The Grand Lodge of Scotland / Poppy Scotland 2018

The Grand Lodge of Scotland / Poppy Scotland joint venture (days 8 and 9) to commemorate the end of the Great War in 1918 travelled from Inverness to Aberdeen over the weekend of 1st and 2nd of September. The weather being very favourable on both days.

Saturday 1 September

Day 8 – 10.30am

Arrived in Inverness at the Social Club of Lodge Old Inverness St.John No.6, Lodge St.Mary’s Operative No.339, Lodge St.Columba No.1295 and Lodge Drummosie No.1438 to be met by PGM of Inverness-shire Bro. Vincent Geddes.



PGM Bro. Geddes and the WSS

Thank you to the PGL of Inverness-shire and the Daughter Lodges for assisting in organising this morning’s event and their hospitality on the day.

Saturday 1 September

Day 8 – 1.30pm


A pleasant drive along the A96 turning off

for Lossiemouth where PGM of Moray and Nairn Bro. Ron. Fowler met us.

Saturday 1 September

Day 8 – 2.00pm

Lodge Pigaveny No. 681 very kindly provided further hospitality.


Saturday 1 September

Day 8 – 4 pm

Short drive to Buckie to be met by PGM of Banffshire Bro. Ally Coull.

Thank you to the PGL of Banffshire and the Daughter Lodge.

Day 8 drew to a close with the weather being kind all day and some relaxation time in the evening in Buckie.

Special thanks to Lodge Gordon’s No.589, Lodge Craigroan No. 1247 and Lodge Bow Fiddle No. 1349 for allowing the WSS to bed down overnight in the Lodge and for their hospitality.

Saturday 2nd September

Day 9 – 10am

Arrived in Turiff to be greeted with an early morning breakfast at Lodge St.Congan No.922 – bacon rolls, roll and sausage BBQ served style outside.

PGM of Aberdeenshire West Bro. Andy Lawrie met an increased number of WSS in attendance today.


Bro. Brian Morton presenting a cheque to Mr. Gordon Michie of Poppyscotland with PGM Bro. Andy Lawrie in attendance,


Allison was a local resident who lived adjacent to the War Memorial, found out what was
happening and very kindly made a donation to Poppyscotland.













PGM Bro. Andy Lawrie with the WSS and some members of the RBL

Day 9, venue 1 is off to a good start, thanks to the PGL of Aberdeenshire West, their Brethren and Lodge St.Congan No.922

Saturday 2nd September

Day 9 – 12.30pm

A short drive to Ellon and met by the PGM of Aberdeenshire East Bro. Ron Simpson and his Brethren.

The hospitality as always was greatly appreciated and provided by Lodge Ythan No.

Saturday 2nd September

Day 9 – 1pm

Headed off to the War Memorial about 100m along the road. The procession was organised by a retired Drum Major.


Brethren within the temple of Lodge Ythan No.892




Mr. Gordon Michie of Poppyscotland receiving a cheque from PGM Bro. Ron Simpson

We say our goodbyes and head off to the final leg of our journey today, the Masonic Temple in Crown Street, Aberdeen


Arrived at the beautiful Masonic Temple in Crown Street, Aberdeen to be met by Depute PGM of Aberdeen City, Bro. Harry Ord.

All ceremonies to date have been different and very meaningful in their own way. Today we assembled outside the Lodge room and were piped to the War Memorial.

Saturday 2nd September

Day 9 – 2.15pm

I mentioned previously all ceremonies were different and so was this one.

Depute PGM Bro. Harry Ord addresses the assembly, where the wreaths were laid at Altar commissioned to commemorate the end of the Great War.


Depute PGM and the WSS

Day 9 draws to a close and another successful weekend meeting many Brethren and their families and continuing to raise funds for Poppyscotland.


Depute PGM Bro. Harry Ord and the WSS

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