Committees - the decision making processes of the Grand Lodge of Scotland are very democratic. Every Daughter Lodge has the right to send three representatives to meetings of Grand Lodge (known as Communications) which take place in February, June and October. In the interim, day to day administration is in the care of Grand Secretary (Brother David M. Begg, C.A.) with the assistance of a number of Committees - see below.
The deliberations of these Committees are debated by Grand Committee (a body comprised of elected members from which members of other Committees are drawn - see above) and are then referred to a Communication of Grand Lodge for approval. A 'Communication' is a meeting of Grand Lodge where all who are entitled to do so may vote on any matter laid before it in accordance with the Constitution and Laws. This is 'Grand Lodge assembled' and is the ultimate authority on all matters pertaining to the Scottish Craft.
Below are further details of each of the Committees and their members
David Wishart, Chairman; David C. Bloomfield; Hugh Clelland; Thomas Davidson; James A. Dunbar; Ronald W. A. Forbes; Robert Little; Alistair D. McIntosh; John Muirhead; Alexander B. M. McLachlan.
James Bell, Chairman; Douglas W. Duncan; Alexander Galbraith; William H. Gauld; Kenneth D. Kennedy; Michael Kinnaird; Ewan Rutherford; Thomas C. Smith; Charles I. R. Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont.
John F. Herrick, Chairman; John S. Brockie; William G. Grant; William J. Hilditch; John McKenzie; Allan Marshall; James W. Miller; Rev. Andrew E. Paterson; W. Scott Sneddon and Maurice E. Wilson.
Benevolence and Care
J. M Marcus Humphrey of Dinnet, Chairman; Rev. Gordon Armstrong; Dr. Douglas R. H. Nicol; George M. Preston, David A. Reid; Alexander Whitehead; Grand Secretary; Grand Almoner; Chairman of the Administration Committee; ex officiis.
Information and Communications
Thomas F. Jessop, Chairman; Alistair Henderson; George R. Kelly; Brian J. Kerley; John S. Miller; Andrew Mushet; Samuel Peden; Robert W. Scott; Walter Sneddon.
Overseas, External Affairs and Special Purposes
W. Ramsay McGhee, Chairman; Charles I. R. Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont; Sir Archibald D. Orr Ewing; The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine; Rev. John H. Jenkinson; Frederick R. R. Lowrie; Alexander Whitehead; Hugh Bryson; Thomas Bradley and Grand Secretary, ex officio.