The 25tháMarch saw my installation as the 29tháProvincial 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. á
The labours being ended, I was delighted to thank the Grand Master Mason for his efforts and also to make mention of the work done by Grand Director of Ceremonies Brother William H Gauld both before and during the installation and the manner in which he put everyone at their ease. Brother Derek Grindlay, Provincial Grand Almoner then made the appeal which raised the magnificent sum of ú606 for the Benevolent Fund of Grand Lodge.