Kelso & Tweed welcomes the Kelso Laddie

On the afternoon of Sunday 9 July 2023, Lodge Kelso & Tweed No. 58 welcomed The 2023 Kelso Laddie, Andrew Thomson, along with a number of guests from the Kelso Laddies Association.
Master of the Lodge, Bro. Tim Slater, welcomed the the visitors and gave a brief presentation on the historical connection between the Lodge and Kelso Abbey.

The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Andrew E. Forsyth, continued by making reference to the newly established Young Masons Group, The Borders Quarrymen, highlighting that although still in the early stages, the initiative was gathering pace. Bro. Tim Slater followed by proudly sharing some of charitable work achieved by the Grand Lodge of Scotland, The Provincial Grand Lodge of The Scottish Borders and at a more local level, the contributions Lodge Kelso & Tweed have given to good causes within the town.

The Master then presented The Kelso Laddie with a small gift along with a cheque for £150 for the Kelso Laddies Association, to go towards the sponsorship of Civic Week events and wished the Laddie all the best of luck for Civic Week. The Kelso Laddie replied expressing his personal appreciation and that of the Kelso Laddies Association.

On learning that the Ex-Kelso Laddies Club had arranged a sponsored walk to raise funds which will be distributed to local charities and good causes, The Master of the Lodge presented Ex-Kelso Laddie Phil Hume, President of the Ex-Laddies Club with £130, the proceeds of a cash collection taken on the afternoon to be put towards their fundraising efforts.
The hospitality of Lodge Kelso and Tweed was enjoyed by the Association for the remainder of the afternoon.
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