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GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND

4th INTERNATIONAL SCOTTISH MASONIC CONFERENCE

 

                                                                                   

Website: https://www.grandlodgescotland.com/4th-imsc-2022/ 

Email: 4ismc@grandlodgescotland.org 

20th November - 23rd November 2022 

“The Vision for 2030 and beyond.” 

TO BE CIRCULATED TO ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR LODGES 

To: Provincial /District Grand Masters 

Cc: Provincial /District Grand Secretaries 

Dear Brethren, 

It has been brought to our attention that the 4th International Scottish Masonic Conference  registration link that was provided in the previous letter is causing some issues. 

You are kindly advised to use the below link which has been updated and takes you straight to the  registration portal. 

https://www.grandlodgescotland.com/4th-imsc-2022/ 

Once you have entered the site, click on the “+” in the “early bird” registration and that shall indicate  on the right hand side the amount to be paid. If you wish to register a partner, click on the “+” in the  partner section and that will add the amount to be paid on the right. Click on “continue” on the right  hand side and this will lead to other fields that need to be answered and the payment portal.  

Once you have entered your card details, and clicked on “register”, you will receive 2 emails  confirming the payment. 

Anyone who registered prior to 1st March 2022 or who has registered but have not seen the payment  portal, are requested to use the above process to register for the conference. 

In the meantime, I am happy to inform you that the number of delegates and partners registered in  the first few days is impressive and looks like we may be full up before the deadlines. 

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance or clarifications one email  4ismc@grandlodgescotland.org.

Bro. Kalpesh Shah Secretary – 4th ISMC

 

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Website: https://hopin.com/events/4th-international-scottish-freemason-s-conference Email: 4ismc@grandlodgescotland.org 

20th November - 23rd November 2022 

“The Vision for 2030 and beyond.” 

TO BE CIRCULATED TO ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR LODGES 

To: Provincial /District Grand Masters 

Cc: Provincial /District Grand Secretaries 

Dear Brethren, 

The Organsing Committee of the 4th International Scottish Masonic Conference, have great pleasure in  extending an invitation to all Brethren under the Scottish Constitution and their partners to be part of yet  another memorable event under the Grand Lodge of Scotland: 

4th International Scottish Masonic Conference  

Grand Lodge of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland  

Sunday 20th November to Wednesday 23rd November 2022 

“The Conference has the potential to lift all our spirits and give us a truly memorable week of Masonic  activity in November.” – Grand Master Mason 

The Conference  

The 4th ISM Conference is significant as it aims to strengthen our institution by increasing awareness and  understanding of Scottish Freemasonry in the 21st century with its main theme being

 

The Vision for 2030  and beyond. As the Craft aims to make good men better, this conference aims to make a good fraternity  better by scaling up conversations about the future and defining new ideas that will motivate and inspire  Brethren for the 21st century. The Conference is open to all Brethren guided by the Grand Lodge of Scotland and all Entered Apprentices,  Fellows of Craft, and Master Masons are encouraged to participate. The Conference shall be limited to the first 300 delegates who have registered and are fully paid up. 

The Hosting City: The City of Edinburgh 

Edinburgh is recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century and, as you know, the  home of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. The city has long been a centre of historical and cultural attractions  that have made it a world renowned tourist attraction. Edinburgh has architectural wonders and historic attractions blended in with high end shops, superb bars  and gourmet restaurants. A walk up the Royal Mile is the perfect introduction to Edinburgh. Starting at the magnificent Edinburgh  Castle, follow the cobbles and you’ll come across some of the city’s most famous attractions. These include  the Scotch Whisky Experience, St Giles’ Cathedral, the ultramodern Scottish Parliament and the Palace of  Holyroodhouse. One may even venture inside the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, before hiking up  the hill to Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park. On top of an extinct volcano at the peak of the Royal Mile, sits the most popular tourist attraction,  Edinburgh Castle. It became Scotland’s chief royal castle in the Middle Ages and is now home to the Scottish  Crown Jewels – the Honours of Scotland. You can also visit the Stone of Destiny, Mons Meg – the famous  15th century gun – and the National War Museum. 

Registration 

Conference registration includes 3 days of activities. Online registration shall start from 1st March 2022  and to register you are kindly requested to visit the conference website https://www.grandlodgescotland. com/4th-imsc-2022/ 

Registration costs shall be as follows: 

“Early Bird” Registration: GBP £150 from 1 March 2022 to 30 April 2022  

Standard Registration: GBP £200 from 1 May 2022 to 10th October 2022  

Partner Registration: GBP £150 from 1 March 2022 to 10th October 2022 

One Day Pass Registration: GBP £120 from 1 August 2022 to 10th October 2022 (subject to availability). No registration will be accepted after 10th October 2022.  

Cancellation policy: In the event that there is a cancellation on or before 15th September 2022, for  whatever reason, the refund will be 75% of the registration fee. A refund amount of 25% of the registration  fee will be applicable for any cancellations between 16th September 2022 and 16th October 2022. There  will no refund for cancellations after 17th October 2022.  

Hotel bookings and rates 

The following is the list of hotels that are near and around Edinburgh: Hotel Brand E-Mail Address 

The Balmoral Rocco Forte The Balmoral: Five Star Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh  (roccofortehotels.com) 

Waldorf Astoria Hilton Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - Luxury Hotels in Edinburgh (hilton. com) 

Sheraton Grand Marriott Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh | SPG (marriott.co.uk) Kimpton Charlotte Square IHG Hotel in Edinburgh City Centre | Kimpton Charlotte Square The George InterContinental thegeorgehoteledinburgh.uk 

Mercure Edinburgh City Accor Mercure Edinburgh City Centre Princes Street Hotel The Rutland https://www.therutlandhotel.com/ 

Malmaison Boutique Hotel in Edinburgh City Centre | Malmaison Leonardo Royal Haymarket Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket | Leonardo Hotels  (leonardo-hotels.com) 

Eden Locke Aparthotel Near Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh | Eden Locke  (lockeliving.com) 

Yotel YOTEL Edinburgh Hotel | 2021 Travellers’ Choice Winner Angels Share Angels Share Hotel, Bar & Restaurant | Angels Share Hotel,  Edinburgh 

Ibis Styles St Andrew Sq. Accor Ibis Styles St Andrew Square | Stylish Hotel in Edinburgh - ALL  (accor.com) 

Motel One Edinburgh Royal Hotels Edinburgh Motel One | cheap budget design hotel  Edinburgh (motel-one.com) 

Premier Inn City Centre Edinburgh City Centre (Princes Street) | Premier Inn EasyHotel easyHotel Edinburgh | Budget Hotel in Edinburgh | easyHotel Travelodge Queen Street Travelodge Edinburgh Central Queen Street Hotel - Book Now You are urged to book directly with the hotels.  

 

Logistics 

Edinburgh Airport is located just eight miles from the centre. Trams and airport buses connect the airport  with the city and both are located at the terminal. It normally takes around 40 minutes to the city centre.  Alternatively, taxis and car hire are available from the terminal building. 

Conference Committee

Chairman Bro. Kenneth Kennedy kennethdkennedy@blueyonder.co.uk Vice Chairman Bro. Gordon MacKay gmac31@outlook.com Secretary Bro. Kalpesh Shah kalpesh@overseasforex.com Treasurer Bro. Jim Bell jim@jamesbellca.co.uk Venue, Accommodation, and Registration Bro. Gordon MacKay gmac31@outlook.com Programme Bro. Tom Smith tom@tcsmith.net Transport, logistics & Tours Bro. Ronnie Forbes ronnie.forbes@blueyonder.co.uk Entertainment Bro. Mike Kinnaird mike.kinnaird@kairdson.net Marketing and Souvenir Magazine Bro. Andrew Mushet andy@andersonprinters.com Finance and Fundraising Bro. Jim Bell jim@jamesbellca.co.uk I.T. Bro. Rabih Jarmakani dgm@dgll.org SGRACS Bro. Douglas Philand dtphiland@hotmail.co.uk

Presentation of Papers 

I now call on Brethren who would like to present papers based on the Conference theme, to prepare an  initial draft of their Paper & Presentation and to send the same by email to Brother Tom Smith  (tom@tcsmith.net) not later than 25th March 2022.  

Brother Smith and his working group will review the various proposals and revert back to those whose  papers have been chosen for presentation by 15th April 2022. If your paper has been chosen for  presentation the final draft should be sent to Brother Tom Smith no later than 30th August 2022. 

Workshop contents will be prepared specifically to empower Lodges and Office-bearers. Delegates will  interact and share best practices from around the world and take home inspiration for more involvement  and engagement. 

Scottish Freemasonry is very much a continual learning experience and no matter how senior or experienced  a Freemason maybe, he should always be willing to learn.  

During the conference, new friendships will be made, old networks will be rekindled and fraternal bonds  will be strengthened. 

Grand Lodge Installation and Festival of St. Andrew 

The Grand Lodge Installation and the Festival of St. Andrew shall be held on Thursday 24th November 2022  at 12:00p.m. at a separate venue in Edinburgh. The registration and cost for this will be communicated  directly by Grand Lodge of Scotland. 

Please note that only Master Masons may attend this event. 

Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland Convocation 

The Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland Convocation shall be held on Friday 25th November  2022 at 12:00p.m. at the Grand Lodge of Scotland. The registration to attend should be done directly with  Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland on email: records@supreme-grand.org 

Please note that only Companions of Royal Arch may attend this event. 

If you have any questions kindly get in touch with the undersigned on email 4ismc@grandlodgescotland.org I urge members to take advantage of this unique opportunity to attend 3 Masonic events in one week in the  beautiful city of Edinburgh and to register at the earliest as space is limited. 

Yours Fraternally, 

Bro. Kalpesh Shah 

Secretary – 4th ISMC

 

 

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