We are getting closer to achieving our Million Pound target every day for Prostrate Scotland.

To help us further achieve this target, Bro. John Muir is now able to provide a Grand Lodge of Scotland, Prostate Scotland, Limited Edition, 45mm diameter, Individually Numbered, Boxed Coin. Priced at £20.00 plus 1st class recorded delivery postage.

To purchase one of these unique coins please contact Bro. John at – repy@grandlodgescotland.org

A presentation to Prostate Scotland this morning at the Maggie’s Centre in Inverness.

£34,500 was raised through an event that never took place – it was sponsorship from the Forth Rail Bridge Abseil which was cancelled due to Covid. The cheque is being received on behalf of Prostate Scotland by Brian Corr, NHS Highland’s Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist.

That takes the total giving to Prostate Scotland to £625,000.

Brother Gomez is a Past Master of the Atlas Pythagoras Lodge in Westfield, New Jersey and amongst other Masonic accolades, is presently the Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey.

Having worked for the port authority of New York and New Jersey for 30 years as a member of the Emergency Service Unit stationed at the George Washington Bridge, he was on duty and responded to both the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks which took place.

Via his Remembrance, My 9/11 Experience, Lecture, Brother Gomez will share his personal memories of those tragic events which shook the United States of America and the rest of the world to its core.

Tickets are available for the lecture which is on the 23rd of November 2019 at Freemasons’ Hall, Edinburgh and is hosted by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Edinburgh.

Purchase Tickets Here

Ticket Sales will help support Prostate Scotland Registered Charity No SC037494

Prostate Scotland is pleased to provide lodges with a pin badge collection box filled with branded pin badges. The box has been designed with a special sticker displaying The Grand Lodge of Scotland logo.

Badges and boxes can be ordered online at https://www.prostatescotland.org.uk/support-prostate-scotland/register-for-pin-badge-collection-box and will be dispatched by post. The suggested donation per badge is £1 which is shown on the box stickers. A minimum of 50 badges can be ordered, and one box can fit up to 150 badges. The boxes are provided flatpacked for easy delivery and assembly.

Instructions for assembling the box and paying the donations to Prostate Scotland will be provided with the box. Donations of £1 per badge can be made upfront if Lodges wish to do so, with cheques to be made payable to ‘Prostate Scotland.’

Sticker at front of box with Grand Lodge of Scotland Logo.

 

 

Prostate Scotland,
14 Torphichen Place
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 8DU
Tel: 0131 603 8660 Email: info@prostatescotland.org.uk

Patron: Sir Tom Farmer CVO CBE KCSG DL Trustees: Robert Wilson (Chairman), Alan McLaren, Prof. Alan
McNeill, Alison McNeill, Dr Anna Gregor CBE, Graeme Conn, James Thomson OBE, Julia Miller, Mary Hallam
Prostate Scotland Limited is a Registered Scottish Charity No.SC037494 and Company limited by guarantee
registered in Scotland No SC306268. Registered Office: Princes Exchange, 1 Earl Grey St, Edinburgh EH3 9EE

 

The Grand Lodge of Scotland / Poppyscotland 2018

Day 14 The final day. After visiting 31 Provinces the length and breadth of the country over 9 weekends from 4 August the Grand Lodge of Scotland/Poppyscotland joint venture to commemorate the end of the Great War in 1918 finally drew to close with visits to Port Glasgow in Renfrewshire West and Dumbarton in the Province of Dunbartonshire.

Saturday 29 September

Day 14 – 12.30pm

Arrived at Lodge Doric Kilwinning No.68 in Port Glasgow. Unfortunately it was raining today.

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To be welcomed by Bro. Robin McIntyre PGM of Renfrewshire West.

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Brethren assemble at the War Memorial

 

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PGM Bro. Robin McIntyre lays the Provincial Wreath

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PGM and the WSS

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PGM Bro. Robin McIntyre with the WSS

Grateful thanks for the hospitality received at Lodge Doric Kilwinning No.68 and to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West for undertaking the necessary  arrangements.

Saturday 29 September

Day 14 – 2.30pm

Arrived in Dumbarton at Lodge Dumbarton Kilwinning No.18 where we were met by PGM Bro. James Forrest.

Unfortunately a rainy drive when leaving Port Glasgow, however, it did clear up when reaching Dumbarton.

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The service was conducted within the Temple.

PGM Bro. James Forrest lays the Provincial Wreath

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Brethren and friends within the Temple

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PGM Bro. James Forrest, RWM’s of the Province and the WSS.

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Wreaths at the War Memorial within the Temple

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Bro. James Mair, President of the WSS presents Mr. Gordon Michie from Poppyscotland with a cheque for £1,918.

This afternoon brought to a conclusion a journey that commenced at the City Chambers in Edinburgh on the 4th August.

31 Provinces visited over 9 weekends, 14 days in total, the length and breadth of the country, many miles covered and a few nautical miles as well.

Every Province and their Daughter Lodges rose to the occasion and provided a fitting tribute of commemoration of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

The hospitality received on this journey was exceptional and demonstrated the Craft at Work.

On a personal note I would thank the 31 Provincial Grand Lodges who assisted with the arrangements and the various Lodges who provided much needed refreshments and accommodation on the way.

The Widows Sons Scotland are to be commended for their support in providing a presence at every location visited and also providing that common link to each Province.

David A. Reid
Grand Sword Bearer

The Grand Lodge of Scotland /     Poppyscotland 2018

Sunday 23 September

Day 13 The Grand Lodge of Scotland / Poppyscotland joint venture to commemorate the end of the Great War in 1918 took us to Kilmarnock in Ayrshire and Kilwinning in the Province of Kilwinning.

Sunday 23 September

Day 13 – 1.30pm

Arrived at the Masonic Temple in London Road, Kilmarnock. Another fine dry day.

Welcomed by Bro. William Steel PGM of Ayrshire.

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PGM Bro.William Steel, Provost Jim Todd and the WSS

We were delighted to welcome to today’s ceremony:

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Provost Jim Todd of East Ayrshire Council

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PGM Bro. William Steel

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Provost Jim Todd, PGM Bro. William Steel and Mr Gordon Michie with the WSS

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Provost Jim Todd, PGM Bro. William Steel and the Brethren from Ayrshire

Our grateful thanks to the PGL of Ayrshire for undertaking the arrangements for today’s ceremony along with the hospitality provided afterwards.

Sunday 23 September

Day 13 – 2.30pm

After a short drive from Kilmarnock arrived in Kilwinning

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PGM Bro. Tom Wood and RWM Bro. James Savage of the Mother Lodge met us on arrival.

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The now customary group photograph in the Mother Lodge Temple prior to visiting the Abbey.

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PGM Bro. Tom Wood, Mr.Gordon Michie of Poppyscotland and RWM Bro. James Savage of the Mother Lodge with the WSS.

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Mr. Gordon Michie of Poppyscotland receives a cheque from PGM Bro. Tom Wood.

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Group photo of the WSS in the Mother Lodge of Scotland

It goes without saying that the hospitality received on this tour has been outstanding and today in Kilwinning that hospitality continued.

Grateful thanks to the PGL of Kilwinning and the Mother Lodge.

The Grand Lodge of Scotland / Poppyscotland 2018

Day 12 The joint venture to commemorate by The Grand Lodge of Scotland / Poppyscotland to commemorate the end of the Great War in 1918 took us to Cowie in Stirlingshire.

Saturday 22 September

Day 12 – 1.30pm

Arrived in Cowie, Another dry day.

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Welcomed by Bro. Alistair Marshall PGM of Stirlingshire.

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Honour Guard at the War Memorial

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Bugler Mr. Simon Railton

We were delighted to welcome to today’s ceremony:

  • Mr. Alan Simpson, Lord Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk
  • Provost William Buchanan of Falkirk Council
  • Provost Tina Murphy of Clackmannanshire
    Council
  • Councillor Maureen Bennison of Stirling Council

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PGM Bro. Alistair Marshall presents a cheque to Bro. Jimmy Mair, President of the WSS

 

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Brethren of Stirlingshire with the Civic Leaders

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PGM and Civic Leaders with the WSS

Our grateful thanks to the PGL of Stirlingshire for undertaking the arrangements for today’s ceremony along with the hospitality provided afterwards.

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Piper Bro.Kevin McLean (PGL Standard Bearer)

Saturday 22 September

Day 12 – 3pm

We depart for home.

The Grand Lodge of Scotland / Poppyscotland 2018

Day 11 of The Grand Lodge of Scotland / Poppyscotland joint venture to commemorate the end of the Great War in 1918 took us to Dumfries and Stranraer.

Saturday 15 September

Day 11 – 10.30am

Arrived in Dumfries, another dry day.

Welcomed by Bro. Robert Hughes PGM of Dumfriesshire.

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Setting off for the War Memorial

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PGM Bro. Robert Hughes presents a cheque to Mr. Gordon Michie of Poppyscotland with Bro. Jimmy Mair, President of the WSS looking on.

Our sincere thanks to the PGL of Dumfriesshire and the Brethren of the Masonic Hall in George Street. Especially Bro. Graham and his good lady for their hospitality.

Saturday 15 September

Day 11 – 2pm

Prior to this afternoon’s ceremony we assembled in the precincts of the Castle of St.John in Stranraer to meet local ladies who were in the process of knitting Poppies to raise funds for Poppyscotland,

PGM Bro.Dennis Warren gave us a very warm welcome to Stranraer and the PGL Of Galloway.

Lodge Stranraer Kilwinning provided hospitality prior to and after the ceremony.

Grateful thanks to the Province and the Lodge.

Saturday 15 September

Day 11 – 3pm

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Brethren assemble at the War Memorial

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Members of the Public observe the proceedings

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PGM Bro. Dennis Warren lays the PGL Wreath

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Assembled Brethren after the ceremony

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PGM Bro. Dennis Warren presents a cheque to Mr. Gordon Michie of Poppyscotland with Bro. Jimmy Mair, President of the WSS looking on.

The Grand Lodge of Scotland / Poppy Scotland 2018

Day 10 of The Grand Lodge of Scotland / Poppyscotland joint venture to commemorate the end of the Great War in 1918 took us to Millport in the Province of Argyll and Isles.

Sunday 9 September

Day 10 – 09.15am

Ferry from Largs to the Cumbrae slip, fortunately the weather stayed relatively dry.

Day 10 – 10.00am

Welcomed by Bro. Frank Mapes PPGM of Argyll and the Isles.

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Brethren assemble at the War memorial

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Thanks to Lodge Kelburne No.459 for providing hospitality before and after the ceremony

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PPGM Bro. Frank Mapes and the WSS

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The customary group photograph, although the first time we’ve had a baby and a dog included.

Thanks to the PGL of Argyll and the Isles and Lodge Kelburne No. 459 in particular for their assistance and hospitality.

Poppy Scotland 2018