!NEW! The Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland William Ramsay McGhee, MSt), D.L., Grand Master Mason William M.S. Semple, Grand Secretary Grand Committee Provincial Grand Masters Provincial Grand Secretaries Daughter Lodge Secretaries 13 January 2022 Joint Statement - Heads of Masonic Orders in Scotland, Dear Sir and Brothert the Heads of Scottish Masonic Orders held their annual meeting on Wednesday 12 Jariuary 2022. various matters of mutual interest were discussed including the current health situation in Scotland. In particular the focus was on the Scottish Governments most recent guidance and legislative variations following the emergence of Coronavirus Omnicom variant. There was unanimous agreement that the decision to attend Masonic meetings in the current climate was one for the individual and there is no pressure to do so. Additionally, meetings will only take place in strict compliance with government guidance and law.
It was acknowledged that the situation was fluid and further government direction was anticipated. The Heads of Orders did not see a need to have further meetings on this matter and felt that the Masonic community in Scotland had become accustomed to reacting to the changing landscape and this should continue. To this end the Regular Communication of the Grand Lodge of Scotland will take place at Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh, on Thursday 3 February 2022, in compliance with the guidance and legislation effective at that time. Full details will be circulated separately as normal. Yours Sincerely and Fraternally
Brethren, having cancelled the Regular Communication at Lodge Bannockburn Bruce & Thistle No.312 and holding a Zoom meeting in its place we have two vacancies for office in Provincial Grand Lodge, I have attached a Nomination form to be filled in indicating that a Brother wishes to stand for office. If your Lodge has a Brother who would like to stand for office please Contact your Lodge Secretary for the form if interested and please return the completed form to me before the Zoom meeting on the 25th of January2022 Yours sincerely and fraternally Bro.Ronald Hay PGL Sec
!NEW! Brethren, I hope you had a nice Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Looking forward, and providing restrictions allow, it is my intention to start Annual Visits to the Lodges in February. At the visit to Lodge St John Falkirk No. 16., on the 8th of February, I will be presenting Honorary Grand Rank to Brother John Galloway (Hon. Grand Organist) and at the visit to Lodge Dolphin No. 911, on the 17th of February, I will be presenting Honorary Grand Rank to Brother Sandy Thomson (Hon. Grand Senior Deacon). If you do plan to attend, can I ask that you carry out a LFT on the day of the visit and no more than 24 hours before the visit.
I look forward to seeing you on those evenings, but I must emphasise that there is absolutely no pressure to attend any of these meetings. Take care and stay safe, Regards, Gordon. Yours sincerely and fraternally,
Brother Ronald Hay Provincial Grand Secretary