The Grand Lodge of Scotland / Poppyscotland 2018

Day 3 & Day 4

The Grand Lodge of Scotland and Poppyscotland entered into a joint venture to commemorate the end of the Great War in 1918. This takes the form of visiting every Province the length and breadth of the country where Provinces and Lodges lay wreaths at local War Memorials. The Widows Sons Scotland agreed to facilitate this by riding to each location on their motorcycles and provide a visible link.

Day 3 began on Saturday 11 August 2018 at Rosyth visiting Dundee and Stonehaven.

On Sunday 12 August Perth and Dunblane were visited.

Below provides a brief outline of what took place. No doubt others may have other photographs of these locations.

Day 3 – 11am

Saturday 11 August

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Fife and Kinross organised a ceremony at Douglas Bank Cemetery near Rosyth. Although having arrived at 10.20 a.m. at the Lodge premises in Admiralty Road to find the PGM and the Brethren had already departed.
The WSS duly arrived and we made our way to the Cemetery where the PGM Bro. Stewart Quigley and the Daughter Lodges laid their wreaths at the memorial where many members of the Armed Forces are buried.

Grateful thanks to the Lodges in Admiralty Road, Rosyth for providing refreshments prior to and after the ceremony.

Day 3 – 1pm

Arrived at the Black Watch Memorial off the A90 at Dundee.
We were met by PGM Bro. Michael Mulholland. Many Brethren had assembled.
The PGM and the Daughter Lodges laid their wreaths at the Memorial.

Day 3 – 3pm

Arrived in The Lodge of Stonehaven No.65 to be met by PGM Bro. Brian Christie. After a short briefing in the Temple we moved on to the War Memorial near Dunnottar Castle. Definitely a spectacular view. The PGM and the Daughter Lodges laid their wreaths.

The refreshments provided by the Lodge of Stonehaven No. 65 were greatly appreciated after the ceremony prior to departing home.

Sunday 12 August

Day 4 – 11.00am

Arrived at Lodge Scoon and Perth No.3 to be met by PGM of Perthshire East, Bro. Russell Logan. Unfortunately this was our first ‘wet’ day and the hospitality of the Lodge was greatly appreciated prior to moving to Balhousie Castle to lay the wreaths on behalf of the Province and the Daughter Lodges.

Every cross on the hedgerow represents a life lost. Quite staggering.

Day 4 – 1.00pm

Assembled

Arrived ahead of schedule through some rainfall at the Queen Victoria School in Dunblane to lay the Provincial Wreath in the Chapel.
PGM of Perthshire West, Bro. Roger Bullard welcomed all to the proceedings.

 

Following hospitality at The Lodge of Dunblane No.9 (the warm plate of soup was welcome on a day like today) we departed home at 4.30 p.m., once again through the rain.

Day 4 – 2.00pm

Assembled Brethren with the Chapel at the Queen Victoria School

 

The Grand Lodge of Scotland / Poppyscotland 2018

The Grand Lodge of Scotland and Poppyscotland entered into a joint venture to commemorate the end of the Great War in 1918. This takes the form of visiting every Province the length and breadth of the country where Provinces and Lodges lay wreaths at local War Memorials. The Widows Sons Scotland agreed to facilitate this by riding to each location on their motorcycles and provide a visible link.

The event commenced on Saturday 4 August 2018 at the City Chambers in Edinburgh prior to visiting Prestonpans and Haddington.

On Sunday 5 August Dryburgh Abbey, Carluke and the Korean War Memorial near Linlithgow was visited.

Below provides a brief outline of what took place. No doubt others may have other photographs of these locations.

Saturday 4 August

Day 1 – 1pm

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Edinburgh organised a ceremony at th_images-000e City Chambers commencing at 1 p.m. The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh Council, Frank Ross, was present along with Bro. Ewan Rutherford, Depute Grand Master; Bro. Norman McLeod, Provincial Grand Master with Bro. Rev. William Paterson, Senior Grand Chaplain conducting the ceremony. The Provincial Grand Lodge and the Daughter Lodges laid wreaths at the War Memorial.

 

 

Day 1 – 2.30pm

Arrived at Prestonpans in the Province of Midlothian where the Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Thomas C. Smith had organised the ceremony. The Provincial Grand Lodge and the Daughter Lodges laid wreaths at the War Memorial.

Thanks to the local Royal British Legion for providing hospitality after the ceremony.

Day 1 – 4.30pm

Arrived in Haddington. The Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Douglas Fergie welcomed all. The Provincial Grand Lodge and the Daughter Lodges laid wreaths at the War Memorial.

Thanks to Lodge St.John, Kilwinning No.57 for providing hospitality after the
ceremony

Sunday 5 August

Day 2 – 11.00am

Arrived at The Lodge of Ercildoune No.1119 who kindly provided refreshments prior to moving onto Dryburgh Abbey (bacon rolls a delight).

Haddington

Moved onto Dryburgh Abbey for 11.30 a.m. where the Provincial Grand Master of the Scottish Borders, Bro. John W. Blackie welcomed everyone.

Day 2 – 1.45pm

A little behind schedule now. Arrived in Carluke to be welcomed by the Depute Provincial Grand Master of Lanarkshire Upper Ward, Bro. Alexander Brown.

Grateful thanks to Lodge St. John, Carluke No.187 for providing refreshments.

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Depute PGM lays a wreath on behalf of the Province

 

Day 2 – 3.15pm

Definitely behind schedule now. Arrived at the Korean War Memorial near Linlithgow where the Depute Provincial Grand Master of Linlithgowshire, Bro. Ronald Gemmell welcomed everyone present.

Grateful thanks to Lodge Ancient Brazen No.17 for providing refreshments prior to departing for home.