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Brother Ivan Scott

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Brother Ivan Scott passed to higher service in the Grand Lodge Above on Wednesday 1st March at Inverclyde Royal Hospital

Funeral arrangements are not yet known - I will advise as soon as possible


This Months Calendar

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All meetings for March 2017 in the Province and a couple outwith the Province have now been added to our Events Calendar

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Brother Wilson James McCulloch - Updated

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Update:
Please be advised that the funeral of the late Brother Wilson J. McCulloch, Past Master of the Lodge and Past Provincial Grand Chaplain, will take place at 3.00pm on Wednesday 1st March 2017 at Greenock Crematorium. Family flowers only. There will be a retiring collection on behalf of Ardgowan Hospice.



Brother Wilson James McCulloch a Past Master of Lodge Greenock Kilwinning NoX11 passed to the Grand Lodge above yesterday 21st February 2017

Wilson was aged 82 and occupied the chair of his Mother Lodge during our 250th Celebrations back in 1978.

Appropriate recollections of his Life and contribution to Freemasonry were given at our meeting last night with the traditional silence also being observed.

From the old Minute Books of No XII - Tuesday 29th April 1902

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There has been much discussion about the Lodge carpet in General Committee meetings and Bro Alistair Glenny PM has taken its refurbishment on as a project.  He is in touch with restoration specialists in Glasgow and, all going to plan, it will be attended to in the close session.

The carpet has a significant history in the Lodge as you will see from the Minute Book extract below.

Tuesday 29th April 1902  

Bro Wm. Gray RWM, in the Chair

Note to the Foregoing Minute

Before closing the Lodge, the RWM called the attention of the Brethren to the Tessellated Carpet which had been placed on the floor of the Lodge Room this evening and he said that it was the joint gift of Bros. RL Scott and Capt. Playfair.

The Brethren signified their hearty appreciation of the kindness of the Brethren named, and on the motion of the RWM, it was agreed to minute the cordial thanks of the Lodge.

Bro RL Scott is, of course one of our most celebrated members and his friend, Captain Playfair, figures large in the Lodge minutes in the early part of the 20th Century.



The way we were – 1986 A Visit to Grand Lodge

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The year is 1986 and it is the 250th Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.  The photo below shows the deputation from No XII (and 1 guest) in attendance that day at the celebrations held at the Ingliston Show Ground outside Edinburgh.

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Although it is 31 years since the day, I still have vivid and rich memories of it because it made such a deep impression on me.  We travelled through in one of Peter Harte’s mini buses.  It was a gorgeous day and we stopped at an Inn in Ratho, close to the venue, for a little refreshment prior to completing our journey.  As you would expect from a Grand Lodge event, there was a great sense of occasion and ceremony.  As we drove into the Show Grounds, traffic was being directed by members of the Corps of Commissionaires.  As ever they were resplendent in their uniforms with the white topped hats and white gloves.  On this special day, the finish touch was that all were members of the Craft and dressed in their Lodge aprons.

The Ceremony had the hallmarks of quality, dignity and decorum.  The famous Scottish baritone Bill McCue sang wonderfully after we had enjoyed a delicious meal.  We had a most enjoyable time sitting with Brethren from Nigeria whose large numbers on the day were a sight to behold.  It was a day to remember.

Following the event, RWM Bro H Campbell Barr donated his 250th Anniversary jewel to the Lodge and it is worn to this day by the RWM.





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