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News & Events - 2017


The Annual Secretaries, Treasurers and Almoners Meeting took placewithin the function Suite of Lodge Dumbarton Kilwinning No 18 on Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017.more...

A number of lodges practise what is recognised as the MacBride Ritual of Working, so named after Bro Andrew S MacBride, Past Master of Lodge Progress No 873 and Leven St John No 170.more...

Lodge Bearsden's Annual Charity Golf Day this year was held over Balmore Golf Club in support of Alzheimer Scotland and raised just over 850.more...

The PGM Brother Forrest accompanied by the DPGM Brother Irving attended a meeting of Lodge St John Kilwinning No 28 on Saturday 2nd September.more...

The Presentation of the Claude Hamilton Golf Trophy was held at Lodge Leven St John No 170, Friday 25th August 2017 more...

The Master of Lodge St Patrick, Old Kilpatrick, No. 1309, Brother David Donaldson recently had the honour of visiting Mrs Jean Allan, widow of the late Brother Robert Allan, of Lodge St Patrick.more...

PGM Brother James Forrest headed a very large Deputation from the Sister Provincial Grand Lodges into the Provincial Grand Lodge of Kilwinning on the 15th August and was warmly welcomed by Provincial Grand Master of Kilwinning Brother T. Wilson Aitken.more...

The PGM Brother Forrest accompanied by Brother's McCormack, Irving and Kennedy attended the Quarterly Communication of the PGL of Ayrshire held at Stevenston on Wednesday 28th June 2017.

The PGM Brother Forrest organised a Presentation Dinner for our IPPGM Brother McCormack to mark his service to the Province as Provincial Grand Master.more...

The newly named MHH Garden Fete was held on Saturday the 24th June. Weather could have been kinder but for the most part the rain stayed off and the grounds of MHH were full with a good turnout from residents, families and the Brethren from various Provinces.more...

The 2017 PGL Golf competition was once again competed for over Douglas Park Golf Course in Milngavie on Wednesday 7th June. It proved to be an excellent day, with glorious weather conditions and this after a very wet 36 hours.more...

The bowlers representing the daughter lodges of the PGL of Dunbartonshire took to the greens of various bowling clubs across the Province on Saturday 3rd June.more...

On Tuesday 6th June the Annual Secretaries Seminar was held in the Committee Room of DKL 18. After a warm welcome from the PGM Brother Forrest the evening was chaired by our PG Secy Brother Peat. The Committee room was full with a few Lodge Treasurers also in attendance. more...

On Saturday 27th May 2017 the Provincial Grand Master Bro James Forrest accompanied by his wife Christine and daughter Elaine attended the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West Ball which was once again held within the beautiful Greenock Town Hall. more...

On Saturday 27th May 2017 the Annual Gathering of the Scottish Craft Lodges with "Royal Arch" in their title was held in Alexandria. With Lodge No 321 this year's hosts, eight RA Lodges were present and a total attendance on the day including PGL was 96. The Master and Office-bearers carried out the EA Degree which was well received by all present. more...

On Wednesday 24th May 2017,a deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Dunbartonshire headed by the Provincial Grand Master Bro James Forrest attended Cumbernauld St Andrews Lodge No 199. more...

On Monday,22nd May 2017,the PGM Bro James Forrest accompanied by various other Provincial Grand Lodge Office Bearers attended Lodge St George Helensburgh No 503 where a 70 year Diploma was presented to Bro William (Bill) Black. more...

The Annual Provincial Grand Lodge Divine Service took place on Sunday,14th May 2017 at Radnor Park Parish Church, Clydebank. more...

The venue for this years event was Swanswater Fisheries which was held on Saturday the 13th May. 22 Angles taking part, pleasing to see the numbers for this day improving year on year. more...

Friday 5th May saw the Annual Installation of Elected office-bearers of the Upper Ward of Lanarkshire in The Masonic Temple, Carluke. With Brothers Forrest and Irving in attendance the Installation was carried out by DPGM Brother Brown and SPGM Brother Drummond. Thereafter the Brethren present enjoyed a meal in the function suite.

On the 27th April a deputation from PGL headed by Depute PGM Brother David S. Irving attended Lodge Barns o'Clyde No.1018 more...

On Wednesday the 19th April the last of the 2017 Visitations to the Daughter Lodges was completed with the final report being presented by Brother James T. Kennedy SPGM at Lodge Cochno No. 1304. more...

The PGL Games Competition was hosted this year by the 2016 winners Lodge Leven St John and the thanks of the Province are extended to all at 170. more...

The 25th March saw my installation as the 29th Provincial Grand Master of Dunbartonshire within Dumbarton Kilwinning Lodge No 18 in Dumbarton. The Grand Master Mason headed a large and distinguished Deputation from Grand Lodge together with a very large Deputation from the Sister Provincial Grand Lodges headed by Bro William A Perry the Provincial Grand Master of Lanarkshire Middle Ward. The Ceremonial took place before an assembled audience close to 200 Brethren who witnessed a first class working of the Ritual by the Grand Master Mason, Bro Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont who brought his own personal touch to the proceedings. The Commissioned Office-Bearers were likewise installed in a most personable manner by the Grand Master Mason. more...

On Saturday 18th March the PGM Brother Forrest along with Brothers Irving, Kennedy and Peat attended the Installation of PGM Brother Neil Fraser of the PGL of Renfrewshire East.more...

On Friday the 17th March a deputation from the PGL attended DKL No18 headed by the PGM Brother Forrest. An excellent attendance by Lodge members added to by a good number of visitors witnessed a Master Mason Degree being carried out on one candidate by the Lodge Members. more...

PGM Brother James Forrest visited the following Provincial Grand Lodges, PGL Kilwinning on 21st February, PGL Dumfriesshire on 24th February and PGL Stirlingshire on 25th February. On each occasion he was accompanied by one of his Commission.

Brother James T. Kennedy SPGM attended Dumbarton Kilwinning Lodge No 18 on Friday 17th February. more...

PGM Brother James Forrest attended the PGM of Edinburgh Brother Norman MacLeod Installation on Saturday 4th February 2017. He was accompanied by his DPGM and both SPGM's and PG Secy. The Ceremony was conducted in an expert manner by The Grand Lodge of Scotland headed by Depute Grand Master Brother William Ramsey McGhee. more...

On Thursday, 2nd February 2017 the Commission in favor of Brother James Forrest as PGM commenced as he attended The Grand Lodge of Scotland in Edinburgh. Later that evening a Deputation from the PGL of Dunbartonshire headed by Provincial Grand Master Brother James Forrest attended Lodge Kyle Kildrum No 1602. more...

Brother James Forrest Provincial Grand Master of Dunbartonshire 2nd February 2017more...

PGM Brother John R. McCormack headed a fine deputation to Lodge Kilsyth St John No 39 to conduct the Annual Visitation to Lodge 39.Warmly welcomed by the Master Brother Paul M. Leslie. The PGM then dispatched the business of the evening in his usual efficient manner. more...

On Saturday, 28th January 2017 a large number of brethren attended the premises of Lodge Dumbarton Kilwinning No 18 to witness the Annual Communication and Installation of the elected office bearers.more...

"On Thursday, 26th January 2017 a regular meeting of Lodge Caledonian St John Royal Arch No 195 was opened by the RWM Bro Maxwell Fulton Gray.more...

"Over the past year the fundraising efforts of the master and brethren of Lodge Clydebank No 1234 were directed toward Breast Cancer and in particular the Breast Care Fund at Gartnavel General Hospital.more...


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