GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND POPPY SCOTLAND WREATH LAYING CEREMONY
Brethren, as some may be aware there was a proposal to lay a wreath by the Province at Stirling Castle to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1 which ended on the 11th November 1918. Due to logistical issues at Stirling Castle and with the approval of Grand Lodge, I have to advise that the wreath laying will not now take place at Stirling Castle on 22nd September as originally planned. It will now take place at the War Memorial in Cowie on the same day. Quite apart from the above, the War Memorial at Cowie was designed and erected by our Provincial Grand Junior Warden, Brother Willie Stevenson and is totally appropriate. See below.This event is part of the Widow's sons, Masonic motor cycle groups tribute to the end of WW1. The group over this year, the 100th. anniversary of the end of WW1 have, in conjunction with Grand Lodge's Poppy Scotland Appeal, been visiting a war memorial in every province in Scotland. We are expecting around 30 members of the group to be at Cowie for the event. The location is also ideal and, ironically, the Memorial contains the names of 3 Brethren from Lodge Bannockburn Bruce and Thistle No 312 who were killed in the conflict. After the laying of the wreath, we will then head back to Lodge Bannockburn Bruce and Thistle No 312 for a bit of refreshment. I would hope to see a fair turnout of Brethren. As we are in recess at present I would be obliged if you could advise anyone not on Facebook or who does not have access to the web site, particularly our older members or indeed anyone who has served in the forces. Please also note medals to be worn.
Date & Time: Saturday 22nd September 2018 1400 - 1600 hours. We will convene in the car park opposite the Memorial. If there are any questions, please contact either Provincial Grand Secretary or the RWPGM for clarification. Please also note that this is not to be confused with the proposed event in the Usher Hall. For further info about the Memorial see extracted from BBC Web Site.
PGL of STIRLINGSHIRE
Visitations and Installations for 2018-2019 now updated and placed on the Lodge Carron Website
PGL of STIRLINGSHIRE: PLEASE NOTE Visiting Lodge Bannockburn Bruce & Thistle No.312 The Secretary has received some complaints regarding parking from residents in Telford Court which is next to the Lodge in Bannockburn. The residents have no objections to people parking in Telford Court but on several occasions, cars have blocked their driveways. Could you please advise your membership the residents do not wish to call the Police but will do so if this continues. Thanks for your co-operation regards. Nicol Scobbie PGL Secretary PGL of STIRLINGSHIRE COMMUNICATION Get involved, get your Lodge involved even if you can't participate get along and support your Lodge and Provincial Grand Lodge at these events. Your Lodge Secretary will have or be able to get full details of all the above. If any Lodge requires anything added to the Provincial Lodge Calendar or wishes anything published on the web site let the webmaster know at:- email@example.com
Annual Installation of Officebearers of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire Saturday 24th February 2018 at Lodge St Servanus 771 Alva photo of Brother Stuart Stirling PSPGW after demitting office with his Presentation Jewel presented by RWPGM Alistair T Marshall
Photo kind permission of PGL of Stirlingshire.
TO PGL CHAPLAINS
At the Regular Communication of Provincial Grand Lodge on Tuesday 30th January 2018, RWPGM Brother Alistair T Marshall obligated and installed Brother Alan Leishman, Past Master of Lodge St John No.16 Falkirk as Senior Provincial Grand Chaplain and Brother Leonard McComb, Past Master of Lodge St John Slamannan No.484 as Junior Provincial Grand Chaplain. The RWPGM warmly congratulated both on their appointment. Pictured above from Left to Right Brother Alan Leishman, SPGC, Brother Alistair Marshall, RWPGM and Brother Leonard McComb JPGC. Photo kind permission of PGL of Stirlingshire