The Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland
William Ramsay McGhee, MStJ, D.L., Grand Master Mason
The Installation of Brother John Douglas Stewart, our new Provincial Grand Master in Argyll and the Isles proved to be a most enjoyable event. The Argyllshire Gathering Hall was packed to capacity with every Lodge in the Province well represented. From the outset, things took off with a quartet of pipers led by Pipe Major Stuart LiddellMBE, Pipe Major of the Grade 1 World Champions – Inverary Pipe Band –leading us into the Lodge.
The dinner after the Installation was equally enjoyable.One of the many highlights of the day was being presented with a new pipe tune composed by Pipe Major Liddell. He had been working hard as the PGM, Brother Stewart, also received a new Pipe tune.
The entire day was most enjoyable, and I thank the organisers for doing a really first-class job. I am now looking forward to a return to the Province in a few weeks’ time when Grand Lodge heads to Tobermory to carry out the Centenary rededication ceremony.
The following interesting news from Malawi was shared by Brother Tony Osman who advised the group of a very sizeable donation which was made possible by The Freemasons of Malawi, the Freemasons of Lanarkshire Middle Ward, and the Grand Lodge of Scotland. This allowed for the installation of a brand-new water borehole for the Village nursery for Cyclone Freddy Victims, in Mwanga Village, Chiradzulo, Blantyre, Malawi. The Freemasons of Malawi will be providing substantial support for the nursery as the immediate charity for the near future.
I have now arrived in Panama for the Consecration of the new Superintendency and the Installation of the new Grand Superintendent. Full report will be included in next week’s edition
Grand Master Mason