Past PGL Secretary Brother Bill Craig and affiliate member of the Lodge, who also holds the same honour,
The Lodge conferred a Fellowcraft Degree on a volunteer candidate.
Thursday 7th April 2022 – Generous Donation The Provincial Grand Chapter of Lanarkshire Middle Ward
Brethren, we are honoured and delighted to inform you that the Companions of the Provincial Grand Chapter of Lanarkshire Middle Ward have donated a fantastic £500 to our Kiltwalk initiative. ❤️
RWPGM Andrew Millar and all at Provincial Grand Lodge would like to thank Grand Superintendent Jack Brown and his members for this very kind, thoughtful and generous donation 🌈
We are humbled by the support, building on the already strong relationship between our two orders 💪
Wednesday 6th April 2022 – Lodge Robert King Stewart Annual Visit & Presentation of two 50yr Diplomas
PGM Andrew Millar headed a large deputation into the Lodge for the Annual visit and book inspection.
The Provincial deputation numbered over 26 Brethren including the current Provincial Grand Master and all the Provincial Grand Masters still on the roll of Provincial Grand Lodge, a unique evening and gathering.
Following the business of the evening 2 very well deserving Brethren were presented with their 50yr Diplomas by the RWM Gary Muircroft, Bro. Robert Matthew & Brother Jim Murray. Their Masonic careers were delivered by PPGM Kenneth Kennedy & PG Sect. Bill Paton respectively.
It was also pleasing to note that over 80 Brethren attended the meeting
On retrial the Brethren were treated to some fine Lodge 919 hospitality and harmony
Monday 4th April 2022 – Lodge Motherwell Caledonian No. 1228 Donation to the PGL Kiltwalk Initiative
SPGM Colin Campbell headed a deputation to the Annual Visit to the Lodge now that they are settled into their new home with Lodge Murdostoun Castle Nº 1096 in Cleland.
Following the business of evening a cheque for £1,000 was presented to Provincial Grand Lodge, this very kind gesture is in support of the Provincial Grand Master’s chosen charity CHAS.
The Brethren of the Lodge should be commended on their very generous donation for the Kiltwalk.
Saturday 2nd April 2022 Lodge Bothwell Brig No. 1229 Annual Installation
SPGM Gordon Mather accompanied by PGM Andrew D Millar and a deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge headed to Lodge Bothwell Brig for their annual Installation. They witnessed a fine Installation ceremony of RWM Desmond McGowan in the capable hands of Installing Masters RWIM David Johnston & RWIM John Furlong
Thereafter the members of the Deputation joined the office bearers and Brethren of Lodge Bothwell Brig in an evening of harmony and fellowship.
One for the diary Brethern, Please support this fantastic event
Friday 25th March 2022 – Lodge St. John Shotts No. 471 – Annual Visit & 50yr Diploma Presentation
SPGM Colin Campbell headed a deputation to Lodge St. John Shotts No. 471 and was made most welcome by RWM/Secretary Brother Jack Alexander and Brethren.
On the evening the Lodge Office Bearers delivered a fine rendition of Fellow craft degree with a fine displayed by the younger office Bearer Derek who also presented to RWM Jack his Papa for his diploma presentation 👍
The night was rounded off with a 50yr diploma presentation to PM Derek Topping and some Lodge harmony and hospitality
Thursday 24th March Annual Visit & Presentation of 50 yr Diploma
SPGM Bobby Ferguson headed a fine deputation to Woodhall St John’s No 305 and witnessed a excellent Entered Apprentice degree by the RWM and office bearers.
He also assisted in the presentation of Brother Robert Price PM 50yr membership certificate.
The Lodge very kindly presented with a cheque of £100 for the PGL Holiday fund which will be put to good use in the new accommodation format.
Wednesday 22nd March 2022 – Lodge St. Bryde No. 579 Jubilee Presentation
SPGM Bro. Bobby Ferguson attended the Lodge on their annual visit and was delighted to assist in the presentation to Bro. Andrew Nisbet, P.M. Lodge St. Bryde No. 579 who received his Jubilee Certificate from Bro. Ian Cowan, RWM
22nd March 2022 – Donation of Easter Eggs, mobile phones & toys
Thanks to all the Brethren for their continued support with these local initiatives
22nd March 2022 – Lanarkshire Freemasons donation to Motor Neurone Scotland Charity
RWPGM Bro. Andrew Millar was delighted to present Reverend Fiona McKibbin of Uddingston Old Parish Church with a cheque for £1200 for the Charity of her choice, Motor Neurone Scotland. Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles.
This money was raised at the Christmas Carol Service and supported by the Heads of all the Lanarkshire Masonic Orders and helps drive the aim of PGL to support local charitable organisations
Monday 21st March 2022 – Kiltwalk Donation by Lodge Motherwell Caledonian No. 1228
The PGL, friends and family Kiltwalk team were delighted to receive £1000 donated by the Lodge to the fundraising effort on behalf of CHAS, this brings the to date JustGiving fund to just over £31,000 topped up to £45,500 by the Sir Tom Hunter foundation, 5 weeks to go and we have readjusted the fundraising target to £40,000, a mind blowing figure for CHAS and still increasing daily, we thank everyone for their generous donations.
Awesome effort Brethren & friends
Thursday 17th March 2022 – Annual Visit by PGL to Lodge Livingstone Stonefield Mo. 599 & Presentation of 50yr Diploma to Bro. William Morley PM
SPGM Laird McDonald headed a fine deputation to the Annual Visit and Regular meeting of Lodge Livingstone Stonefield 599 to witness the workings of the Lodge. Also on this occasion there was a presentation of a 50 year certificate to Bro William Morley PM, a great achievement.
The photograph shows RWM Bro Jim Christie, Bro William Morley PM, Bro Stephen Morley PM Treasurer and SPGM Bro Laird McDonald
A great evening
16th July 2022 – Friends of Marcus Humphrey House Charity Golf Day
Please find details of the popular Charity Golf day in aid of Marcus Humphrey House golf day at Kilbirnie Golf Club Ayrshire
Initial enquiries and registration in the first instance should be directed to Sub. PG. Master Bro. Bobby Ferguson – contact details on the flyer
9th March 2022 – Lodge St. Clair No. 427 Annual Visit & 50yr Service Presentations
Bro. Colin Campbell SPGM headed a fine deputation to the Lodge for the Annual Visit where he also had the pleasure in assisting RWM Stuart Maxwell in presenting Brother John Donaldson PM and John McGhie with their 50yr service diplomas and jewels.
A fine night in the history of the Lodge and fitting reward for 2 very deserving Brethren for their long service.
6th March 2022 – Update from PGL Golf Section
Brethren as some of you may well know PM John Gardner Operative Lodge of Airdrie 203 has stepped down as PGL of Middle Ward of Lanarkshire Golf Convenor after many years had work and I am sure you will take this opportunity in thanking John for all his hard work over the years in making this competition a success.
I have just received all the relevant information from John in his handover to me as the new PGL Convenor in the last week however it is going to take me sometime to digest and get relevant information out to all secretaries within the Province however the most important information at this time is to let you all know that the competition will once again take place at Drumpellier Golf Club on Sunday 21st August 2022.
I will get the letters out to all lodges by end of April at latest before lodges go into recess for the summer. Should anyone need any further information in the meantime please contact me on 07816 895 139 or email me at email@example.com
PM Charles Clark
Lodge Old Monkland St James 177
Wednesday 2nd March 2022 – Lodge Airdrie St. John No. 166 Annual Charity Cheque Presentations
Following the Regular meeting of the Lodge on the above date the RWM Bro. Robert Grant joined the Brethern of the Lodge in Harmony and thereafter presented the 2022 Charity Cheques to the following recipients:
Guide Dogs Scotland
St Andrews Hospice
Lanarkshire Cancer Care
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Macmillan Cancer Support
Parkinson’s Self-help Group
Meningitis Research Foundation Scotland
The Moira Anderson Foundation
All charities each received cheques for £200, A fantastic total of £2,200 💥
Each representative of each charity gave an update on the work of their own organisation and in turn thanked the Lodge for their generous donations.
It should also be noted that since these annual presentations were introduced in the year 2001 the Lodge have presented in excess of £49,000 in funds to the Charities in attendance as well as the continued support for other organisations throughout those years, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The RWM Bro. Robert Grant thanked the representatives for their attendance and their ongoing work in their own field.
Fantastic charitable work in the Community by the Lodge 👏👏👏👏👏
5th March 2022 – Annual Installation of Provincial Grand Lodge & Investure of Past Provincial Senior Warden Derek Douglas
Provincial Grand Lodge eased cautiously out of pandemic at Cambuslang with a fantastic turnout of over 80 Brethren for the Annual Installation.
Provincial Grand Master Andy Millar chaired the meeting and welcomed a fine deputation of Sister Provinces headed by the PGM of Dunbartonshire Bro. David S. Irving
The Installation of Office Bearers was carried out in a exemplary manner by DPGM Norman Carnegy, SPGM Gordon Mather and PPGSW Allan Jamieson, this included the appointment of the newly formed Board of Stewards
It was also a great delight to see Bro. Derek Douglas Past Master of Lodge Murdostoun Castle No. 1096 presented with his PPGSW regalia, Jewel & diploma and equally Brother Hugh Twaddle reach Provincial Senior Warden
A fantastic evening of fellowship and fine hospitality provided by the Brethren of Lodge Cambuslang Royal Arch No. 114.
On behalf of PGL we would like to thank the Lodge for the use of the Temple and Hospitality
28th February 2022 – Charity Clothes Donation to Kindness
Continuing our initiative from Post Christmas Brothers Jim Lees, Jamie Paterson, & John Anderson made a substantial delivery of clothes to the Glasgow charity Kindness – https://m.facebook.com/KindnessHST/
They were met by Laura McSorley who runs this charity and she was absolutely delighted with the donations that will go a long way to helping those in desperate need of the items.
When making the delivery is was heart warming to see people coming and being handed out the clothes immediately.
We should all be very proud of what impact this has on the people we are helping.
Great effort everyone 👏
2nd March 2022 – New Years Draw Winners
Good evening Brethren, with absence of the New Year Draw last year the draw was concluded by Provincial Grand Master Andrew Miller at his home with his Granddaughter Francesca as chief adjudicator to ensure all was above board.
The winners are noted below.
Well done to everyone who supported the draw and all those who donated prizes, understandably numbers were a little down this year but hopefully we get back to normal Next Year.
The lucky winners can pick their prizes up at the PGL Installation this Friday at Tabernacle Lane, Cambuslang, all prizes will have their winners names attached.
Thank you everyone 👍
Tuesday 1st March 2022 – Lodge Old Monkland St James No. 177 – Honorary Grand Rank Presentation to Brother Robert Stanfield
As this was the annual visitation of PGL, a large and distinguished deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire MW was admitted and received by the acting RWM due to RWM Harry Morgan being in hospital, the thoughts of all at PGL are with Brother Harry in his speedy recovery.
The deputation was ably led by DPGM Bro. Norman Carnegy, accompanied by RWPGM Bo Andrew Miller along with 16 Provincial colleagues.
At the end of the meeting the DoC presented Bro Robert Stanfield PM to the RWPGM Bro Andrew Miller. The RWPGM, accompanied by the DPGM Bro Norman Carnegy, PDPGM Bro Stewart Wood and Secretary Bro Mitchell Paterson PM thereafter presented Bro Stanfield with Honorary Grand Junior Deacon Jewel and Diploma.
RWPGM thanked Bro Stanfield for his unstinting and devoted service to both Lodge 177 and Provincial Grand Lodge.
Bro Stanfield thanked the RWPGM for the presentation as well as thanking the lodge and brethren for affording him the honour of representing the Lodge at PGL. Bro Stanfield was overjoyed with the honour and looks forward to wearing his new jewel with pride.
Friday 25th February 2022 – Lodge St. Enoch No. 1288 Special Presentation to PM David Greenshields
PGM Andrew Millar headed a fine deputation to Lodge St. Enoch as guests of RWM Albert Loughran to witness a special presentation to Brother David Greenshields PM, the special presentation was to mark his retirement as Lodge Secretary which he has done faultlessly for over 44 years, absolutely fantastic service and a great night to mark the occasion.
Well done from all at Provincial Grand Lodge for this service to his Mother Lodge and also to Scottish Freemasonry 👏
Saturday 19th February 2022 – Annual Installation of Lodge Avon (Glassford) No. 1231
SPGM headed a deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge to the Granary Town Mill, Strathaven at 4.30pm on Saturday 19th February
The Installing Masters Bro Brian Williamson PM No 1557 and Bro Maxwell Baillie PM No. 1231 Installed the RWM Brother Alistair Kirkwood in a fine and dignified manner.
Following the ceremony the Brethren enjoyed some hospitality and harmony.
Pictured SPGM Bro Gordon Mather, Bro Brian Williamson PM No 1557, Bro. Alistair Kirkwood RWM, Bro Maxwell Baillie PM No1231
Saturday 19th February 2022 – Lodge Coltswood Glenboig No. 1067 Charity Cheque to Support Sensory Service Dog
RWM Graham Strickland accompanied by Brother Almoner visited a remarkably brave young girl, Imogen Comrie from Glenmavis to present her with a cheque for £500 on behalf of the Lodge to help her fundraising effort for service dog that hopefully will help her gain some of her independence.
Imogen now 22, developed an eye condition at 13 years old that unfortunately has impacted her life with further linked complications of random blackouts and balance issues, this has led to the removal of her driving licence.
Imogen is setting out to raise £4000 for a sensory service dog, the money will be used for the purchase, training, Insurance and specialised equipment. The training of Pumpkin a Labradoodle can take 24 + months to complete.
As Doctors cannot diagnose the cause of the Imogen’s challenges, this lifeline will allow Imogen to regain some of her independence as the dog will alert Imogen if it detects a blackout or panic attack coming on and will alert other people if if Imogen falls, needs help or is in danger
Imogen has setup a Facebook and Instagram group so that sponsors can follow the journey of Pumpkin and will provide regular updates.
If you require any more information, you can also email Imogen at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 12th February 2022 – Annual Installation of Lodge St. Enoch No. 1228
SPPGM Bobby Ferguson attended the installation ceremony of Lodge St Enoch No 1288 and witnessed Brother Albert Loughran PM being installed as RWM for the 6th time. The Installing Masters were Brothers Stephen Campbell PM and Derek Campbell PM (father and son) who carried out their duties to a very high standard. It was a shorter ceremony than usual with most of the Office Bearers staying in the same offices.
Brother David Greenshields PM has retired from being the Lodge Secretary for some 45 years, he is a remarkable Freemason giving his Lodge 45 yrs of of his 66 yrs in Freemasonry to the Lodge Secretaries post. He was installed as Depute Master.
Brother David Greenshields was congratulated by Brother Bobby on behalf of PGL and thanked for his services to the Lodge and Freemasonry in general which received a rapturous applause.
At the festive board we were treated to a well missed and very enjoyable Steak Pie dinner. Bro Stuart McNiven PGSD suitably replied to the toast given to PGL and GL
SPGM Bobby was accompanied by Brothers David Smillie PPGSW, Stuart McNiven PGSD, Gordon Rowe PGSB, George Carnegy PGPoS and John Fox PGC.
10th February 2022 – Honorary Grand Rank Jewel Presentation Brother Kenny Wilson
RWPGM Andrew Millar had great delight in presenting Bro. Kenny Wilson PM with his Honorary Grand Rank Jewel and Diploma at Lodge Kirkhill No. 1230 last night accompanied by a RWM Fraser MacDonald and large deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge.
Brother Kenny had served Lodge Kirkhill as Treasurer for over 36 years following his tenure as a Past Master.
He has been been great friends with RWPGM Andy over this time due to them both being being Past Masters of the Lodge following introductions by their late fathers who were also good friends and Past Masters of Lodge Kirkhill.
A very enjoyable evening, one of which we are sure both their fathers would have been looking down very proud of this historic point in the Lodge Kirkhill No. 1230 history.
Bro. Kenny gave a very heart felt reply following being presented with his Grand Lodge Jewel, one of which he thanked all those he had became friends with over many years.
The Brethren joined is some fellowship after the close of the meeting.
7th February 2022 – Provincial Grand Lodge Dinner Postponment
Brethren, the proposed Provincial Grand Lodge Dinner scheduled for Saturday 19th February at Cambuslang has been postponed in the short term due to numbers and ongoing uncertainty of the COVID situation, the Organising Commitee will be in touch soon with regards to planning going forward.
Saturday 29th January 2022 – Annual Installation of Lodge Burns Immortal No. 1730
SPGM Laird McDonald headed a deputation to the Installation of RWM Jonathan Oliver accompanied by Brothers Bobby Ferguson SPGM, Bobby McCormick & Tom Reid.
The Installing Masters for the day were good friends of RWM Jonathan, Brothers Gordon Mather & Jim Lees.
Following a excellent ceremony the Brethren joined in a Traditional Burns Supper and Lodge hospitality.
We wish the RWM & Brethren of the Lodge a great year ahead
Thursday 27th January 2022 – Lodge Robert Burns Distinguished Membership Presentation
SPGM Bobby Fergusons attended Lodge Robert Burns No 440 accompanied by Brother Douglas Welsh PG Jeweller where we witnessed Bro Alastair MacGregor PM receiving Distinguished Service Membership from the lodge for his services given over the years.
They also had the added pleasure in presenting the PGL bowling trophy to the worthy winners Bro Kenny Campbell, Bro Iain Taylor and Bro John Poole (photographs taken with no masks as the winners are exempt) This was the Lodge 3rd time of winning the Trophy.
They witnessed an excellent Entered Apprentice Degree carried out by Brothers John McKinnon IPM and Alastair MacGregor PM and welcomed Brother Jason Montgomery among our fraternity
15th January 2022 – Kiltwalk 2022 Provincial Grand Masters Nominated Charity Details – CHAS (Children’s Hospice Across Scotland)
Click through the presentation below for information on the Kiltwalk 2022 and CHAS the Nominated Charity for Provincial rand Master Andrew Millar’s Term of Office
Link to application form