Grand Lodge of Scotland Installation Ceremony

The Installation Ceremony of the Grand Lodge of Scotland took place on Thursday 26th November 2015 within Freemasons Hall 96 George Street Edinburgh. The Grand Master Mason Bro. Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont was installed into office by Right Worshipful Installing Grand Master Bro. Sir Archiblad D Orr Ewing Bart Past Grand Master Mason.

He then named as his Depute Grand Master Bro. W Ramsay McGhee and Substitute Grand Master Bro. George R Kelly who were both installed into office by Right Worshipful Installing Grand Master Bro. Sir Archiblad D Orr Ewing Bart Past Grand Master Mason.

The Grand Lodge office bearers were then installed into their various offices by Bro. W Ramsay McGhee Right Worshipful Depute Grand Master and Bro. George R Kelly Right Worshipful Substitute Grand Master. This was a historical event as this was the first time that both the Grand Wardens came from the same province. Bro. Hugh Clelland Past Master of the Lodge of Kirkcaldie No.72, Past Depute Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Fife and Kinross was installed into the office of Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden and Bro. Rev Andrew E Paterson JP Past Master of Lodge Oak No.877 and Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Fife and Kinross was installed into the office of Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden.

A number of Brethren from the province of Fife and Kinross travelled through to Edinburgh to attend the Grand Lodge Installation Ceremony and Festival of St. Andrew which was held in Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

During the celebrations at the Corn Exchange the Grand Master Mason presented a cheque to Prostate Scotland for the sum of £10,000.00 which was very gratefully received by Mr. Adam Gaines of the Charity Prostate Scotland.

 

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Bro. Rev Andrew Paterson PGM Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden

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Bro. Rev Andrew Paterson PGM Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden

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Bro. Rev Andrew Paterson PGM Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden
and Bro. Ian Cockburn Provincial Grand Chaplain

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Left to Right
Bro. Hugh Clelland PDPGM Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden
Bro. Rev Andrew Paterson PGM Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden

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Left to Right
Bro. Hugh Clelland PDPGM Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden
Bro. John Hamilton Provincial Grand Almoner
Bro. Rev Andrew Paterson PGM Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden

Installation Ceremony 

Left to Right
Bro. Hugh Clelland PDPGM Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden
Bro. John Hamilton Provincial Grand Almoner
Bro. Rev Andrew Paterson PGM Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden
Bro. Stewart Quigley Depute Provincial Grand Master

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Members of The Lodge of Kirkcaldie Left to Right
Bro. Ron Downie PM
Bro. Hugh Clelland PM
Bro. Jim Forrest PM
Bro. Paul Batchelor RWM

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Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden Bro. Hugh Clelland

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Brethren from Fife and Kinross

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Brethren from Fife and Kinross

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Fife and Kinross Members of Grand Lodge Left to Right
Bro. Jim Hutchins PM Lodge Elgin and Bruce No.1077
Bro. Hugh Clelland PM The Lodge of Kirkcaldie No.72
Bro. David Wishart PM Lodge St. John No.540
Bro. Rev Andrew Paterso PM Lodge Oak No.877
Bro. Michael McAdams PM Lodge St. Fothad's No.1059

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Right Worshipful Grand Wardens Bro. Hugh Clelland and Bro. Rev Andrew Paterson

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Bro. John Hamilton PM Lodge St. Clair of Dysart No.520 PG Almoner

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Bro. Rev Andrew Paterson and Bro. John Hamilton

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Bro. Grant Kanavagh PM Lodge Castle Dour No.1276
Bro. Rev Andrew Paterson PGM
Bro. Bill Rocks WSPGM

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Bro. Grant Kanavagh PM Lodge Castle Dour No.1276

Bro. Gordon Michie WSPGM

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Left to Right
Bro. Gordon Michie WSPGM
Bro. Jim Hutchins PWPGW
Bro. John Hamilton PG Almoner
Bro. Hugh Clelland PDPGM
Bro. David Wishart PPGM Front
Bro. Bill Rocks WSPGM Back
Bro. Rev Andrew Paterson PGM
Bro. Ian Cockburn PG Chaplain
Bro. Stewart Quigley DPGM
Bro. Mike McAdams PG Steward

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