WHAT’S ON at KAT58
Wednesday 20th December 2023
Regular Meeting, Tyle 7.30pm:
Pictured here, Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason, Brother William Ramsay McGhee, the Office Bearers of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, the Provincial Grand Master of the Scottish Borders, Brother Andrew E. Forsyth, the Office Bearers of Provincial Grand Lodge of the Scottish Borders with eleven Provincial Grand Masters of the Scottish Constitution and the Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Mark Lodge of Northumberland. We had locals and visitors from far afield enjoying the hospitality and learning about the history of the Lodge.
The observant amongst us will know that the Provincial Grand Lodge of The Scottish Borders was created in 2018, however, on Saturday 20 August 2022, a ceremony took place in Kelso to celebrate 275 years of a Provincial Grand Lodge presence in the area.
The celebration took place in the Tait Hall, Kelso, where a deputation from the Grand Lodge of Scotland, headed by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason, Bro. William Ramsay McGhee, performed the ceremony of rededication which was followed by a celebratory meal with toasts and speeches.
The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master presented a cheque for £500 to the Grand Master Mason for Grand Lodge Benevolence along with another for £2,750 in support of the Prostate Scotland “Make it a Million” scheme, which the achievement of is now in sight.
Two hundred and seventy-five years ago on the 15th day of August 1747, the province of Roxburgh and Peebles was formed headed by the first Provincial Grand Master, Brother John Murray of Cringletie, Peebles. The title of our Province has changed several times over the intervening years, however, it does not detract from the respect in which our Province is held throughout Scottish Freemasonry.
We have reached another fantastic milestone in our history and we celebrate this anniversary with a great deal of pride in our heritage. From the foundation which has been laid we look forward to the future with confidence and optimism that our successors will continue to embrace the fundamental principles that has served our Province for the past two hundred and seventy-five years.
Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason, Brother William Ramsay McGhee, is pictured here with the Provincial Grand Master of the Scottish Borders, Brother Andrew E. Forsyth and the Right Worshipful Master of his Mother Lodge, Brother Michael A. Todd of Lodge Kelso & Tweed 58.