Visitations and Deputations
Visit to Lodge St Bryde 579 Uddingston
12 January 2022
On Wednesday 12th January 2022, I had the pleasure of accompanying Bro John Gray RWM 88 and Bro Tom Reid PM 88 to Lodge St Bryde 579 where we witnessed an excellent FC degree.
The degree was carried out by the Lodge Office Bearers and was well received by the assembled brethren and candidate alike.
It was also a great privilege to be invited to the East along with Bro John Gray RWM 88 and Bro Jim White Lodge Milton 1520 .
It was also an added privilege and pleasure to convey a vote of thanks on behalf of the degree team, to which Bro Allex Hamilton PM gave a suitable reply.
After the completion of the degree the brethren retired and enjoyed light refreshments in the lounge.
Thank you to Bro Ian Cowan RWM 579 and the Brethren of Lodge St Bryde 579 for their very warm welcome and generous hospitality.
I would personally like to thank Bro Jim White RWM 1520 for his generous gift of a Lodge St Andrew Jewel from his Mother Lodge.
Bro Billy McPheat
Visit to Lodge St John 540 Crossgates
8 January 2022
On Saturday 8th January 2022, I had the pleasure of attending Lodge St John 540 Crossgates Annual Installation in the Province of Fife and Kinross.
A deputation from the PGL of Fife and Kinross headed by the RWPGM Bro Stewart J. Quigley and accompanied by a distinguished Provincial Grand Lodge Deputation was well received by the RWM.
A truly enjoyable installation of the new RWM Bro. John Hume was conducted by RWIM Bro. Rankin Clarkson, RWIM Bro. James B. Stewart and RWIM Bro. Hugh W. Martin. At the end of the meeting, it was a great privilege and pleasure to speak on behalf of the visitors from out with the Province of Fife and Kinross and to say a few words on the ceremonial.
After the ceremony of installation, the brethren enjoyed an excellent meal and a great evening of Lodge Harmony and Hospitality followed.
Thank you to the RWM Bro John Hume and Brethren of Lodge St John No 540 for their very warm welcome and generous hospitality.
Bro Billy McPheat
Visit to Lodge Buchan St John 636 Broxburn
6 January 2022
On Thursday 6th January 2022, I had the pleasure of attending Lodge Buchan St John 636 Broxburn where I witnessed an excellent Master Masons degree. The degree was carried out by the Lodge Office Bearers and well received by the assembled brethren and candidate alike.
It was also a great privilege to be invited to the East along with Bro George Myers RWM Services Lodge 1291 and Bro John McLean RWM Waverley Lodge 597. It was also an added pleasure to speak on behalf of the visitors and say a few words on the evenings degree.
the completion of the degree the brethren retired and enjoyed light
refreshments in the lounge.
Thank you to Bro Kevin Taggart (IPM) Acting RWM and the Brethren of Lodge Buchan St John 636 for their very warm welcome and generous hospitality.
Bro Billy McPheat
Visit to Lodge St Thomas 306 Larkhall
5 April 2019
Bro Billy McPheat had great pleasure in attending a special meeting at Lodge St Thomas 306 Larkhall, where a team of Reigning Masters from the Province of Lanarkshire Upper Ward headed by RWM Bro Callum Beattie 236 conferred the 3rd Degree on one of Lodge St Thomas 306 Fellow Craft freemasons. The evening was enhanced by deputations from the Provincial Grand Lodges of Lanarkshire Upper and Middle Ward who were headed by Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. Bill Perry.
A further distinguished deputation from the Grand Lodge of Scotland led by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason Bro Wm Ramsay McGhee was presented to RWM Bro David Faulkner who welcomed the Grand Master and Grand Lodge Officers into the Temple.
This unique event was witnessed by over 100 Brethren, who were treated to a most wonderful rendition of the 3rd High and Sublime Degree of a Master Mason, to which I am sure the candidate will remember for many years to come.
At the conclusion of the ceremony all Brethren were cordially invited to attend the Lodge harmony in the lounge. A truly excellent evening was had by all and I thank RWM Bro Dave Faulkner for their kind hospitality.
Visit to Lodge Coltswood Glenboig 1067
4 April 2019
Bro Billy McPheat and PM Bro Andy Chalmers attended Lodge
Coltswood Glenboig 1067 this evening 4 April. We both wish thank RWM Bro Iain
Reid and the Brethren for the warmth and cordiality of the welcome we both received.
We were treated to a truly excellent rendition of the 3rd degree, carried out by RWM, PMs and Office bearers of Lodge St Thomas 306, without doubt one of the best renditions of the 3rd degree I have witnessed in 25yrs in the craft, well done to the RWM and his team for a great night.
Thanks again to the RWM and Brethren of 1067 for their excellent hospitality and harmony, we look forward to visiting again in the not too distant future.
Visit to Lodge Hilton St Andrew 1220 Dundee
19 Jan 2019
It was great pleasure and honour that the RWM Bro. Jim Durning had the opportunity to attend the Ceremony of Installation at Lodge Hilton St Andrew 1220 in Dundee, where he received a warm and cordial welcome from RWM Bro. Chris Mulholland and the Brethren of 1220.
The installation was carried out in excellent fashion by the installing board and work was a treat to behold. The RWM thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and conveyed fraternal greetings from the Brethren of Lodge Whifflet St John 963.
Deputation to Lodge Coltswood Glenboig 1067
17 Jan 2019
would like to thank all of my deputation who accompanied me on my first
deputation to my Mother Lodge of Coltswood Glenboig 1067, where we received a
very warm welcome from RWM Iain Reid and his brethren.
As was mentioned in our worthy treasurers bro John Hunter reply to the very kind vote of thanks by RWM Kenny Roberson from lodge Caldercruix 1314, our lodge took the 2nd half of last year out to get back to basics and work hard on our degree work. It was a pleasure and reassuring to carry out our first degree work of the year amongst great friends and in a relaxed atmosphere.
I was delighted to preside over the degree team last night and see the hard work they have put in come good.
Once again thank you to RWM Iain Reid and his brethren for the warm welcome and excellent harmony.
To my own brethren, thanks and keep up the hard work. See you all on Tuesday at our own regular meeting.
RWM Jim Durning
Visitation to Lodge Saltscar 5173 Redcar
Bro. Billy McPheat had the privilege of being invited to witness a Master Masons degree in Lodge Saltscar 5173, Redcar in the Province of Yorkshire North and East Ridings under the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of England.
An excellent rendition of the 3rd degree was carried out by WM Bro. Gibson and his Office Bearers, the vote of thanks and fraternal greetings were conveyed in the usual manner before retiring to the Festive Board.
An excellent meal and refreshments were served at the Festive Board along with the requisite toasts of the evening. Bro McPheat was invited to reply to the toast to the visitors to which he offered a suitable response which was well received by the WM and Brethren.
A truly wonderful night was had by all in attendance and Bro Nick Green thanked the WM and Brethren for raising him the 3rd degree. Bro Billy McPheat was presented with a province lapel badge by the Lodge Secretary to mark the visit for which Bro McPheat was sincerely thankful.
Fraternal greetings were again conveyed to the WM and all were thanked for their kind hospitality.