Provincial Grand Lodge of
Roxburgh, Peebles & Selkirk Shires
On behalf of myself, Commissioned and Elected Office-bearers and of course all of our Lodges welcome to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Roxburgh, Peebles and Selkirk Shires operating within parts of the Scottish Borders.
We hope you find our website informative and interesting and if you ever have the opportunity to visit our Province in person you can be assured of a warm welcome and when you leave we hope it will be as a friend with fond memories.
Bro. John W. Blackie
Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master
Provincial Grand Lodge of Roxburgh, Peebles and Selkirk Shires
Lodge Event **CANCELLED**
Lodge St. John Jedburgh No. 104
Burns Supper on 5 January 2018
PGL Annual Visitation (RWPGM)
Lodge Peebles Kilwinning No. 24
10 January 2018 at 7pm (PGL Deputation at 7.30pm)
Lodge Kelso & Tweed No. 58
13 January 2018 at 3pm
PGL General Committee Meeting
In the premises of Melrose No. 1 bis
19 January 2018 at 7.30pm
Stop Press - Updates
The Travelling Trowel
The Traveling Trowel is still at Lodge Kelso and Tweed No. 58
waiting on a deputation of 7 or more to make a claim for it!!
Please Note - The Following Meetings Have Been Cancelled
Lodge 424 Regular Meeting - 4 January 2018
Lodge 104 Burns Supper - 5 January 2018
Happy New Year
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Roxburgh, Peebles and Selkirk Shires
PGL RPSS 100 Club
December 2017 Draw
1st :: Jackie Forsyth :: £27
2nd :: Miss Blackie :: £13
3rd :: Jim Brown :: £10
"CONGRATULATIONS & WELL DONE"
Polished Gift for Adam
Bro. Adam Kelly, a man in his 90s, a Past Master of Lodge St. John Stow No. 216 who is an Honorary Member of the Galashiels Lodge No. 262 was not only reputed to be the Oldest Ice Cream Man prior to his retirement but a well-respected and decorated war veteran.
The Galashiels Lodge No. 262 has managed to refurbish Adam’s Medals and have presented them to him as a gift from the Lodge.
Pictured Left to Right: Bro. George Duff PM 262, Bro. Adam Kelly PM 216 (HM 262), Bro. Jock Clowry PM, RWM 262 and Bro. John Blackie RWPGM (PM 262)
BYSS Presentation for Rhiannon
The Master of the Galashiels Lodge No. 262, Bro. Jock Clowry PM, proudly presents a cheque on behalf of the BYSS to Rhiannon Gerrard who is embarking on a trip to Africa to participate in some worthwhile building work with the Vine Trust.
This shows the continued commitment that the BYSS has to assist youngsters in the Borders
Distinguished Service for Bro. Joe.
At the Installation of Lodge Peebles Kilwinnining No. 24 on Saturday 21 October 2017 a very special Brother was presented with Distinguished Service.
Immediate Past Master, Bro. Joe Kirkpatrick PM who is also a Past Worshipful Substitute Provincial Grand Master of the Province was presented with the Honour by Past Provincial Grand Master Bro. James Brown.
Bro. Joe, a well-respected member of the Province, received his diploma and emotionally thanked the Brethren of the Lodge for his special award.
Joe was Master of the Lodge in 1981 – 1984 and again in 2015 – 2017 during the Lodges Tercentenary Celebrations and was Substitute Provincial Grand Master during Bro. James Brown’s Commission in 1995-2000.
Congratulations Joe! – well deserved.
Lodge Kelso & Tweed 58
Annual Charity Quiz Night
Lodge Kelso & Tweed recently held their Annual Charity Quiz Night and are pleased to announce that a grand total of £900 was raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Charity. Half of the money raised will go to research and the other half to support an individual family. Thanks to all those who generously gave their time and money to make the event such a great success.
A special thanks to Bro Mick Todd, as Quiz Master, for a very
Pictured is the winning team comprising of those well known “Quizers” Jock and Ann Blackie assisted by John Malone and Tim Slater.
Changes to PGL Office-bearers
Further to the sad loss of the Depute Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Michael Peutrill, The Right Worhsipful Provincial Grand Master has had to make some changes to his Commission. Bro. Andrew Forsyth, Past Master of Lodge Kelso and Tweed No. 58 and formally Substitute Provincial Grand Master will resume the office of Depute Provincial Grand Master and Bro. James Thom, Reigning Master of the Lodge of Melrose St. John No. 1bis will now be Substitute Provincial Grand Master. Both have been appointed with Immediate effect and are both looking forward to their new challenges. Futher to this Bro. George G. Alexander, Past Master of Lodge St. John Selkirk No. 32 has been nominated for the Office of Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies.
BYSS Support for Alistair
Bro. Kevin Stewart (Right), the Right Worshipful Master of Lodge St. John Stow No. 216 presents a cheque on behalf of the Borders Youth Support Sceme to Alistair Robinson to help fund a trip to Tanzinia.
Alistair is heading to Tanzinia where he will be helping to build a School as well as other life improving projects
BYSS Support for Jed Athletes
Bro. Kevin Stewart, RWM of Lodge St. John Stow No. 216 Left), presents a cheque for £200 on behalf of the Borders Youth Support Scheme to Brian Woods of the Jedforest Athletics Club in Jedburgh. The grant will be used to purchase equipment to aid the training of the young athletes in the town.
250 Years of Freemasonry in Jedburgh
The 250th Anniversary of Lodge St. John Jedburgh No. 104 was celebrated on 20 May 2017 in Jedburgh Town Hall when a deputation from the Grand Lodge of Scotland, Headed by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason, conducted a ceremony of re-dedication.
On this occasion the Province presented a Cheque for £1, 000 to the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason for Prostate Scotland.
Bro. James West of Stow, Past Master of Lodge St. John Stow No. 216, presents a cheque on behlf of the Borders Youth Support Scheme to Erika Doherty who is raising funds to enable her to go to Tanzania to help build sustainable housing.