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In this 9th week of lockdown, I hope you are all keeping safe and well. It is obvious that wherever we are in the Scottish Constitution, we are all affected by Covid-19 to some extent or other. Having been in touch with most of our Districts recently, I am aware that some, like the UK are in lockdown, some have night-time curfew restrictions, others have roadblocks and so on. While it is frustrating for us all and we are missing our meetings we need to keep vigilant in order to beat the horror that is Covid-19. We will overcome, we will get back, it may take a bit of time, but we’ll get there. Keep safe, keep your families safe, keep your communities safe and keep your Lodge members safe, especially the elderly and vulnerable.

I mentioned in last week’s update that Brother Douglas Fergie, PGM of East Lothian, continues to keep a record of the posts on the new Scottish Constitution Freemasonry Supports group page – I hope to provide an update from Dougie and his team each week as it continues to grow and provide us with a clearer picture of all that is happening.

Members                                                      1463

Individual Posts                                          104

Members who have posted                   82

Lodges Mentioned in posts                  78

Provinces represented                           24

Districts/Superintendence’s etc.           5

Total Identifiable Monetary                 £94,375

The direct link is- https://www.facebook.com/groups/Scottish.Constitution.Freemasonry.Supports/

As you may have seen, the Covid-19 Challenge Appeal was launched earlier this week and I am pleased to say that it has generated a good deal of positive interest.     Please note that, with the exception of Daughter Lodges which are under the direct supervision of Grand Lodge, applications for funds from the Covid-19 Challenge Appeal must be coordinated by the appropriate Province, District or Grand Superintendent and it will be for  them to decide how to manage the selection process and which community based projects are put forward to Grand Lodge to be considered for support; and to submit an application accordingly.      More than one project may be nominated for support but the combined funding for the project(s) will be a maximum of £2,000.  In order to facilitate the application process, Guidance Notes and an Application Form will be issued automatically to Provinces, Districts, Grand Superintendence’s and Lodges which are under the direct supervision of Grand Lodge as soon as finalised. Scottish Freemasonry worldwide has a rich history of helping community- based projects and we know that there is already much being done to support local Charities and Organisations during these difficult and unprecedented times.  Grand Lodge very much looks forward to being able to play a part in providing this valuable local support.

Please remember for any urgent issues whether at home or abroad – you can contact Grand Lodge on the following numbers – Dawn Oliff – 07464 683630, Sue Williams 07881 440272 and Andrew Paterson 07787 217772. Emails to Sue at pa@grandlodgescotland.org will also be picked up and forwarded to the correct person.

Please take care of yourselves and each other – stay safe.

Kindest regards to you all.

Ramsay McGhee

Grand Master Mason

Brethren

I hope and trust that this finds you and your families keeping safe and well – over the past week we have been able to rejoice in several good news stories of Brethren being released from Intensive Care into High Dependency wards which has to be a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, however, we have been notified of several more deaths among our Brethren from Covid-19. I am sure that you will all wish to join with me in extending to all those families who have experienced bereavement at this time whether from Covid-19 or otherwise, our sincere condolences. We try to understand how difficult it is for all who are grieving, given that you are unable to have proper funerals, unable to have even a wee hug to console each other or unable to celebrate the life that has been taken in the way that you would wish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this exceedingly difficult time. If there is anything that Lodge / District or Provincial Almoners can do to assist, please do not hesitate to contact them.

Brother Douglas Fergie, PGM of East Lothian, continues to keep a record of the posts on the new Scottish Constitution Freemasonry Supports group page and I detail below an update of the activity as of Wednesday.

1221 Members in the group.

58 Lodges mentioned in the posts.

25 Provinces/Districts represented

£40,320.00 of identifiable support.

The direct link is- https://www.facebook.com/groups/Scottish.Constitution.Freemasonry.Supports/

This is good and starts to paint a picture of all the good that Scottish Freemasons are doing throughout the world in our Lodges, Districts, Superintendence’s and Provinces. Can I please encourage all Lodges and home and abroad to put their good works on this site and let us see the full picture.

Can I remind everyone that even although all our Lodges are closed, it is imperative that they are checked externally and internally on a regular basis to ensure that all is safe and well. We have had an incident this week where rubbish that had accumulated around a Lodge was set alight resulting in damage to the Lodge – in fact, had it not been for the quick response of the fire service, we could have lost the Lodge. So please make sure arrangements are in place to have your premises checked regularly – this can easily be done without breaking any of the isolation rules and it will give peace of mind. While doing the checks, if your water system has not been fully drained, remember to run the taps and flush the toilets to save the likelihood of issues with Legionnaires Disease.

We will shortly be announcing the detail for the Covid-19 Challenge Appeal – the Benevolence and Care Committee met yesterday and are in the process of finalising the details.

Please remember for any urgent issues whether at home or abroad – you can contact Grand Lodge on the following numbers – Dawn Oliff – 07464 683630, Sue Williams 07881 440272 and Andrew Paterson 07787 217772. Emails to Sue at pa@grandlodgescotland.org will also be picked up and forwarded to the correct person.

Please take care of yourselves and each other – stay safe.

Kindest regards to you all.

Ramsay McGhee

Grand Master Mason

Brethren

Today we mark 75 years since VE Day – a day for all of us to remember and to give thanks to all those who gave their all, thereby allowing us, over the past 75 years, to have the freedom to enjoy our Freemasonry and all other pursuits that we participate in. Many Scottish Freemasons from our Lodges at home and abroad paid the ultimate sacrifice. The words of John Maxwell Edmunds say so succinctly – “When you go Home, tell them of us and say, for your Tomorrow, we gave our Today”

As a result of Covid-19, the many VE Day celebrations planned for today will no longer happen, but I ask that you pause at some point today in remembrance of them.

And as the death toll at home continues to rise as a result of Covid-19 let us also remember those who have died as a result of this unseen enemy and keep in our thoughts the families of those who have died.

As we approach this weekend and with a forecast of good weather, we should have been looking forward enjoying The Abseil Event off the Forth Rail Bridge on Sunday.  This would have seen 36 brethren and 1 lady from 28 provinces all over Scotland taking part in a fundraising event to support our nominated charity Prostate Scotland. The brethren and their supporters did exceptionally well to raise over £20,000 in the short time before the lockdown.  Regrettably, the event has been postponed due to the current health emergency but hopefully it will not be long before the participants are able to complete their challenge and help the charity in its essential work for men in Scotland.

Last Saturday, I was delighted to participate in the second conference with 21 of our 26 District Grand Masters. Irrespective of where our Scottish Lodges are situated, they have all suffered at the hands of Covid-19 in some way or another. It was good to get updates from each District and hear directly what conditions are like for everyone. My sincere thanks to all who participated and to Brother Jarmakani for making all the necessary arrangements.

I mentioned last week that two of our Provincial Grand Masters were setting up a new Facebook page dedicated to all the assistance that our Provinces / Districts / Lodges , Individual Brethren have given in so many ways to their fellow Brethren and their families but equally important, to the communities in which they operate. There has been an excellent uptake for the page, but I would like to encourage our Brethren in the District Grand Lodges to participate as well. I learned last Saturday that all our Districts are doing amazing work in their communities. So please, Brethren, share your efforts with us – we would be delighted to know what Scottish Freemasons are contributing to their various communities throughout the world. The direct link is-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Scottish.Constitution.Freemasonry.Supports/

Please remember for any urgent issues whether at home or abroad – you can contact Grand Lodge on the following numbers – Dawn Oliff – 07464 683630, Sue Williams 07881 440272 and Andrew Paterson 07787 217772. Emails to Sue at pa@grandlodgescotland.org will also be picked up and forwarded to the correct person.

Please take care of yourselves and each other – stay safe.

Kindest regards to you all.

Ramsay McGhee

Grand Master Mason

Brethren

As we come to the end of another week of lockdown, I hope and trust that you and your families are well and staying safe. I am well aware that a vast number of our Brethren at home and abroad, and their families, are putting themselves at risk to keep us safe whether they be working in the global Health Services, keeping our transport systems for both goods and people running, serving in our shops and supermarkets or being involved in the myriad of volunteering initiatives throughout the world – I thank you all, wherever you may be in the vast network of Scottish Freemasonry, for your sterling efforts.

On 28th March, I circulated an update all about the Coronavirus Business Support Fund. I am delighted to report that I have received word from Orkney in the north to Ayrshire in the south and all places in between of Lodges who have been successful in obtaining the £10,000 grant. There are no doubt others that I am unaware of, but I would once again urge all Lodge administrators to seriously consider making application. If you go to your local authority website and type in – COVID-19 business grant scheme – you should be able to follow through from there.

The Grand Lodge survey has now closed with a final total of 7715 responses. A fantastic effort – my sincere thanks to all who have participated. The survey now moves into the analytical stage and we will hopefully have the results by the start of the anticipated Masonic season in September. I would like to record my grateful thanks to Brother Kenny Miller for his tremendous effort in getting the survey to this stage. Lodges in every District, every Superintendency and every Province have responded. My sincere thanks to you all – a great effort.

I’m sure everyone is aware of the fact that Scottish Freemasons have raised over half a million pounds over the past few years for Prostate Scotland but you should also be aware that we continue to get good publicity through the Prostate Scotland newsletters – in the March edition I’m delighted that Bert Weatherburn of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Midlothian received special mention for “his efforts to raise prostate awareness by distributing over 1,000 badges to Lodges throughout Scotland in the last year. Thank you Bert”! and in the March edition of the supporters Newsletter, the Grand Lodge of Scotland receives a great write-up – you can read it for yourselves using the following link – https://www.prostatescotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/resources/Prostate-Scotland-Fundraising-Supporter-News-March-2020.pdf

It is most heartening and encouraging to read about, and to witness, the wonderful support which is being undertaken by individual Brethren, Lodges, Provinces and Districts during this Covid-19 Virus pandemic. This support takes many different forms, both physical and emotional, such as contact being maintained through phone calls and social media, shopping for and delivering groceries, donating sums of money to identified organisations and purchasing and donating goods on a wider scale.

Evidence of such substantial and unqualified support throughout the world may be viewed on many platforms, and occasionally in the press, but “we can find no record of any place having been set aside” for the collective posting of such examples. A new Facebook page, “Scottish Constitution Freemasonry Supports” has been formed by several PGM’s to provide such a vehicle for sharing this evidence,  for providing the opportunity to recognise the efforts of Brethren and to inspire us all into contributing to the ethos of Masonic Support. Brethren will be invited to become members of the group and they, in turn, will be able to invite other Brethren. It is anticipated that the page will be launched on Saturday, 2nd. May. The direct link is – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Scottish.Constitution.Freemasonry.Supports/

Please remember for any urgent issues whether at home or abroad – you can contact Grand Lodge on the following numbers – Dawn Oliff – 07464 683630, Sue Williams 07881 440272 and Andrew Paterson 07787 217772. Emails to Sue at pa@grandlodgescotland.org will also be picked up and forwarded to the correct person.

Please take care of yourselves and each other – stay safe.

Kindest regards to you all.

Ramsay McGhee

Grand Master Mason

Brethren

In one of the earlier updates I asked as delicately as I could, if Lodge Secretaries would take note of all Brethren who pass away as a result of Coronavirus in order that we can have a special “In Memoriam” service in Grand Lodge – hopefully in October. As a follow on to that message, I have been asked by one of my Provincial Masters to request that Brethren do not publicly notify deaths on Facebook or any other platform unless they are 100% sure that the family are all aware of the death first. Premature notification can bring even more upset to friends and relatives who had not firstly been notified by the immediate family. Thank you.

We need to remember at this time that all our Districts, Superintendency and Lodges abroad are affected with coronavirus as well – nobody has escaped. Since the conference call with the District Grand Masters I have been in touch with many of them by phone or by email to find out how they are coping. Just as we have suffered deaths at home so have our Brethren in some of the Districts and it will be important to include all Brethren at home and abroad in the In Memorium service.

One positive coming out of the coronavirus pandemic is that our Scottish Lodges throughout the world are responding to the crisis in an admirable way; they are showing Freemasonry in a very positive light and I thank you all, wherever you are, for your sterling efforts.

There has been a good response to the suggestion by Past Grand Master, Brother Marcus Humphrey of Dinnet, Chairman of the Benevolence and Care Committee that we consider initiating a Covid-19 Appeal Fund to provide financial help to those in need. I have received no negative responses. The Benevolence and Care Committee will examine how this can best be taken forward.

Brother Gauld, Grand D of C has informed me that there is evidence of Legionnaires Disease returning. All schools and colleges are making sure all water systems including drinking fountains are regularly run through. It is advisable that all Lodges do likewise to reduce the possibility of Legionnaires Disease on our eventual return to the Lodges.

Brother Jimmy Young is once again conducting virtual workshops in respect of the Grand Lodge Database. I would like to thank him publicly for all the effort he has put into the exercise. The feedback from the earlier workshops has been very positive and the lessons learned using the virtual platform will stand us in good stead when we start rolling the programme out to our 26 Districts, the Superintendency of Bermuda, the Superintendency of Malawi and to the 19 Lodges abroad who report to the Grand Lodge directly.

The response to the Grand Lodge survey has almost reached 7000 returns – with one week to go, now is your last chance to participate. Let’s break the 7000 – the link is:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/scottishmasonicsurvey2020

Please remember for any urgent issues whether at home or abroad – you can contact Grand Lodge on the following numbers – Dawn Oliff – 07464 683630, Sue Williams 07881 440272 and Andrew Paterson 07787 217772. Emails to Sue at pa@grandlodgescotland.org will also be picked up and forwarded to the correct person.

Please take care of yourselves – stay safe, please take heed of the Government guidelines and stay home.

Kindest regards to you all.

Ramsay McGhee

Grand Master Mason

Brethren

Here we are almost at the end of the 4th week of the lockdown and by all accounts it looks as if it will last for at least another three weeks. I hope and trust that you are managing to avoid the virus and keep safe.

In my last update, Mrs Dawn Oliff, our Homes Manager very kindly gave me an update on the Homes which was well received. Since last week the Homes have received some vital PPE kit courtesy of our Brethren in Lodge Rising Star of Western India No 342 and I acknowledge with grateful thanks their assistance.   Marcus Humphrey House has also received a number of I-Pads from the Brethren of Renfrewshire West which will enable the residents to communicate with relatives during the lock down. Both gifts are another example of the tremendous work being done by members of the Craft everywhere.

Last week I told you of the success of the Zoom conference with the District Grand Masters. Following on from that a number of Provincial Grand Masters have suggested that we do the same for them. That being the case, I am looking at how we can best get that organised as I know some of the PGM’s have some good ideas that they’d like to discuss with their colleagues.

It has also been suggested by Past Grand Master, Brother Marcus Humphrey of Dinnet, Chairman of the Benevolence and Care Committee that we consider initiating a Covid-19 Appeal Fund to provide financial help to those in need – in the first instance, I would welcome any views that you may have and I will also discuss the issue with the PGM’s.

Some of you may have seen an article in the Times regarding a statement I allegedly made. The entire article was nothing more than a fabricated story. I can inform you that a complaint has been lodged with the Times.

The Grand Lodge survey has now reached 6500 responses and still two weeks to go! My sincere thanks to everyone who has taken the time to complete the survey – it will help greatly to map out the strategy to take Grand Lodge forward. The link to complete the survey if you haven’t already done so is – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/scottishmasonicsurvey2020

For those of you using ZOOM, Sue will send out under separate cover an update on the latest security measures available – I would urge all those administering ZOOM to read through – it’s only one page.

Please remember for any urgent issues – you can contact Grand Lodge on the following numbers – Dawn Oliff – 07464 683630, Sue Williams 07881 440272 and Andrew Paterson 07787 217772. Emails to Sue at pa@grandlodgescotland.org will also be picked up and forwarded to the correct person.

Please take care of yourselves – stay safe, please take heed of the Government guidelines and stay home.

Kindest regards to you all.

Ramsay McGhee

Grand Master Mason

Brethren

I hope and trust that this latest update finds all of you well and coping with the extraordinary circumstances we find ourselves in.

Since my last update I have been made aware of two Brethren, one at home and one in one of our Districts who have died as a direct result of coronavirus. I extend to the families of the Brethren my sincere condolences and indeed the condolences of the entire Scottish Craft at this incredibly sad time when they cannot even be with their loved ones in their final hours.

I know and appreciate that it is a most sensitive subject, but could I ask Lodge Secretaries, with all due discretion, to record all the names of those Brethren or close relatives of Brethren who are called to the Grand Lodge above as a result of coronavirus and, at some point before the first Grand Lodge Communication, submit all names to me in order that I can pay due respect with a special In Memoriam service prior to the meeting proper.

As I mentioned in a previous update, we have three key staff all of whom are working from home but who can be contacted, if necessary, on the following numbers

Dawn Oliff – 07464 683630, Sue Williams 07881 440272 and Andrew Paterson 07787 217772. Emails to Sue at pa@grandlodgescotland.org will also be picked up and forwarded to the correct person.

However, could I stress that the remainder of the staff are all on Furlough Leave and therefore cannot issue certificates, diplomas, update the database or any other duties that effectively involve being physically in Grand Lodge.

Could I also stress that during these unprecedent times we are experiencing, I have suspended Law 122 – i.e. a Lodge shall be deemed to be inactive if it fails to hold three consecutive Regular Meetings. We may find that we’ll need to suspend more than three consecutive meetings.

I am truly amazed and delighted that our Provinces, Districts and Lodges are constantly displaying tremendous initiative in the many community-based activities they are involved in throughout the world. Sincere thanks Brethren your actions portray Freemasonry and in particular Scottish Freemasonry in the best possible light.

Our Brethren in Lodge Rising Star of Western India No 342 are arranging to have 50 masks sent to me for use by our Brethren on front-line duties. One Lodge that I have been told about is doing a daily “Roll Call” of its members just to make sure everyone is safe and well – another great idea. In Glasgow we have Mason 77 – community4Masons through which they are providing all sorts of aid to the most vulnerable. If you have any initiative, you’d like me to tell the other Brethren about, please forward details to me and I’ll happily reproduce them here. This truly Scottish Freemasonry at work everywhere.

My last appeal to complete our survey has been well received – we now have 5455 responses – thank you. The link onto the survey is – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/scottishmasonicsurvey2020 

Amid the chaos that is coronavirus, I am looking forward, this Saturday, to a Zoom meeting with all our District Grand Masters around the world. They too are suffering the consequences of coronavirus and it will be good to touch base with them all. I hope to repeat the exercise with our Provincial Grand Masters soon.

After my last update, Brother Jim Ferguson of Lodge Airdrie St John got in touch with a warning about our insurance policies – their insurers advised that they would not be able to make a claim under Business Interruption as Covid-19 was not a known disease at the time the policy was taken out. However, they could claim for events that had to be cancelled with resultant loss of income.

If you haven’t already done so, now is an opportune time to check your insurance policies and where necessary have them brought up to date.

For those who regularly subscribe to the Ashlar Magazine, the latest edition has been completed but the printer has been obliged to shut down on a temporary basis due to the coronavirus. Therefore, the March edition will not now be available until June at the earliest. The Grand Lodge Year-book is in the same position.

We have been warned that the next two or three weeks are going to be crucial in defeating this virus so please take heed of all the Government advice – I fully appreciate that it is not easy – but we need to pull through together. The Masonic websites and Facebook pages are a great source of inspiration, advice, fun, and most of all hope for the future – please take part in all the fun activities like posting photographs of your favourite beach, favourite Craft moment, favourite car or whatever.

Finally, I read a very interesting article asking – “Why is God allowing this to happen?” The response was quite thought provoking – “I believe God is deeply saddened by what is happening but for years now we have been asking God to get out of our schools, out of our Governments, out of our lives. Being the gentleman he is, he has backed away at our request”. Maybe this crisis will bring many back to realise that we need God’s blessing in all that we do?

Please take care of yourselves – stay safe.

Kindest regards to you all.

Ramsay McGhee

Grand Master Mason

Masonic Lodges and Clubs – CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS SUPPORT FUND

Brethren

I have been made aware that a number of Lodges and Masonic Clubs in Midlothian, Ayrshire and Renfrewshire East (there may be others I am unaware of) have already submitted application forms for the Coronavirus Business Support Fund. Those who qualify can claim a one off £10,000 grant which would make a significant difference in the present climate to Lodge finances.

The Scheme is administered through your local authority and claims should be submitted to your local authority.

It is relatively simple to find the relevant information either through the Scottish Government website or through your local authority website or of you type in – COVID-19 business grant scheme – you should be able to follow through from there.

The form appears quite daunting, but it should not present too many problems, but you will need to have information regarding your Rates Reference No.

There is obviously no guarantee that everyone will be successful, but I believe that it is well worth at least considering, especially premises with club facilities where you have had to cancel functions etc.

Where Lodges employ, for example, Bar Staff, you should also be looking seriously at the funding available to have 80% of the staff wages paid by the Government. Information on how to apply is also contained in the Government websites such as – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-business-support-grant-funding

I hope and trust that the foregoing will be helpful to you. If you need assistance, the vast majority of local authority websites have help facilities where you should be able to get any assistance required.

I hope and trust that this finds you and your families in good health.

Please take care of each other and stay safe.

Ramsay McGhee

Grand Master Mason

Brethren

Following the latest announcements by the Government on the Coronavirus pandemic, I have no option but to inform you all that as and from today the Grand Lodge of Scotland Offices will be closed. 

However, we have been working hard to continue any essential business. Three key members of staff have been issued with mobile phones to enable Brethren to contact them if at all necessary. They in turn can put you in contact with me or any other senior Office-bearer if anyone needs to contact any of us urgently. The three numbers are:

Dawn Oliff                             07464 683630

Sue Williams                         07881 440272

Andrew Paterson                 07787 217772

Emails to Sue at pa@grandlodgescotland.org will also be picked up and forwarded to the correct person.

While all of our movements have now been severely restricted can I ask that we all do our utmost to keep in touch with Brethren, widows or relatives of Brethren who are vulnerable – especially those who are alone – loneliness can be terribly debilitating – a wee phone call or text message or email once a day might just make all the difference to them. Many Provinces and Districts have already put in place measures to assist in practical ways like collecting medicines or groceries for those unable to do so. I thank you all for the many initiatives that have materialised over the past few weeks. Truly Freemasonry at work.

The announcements last night have really hit home to us here in Scotland but Brethren, please remember those Scottish Brethren throughout the world in our Districts, under Superintendents and those who report directly to Grand Lodge. Many of them are already in lock down and are under the same pressure as we are experiencing here.

Our two Homes are still fully operational. The staff in both Homes are doing an exceptional job under very difficult conditions. Please keep the staff and the residents in your thoughts and prayers.

On a lighter note, now that we have time on our hands, if you haven’t already completed the Grand Lodge on-line survey, what better way to spend 15 minutes. The link onto the survey is – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/scottishmasonicsurvey2020 As of last night, we had over 5000 responses which is very heartening but I’m sure we can get a few more during our enforced isolation.

I will endeavour to keep you up to date with any changes that occur over the next few weeks and months – things are going to be difficult but working together, albeit in a virtual environment, I have every confidence that we can pull through and help others to do so in the process.

Please take care of yourselves – stay safe.

Kindest regards to you all.

Ramsay McGhee

Grand Master Mason

TO ALL PROVINCIAL, DISTRICT AND LODGE SECRETARIES

Brethren

Further to my email to you all yesterday, can I give you an update on all developments that have taken place today.

I have advised all Committee Chairmen to cancel all committee meetings but that they should maintain contact with the committees through email in order that any urgent business can be conducted.

Grand Lodge will be closed to all except staff. At a Staff Meeting this morning all members of staff agreed to carry on working so that you will still have points of contact. Every possible precaution has been taken to ensure their health and wellbeing in Grand Lodge and we will continue to look after their welfare, but they will be there for you if you need to contact them. But please be aware no one will be allowed to enter the building under any circumstances except the staff.

The contractors working on the new lift will be in the building but will be kept away from the Grand Lodge staff.

Can I re-emphasise that I have suspended all Masonic activity until further notice. I have intentionally not given a specific time frame so that we can resume activities as soon as it is felt safe to do so.

All Lodges who are due to celebrate milestones in their history this year and all Provinces and Districts who are due to have Installations this year should not abandon their plans. Grand Lodge will honour all commitments once it is safe to do – this may well mean carrying out three or four celebrations on the one day, but they will be done.

My sincere thanks to you all for your forbearance. I will ensure that you are all kept up to date with any fresh developments.

Stay safe and look after each other, especially the elderly, the lonely and the vulnerable. Give them a wee phone call every day or drop them an email.  Many thanks

Yours sincerely and fraternally

W Ramsay McGhee

Grand Master Mason