Thursday 26th January 2023 – Presentation The Royal Arch a Natural Progression from the Lodge
A presentation will be given by M.E.C. J. Stewart Wood, Immediate Past Depute First Grand Principal, entitled “The Royal Arch a Natural Progression from the Lodge”.
This event will be held in the Masonic Temple, Coltswood Road, Coatbridge, ML5 2AA and will commence at 7.30pm following the meeting of Old Monkland Royal Arch Chapter No. 226 at 7pm.
An invitation is open for any Master Mason to attend the presentation following the meeting.
If you require any further information please contact John Anderson [email protected] or Gavin McNab on Facbook Messenger
Kiltwalk 2023 in aid of CHAS
Registration details to follow early in the New Year, this year we would like as many Families, kids & grandkids to take part
Tuesday 27th December 2022 – The Operative lodge of Airdrie No 203 – Annual Installation
Bro. Norman Carnegy DPGM headed a large deputation from the PGL on St. John’s Day to the Annual Installation of the Operative Lodge of Airdrie No 203.
Bro. Ross Goldie PM and his office-bearers were installed by RWIM’s Bros. William Brooks and Rodger Harkins in a very full and fine ceremony.
The brethren then retired and shared an excellent Festive Board, with the customary toasts and harmony.
Photo – William Brooks RWIM, Ross Goldie RWM, Norman Carnegy DPGM and Roger Harkins RWIM.
Wednesday 21st December 2022 – Lodge Airdrie St. John No 166 – Annual Installation
Bro. Norman Carnegy DPGM headed a fine deputation from the PGL to the Annual Installation of Lodge Airdrie St. John No 166. Bros. Alex Graham and George Gray RWIMs installed Bro. William McFarlane and his office-bearers in a full and fine ceremony.
The brethren then retired and shared an excellent Festive Board, with the customary toasts and harmony.
Photo – Alex Graham RWIM, William McFarlane RWM, Norman Carnegy DPGM and George Gray RWIM.
20th December 2022 – Feedback from Festive Box Scheme
More nice feedback on making the difference 🎅❤️🎅
Saturday 17th December 2022 – Lodge St Thomas No. 306 Installation
SPGM Bro Gordon Mather headed a deputation form PGL to the Installation ceremony of RWM elect Bro James Hamilton and Office Bearers who were installed in an excellent ceremony by Installing Masters Bro John Fox PM and Bro Billy Dick PM No. 306.
The PGL deputation were treated to first class hospitality and harmony, a very enjoyable evening with the Brethren of the Lodge.
Bro Bobby Ferguson SPGM, Bro John Fox PM IM, Bro Jim Hamilton RWM, Bro Billy Dick PM IM, Bro Gordon Mather SPGM
Monday 19th December 2022 – Woman’s Aid Lanarkshire Annual Sponsorship Presentation
Today we delivered the vouchers to the value of £500 to Lanarkshire Womans Aid for the purchase of necessary care products for their client group.
Presentation was made by DPGM Bro. Norman Carnegy accompanied with PGL Secretary Bill Paton and PG Almoner.l Tommy Reid.
Woman’s Aid, Area Director Margaret Ann on behalf of her team stated the gesture was much appreciated and welcomed by Woman’s Aid management team and their recipients.
Saturday 10th December 2022 – Lodge Whifflet St. John No 963 – Annual Installation
Bro. Norman Carnegy DPGM accompanied by Bro. Andrew D. Miller PGM and Bro. Stewart Wood PDPGM headed a large deputation from the PGL to the Annual Installation of Whifflet Lodge St. John No 963. Bros. Ian Grant (177) and George McPheat RWIMs installed Bro. George McPheat PM and his office-bearers in a very fine ceremony.
Bro. Ian Grant is to be commend as he stepped in at 3 days’ notice after Bro. Pringle Johnstone was laid low by Covid.
The brethren then retired and shared an enjoyable Festive Board, with the customary toasts and harmony.
Photo – Norman Carnegy DPGM, Ian Grant RWIM, William McPheat RWM, George McPheat RWIM and Andrew D. Miller PGM
16th December 2022 – Annual Installation of Cambuslang Royal Arch Lodge No.114
SPGM Laird McDonald headed a deputation to the Cambuslang Royal Arch No. 114 to witness the installation of RWM Brother James Richardson, pictured with Installing Masters Brothers Douglas John McKechnie and Ian Boyd Paterson.
An excellent ceremony of installation followed by fantastic lodge hospitality and harmony.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening in the company of the Brethren of the lodge and more special as it was SPGM Laird’s Mother Lodge.
16th December 2022 – Coatbridge Foodbank Delivery
Brother Tommy Reid PG Almoner continued our commitment to local community groups with a delivery of foodstuffs to the Coatbridge foodbank, this was part of the Festive box scheme initative, we received a note of thanks from the team at Coatbridge that makes all the difference.
We are making the difference Brethern, Well Done all 👏🎅👏🥰👏🎅👏
Festive Boxes Update
Despite both the DPGM (although he did redeem himself by eventually pointing out my omission) and myself proof reading the list we missed the PG Almoner
Thomas Orrick Reid was also involved in not just the work at 114 picking and filling the boxes but in the subsequent delivery of the boxes etc
A D Millar
Friday 16th December 2022 – Berryhill Primary School, Wishaw
Today accompanied by Margaret Marshall from the Wishaw Community Foodbank, I visited Berryhill P.S. and delivered 6 boxes from our recent Christmas Food Drive.
Mrs Nicol the Head Teacher expressed her grateful thanks to all and confirmed that these goods would be distributed today as there were families coming to the School in the afternoon to pick up some small Christmas presents donated for their children. Being able to also give these families a food parcel at this time would be of great assistance.
Well done and thanks to all the Lodges in the Province who made this possible.
Picture – Norman Carnegy DPGM, Mrs Nicol Head Teacher, Mrs Mathieson Principal Teacher and Margaret Marshall (WCF).
16th December 2022 – Festive Box Appeal Thank You
I am pleased to say that all the goods supplied by the vast majority of the Lodges in the Province under this year’s Festive Box scheme have now been distributed to local primary schools and nurseries.
Once again Brethren I am overwhelmed by your response to this call for charity to continue our assistance for those most in need.
I am also greatly indebted to the following Brethren who assisted in the make-up of the boxes over 2 days at 114’s hall:
Laird Mcdonald and his wife Selina – and especially his delightful grand-daughter Ava
Norman Carnegy ( who never made the photo call through no fault but his own!)
Peter Phillips – with very grateful thanks to 114 for the use of their hall and continued support
Could I also thank our usual distribution team for getting the boxes “out there” – they know who they are…
Many thanks to you all
14th December 2022 – Lodge St. Bryde No. 579 Jubilee Certificate
RWPGM Andrew Millar accompanied by DPGM Norman Carnegy, SPGM Laird McDonald and SPGM Colin Campbell attended the presentation of a 60 year diploma to Bro. John McLean, Lodge Almoner for over 30 Years.
Following the presentation the deputation and Brethern witnessed a fine rendition of a Master Mason Degree and joined in some Lodge hospitality and harmony with RWM Alex Hamilton and the Brethern of the Lodge.
A fine evening
Saturday 10th December 2022 – Lodge Clydesdale Installation
SPGM Bro Gordon Mather headed a deputation form PGL to the Installation ceremony of RWM elect Bro Frank Robertson who was installed in an excellent ceremony by Installing Masters Robert H. Allan PM No236, Bro Peter Bennie and David Logan PM No. 551
The PGL deputation were treated to some excellent hospitality and harmony, a very enjoyable evening with the Brethren of the Lodge.
Bro David Logan PM IM, Bro Robert H. Allan PM IM, Bro Frank Robertson RWM, Bro Peter Bennie PM IM, Bro Gordon Mather SPGM
14th December 2022 – Lodge Hamilton Kilwinning No. 7 Annual Installation
SPGM Bro Gordon Mather headed a deputation from PGL to the Installation ceremony of RWM elect Bro Jonathan Murphy who was installed in an excellent ceremony by Installing Masters Bro Ian D. Gordon PM and Bro John A. Anderson P.
The PGL deputation were treated to some excellent hospitality and harmony, a very enjoyable evening with the Brethren of the Lodge.
Bro John A. Anderson PM IM, Bro Jonathan Murphy RWM, Bro Ian D. Gordon PM IM, Bro Gordon Mather SPGM
Friday 9th December 2022 – Lodge St. Andrew Coatbridge No 544 – Annual Installation
Bro. Norman Carnegy DPGM accompanied by Bro. James L. Jack PPGM headed a fine deputation from the PGL to the Annual Installation of Lodge St. Andrew No 544. Bros. William McGuire and Iain McPhedran RWIMs installed Bro. Craig McKee PM and his office-bearers in a very poignant ceremony.
The brethren then retired and shared a relaxed Festive Board, with the customary toasts and harmony.
Photo – Iain McPhedran RWIM, Norman Carnegy DPGM, Craig McKee RWM and William McGuire RWIM.
Saturday 10th December 2022 – Lodge Caldercruix St. John No. 1314 – Annual Installation
Bro. Norman Carnegy DPGM accompanied by Bro. Colin Campbell SPGM headed a very large deputation from the PGL to the Annual Installation of Lodge Caldercruix St. John No 1314. Bros. Jeff Spence and Charles Ringrose RWIMs installed Bro. George Randal and his office-bearers in a very well worked ceremony.
A large number of brethren were in attendance for the occasion and afterwards retired to enjoy a fine Festive Board, with the customary toasts and harmony.
Photo – Jeff Spence RWIM, Norman Carnegy DPGM, George Randall RWM and Charles Ringrose RWIM.
12th December 2022 – Lodge Avon No. 1231 60yr Diploma Presentation
A fine deputation headed by RWPGM Bro Andrew D. Millar was warmly welcomed by RWM Bro Alistair Kirkwood.
The purpose of visit was to present Bro Archie Baillie PM with his 60yr Diploma, fine recognition for a life of service to the Lodge.
Pictured from left to right:
Douglas Lindsay PM, David Baillie JD 215, Gordon Mather SPGM, Bill Craig Hon DPGM, Andrew D. Millar PGM, Archie Baillie PM, Alistair Kirkwood RWM, Norman Carnegy DPGM, Laird McDonald SPGM & Maxwell Baillie PM
12th December 2022 – Provincial Grand Master Andrew Millar Christmas Message
I am greatly encouraged that in this “ Installation Season” all lodges have made strenuous efforts to get back to a large degree of normality. The Commissioned Office Bearers
have attended all the scheduled Installations up to now ( with more to come ) and have been made most welcome and the reports I am getting from the Commission have been very satisfying. In particular it is very pleasing to note that the high standard of ritual work in our Province is being maintained In all Lodges.
Last night we had our Annual Carol service for all Masonic Orders in Holytown Parish Church where we were made most welcome by the Kirk Session and congregation. A particular note of thanks must go the Reverend Dr Shaw Paterson for a wonderful and thought provoking service and to his son Ross ( the “middle one” apparently ) for his wonderful music on the church organ to accompany the carols.
When we notified Brethren about the Carol Service I put out a simple request that if those attending could bring along a small gift for a child , that would make such a difference to those children who unfortunately will have a very different Christmas to the one most of us experience.
Once again Brethren you met the call for charity in such a way that humbled me with your response and generosity. The front of the church was awash with a host of brightly wrapped gifts which was quite overwhelming. Thank you…..
The Province continues with its efforts to support local foodbanks over the year and the success of this year’s Festive Box scheme will allow us , over this period , to help out local primary schools and nurseries where the need for help is sometimes not as evident but still essential.
In addition we are maintaining our commitment to Women’s Aid and CHAS.
With regard to CHAS we will shortly be supplying full details of the 2023 Kiltwalk and how to enter. Although this year it is the intention that we involve our children and grandchildren and support them on the 3 mile Wee Wander. I know I can count on you to make this another successful event where we all come together as a Province.
You will no doubt note that this message , in the main , focuses on our charitable work and I make no apology for that. Charity is the cornerstone of this wonderful organisation to which we all belong and your support means so much to me but more importantly mean so much more to those in need.
Once again thank you all for your friendship and unfailing support in everything our Province is trying to do
I would wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
I would simply close with my “usual message”
There is much still to be done to assist those in need.
Yours faithfully and fraternally
11th December 2022 – Christmas Toy Appeal
Brethern and Familes,
We appealed for toys for kids that otherwise would wake up on Christmas Day with nothing and boy have you delivered 🥰❤️🥰
The donations made by EVERYONE at tonights Carol Serice was nothing short of astounding, you should all be commended on you generosity and kindness in these difficult times, you should not underestimate the joy that you will bring to those who for whatever reason would wake up at Christmas with nothing.
It was truly humbling to see all these presents under the tree.
On behalf of RWPGM Andrew Millar and all at Provincial Grand Lodge we are indebted to you support and giving at this time of year.
Well done everyone and Merry Christmas to you all, you deserve it, this is what we do 🎅 🎄🤶
All those who won’t behind the scenes, this makes it all worthwhile, it’s what we do, we’ll done everyone 🎅👏🥰👏🎅
Dear All @ PGL of Lanarkshire Middle Ward
On behalf of all who are involved in the Wishaw Community Foodbank, may I convey a heartfelt thanks for your continued support allowing us to replenish our food and non-food item reserves as required.
It is thanks to your support and to the support of others like you that we can continue to serve the people of Wishaw and surrounding area with food when they find themselves in need.
Thanks for your continued support since we opened in April 2021. During this time we have helped over 1600 single people and families during these difficult times.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
The volunteer team
Friday 9th December 2022 – Lodge Woodhall St. Johns No 305 – Annual Installation
Bro. Norman Carnegy DPGM accompanied by Bro. Andrew D. Miller PGM and Bro. Colin Campbell SPGM headed a large deputation from the PGL to the Annual Installation of Lodge Woodhall St. Johns No 305. Bros. Ian McGown and Colin Gowrie RWIMs installed Bro. Gordon Airns and his office-bearers in a well worked ceremony.
The brethren then retired and enjoyed a relaxed Festive Board, with the customary toasts and harmony.
Photo – Ian McGown RWIM, Norman Carnegy DPGM, Gordon Airns RWM and Colin Gowrie RWIM.
Friday 9th December 2022 – Annual Installation of Lodge Motherwell Caledonian No. 1228
Provincial Grand Junior Chaplian Alex Hamilton headed a fine deputation to the Lodge for the Installtion of Bro. John Calderwood PM, the Installing Masters for the evening were Brothers Iain K. Douglas PM 1096 John Dunn PM 1228
Following the ceremony the Brethern joined in some lodge hospitality and harmony.
Friday 9th December 2022 – Annual Installation Lodge St. John Shotts No. 471
Brother Colin Campbell SPGM headed a fine deputation to the Lodge to witness the Installation ceremony of RWM Brother John ‘Jack’ Alexander
The Installing Masters for the day were Bros. Iain Cleland PM & Gary Garfilan PM, both of Lodge St. Clair No. 427
Following the ceremony the deputation joined in some Lodge hospitality and fine meal from a local caterer.
A great evening witnessing Brother Jack being Installed for the 8th time, great to see a young Office Bearer take his first office and also see PM DoC Jim “Hammy” back in the Lodge after his recent illness and deliver his special Visitors poem.
Kiltwalk 2023 – Watch This Space for Further Info
After our pheonomenal success story of the 2022 Kiltwalk, Provincial Grand Master and his team would like to propose we participate in this next years Kiltwalk and invite as many families and their kids and grandkids to participate in the 3 mile Wee Wander.
This years event has been scheduled for Sunday 30th April 2023.
We will as last year discuss some free entry positions from CHAS for a committed fundraising effort, there will be those who want to participate in the longer walks and we can arrange this at the registration. As with last year it would be good to keep all the registration through PGL to maintain the administration and collective fundraining effort, more details will follow.
The Kiltwalk team acknowledge that times are tough just now, that’s why they have REDUCED entry fees from £31.69 to only £20 (whopping 37% off).
Was £31.69 Now £20
Was £31.69 Now £20
£12.80 Adults Now £12.50 Adults / £6.50 Children
It’s never been cheaper to take part in Kiltwalk and fundraise thanks to The Hunter Foundation who underwrite Kiltwalk.
Fundraising changes for 2023
For 2023, the funds you raise will go directly to your chosen charity plus all eligible gift aid (up to 25% extra*). All of this is possible thanks to The Hunter Foundation and Kiltwalk sponsors.
*Your selected Charity is responsible for any eligible gift aid on your fundraising. For more information on Gift Aid declaration please visit –
Saturday 3rd December 2022 – Lodge Coltswood No 1067 – Annual Installation
Bro. Norman Carnegy DPGM accompanied by Bro. James L. Jack PPGM headed a large deputation from the PGL to the Annual Installation of Lodge Coltswood No 1067. Bros. Gordon Rowe and Robert Ross RWIMs installed Bro. Angel Rana and his office-bearers in a very special ceremony. Bro. Rana is the first Frenchman to be installed as a RWM in the Middle Ward. A number of brethren from 2 French Lodges were in attendance to support the RWM on this special occasion.
The brethren then retired and enjoyed the Festive Board, followed by the customary toasts and harmony.
Photo – Robert Ross RWIM, Norman Carnegy DPGM, Angel Rana RWM and Gordon Rowe RWIM.
5th December 2022 – Lodge New Monkland Montrose No. 88 Charity Work
RWM Bro Iain Keltie, accompanied by IPM John Gray attended St. Andrews Hospice to present a cheque for £200 from the Airdrie Lodge’s Devine Service held on Sunday the 6th November.
The ceremony was conducted by the
Reverend Bro Jim Murphy, who wished the offering to be donated to St Andrews Hospice .
The cheque was received by Lorna McCafferty on behalf of the Hospice which was greatly appreciated.
Great local charity work Brethern 👏👏👏👏👏
Saturday 3rd December 2022 – Annual Installation Lodge Murdostoun Castle No. 1096
Brother Gordon Mather SPGM headed a fine deputation to the Lodge to witness the Installation ceremony of RWM Brother Ian Douglas.
Rhe Installing Masters for the day we’re Bros. John Calderwood PM & John Dunn PM, both of Lodge Motherwell Caledonian No. 1228.
Following the ceremony the deputation joined in some Lodge hospitality and harmony
A great day and evening
Friday 2nd December – Lodge Buchanan No. 1499
SPGM Laird McDonald headed a fine deputation to the Lodge to see Bro. Andrew Robinson PM installed as Right Worshipful Master by Installing Masters Bro. Andrew Carruthers, PM, and Bro. Archie Fotheringham, borh Past Masters of the Lodge
A fine ceremony of installation followed by fish suppers, sausage supper or pizza supper from the local chip shop a nice change of menu.
The deputation were treated to some excellent hospitality followed by excellent speeches and items of harmony.
A great evening in the company of the brethren of the lodge. Kind regards Laird
Also pictured are Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. Andrew D. Millar and Substitute Provincial Master Bro. Laird McDonald who led the Provincial Deputation.
Friday 2nd December 2022 – Lodge Old Monkland St. James No 177 – Annual Installation
Bro. Norman Carnegy DPGM headed a large deputation from the PGL to the Annual Installation of Lodge Old Monkland St. James No 177. In a very fine ceremony Bros. Ian Grant and Mitchell Paterson RWIMs installed Bro. Harry Morgan PM and his office-bearers.
The brethren then retired and enjoyed a Fish Supper, followed by the customary toasts and harmony.
Photo – Ian Grant RWIM, Harry Morgan RWM, Norman Carnegy DPGM and Mitchell Paterson RWIM.
1st December 2022 – Thank You From Bellshill & Mossend YMCA
A nice thank you from the local YMCA, behind the scenes some hard working Brethern on a weekly basis look after the logistics of these donations, as you can see these are very well received and further distributed to Familes in these difficult times, again well done to all included in this essential local community work 🥰👌👏🎅👌👏🥰
I am writing in relation to your very kind donations and ongoing support to the YMCA Bellshill & Mossend and Communities Together.
I wish to offer our sincere thanks and to let you know your donations will go a long way to helping those in our community this Christmas and beyond.
Our food bank is seeing unprecendented levels of referrals due to the ongoing cost of living crisis and we aim to help as many families as we can this Christmas by providing food and toiletry hampers and some festive treats. Last year we sent almost 100 hampers to families in our local community who need them and this year we expect to pack even more.
Our work doesn’t stop there, we will continue to support families and individuals in the community into 2023 and beyond with our twice-weekly foodbank and Come Together Cafe, offering free hot drinks and soup. This is in addition to our core work with young people within North Lanarkshire and our programs supporting New Scots in the area. We are a small but dedicated team of staff and volunteers and we couldn’t do any of this without donations and support. Your kindness during these times is very much appreciated.
30th November 2022 – CHAS Utility Support
We received the attached from CHAS 🥰 late last month, this was in relation to a recent donation made on behalf of the Province as part of our ongoing support of CHAS, this latest Initiative was setup to support Families with utility costs to run medical support for children at home during the recent energy increases.
Little notes like this make it all worthwhile, well done Everyone 👏👏👏👏👏
Saturday 26th November 2022 – Annual Installation of Lodge St Andrew No. 215
Brother Gordon Mather SPGM headed a deputation on Saturday to the Town Mill, Strathaven.
Bro. John Stuart RWM was installed in a fine manner by Installing Masters Brothers Bill Tuckwell PM No. 556 and Brother James Richardson PM No. 1361
Excellent dinner and Harmony followed.
Photo includes Bro Bill Tuckwell PM IM, Bro John Stuart R.W.Master, Bro James Richardson PM IM and Bro Gordon Mather SPGM.
Saturday 26th November 2022 Lodge Dura Allanton No. 1513 Annual Installation
Bro. Colin Campbell SPGM headed a large deputation from the PGL to the Annual Installation of Lodge Dura Allanton No. 1513
In a fine ceremony Bros. Iain Cleland PM & Gary Gilfillan PM both of Lodge St. Clair No. 427 RWIMs installed Bro. Alan Graham PM and his office-bearers.
Three members from the PGL of Antrim, Northern Ireland accompanied the PGL Deputation into the Lodge, a further 11 members of the Irish constitution including the RWM from the Lodge they have had intervisitation with for over 30 years were present, the Irish Brethren made a donation to PG Almoner for kids presents at the Carol Service, to which they were welcomed and thanked
The Brethren then retired and enjoyed a fine meal, followed by the customary toasts and harmony
Friday 25th November 2022 – Lodge New Monkland Montrose 88 – Annual Installation
Bro. Norman Carnegy DPGM headed a large deputation from the PGL to the Annual Installation of Lodge new Monkland Montrose No 88. In a fine ceremony Bros. Kenny Dalzell and Ian Carson RWIMs installed Bro. Iain Keltie PM and his office-bearers.
The brethren then retired and enjoyed a fine meal, followed by the customary toasts and harmony.
Photo – Kenny Dalzell RWIM, Andrew Miller PHM, Iain Keltie RWM, Norman Carnegy DPGM and Ian Carson RWIM.
Friday 25th November – Lodge Livingstone St. Andrew No. 573 Annual Installation
SPGM Colin Campbell headed a fine deputation to the Lodge to witness the Installation of RWM James Gardner.
The ilInstalling Masters were Brothers Hunter Maxwell PM & Kenny Bogle PM.
An excellent ceremony of installation followed by fantastic lodge hospitality and harmony. A first class evening in the company of the Brethren of the Lodge
25th November 2022 – Honorary Grand Rank
Provincial Grand Master, Brother Andrew Millar, is delighted to announce that the Grand Master Mason, Brother William Ramsay McGhee announced at the Grand Lodge of Scotland Installation yesterday Honorary Grand Rank on the following Brethren from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward .
Brother James Dunsmuir Hunter Lees PM
Lodge Blantyre Kilwinning No. 557
Honorary Junior Deacon
Brother James Vasey
Lodge St. Bryde No. 579
Honorary GL Chaplain
Brother Neil Cameron
Lodge Airdrie St. John No. 166
Honorary Assistant Grand Treasurer
This is well deserved honours for all the Brethren concerned, congratulations to each of you from the Provincial Grand Master, his Commissioned Office-Bearers and all at Provincial Grand Lodge and their own Mother Lodges.
Thursday 24th November 2022 – Grand Lodge of Scotland 4th International Conference, Installation & Festival of St. Andrew
Over the last week the Province was well represented not just at the event but with the organising Commitee headed by PPGM Kenneth Kennedy.
It was a very well organised and busy week with Freemasons attending from across the world, Brother Kenneth the Commitee and all at Grand Lodge should be applauded on pulling together what was a great event, well done everyone 👏
The last day of conference cumulated in the Installation ceremony of Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason Ramsey McGhee by PMWGMM Charles at Edinburgh International Conference Centre along with his Office Bearers where we seen Brother Tom Davidson, James Jack & John Anderson installed in their respective offices along with our Grand Stewards Alexander Hamilton, Billy Spencer and Allan Hutton.
Following the ceremony a cheque was presented to Adam Gaines of Prostate Scotland for £1.25m as part of the Make it a Million campaign ran for the last 10 years, a fantastic amount to which all Scottish Freemasons across the world should be proud of.
The event also allowed us to catch up with our friends from the Twinned District of Central South Africa headed by District Grand Master Brother Jim Kerr and the DGM Elect who PGL plan to visit in Johannesburg March 2023 to witness his Installtion by the Grand Master Mason.
Provincial Grand Master Andy Millar would like to thank all of the Brethren who played a part in representing the Middle Ward over the week in whatever capacity and a massive well done to Brother Ken Kennedy and his team for a job well done.
Friday 18th November – Lodge Kirkhill 1230 Annual
SPGM Laird McDonald headed a fine deputation to the Lodge accompanied by RWPGM Andrew Millar to witness the Installation of RWM Fraser Macdonald.
The ilInstalling Masters were Brothers William Spencer Cambuslang Royal Arch Lodge 114,Ronnie Macdonald (dad)Griffin Gartcosh 1254 and Tom McEwan Kirkhill 1230.
An excellent ceremony of installation followed by fantastic lodge hospitality and harmony. A first class evening in the company of the Brethren of the Lodge
Provincial Grand Lodge and Lodge White Gloves Charity appeal🎅
Brethern, following a very kind donation Bro. Gavin McNab has over 300 + pairs of PGL and Lodge white gloves, see note below on the plan plan that Gavin is organising, his email address is – [email protected] or available of Facebook messenger
“Brethren further to a donation of PGL Gloves, I have agreed to sell them with all proceeds being donated to Provincial Grand Lodge of LMW for re-distribution to charity. I am offering these gloves 3 pairs for £10 and have the following sizes M – L – XL. I also have some blue square and compass pairs size L.
Please direct message me on Facebook messenger to place your order. I am hoping to get all sold and monies raised and into the hands of Provincial Grand Master before the Carol Service and so appeal to you all to make contact as quickly as possible and thank you all for your assistance in raising these funds”
Open to all Brethern from within or outwith the Province.
Great work and gesture by Gavin 👍👌👏👌👍
Saturday 12th November 2022 – Lodge Hamilton 233 – Annual Installation
Bro. Norman Carnegy DPGM headed a deputation from the PGL to the Annual Installation of Lodge Hamilton No 233. In an Excellent ceremony Bros. Derek Rodger and Colin Taylor RWIMs installed Bro. Gregor Rodger and his office-bearers. A very special evening for the RWM to be installed into the Chair by his father.
The brethren then retired to enjoy a fine repast and evening of lodge harmony.
Photo – Colin Taylor RWIM, Norman Carnegy DPGM, Gregor Rodger RWM and Derek Rodger RWIM.a
Sunday 13th November 2022 – South Lanarkshire Rememberance Day Service
Depute Provincial Grand Master Norman Carnegy represented Provincial Grand Lodge at South Lanarkshire Council Rememberance Day Service, the sun shone and over 40 Brethern attended with some 10 Reigning Right Worshipful Masters in attendance.
The Province was also well represented in the official parties with various Brethern playing their part from Standard Bearers, piper, wreath layers and the official Council dignitaries.
12th November 2022 – Lodge Major Ness 948 Annual Installation
SPGM Laird McDonald headed a deputation to witness Brother Brian Mcinall being installed as Right Worshipful Master by Installing Masters Brothers Andrew Gilmour and Jim Main.
An excellent ceremony of Installation followed by first class hospitality and harmony.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening with the Brethren of the Lodge
Saturday 5th November 2022 – Annual Installation of Lodge Heatheryknowe No 1461
Bro Bobby Ferguson SPGM along with a large deputation of PGL members attended the installation of Lodge Heatheryknowe No 1461 installation where they witnessed Bro Colin Hunter being installed as RWM at the capable hands of Bro Bobby McDonald PM and Bro Robert Totten PM installed the office bearers.
After the installation ceremony the brethren joined the festive board where they were treated to a lovely home made 3 course dinner which was well received by all.
5th November 2022 – Annual installation of Lodge Livingstone Stonefield 599
Substitute Provincial Grand Master Laird McDonald headed a deputation to the Lodge for the Installation RWM Brother James O’ Donnell.
installing Masters for the day were Brothers Ronnie Brown PM and Andrew Patterson PM
An excellent ceremony of installation followed by fantastic hospitality and harmony. A very enjoyable night with the Brethren of the lodge.
6th November 2022 – Lodge Buchanan No. 1499 Presentation of Jubilee Certificates
The regular meeting of Lodge Buchanan No. 1499 was held on Monday, 6th November, 2022, during which Jubilee Certificates were presented to Bro. Andrew Carruthers, PM and Bro. Joe O’Connell, PM, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies of Provincial Grand Lodge of Inverness-shire.
Pictured, from left to right, are Bro. Ian Campbell-Elliott, Provincial Grand Secretary PGL Inverness-shire; Bro. David Bloomfield, Past Provincial Grand Master of Kilwinning; Bro. David Crilley, Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Inverness-shire; Bro. Joe O’Connell; Bro. Steven McGuire, RWM Lodge Buchanan No. 1499; Bro. Andrew Carruthers; Bro. Andrew D. Millar, Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Lanarkshire Middle Ward; and Bro. David Stafford, RWM Lodge Lochiel No. 1200 where Bro. O’Connell is an affiliate member.
Saturday 29th October 2022 – Annual Installation of Lodge St Andrews Military No. 668
The Annual Installtion Ceremony took place on Saturday 29th October within the Masonic Temple, Wellgate Street, Larkhall.
A excellent Installation and Harmony was had by all.
Pictured Bro. Scott Campbell PM Installing Master Bro Gordon Mather SPGM, Bro Duncan Osborne Right Worshipful Master & , Bro Kenny Dalziel PM Installing Master
Sunday 30th October 2022 – Lodge St. Bryde No. 579 Annual Divine Service
RWPGM Andrew Millar accompanied by members of PGL attended the Annual Divine Service of the Lodge at Uddingston Old Parish Church.
We were welcomed by Rev Fiona McKibbin with the service being delivered by PG Senior Chaplian Jim Vasey.
We would like to thank the members of the church for making us most welcome and the hospitality provided following the service.
The Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland
William Ramsay McGhee, OStJ, D.L., Grand Master Mason
28th October 2022
Congratulations – you have made it a million! In fact, when all the monies come in you will have made it 1.1 million – a truly amazing result. Your creativity, ingenuity, effort, determination, and fortitude has made history. For the first time you, the members of Grand Lodge will hand over a cheque in excess of £1 million to a single organisation. The final cheque will be presented to Prostate Scotland at the Festival of St Andrew. Can I take this opportunity to record my personal thanks for all you have done. I know that our Immediate Past GM, Brother Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon who instigated the original initiative, Brother Joe Morrow, Chairman of the Benevolence and Care Committee and Bro Marcus Humphrey, past chairman of the Committee would all wish me to say that collectively we are truly appreciative and grateful to you all. Thank you. I would also like to say a special thank you to Mrs Dawn Oliff and her staff who have carried out an immense amount of administrative work in respect of the project.
Last Saturday, I was delighted to have a “home game” only a mile down the road in the village of Avoch when we celebrated 100 years of Freemasonry in Lodge Rosehaugh. It was a real pleasure to welcome the Grand Lodge Deputation onto the Black Isle and my grateful thanks to the PGM, Brother Raymond MacKeddie, for his welcome both on Friday night and on Saturday afternoon. The Brethren of Lodge Rosehaugh pulled out the stops and celebrated in style.
This Saturday will be a bit different with a 400-mile round trip to the Border town of Lauder, where we will celebrate 250 years of Freemasonry in Lodge St Luke No 132.
o The Group saw its membership rise to 6898 Brethren from not only the Scottish Constitution but from many of our Sister Constitutions throughout the world.
o This week saw the total examples of charitable giving recorded within the group rise to 1361, submitted by 403 of its members.
o These updated contributions can now be attributed as to being made on behalf of 406 Lodges, from within 56 of its Provincial Grand Lodges, District Grand Lodges, Superintendencies and Lodges abroad under the direct supervision of Grand Lodge.
o During the week posts were submitted by group members representing the Provincial Grand Lodges of Edinburgh, Fife & Kinross, Glasgow, Linlithgowshire and Ross & Cromarty.
o The total identifiable monetary value of the contributions now recorded has risen to £2,699,188.
SCFS Overseas Report
• The Overseas membership has continued to increase. Special mention for support this week is given to Lodge Rosslyn, No. 596, District of Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada, and to Lodge Britannia, No. 1033, one of our two lodges in Chile.
• In addition, new members were approved from Lodges in amity with the GLoS such as from the GL of Florida, UGLE, and the GL of California.
• We were also delighted to publish a post from Brother Craig Jessop, DDGM, of the District Grand Lodge of the Eastern Province of Cape of Good Hope, who shared news about Lodge St. Andrews, No. 608, Gonubie, RSA, demonstrating its proactive support of the local community by donating 5000 rand (£250) to the Eastern Province junior rugby team.
Day tickets for the Conference are now available and separately, tickets for the Installation and Festival of St Andrew are now available from Grand Lodge. This will be a unique week in Scottish Freemasonry – one that I commend to all of you. If you don’t have your tickets yet – don’t delay – they are selling fast.
The Glasgow Phoenix Choir Christmas Concert will be held in Freemasons’ Hall, Edinburgh on Sunday 11th December at 2.30 pm for 3.00 pm. Tickets can be reserved through Grand Lodge Reception – only £10 per ticket. This year, in commemoration of the ascension of King Charles III, the choir will perform “Zadok the Priest” as part of the concert.
My best wishes to all our Hindu Brethren who, this week past, celebrated Diwali – the Festival of Light
Last Tuesday, Grand Secretary and I visited the Poppy Garden in Princes Street Garden where we laid a wreath alongside all the Lodge Poppy Crosses. Yesterday, before the Grand Lodge Communication, I placed another wreath on our own memorial in Grand Lodge in remembrance of all Brethren who made the supreme sacrifice.
Finally, as always, please stay safe and look after each other.
Ramsay McGhee Grand Master Mason
25th October 2022 – Annual Installation Meridian No. 1799
SPGM Laird McDonald headed a deputation to the Lodge for the Annual Installation. RWM Bill Jack was installed by Installing Masters Bro. Jim Vasey and Bro. Alex Hamilton in an excellent ceremony of installation.
The PGL deputation joined the Brethren at the meal to follow and were treated with excellent hospitality.
Sunday 16th October 2022 – Annual Divine Service Lodge Robert Burns No. 440
PGM Andy Millar accompanied by members of Provincial Grand Lodge attend the Annual Divine Service of Lodge Robert Burns No. 440 hosted by the St. Andrew’s Church in Bailleston.
Following the service they joined in the Lodge for some refreshments
14th October 2022 – Mark Degree by Provincila Grand Royal Arch Chapter
The PGRAC of LMW conferred the Mark Master Mason degree on three Master Masons to prepare them to join two Royal Arch Chapters in the Province.
The meeting was held within the Mark Master Mason Lodge of Hamilton Royal Arch Chapter at the Masonic Halls in Cadzow Street.
We think this could be a first ever for the crossover with Craft and Arch.
The meeting was attended by Brethren wearing Craft or Arch regalia and the Degree team wore Scottish Mark regalia.
A Deputation from Supreme were present headed by the Depute First Grand Principle James Turnbull
There was also a Deputation from the PGL of LMW headed by Provincial Grand Master Andrew Millar
There was around 90 Brethren in attendance and most retired to the festive board for some harmony and interesting discussions on the small differences noticed in the degree. The quest for more Knowledge always continues.
A donation from Hamilton Royal Arch Chapter was made to both the PGL of LMW and PGRAC of LMW for their charity appeals
On behalf of the Province we would like to thank all that attended and also all those who took part in this first in the Province
Friday 14th October – Annual Installation St Mary Coltness No. 31
SPGM Colin Campbell headed a fine deputation to the Installation of RWM Alistair Lowe, his Installing Masters for the evening were Brother Archibald Sands PM and James McKidd PM
Following the ceremony the deputation joined the Brethern for some hospitality and harmony, a great evening of fellowship.
9th October 2022 – Joint Annual Divine Service of Blantyre Kilwinning No. 557 and Livingstone Stonefield No. 599
RWPGM Andrew Millar headed a deputation to the Annual Divine Service on this evening at Blantyre Old Parish Church, a excellent service was conducted by Reverend Jim Murphy with the Brethern in fine voice.
Following the service all joined in a tea in the Church hall.
On behalf of PGL we would thank both Lodges for the invite and the congregation for the use of the Church and hospitality.
9th October 2022 – Charity Zipslide Killiecrankie
Delighted to inform you all that our own SPGM Laird McDonald has successfully completed the Zipslide along with another 21 brethren took part on a nine ziplide course over the River Garry gorge, Killiecrankie.
Without fail they completed the course with a smile on their faces and everyone had a really enjoyable experience.
Thanks also go to the many supporters who were there to encourage them, including Adam Gaines and Richard Walker from Prostate Scotland.
The zipslide has raised around £40k towards the MAKE IT A MILLION challenge. This was a fantastic effort from brethren all around Scotland.
Thanks also go to the staff of Highland Fling the activities company who looked after Laird as he has a busy Installation season coming up 🙏
Sunday 11th December 2022 – Lanarkshire Freemasons Christmas Carol Service
Always a great family evening in the Lanarkshire Freemasons Calendar, this year with the focus on providing for kids in Lanarkshire a gift on Christmas Day 🎅 🤶
14th October 2022 – Mark Degree by The Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Lanarkshire Middle Ward
As part of our initiative with the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Lanarkshire Middle Ward we will attend as guests to the second of the Mark degree meetings on Friday 14th October 2022 within the Masonic Temple, 104 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, ML3 6HP at 7pm precisely.
The meeting will be held under the auspices of Hamilton Royal Arch Chapter No. 172 with Provincial Grand Chapter assuming authority to welcome deputations from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward and the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland. Provincial Grand Chapter will then confer the Mark degree on 3 candidates drawn from Lodge Hamilton Kilwinning No. 7 and Lodge St. Andrew No. 573.
This meeting is open to any Mark Master Mason to attend including those who are not members of the Royal Arch and both Lodge and Royal Arch regalia will be worn creating a unique visual spectacle.
We hope that the meeting will be well supported as we continue our close working with Provincial Grand Chapter
Friday 7th October 2022 – PGL Regular Communication
RWPGM Andrew Millar presided over the October Regular communication held at the premises of Lodge St. Clair No. 427 this evening, a very full and comprehensive agenda was worked through, some highlights and points of the evening were are follows
The Grand Lodge Whisky draw raffle was won by Lodge Bothwell Brig No. 1229, collected by Bro. John Furlong
Provincial Grand Masters Charities – These will continue to be CHAS and Women’s aid along with other ad hoc local charities
Presentation of the Robert King Stewart Bowling Competion winners Lodge Heatheryknowe No. 1461, who kindly agreed to donate their prize money back to the Robert King Stewart Bowling Association with Lodge Coltswood Glenboig No. 1067 2nd and Lodge old Monkland St. James No. 177 3rd donating their prize monies back to the PGM nominated Charity. Bro. Andy Chrichton, PGL Bowls Convenor also made the kind gesture of any entry monies or donations paid direct to PGL should also be donated to the PGM charity, well done Andy Chrichton👏
A short report was given on the PGL Golf section on behalf of golf Convenor Charles Clark with the trophy presentation delayed till the January Communication due to the winners and Convenor at Drumpellier Past Captains dinner.
Christmas Carol service Holytown Parish Church – We would kindly ask that if the Brethern can that bring a present for a boy of girl for the bottom of the Church Christmas tree this year, these will be distributed to children that may otherwise wake up with nothing on a Christmas Day, if you can tag with boy or girl and age group it will help with the distribution.
Black Tie PGL Dinner – Planning is ongoing on the return of a PGL Black Tie Dinner, discussions are ongoing with the Hilton Strathclyde for Saturday 10th June 2023, more detail will follow when available from the General Purposes Commitee.
Festive Box Scheme – This years scheme following the fantastic success of last year will focus on Xmas food parcels with festive foodstuffs, the clothing appeal last year was such a success that it took till
March to distribute, boxes will shortly be available from your Lodge representatives.
The new PGL Banner was also on display to welcome the Brethern to the meeting, this was kindly donated by Craig Douglas from Buchanan McPherson Printers to which we are grateful of the support.
PGM Andrew Millar and PGL would like to thank Lodge St. Clair No. 427 for the use the temple and hospitality
Sunday 9th October 2022 – Rearranged Zipslide Killiecrankie
Laird McDonald SPGM will take part in the Charity Zipslide to represent the PGL Lanarkshire Middle Ward.
He will join with twenty four others from all over Scotland as part of the MAKE IT A MILLION challenge issued by the Grand Master Mason.
Supporters and spectators are most welcome to support Laird on his Zipslide.
Link to his fundraising page below
2nd October 2022 – Robert King Stewart Bowling Competition
The Brethren were welcomed with a roll and sausage, tea, coffee an tea cakes on their arrival to Coatbridge Victoria Bowling Club (CVBC)
A team failed to turn up, this left the game either needing to be readjusted, or pull together a makeshift team. The body of the hall agreed on a makeshift team. A team was pulled together, this allowed the game to proceed.
The club Secretary from CVBC, Bro. Ian Wilson handed the club over to SPGM Bro. Gordon Mather.
Gordon, started by thanking the Brethren for turning up, and extending the thanks to all at Coatbridge Victoria Bowling Club, for extending the closing day to accommodate the PGL RKS Triples Tournament.
SPGM Gordon started by honoring the Late Queen Elizabeth II, with 1 minutes silence, everyone was upstanding, paying respect.
The weather was fantastic, making it an enjoyable day. As per usual, a high standard of bowls was played.
The Brethern supplied many raffles, and in return for the money received, they were rewarded with a fish tea. The Raffle made £225
The scores were counted and the finalists were are follows
1067 V 1461 for 1st and 2nd place
203C and 177 played for 3rd place.
Both the finals were very close, they all had twists in the tales at the last ends, with comebacks from the trailing teams.
The final result was 8-6, whilst the battle for 3rd was was also close at 5-4
1st Lodge 1461
Lead David Crichton
2nd Robert Totten
Skip Henry McCorkell
2nd Lodge 1067
Lead George Sexton
2nd Josh Purves
Skip Ian Wilson
3rd Lodge 177
Lead Robert Stanfield
2nd Alan Logan
Skip Robert McGhee
PGL SPGM presented the trophy to Lodge 1461, thanked the Coatbridge Victoria Bowling Club for the use of the green and clubhouse and presented the club president with a £50 donation, from the RKSBA.
The club was handed back to the club President.
I would like to thank the lodges that sent donations to the RKSBA, the Brethren for the raffle prizes, and making the day a successful event.
Hopefully next year we can have more the 8 Lodges participate in this historic event, 8 lodges from the whole Province is poor, although we would rather have 8 guaranteed Lodges turning up, than Lodges failing to attend on the day.
If the winners can please attend the PGL October Quarterly meeting, this Friday at Lodge St. Clair No. 427, 7:30pm to receive the trophy at the official prize giving ceremony.
Thanks to my Bro. David for preparing the rolls/tea/coffee, my son Jayden, for brushing, whipping and setting up the Green in the morning, Bro. Ewan for selling the raffles, Bro.Ian Wilson, taking the food orders, the Bar staff, and everyone who helped make this day run smoothly. Thank-you very much.
PGL Bowls Convener
Sunday 2nd October 2022 Annual Divine Service Lodge Airdrie St John No. 166.
The Annual Masonic Family Divine Service was held on Sunday 2nd October at the Lodge Temple.
The Service was well attended with family and friends.
A deputation was headed by PGM Andy Millar who would like the thank the Lodge for the invite and hospitality and also the minister Rev Alistair Weighton and the Organist Mrs Janice McKay from Coatdyke Congregational Church for their part in the ceremony.
A cheque was gifted to the Minister for £250 for his nominated Charity.
A nice night of fellowship
Friday 30th September – Joint work with The Provincial Grand Lodge & Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Lanarkshire Middle Ward
A special Mark Degree will be held at Lodge Robert King Stewart No. 919.
This unique meeting which has been organised between Provincial Grand Lodge and Provincial Grand Chapter will be conducted by a deputation representing the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Lanarkshire Middle Ward and provides a unique opportunity to bring our 2 groups together in mutual support.
There will be candidates from Lodges St. John Shotts No. 471, Robert King Stewart No. 919 and Griffin Gartcosh No. 1254.
The meeting will commence at 7pm and it is hoped that there will be a good representation from across the Province to support not only this initiative but the Lodges and candidates involved.
This is the first of two such meetings with the next meeting scheduled for Hamilton on the 14th October.
Please come along and make some history, Lodge regalia only other than the official deputations
The Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland
William Ramsay McGhee, OStJ, D.L., Grand Master Mason
23rd September 2022
This week I am writing to you from a wet and windy St John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador with the promise of hurricanes at the weekend.
Grand Secretary and I arrived here at 01.00 on Thursday morning. We are delighted to be accompanied by Brother Alex Craib, Junior Grand Standard Bearer and Brother Dr Douglas Nicol, PGM of Aberdeenshire East.
Our day started with a visit to Government House where we were given a most interesting tour before meeting with the Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Judy May Foote. What a charming lady who was well acquainted with Freemasonry. From there we headed to Lodge Conception No 1679 where we joined the Brethren for lunch. While at lunch, all our phones erupted into life saying that Conception Bay area was going into immediate lockdown due to a gunman on the loose and we were not to leave the building. Lunch was thereafter extended until shortly after 14.30 when the police sent out a message to the effect that a 31-year-old male had been arrested and that the lockdown was over.
Next stop was to visit the District Grand Tyler, Brother Bill Smith, who was in the process of moving into his new home in the Masonic Park site. The homes have two bedrooms, an open plan living room / kitchen area and a large storage space that incorporates a washing machine and fittings etc. We then headed to another part of the Park where we met Past DGM Robert Smith and his wife Sylvia. Brother Smith will be my acting Grand Senior Warden at the Installation Ceremony.
Also on the Masonic Park site is Freemasons’ Hall. A magnificent building with excellent facilities.
We then had time to head back to the hotel to freshen up before returning to the Freemasons’ Hall where we had the pleasure to meet with many of the Brethren and their wives. It was a splendid night with good entertainment and outstanding hospitality.
Today, Friday, Grand Secretary and I had a working breakfast with senior members of the District before visiting Lodge MacKay, No 1129, Lodge Harbour Grace No 476, Lodge Carbonear No 1043, and Lodge Hearts Content No 1275. Tonight, we will have a private dinner with the DGM, Brother Gary Warren Dinham
Tomorrow is the Installation and Banquet which I will report on next week. That said, the weather forecast for the weekend is that we will be hit by Hurricane Fiona!
o The Group saw its membership rise to 6832 Brethren from not only the Scottish Constitution but from many of our Sister Constitutions throughout the world.
o This week saw the total examples of charitable giving recorded within the group rise to 1331, submitted by 396 of its members.
o These updated contributions can now be attributed as to being made on behalf of 402 Lodges, from within 57 of its Provincial Grand Lodges, District Grand Lodges, Superintendencies and Lodges abroad under the direct supervision of Grand Lodge.
o During the week posts were submitted by group members representing the Provincial Grand Lodges of Glasgow and Stirlingshire.
o The total identifiable monetary value of the contributions now recorded has risen to £2,593,344.
SCFS Overseas Report
Over the past few weeks, the membership of brethren from Lodges located outside Scotland has continued to grow and now stands at 1832.
• Approaching our 1600th ICM (International Constitution Members – brethren belonging to Lodges whose Grand Lodges are in amity with the GLoS and who are important in spreading news worldwide of the wonderful support given to others by our brethren), we have now recorded 1594 members. This week, that group was boosted by new members joining from Masonic constitutions such as: GL of Mississippi, UGLE, and GL of Japan.
• In addition, a significant number of brethren joined from the Grand Lodge of Ukraine, with particular reference having to be made to Lodge Golden Acacia, No. 4.
**We would encourage our Overseas Lodges and Districts to continue sharing news of their excellent support of others and look forward to publishing further posts from them. **
Finally, as always, please stay safe and look after each other.
Ramsay McGhee Grand Master Mason
On behalf of PGM Andrew Millar, Commissioned Office Bearers and the Brethern of The Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward
Your Majesty, Thank you
“Scenes of woe and scenes of pleasure,
Scenes that former thoughts renew, Scenes of woe and scenes of pleasure,
Now a sad and last adieu”
“It was great to meet the team at Robin House, the facility is truly inspirational and you can also see that caring nature come through in all the staff we met.” – Andrew D. Millar, Provincial Grand Master.
A huge thank you to the PGL of Lanarkshire Middle Ward who have collectively raised an incredible £86,634.23 at this year’s Glasgow Kiltwalk.
The PGL visited Robin House recently to present CHAS staff with a cheque and the members have also chosen to support CHAS for the next five years. 💛
9th September 2022 – Communication from Provincial Grand Master Andrew D. Millar
Many Lodges in the Province have been paying their respects, attached is Lodge Robert Burns No. 440 tribute to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
Tuesday 6th Sept 2022 – Lodge Old Monkland St James 177 Bro. Robert Stanfield 50yr Diploma Presentation
A large deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire MIddle Ward led by RWDPGM Bro. Norman Carnegy, accompanied by a number of Provincial Grand Lodge colleagues.
DoC Bro Charles Clark PM presented Bro Robert Stanfield PM on the special occassion of 50 years loyal service to the craft.
The acting RWM Bro Ian Grant congratulated Bro Stanfield and called on Bro. Mitchell Paterson PM Secretary to give a resume of Bro Stanfields masonic career.
The acting RWM accompanied by Bro Norman then presented Bro Stanfield with his 50 year diploma, thanking him for his loyal service to the Lodge an his unstinting and devoted service Provincial Grand Lodge and service to the craft in general.
Bro Stanfield thanked the acting RWM and RWDPGM for the presentation as well as thanking the lodge and brethren for the presentation of the 50 year diploma.
After the meeting the brethren retired and enjoyed light refreshments in the main hall.
4th September 2022 – COVID Memorial Service Glasgow Cathedral
For those who couldn’t make the memorial service today, please find a link to the recording below
Saturday 3rd September 2022 – Lodge Bothwell Brig No. 1229 Centenary Celebration
Bro. Andrew Millar PGM headed a fine deputation to the delayed Centenary Celebrations of Lodge Bothwell Brig No. 1229, the day was delayed by around 2 years due the COVID pandemic but credit to the Lodge for keeping focus and this certainly did not dampen the enthusiasm and format of planning of the day.
The Grand Lodge of Scotland headed a deputation to the Lodge and carried out the Rededication ceremony headed by James C Peddie Substitute Grand Master with the ceremony being led by Bro. Alistair Henderson acting Grand Chaplain.
Following the ceremony a large attendance stayed and we’re treated a fantastic meal and full toast list.
A great day in the history of the Lodge and thanks to all at Bothwell Brig for the invite and hospitality
26th October 2022 – Rescheduled The Great War Lecture & Book Launch
Brethern, Brother Stuart Jack will pull together over 5 years of verified research and present a lecture on Great War 1914-18.
This will be followed by his book launch on the same subject. This will follow the opening and closing of Lodge St. Bryde No. 579 at Gardenside Street, Uddingston, G71 7BX at 7:30pm
The presentation lecture is scheduled to start around 8pm and importantly open to everyone, including non Masons, family & friends.
This presentation lecture will cover all of the members of the Lodge and indeed local servicemen who lost their life’s while on active service during the Great War.
Stuart has completed the research by pain stakingly trawling website and national records also visiting various locations over the world to complement his research.
Following the Lecture Stuart will officially launch his book with over 300 pages of research, rhe book will be priced at cost of production which is £20.
Please share this invite to support a very dedicated Freemason who has attempted to pay respect to those who given their all for our freedom.
Any questions can be directed Stuart Jack of his dad James Jack.
2 WEEKS TO GO CHARITY ZIPSLIDE FOR PROSTATE SCOTLAND
Only two weeks until Laird McDonald SPGM takes part in the Charity Zipslide at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow to represent the freemasons of PGL Lanarkshire Middle Ward. He will join with twenty four others from all over Scotland as part of the MAKE IT A MILLION challenge issued by the Grand Master Mason. Participants will complete their zipslide from 3pm until about 4.30pm and spectators are welcome.
48% of the population in Scotland are male.
40% of the population are over 50 years of age.
That suggests that just over a million men in Scotland are over 50 years of age.
43% of these men will suffer some form of prostate disease through their life (430,000).
About 3,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.
You can help improve support and prospects for these men by supporting Laird McDonald’s efforts on our behalf by following the links and donating
Saturday 27th August 2022 – Visit to Lodge Burn Immortal No. 1730
A deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward was admitted and received by the RWM Jonathon Oliver The deputation was led by RWPGM Bro. Andrew Miller accompanied by Provincial Grand Lodge colleagues.
The meeting was temporarily moved to Lodge Blantyre Kilwinning premises due to the smoke damage at the Hamilton Temple.
The Brethern retired for some Lodge hospitality to which we were most grateful.
Wednesday 24th August 2022 – Visit to The Operative Lodge of Airdrie No. 203
A deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward was admitted and received by the RWM Scott Walker The deputation was led by RWPGM Bro. Andrew Miller accompanied by Provincial Grand Lodge colleagues.
The evening was a FC degree, carried out by the RWM Bobby Grant and Office Bearers of Lodge Airdrie St John 166.
The Brethern retired for some Lodge hospitality to which we were most grateful.
Sunday 21st August 2021 – Annual PGL Golf Tournament
The annual PGL Golf took place at Drumpellier Golf Club , the course as always was in great condition.
Firstly RWPGM Andy Millar and all at PGL would like to thank Drumpellier Golf Club and their members once again for the use of the course, this is really appreciated at a weekend.
Torrential rain did halt proceedings suspending play for around half an hour but when the sun broke through again, normal service was resumed.
Numbers were healthy this year with most Lodges represented and on behalf of Bro. Charles Clark, Golf Convener we thank the Lodges for their support.
This years competition, was a keenly fought event with the Champion golfer for 2022 being Bro. Sandy Hunter of Old Monkland St. James No. 177 on 42pts.A close second was Bro. Colin Brooks of the Operative Lodge of Airdrie on 42 pts, coming second on a count back on the back nine.
The winners of the team event, receiving the Masters Trophy was Lodge Old Monkland St. James No. 177 on massive 114pts, the winning team was Bro. Charles Clark 38pts, Bro. Sandy Hunter 42pts & Bro. Derek Totten 34pts
With the runners-up the Operative Lodge of Airdrie No. 203 on 102 pts, Bro. W. Cummings 34pts, M Cummings 30pts & S Farrell 35pts.
The Seniors Champion receiving the Tunnock Cup was Bro. Sandy Hunter
The 3 categories were won as follows –
1st Class – James L. Jack Trophy
Winner – N Gemmell Lodge Buchanan No. 1499 39pts
Runner-up – Bro. Scott Farrell 35pts The Operative Lodge of Airdie No. 203
2nd Class – Challenge Cup
Winner – Bro. Hughie Taylor 40pts Lodge Coltswood Glenboig No. 1067
Runner-up – Bro. Charles Clark, Lodge Old Monkland St. James No. 177 – 38pts
3rd Class – Inner Guard Shield
Winner – Bro. Sandy Hunter of Old Monkland St. James No. 177 on 42pts.
Runner-up – Bro. Colin Brooks of the Operative Lodge of Airdrie on 42pts
PGM Bro. Andrew Millar and Provincial Grand Lodge would like to thank the Captian, Commitee and members of Drumpellier Golf Club for giving up their course and providing exceptional hospitality, as they have done for over 20yrs.
Bro. Charles Clark , Golf Convenor should be thanked for his work arranging his first very successful event, with the help of Past Golf Convenor Bro. John Gardner and his helpers, Davie Johnstone, Bro. Gordon Currie & Tam Loughridge
The prizes will be formally presented at the October PGL Communication. Another great days Golfing in the Province
Wednesday 17th August 2022 – Deputation to Lodge Airdrie St. John No. 166
A deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward was admitted and received by the RWM. The deputation was headed by RWPGM Bro. Andrew Miller accompanied by Provincial Grand Lodge colleagues.
The evenings work was a MM degree, expertly carried out by the RWM and Office bearers of Lodge Airdrie St John 166, which was well received by the assembled brethren and candidate alike. It was also great to see Brother Jim Ferguson PM Sec back in the Lodge after his recent illness.
A very warm welcome and generous hospitality was received by all.
BRETHREN – YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT THE CLICK OF YOUR MOUSE PROSTATE SCOTLAND
Scottish Freemasonry has been raising funds and supporting Prostate Scotland over the past few years. Your funding has helped Prostate Scotland first pilot and then roll out their COMPASS support project in conjunction with Maggies Centres at locations in Scotland. The centres provide support programmes for men living with prostate disease and prostate cancer.
A new COMPASS support centre in Monklands will open shortly and needs to reach as wide an audience of men and women as possible. Families are equally important as they also are affected when a man is undergoing treatment.
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Sunday 7 August 2022 – Congratulations to Lodge St.Thomas No.306
Earlier today the PGL of Fife & Kinross held their annual golf competition at Balbirnie Golf Club in Markinch. The competition took the form of a Texas Scramble and attract 22 teams from all around the country. The competition was played in excellent weather on the 6304 yard course.
The winners were a team from Lodge St. Thomas No.306 from Larkhall. The team was captained by Bro. Bobby Ferguson SPGM, the other team members were Bro. Jim Boyd PM and his son Tom Boyd . Their winning score was 57.1. Bro. Bobby Ferguson and Tom Boyd both also collected prizes for being nearest the pin on the nominated holes on the front 9 holes and the back 9 holes.
The winners were presented with their trophy by Bro. Stewart Quigley IPPGM of PGL Fife & Kinross.
Congratulations, well done!
Friday 29th July 2022 Visit to Lodge St. Enoch No. 1228
A deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward was admitted and received by the RWM. The deputation was ably led by RWPGM Bo Andrew Miller accompanied by 6 Provincial Grand Lodge colleagues.
The RWM Bro Albert Loughran presented RWPGM Bro Andrew Miller with a cheque of for £250 in aid of his chosen charity CHAS. The RWPGM sincerely thanked the RWM and Brethren of 1288 for their generosity.
The evenings work was a FC degree, expertly carried out by the RWM and Office bearers of Lodge St Enoch 1288, which was well received by the assembled brethren and candidate alike.
A special mention to Worthy Senior Deacon Bro Braidwood on his duties as conferring master and lecture on the working tools.
9th July 2022 – Capt D Johnston PM Munro Challenge
Capt. D Johnston of Lodge Bothwell Brig No. 1229 has completed his Munros Challenge in aid of the Not Forgotten Association, who provide events for wounded serving personnel and disabled veterans, which improve physical and mental health, address isolation and loneliness, and promote a sense of community and balance. This enables beneficiaries to live a normal, if not better life. https://thenotforgotten.org/
He has competed and climbed 80 Munros as part of his challenge but is determined to climb all 282 in the coming years.
He raised the magnificent sum of £4278.75 and has asked to pass on his thanks to all who donated to this worthy cause.
Well done David massive effort and great charitable work 👏👏👏👏👏👏
24th July 2022 – Marcus Humphrey House Guess the Date Diary & Golf Day
On Sunday 24th July Bro Andrew D. Millar RWPGM drew the lucky winners from the Diary Fundraiser setup and ran by Brother Bobby Ferguson & Bro. Tom Reid PG Almoner
The Lucky Winners were –
1st – Brother Jim Frew 306
2nd – Brother D Brennan 399
3rd – Brother S Innes. 320
On behalf of Bro’s Bobby & Tommy they would like to thank all who donated to this initiative and for their generosity which raised, funnily enough 😁 £365 😁 ( For those who can’t work it out 365 days in the year/diary, next time we should do it in leap year 😉) for the Marcus Humphrey House (MHH).
The Marcus Humphrey Golf day was held at Kilbirnie GC on Sunday 24th July 2022.
It was a close game with very little points between the teams.
The winning team was Coltswood Glenboig with a score of 57.19 with Renfrewshire West team close 2nd with 57.97
Winners of nearest the pin, longest drive and booby drive were –
Nearest the Pin Hole 5 – J Brennan
Nearest the Pin Hole 18 – Bert Hannah
Nearest the Pin in two shots Hole 12 – J Tanner
Longest Drive Low Handicaps – Craig Cochrane
Longest Drive High Handicaps – J Johnston
Booby Prize was Pollockshaws
As well as a game of pleasure it was also a day of profit for the Marcus Humphrey House with £2565 being raised on the day.
Brother Bobby and Bro Tom Reid PG Almoner would like to thank everyone for their continued support to The Masonic Home, they couldn’t achieve all they have done without all your support and have assured us that it doesn’t go unnoticed.
Bro Bobby Ferguson SPGM
Depute Chair of the Homes Friends Group
26th July 2022 – Lodge Livingstone Stonefield No . 599 Charity Work
On Sunday the Lodgw presented the Victoria House Care Home with a garden bench bought from the proceeds of member donations.
The Home has provided care for Brethern and their families, not to mention the wider community, over many years and this was a small token of our appreciation.
The bench was gratefully received by the staff who asked us to pass on their thanks to the Lodge.
The lodge would like to thank all who contributed with special thanks to the Thursday night domino team who took care of collecting, treating, and delivering the bench.
Well done Brethern 👏👏👏👏👏
Monday 11th July – Cheque Presentations to Cruse Scotland, Beatson Cancer Charity and the Renal Unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
Bro. Bill Perry IPPGM, together with Bro. Norman Carnegy DPGM, Bro. Willie Craig PP Grand Secretary, Bro. Walter Houston PM and Bro. Jim Dorricott PM, presented cheques to Cruse Scotland, Beatson Cancer Charity and the Renal Unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
A total of £9,355 was given.
This fantastic amount was raised by Lodges in the Province, with special thanks to Bro. Walter Houston for raising so much with his whisky raffle. Walter’s employer, William Grant & Sons also supported him and donated a further £700 to each charity.
My grateful thanks are extended to our Province and to everyone who made donations.
Bro. Bill Perry
Immediate Past Provincial Grand Master
PGL Lanarkshire Middle Ward
Saturday 18th June 2022 – PGL Family Barbecue, Larkhall
What a fantastic day and turnout for the BBQ in aid of our nominated Charity CHAS 🌞
We will try and thank everyone who played a part and apologise to anyone we miss, from SPGM Bobby Ferguson and his team who worked tirelessly up to the event with all the planning and arrangements, RWM James Kidd, PM Hayden McFadden & our own PGM Andy Millar for going into the stocks and take all the wet sponges including the ones launched by PGM of Dunbartonshire David Irving on our own PGM, the DJ and music by PM Dougie Walls, food for the BBQ PM Jonaton Oliver with PM Kenny McKay and his team serving up, the Widows Sons for their attendance, fantastic bikes and cheque, PM David Paterson for the kids toy display, PM’s Jack Alexander & John Dunn and their lovely wife’s for the Tombola, PG Sect. Bill Paton for the Ham & Beer stall, the face painter, PM William Gibson and his team of magicians for entertaining everyone and also the cheque from his magic circle, car park attendants PM Alex Maitland & Stephen Morley, the First aid team and all who helped out on the day in any capacity
But most of all, all the contributors of donations and everyone who turned up as family and friends the make the day such a great success, well done everyone 👏
Provincial Grand Lodge would formally like to thank the RWM James Kidd, Brethren and bar staff of Lodge St. Thomas No. 306 for the use of the premises and support to make this day happen.
We had Fiona Leslie from CHAS along to support us on the day and will send a update of the fundraising when we have pulled all the funds together
A great day for a great cause.
Monday 13th June 2022 – Kiltwalk Cheque Presentation to CHAS
Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Andrew Millar visited Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) Robin House in Balloch to officially present a cheque for the recent Kiltwalk carried out by the Brethern, friends and families on behalf of Provincial Grand Lodge.
RWPGM Andy was accompanied by SPGM Colin Campbell and Bro. Kenny Wilson, a well known and respected face to the staff of CHAS for all his support over many years.
The visit was hosted by Sue Hogg, Director for Children & Familes, Libby Gold, Associate Nurse Director & Haley Smith, Community Fundraiser.
Following a cup of tea in the garden room and a chat about the ongoing support and potential ways of working with the charity as part of the 5 year commission initiative, all were shown round the very well kept and appointed gardens and grounds of the Hospice.
The hospice is still operating to around 50% capacity of the beds available for patients but the CHAS at Home concept that was initiated during the pandemic continues to provide essential support to patients in the comfort of their own home and is looking likely to be a permanent part of the service provided by the charity going forward
The Hospice team passed on their grateful thanks to everyone who participated in the Kiltwalk and commented that they can be assured the money will go a long way to supporting the hospice and put to good use.
Having seen the work and passion of the caring staff at the Hospice we should all be very proud of our achievement.
Well done everyone
Tuesday 7th June 2022 – Visit to Lodge Caldercruix St. John No. 1314
Provincial Grand Master Andrew Millar headed a informal deputation to the Lodge on this evening where a fine rendition of the Mark Master Mason Degree was carried out on two candidates by the Mark team from the Operative Lodge of Airdrie No. 203 headed by RWM Scott Walker.
Following the meeting the Provincial team and large number of visitors were treated to some Lodge hospitality and harmony.
We would like to thank both Lodges for the welcome and fellowship.
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 protected] 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 [email protected] 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 protected]
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 – [email protected]
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