The Province of Scotland West

The West of Scotland Province is governed by Deputy - V∴Ill∴ Bro. Alexander McMillan 33°.

This Province consists of three Sovereign Chapters and two Sovereign Councils.

Annual Report and Upcoming Kalendar




Scotland - West
Deputy V∴Ill∴Bro. Alexander McMillan 33°






It is my very great pleasure to provide my sixth Annual Report. I attended all of the meetings within the
Province, with the exception of one. This happens each year because we have two meetings on the
same evening, on the third Friday of February, when both Glasgow and Lanarkshire Sovereign Chapters
meet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Each of the Sovereign Chapters and Councils continue to be run smoothly, with meetings well attended,
good quality ritual work, a steady supply of suitable candidates, and very good camaraderie among the
membership. Four of the Sovereign Chapters/Councils have their Installation Ceremonies in the Springtime,
so we now have two recently installed MWS, and two Grand Commanders “raring to go” for the new session
starting in September. Both Lanarkshire and Glasgow Sovereign Councils now have a new Secretary in place.
I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to Graeme Smith and Robert Stewart who gave many years
of faithful service in running their respective Sovereign Councils. Likewise, I would like to welcome Bill Paton
and Tom Leckenby as their replacements, and thank them for taking on these roles. Both are very experienced
administrators, and I look forward to working with them.
I was delighted to learn of the recent introduction of a 40 year membership Diploma. Already a few Diplomas
have been presented in Glasgow to Bill Shepherdson, John NP Ford, Alex Galbraith, and Raymond Innes.
So, my personal congratulations to each of them. A small number of further presentations of the Diploma are
likely to follow in Lanarkshire and Lennox in due course.
It is a matter of great sadness to have to record the passing of Rev John Clark, of Dumbarton, to higher service,
at age 92. Rev. John was a great servant of the Rite, serving as High Prelate at Lennox, and as Grand Orator
at Glasgow Sovereign Council, for many years. He had a wonderful sense of fun, but I could always rely on
his wise counsel, as a member of my Consultative Committee. He is sadly missed.
As usual, the grim reaper has been in our midst, with Argyllshire particularly badly hit with the recent passing
of Sandy Cameron, Ardrishaig,  Dougald McIntyre, Millport, and Douglas Craig, Oban. Each was a senior
member of the Craft, and a stalwart of our Rite.
Congratulations to Alex Watson, Eric Brown, and Frank Mapes on promotion to the 32
°, and to Ian McMillan,
Alex Kelly and Douglas Philand on promotion to the 31
°.
All the normal Charity donations were made by the Chapters/Councils, and I was especially pleased to note
that Glasgow Sovereign Council saw fit this year to make a donation of 2500 pounds to the Supreme Council
chosen Charity “Scottish Association for Children with Heart Disorders”. Well done! So, all in all, the Province
is certainly thriving.
As ever, my thanks to Fiona and Jemma for all their “ever so willing” help and assistance. Each of the
Secretaries in the West also “sing their praises”. Thanks also to GSG.

    

 


Sovereign Chapters

Glasgow No. 11 - Formed on 13 January 1880
Meets in The Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow on the first Friday of October and the third Friday November, January, February and March [I].

The Annual Installation takes place in March.

Lanarkshire No. 172 - Formed on 23 March 1977
Meets in the Masonic Temple, 104 Cadzow Street, Hamilton on the third Friday in September, October [I], December and February.

The Annual Installation takes place in October.

Lennox No. 200 - Formed on 26 March 1986
Meets in Masonic Temple, Church Street, Dumbarton on the second Tuesday in September, October, March and April [I].

The Annual Installation takes place in April.

Sovereign Councils

Glasgow No. 43 - Formed on 23 March 1976
Meets in the Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow on the first Thursday in October, November, February and April [I].

The Annual Installation takes place in April.

Lanarkshire No. 75 - Formed 24 October 1990
Meets at Masonic Temple, 104 Cadzow Street, Hamilton on the third Thursday of November, January, March and April [I].

The Annual Installation takes place in April.

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