LODGE AIRDRIE 
 ST. JOHN No166

LODGE AIRDRIE ST. JOHN No.166



Letter of Condolence.


10th April 2021


Madam

 

On behalf of the Right Worshipful Master, Bro. RobertMcCue, and the Brethren of Lodge Airdrie St. John No. 166, I am commanded to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences at the passing to the Grand Lodge above of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

 

At this sad time we would wish to convey our heartfelt support to you, our Sovereign - Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II - at this time of sorrow.

 

There is no doubt many of our members have experiences, as participants, in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and often or not a goodly number of them have gone on to be workers and supporters of its’ varying programmes.

 

In passing on our deepest sympathies we give thanks for the life of our dear departed Brother, who, throughout his life, had promoted many of the qualities and characteristics we associate with Freemasonry.

 

We remember him with gratitude and fondness, for all that made him unique, for all that he accomplished, his many gifts and graces, his interests and his achievements.

 

I have the honour to be, Madam, Your Majesty's humble and obedient servant.


His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was initiated in to The Navy Lodge No.2612, under the United Grand Lodge of England in the year 1953

 

Yours sincerely,

James Ferguson 

Secretary.




Lodge 166 Charity- 


March 2020 - March 2021



Since Lockdown in March 2020 Lodge Airdrie St. John 166 have continued their fine tradition of continuing to make donations to organisations that they have supported over many years.


The latest donations, last week, saw the Right Worshipful Master, Bro. Bobby McCue, sanction the release of further Charity Cheques, of £200, to each of the following recipients: Guide Dogs Scotland, St.Andrews Hospice, Lanarkshire Cancer Care, Glasgow Children's Charity, MND Scotland, MacMillan Cancer Support, Parkinson's Self Help Group, Meningitis Research Foundation, Maggie's Centre, Moira Anderson Foundation and Erskine. 


This latest gesture means that over the pandemic year, the Lodge, in total, has contributed just over £8,000 to these organisations.


Additionally the Lodge, in the last year, has made further contributions to other organisations and events in excess of £1,500.


The Lodge, once again, can be rightly proud of its’ continued Local and National support for the work of organisations who, in these most difficult of times, continue to work on our behalf. 




Re: IMPORTANT INFORMATION




The Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland



To: Provincial Grand Masters 

Cc: District Grand Masters Proxy District Grand Master (Lodges Under Direct Supervision) 

Grand Superintendents

Provincial Grand Secretaries District Grand Secretaries 


29 March 2021 


Dear Provincial Grand Master, 

Please circulate to your Province in the absence of having this read in open Lodge. 


Masonic Social Media & Scottish Parliament Election 


I refer to the above subject and request your assistance to maintain proper Masonic decorum on social media platforms during the build up to the Scottish Parliamentary Elections on 6 May 2021. 


Political electioneering has only just commenced and I am already receiving notification of concerns regarding the use of social media. As you are aware there are several Scottish Masonic forums on various digital platforms, the most common being Facebook. 


I suggest that any Scottish Masonic social media platform is regarded as an extension of the Lodge and therefor has no place for political commentary. I would expect platform administrators to endorse and implement this position. All members of society enjoy the right to freedom of speech and Freemasons are no different. Brethren, however, should be aware, when communicating and expressing an opinion on their own social media accounts, they are subject to the law of the land and their conduct should at all times be that expected of a member of the Scottish Constitution. 


Finally, a word of advice, always remember that your digital footprint never disappears and will be there for all to see when the dust settles on any online exchange of views. 


If in any doubt regarding the content of a post the best course of action will be to press the delete button and leave “keyboard warriors” to their own devices. 


The busiest Committees in Grand Lodge are the Disciplinary Committee and the Disciplinary Review Committee. Let us not add to their burden over the next few weeks.



R.W.M. Update Message - 


12th March 2021


I  do trust that all of our Brethren continue to remain safe and well.

Since my last update you will of course be aware of the passing to the Grand Lodge above of Bro. David Guild, Bro. Kevin Gallacher and Bro. Willie Whigham. Our thoughts continue to be with their families at this time.


As regards Bro. Willie Whigham, the Football Clubs of which he was a part, had paid tribute to him with their own public Obituries which have been temporarily posted on our Lodge Web site. 


Bro. George Gray PM has been in Jubilee Hospital and has now been transferred to the Beatson to continue his treatment.


Within the web site we have also posted a a very rare copy of a newspaper report that was written for the Airdrie Advertiser, in 1886, when our Lodge celebrated its' Centenary celebrations in that year. Please visit the pages if you can.


As we continue to remain on lock-down the matter of Lodge business continues to be attended to.


To accommodate this I had convened the first ever official ZOOM  Meeting of the Lodge when the members of the Management Committee met on Wednesday 10th March.


It will be my intention to convene these types of meeting while we continue under the present restrictions.


The Treasurer has successfully overseen the Lodge Accounts and Balance Sheet as well reporting that we have a healthy number of renewed active members of the Lodge.

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The fabric of our building remains in good health and we will continue to monitor them during the current situation.


 I have authorised the payment of Charity Cheques in March 2021 of £200 each to the following recipients :Guide Dogs Scotland, St. Andrews Hospice, Lanarkshire Cancer Care, Glasgow Children’s Charity, MND Scotland, MacMillan Cancer Support, Parkinson’s Self Help Group, Meningitis Research Foundation Scotland, Maggie’s Centre, Moira Anderson Foundation and Erskine.

 

Given the daily, gradual improvement in the Covid-19 pandemic, I am hopeful that when Grand Lodge meet in June a route map to resume our meetings will become available.


With that hope in mind we are now planning for some future events in our masonic calendar, for after the Summer recess, and you will be alerted to these as soon as were able to, I do hope that all of our members will continue remain in good health.



Yours sincerely and fraternally

R.W.M.  Bro. Robert McCue 



MARCH 2021


BROTHER WILLIE WHIGHAM MASTER MASON LODGE AIRDRIE ST JOHN No166.


‘The Lodge, Airdrie St John No.166, were saddened to learn of the passing to the Grand Lodge above of Bro. Willie Whigham, Master Mason, initiated on 1st April 1981. His previous Football Clubs have paid tribute to him  with the following Obituary Notices’:


Dumbarton Football Club.


IT is with very deep sadness that we have learned that Willie Whigham, who played in goal for Dumbarton during the 1970s, has died.


Willie joined us from Middlesbrough in 1972 and competed with Lawrie Williams for the number one jersey, with the club newly promoted to the old First Division.


He went on to play nine games for Sons and left the club at the end of that season to return to the northeast of England with Darlington.


Prior to joining Dumbarton, Willie had played over 250 games for Falkirk, and more than 200 for Middlesbrough.


The thoughts of everybody at Dumbarton FC are with Willie's family and friends at this sad time.



Middlesborough FC Tribute to Willie Whigham


Rest In Peace Willie Whigham


The club was saddened to learn of the passing of former goalkeeper Willie Whigham at the age of 81. Born in Airdrie, Scotland, in 1939, Whigham qualified as a motor mechanic before becoming a footballer with nearby Falkirk. He made more than 150 appearances for The Bairns, and was then signed for Boro by Stan Anderson in 1966. Such had been the impression he made back home that five coachloads of Falkirk fans travelled to watch his Boro debut. 

A colourful character; brave, vocal and a very capable keeper, 'The Whig' as he would come to be known proved a popular figure at Ayresome Park.

He made a total of 187 appearances between the sticks in six seasons on Teesside, before the goalkeeping reins were handed over to a young Jim Platt.

Whigham later played for Dumbarton and Darlington, but following his retirement was often seen following the ‘Boro’ from the terraces at grounds around the country.

Our condolences go out to Willie's family and friends.


FALKIRK FOOTBALL CLUB


Falkirk fans are often asked to select their Dream Team, and many would pick Willie Whigham as their goalkeeper. It was terrible news that reached the club yesterday when they were informed that Willie had passed after in Monklands Hospital after a bout of pneumonia.

Willie was highly regarded by all who played with him and he saved Falkirk from a few real hidings. There is undoubtedly a lack of “characters” in the modern game, and Willie is  fondly remembered at Falkirk and Middlesbrough-both for his prowess as a goalkeeper and as a real personality.

Willie was an Airdrieonian, born in the town in October 1939, and he came to Brockville from Shotts Bon Accord in 1960. It was his second attempt at breaking through into Senior football and he had played one game for Albion Rovers previously. Falkirk had been experiencing major problems finding a reliable and consistent keeper during the disastrous Tommy Younger season, and they had fielded no fewer than thirteen players in the position, one of them allegedly with the major handicap of only having one functioning eye. Willie didn’t look the part when he arrived- tall, lanky and with a Teddy Boy hairstyle. His off the park dress code might best be described as “unique”, but there was no denying his ability between the posts. Game after game, Willie saved Falkirk from embarrassing score-lines, and he brought off many saves that will be remembered by all who saw them. He made his Falkirk league debut on September 7th at Links Park against Montrose and Falkirk won 3-2. Willie kept eight clean sheets that season and only missed nine of the 36 league games as Falkirk were finally promoted back to Division One. He continued to impress on the return to the topflight and quickly gained a reputation for being one of the best keepers in the league. 

There were rumours that he was about to be selected for a Scottish League International match, but that never happened. Various theories have been put forward for his omission, some of them hilarious- but unsubstantiated. His Falkirk career had several highlights, including a five-star display at Parkhead where he was cheered off by the home fans after an amazing series of saves. He was featured in the Chix bubble-gum Famous Footballers set of cards and they even managed to spell his name wrongly- referring to him as William Wigham(sic). His last game as a Bairn came at Brockville on October 1st, 1966 when Falkirk beat Ayr United 5-3. He moved to Ayresome Park Middlesbrough for a reported fee of £10,000 plus former Dunfermline and Scotland keeper Eddie Connachan. Willie’s first game for Boro’ was a game at Vicarage Road against Watford which ended in a 2-0 defeat. He soon became a firm favourite with Boro’ fans and, as at Falkirk, many legendary tales emerged. Many of his saves were applauded by both sets of fans, including one at Ayresome Park when he tipped a shot over the bar with what the papers described as “a backward coil”.  Again, many tales are unsubstantiated, but there several eye-witness accounts of him accepting a puff on a cigarette offered to him by a supporter as he was preparing to collect the ball for a goal kick. In total, he turned out in 210 games for Middlesbrough before returning to Scotland for a brief spell at Boghead. His last port of call was Darlington as he renewed acquaintance with the North-East of England.

The Brockville tannoy always seem to start the Falkirk team announcements with Whigham, Lambie and Hunter- and the idiosyncratic keeper was a great favourite of the crowd. Tales of him turning up with an oil-stained vest under his jacket, after working on the Saturday morning, have been confirmed. One of my own favourite Willie Whigham stories is of Falkirk fans squeezing into the 1066 pub after the game, only to find Willie sipping on his first pint of the day- and his hands covered in the Brockville mud. Legendary indeed. The best however relates to a Ne’erday game at Brockville when Doug Baillie had to fetch Willie from a New Year’s Eve party in Airdrie after scouring the neighbourhood for the errant keeper. Willie was soundly asleep in the back of Doug’s car when the manager came up to the car and signalled that the game was off because of a frozen pitch. Doug smartly turned the car around and took Willie back to the same seat in the same house at the same party in Airdrie- and wrapped his hands round the same can of stale beer. To this day, Willie never knew what a lucky escape he had.

Willie Whigham appeared at the Millennium Dinner at the Inchyra and was greeted by many fans who remembered his playing days at the club. He looked remarkably well and clearly enjoyed the evening back with former colleagues and friends. A few years ago, Gordon McFarlane interviewed Willie for an article in the matchday programme, and I think it would be fair to say that it was Gordon’s favourite interview, and he came away with a catalogue of Willie Whigham stories which had both of us reduced to helpless laughter. Willie was more than just a good keeper- he could have and should have earned more honours in the game. He was ungainly, unorthodox- but on his day, absolutely brilliant. Falkirk have had several good keepers over the years, but Willie Whigham was undoubtedly one of the best. All Falkirk fans will wish to send best wishes to his friends and family. 

WILLIE WHIGHAM FALKIRK CAREER

League Appearances               186

League Cup Appearances          34

Scottish Cup Appearances         10

Other Appearances                     21

Total Appearances                      251   




DARLINGTON FOOTBALL CLUB.


Former keeper passes away.


The club is sad to learn about the passing of goalkeeper Willie Whigham.

Willie, who was 81, gave long service to Falkirk and Middlesbrough until 1972, when he left Boro for Dumbarton. We signed him from Dumbarton in 1974, and he went on to make four appearances for us. One of his appearances was the 6-0 win over Cambridge in September 1974.

We would like to pass on our sincere condolences to his family and friends.



DAILY RECORD REPORT.

Tributes paid to 'legendary' Middlesbrough and Falkirk keeper


Willie Whigham passed away earlier this week, aged 81

Tributes have been paid to former Falkirk and Middlesbrough goalkeeper Willie Whigham, who passed away aged 81.

Whigham, who was born and raised in Airdrie, but never played for his home town team and only made one appearance for Albion Rovers, was a hero both at Brockville and on Teeside during a lengthy career in the 1960 and 70s.


He was also a target for Celtic and Rangers while he was at Falkirk, but the club wouldn't sell him to another Scottish club, and he instead moved to Middlesbrough in 1966 for £10,000, as goalkeeper Eddie Connachan went in the opposite direction.


A mechanic to trade, Whigham arrived at Falkirk in 1960 from Shotts Bon Accord, and that was his second attempt to break into senior football. The club had real problems getting a reliable keeper, and had 13 players in the position in one season before Whigham, including one who allegedly only had use of one eye.


In total, the former Chapelside Primary and Airdrie Academy pupil made 251 appearances for Falkirk and 210 at Middlesbrough, with short spells at Dumbarton and Darlington thereafter.


Willie passed away at Monklands Hospital on Wednesday, following a bout of pneumonia.


Brother-in-law Alan Barrie says Whigham was a character and a legend, and will be sadly missed.

Alan said: "They've got him down as a legend, which he was. I went down to Middlesbrough with him for a do and we got to the hotel, got on the wrong tube and we were late.

"Only one person was still there, Steve McLaren, who was then-England manager, who stayed for about 10 minutes to get a catch-up with Willie.


"The place was mobbed and they asked Willie to do the raffle. There was a wee boy standing at the front who had a heart condition, born with a hole in his heart, he was about 10 years old, and he shouted 'Mr Whigham, white No.1'.

"After a while Willie shouted out 'white No.1' and the roar that went up was unbelievable.


"The wee boy couldn't believe it. He got a football, signed by the players, his photo and signature from Willie, he got a strip, and hundreds of stuff from Middlesbrough, through Willie - and that ticket never actually came up. That's the kind of person he was.

"Willie was that laid back he was horizontal; the roof could fall in on Willie and he wouldn't bat an eyelid.

"Nothing fazed him at all, and I've been with him for about 40 years. He didn't like the limelight, he hated attention, and he never knew how popular he was.


"He had a dry sense of humour. He was a character. He didn't realise how popular he was, it was unbelievable, because he was just so popular”.

They think he's a god and a saint in Falkirk and the same in Middlesbrough. I've been amongst them in both places, and you've got no idea what it's like."


Falkirk paid tribute to Willie on social media, saying: "Everyone at Falkirk Football Club is saddened to hear of the passing of former player Willie Whigham."


Middlesbrough said: "We were saddened to learn of the passing of former Boro goalkeeper Willie Whigham."

Former Boro and Albion Rovers hero Bernie Slaven said: "Sad news hearing of the passing of former Boro goalkeeper Willie Whigham.


"I've heard many stories about Willie and how much a character he was - condolences to his family."

Willie leaves behind sister Jean and sons Stephen and Stuart.




15th February 2021

P.G.L. Announcement.




Brethren, following confirmation of his appointment as Provincial Grand Master, with effect from 10th June 2021, Bro. Andrew D. Millar has intimated that his Commissioned Office Bearers will be:-

 

Depute P.G.M.           Bro. Norman Carnegy     Lodge St, Mary Coltness No. 31

 

Substitute P.G.M.     Bro. Colin Campbell    Lodge Coltswood Glenboig No. 1067

                                  Bro. Robert Ferguson  Lodge St Thomas No. 306

                                  Bro. Gordon Mather    Lodge Blantyre Kilwinning No. 557

                                  Bro. Laird McDonald    Lodge Cambuslang Royal Arch No. 114

 

P.G.L. Secretary      Bro. William Paton        Lodge Robert King Stewart No. 919

 

Senior P.G. Chaplain Bro. James Vasey     Lodge St. Bryde No. 579

Junior P.G. Chaplain  Bro Alexander L Hamilton  Lodge St Bryde No. 579

 

All of these appointments will commence on 10th June 2021. 

I am sure you would wish to congratulate all of the Brethren, who have been Commissioned, and wish them well for their five year term of office.

 

 Bro. James Ferguson P.M. Secy.





18th January 2021

R.W.Ms. Update. (Covid 19)  
 

With the arrival of the covid vaccine I was hoping my message to you would have been one of good news, however in the last update from the Grand Master Mason on the meeting of the Heads of Orders it was unanimously agreed that meetings of all Orders in Scotland will remain suspended for the foreseeable future with the Heads of Orders meeting again in June to review the situation .


This being the case and we are then given permission to meet it looks like the earliest time to meet in person would be just before or after the summer recess .


If this is so I think it may be time to adopt some modern technology and consider having a go at a virtual zoom meeting ,watch this space .


In the meantime the business of the Lodge continues to be overseen by the Treasurer Bro Neil Cameron, the Secretary Bro Jim Ferguson and myself. 


Finally , please stay safe and look after each other. 


Yours sincerely and fraternally: R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue. 

 


R.W.M's Christmas Message..

Dear Brethren.


The last few months have been unique and very difficult for all of us due to the Covid 19 pandemic.


We are living in unprecedented times and our daily lives have changed dramatically.


It has affected our families, friends, neighbours and loved ones in so many ways and trying to adapt to the current and new way of living has been more difficult and stressful.


It seems like an eternity since we were last together in the Lodge enjoying our ceremonies and each other's company.


As we enter the Christmas period we can reflect on this year and how markedly it has affected us.


Let us all pray that the New Year brings with it a hope that this pandemic will end soon and that normality can return to us all.


May I wish you and yours a peaceful and restful Christmas and hope that it won't be too long until we all can meet again


Yours sincerely and fraternally Bro. Robert McCue R.W.M


Wednesday 11th November 2020


"Armistice Day"

On Wednesday 11th November R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue visited the Lodge Temple to lay our traditional wreath at the Lodge War Memorial on the West Wall. At exactly 11:11am both he and our Bro. Secretary observed a two minute silence in honour of those Brethren who paid the ultimate sacrifice.



Sunday 8th November 2020.


"Remembrance Sunday".



On Remembrance Sunday Bro. Robert Smith P.M., accompanied by 

Bro. Craig Murdoch S.D. and Bro. Hugh Currie visited the Airdrie Cenotaph to lay the annual Poppy Wreath.



Monday 5th October 2020




Brethren.

I hope you are continuing to be safe and well.

Another month has passed and the country is still in the grip of the Coronavirus.

The business of the lodge continues with the bulk of work being carried out by our Bro. Treasurer, Bro. Neil Cameron P.M. and our  Bro.Secretary Bro.Jim Ferguson P.M. I would also like to thank Bro. Jimmy Stewart P.M. for continuing to visit the lodge building on a weekly basis to ensure that our building remains in a good condition.

Brethren,You will soon receive letters with instructions on how you can pay your Annual test fees.

It is with regret that I have to inform you that the remaining two social gatherings of the lodge, The Carnival dance and the Hoot will Not be taking place this year although the situation will be closely monitored regarding the guidelines set by the Government.

I wish you and your families good health and hope that the strange circumstances we find ourselves in will improve quickly.

Yours Fraternally.
R.W.M. Robert McCue 


Saturday 15th August 2020


Update from R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.


Brethren, 

An update has been received from Grand Lodge, and its with regret that I have to inform you that there will be No further meetings held for the remainder of this year. 


The situation will be reviewed in January 2021. 


You can be reassured that the administration of the Lodge continues and I will update you with any information as and when I receive it,  meanwhile stay safe and keep well.  


Best Regards. R.W.M Bro. Robert McCue.



Tuesday 4th August 2020


Update from R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.


Brethren,

its now August and the year is slipping bye.


I hope that you and your families are well and keeping safe as is mine.


I am pleased to report that we are continuing to support our local charities by donating another two, 

£200 cheques to the Salvation Army and the Airdrie Food Bank, both worthy and deserving organisations I'm sure you'll agree.


The Bro.Secretary and Bro.Treasurer are both continuing to fulfill their respective duties to the lodge in their usual efficient manner.


My thanks also goes to Bro. Jimmy Stewart P.M. who has been able to undertake jobs for which I was not available and unable to complete.


As Regards to when we will be able to meet again, Grand Lodge is awaiting a reply from the Scottish Government and will update us as soon as a responce is received.


In my opinion and reading between the lines it may not be this year but as lockdown is easing everything can change very quickly.


Stay safe and keep well.


Best Regards:  R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.

Wednesday 15th July 2020


Update from R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.


I trust that all our members, family and friends are still keeping safe. I now write to you with an update as regards where we are with any facilities re-opening. Following a meeting of the Management Committee meeting, held on Wednesday 8th July 2020 it has been unanimously decided that we would not be in the position to re-open the Social Club. 

Following a mandatory Risk Assessment being undertaken, required before the re-opening of any premises, and after lengthy discussions, it was felt that we would be unable to comply, supervise and maintain the guidelines that had been issued by the Scottish Government. This information has already been sent out to members via our texting contacts.


Whilst this may be disappointing news for our members and patrons I can assure that as soon as circumstances change I will convene further meetings to review the current decision and further explore opportunities for us to re-open.


The building itself shows no wear and tear and although we had an ingress of water in the upstairs lounge this has now been attended to as a matter of urgency.


I would at this time continue to thank the Bro. Secretary and Bro. Treasurer for their continued work on our behalf.


Wishing all of our members and those further afield all the very best of health for the future.


Fraternal Greeting:  R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.

Tuesday 19th May 2020


During this Pandemic, on behalf of Lodge 166 R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue have decided to donate £200 to the eleven charities which we have previously decided to support amounting to a total of £2,200.00. 


As a reminder, those charities who will benefit from this are, as follows: 


1 -  Lanarkshire cancer care. 

2 - St Andrews Hospice Airdrie.  

3 - Erskine Hospital. 

4 - MND Scotland.  

5 - Guide Dogs Scotland. 

6 - MacMillan Cancer support. 

7 - Meningitis Research Foundation Scotland. 

8 - Moira Anderson Foundation. 

9 - Glasgow Children's Charity. 

10 - Maggies Centre. 

11 - Parkinsons self help group North Lanarkshire


                 
                      Message from R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.


Date: 12th April 2020.

Brethren, As R.W.M. it has been a while since I have been in contact with you all, and hopefully No news is good news, as I have not heard of anyone having contracted this awful Covid 19 Virus.

I encourage you to try and keep in to keep in contact with each other especially at this strange and unprecedented times.

If any of you know of someone who has contracted this virus or has fallen ill then they can contact myself or our Bro. Secretary or contact via email to [email protected]

Best Regards.

Sent on behalf of R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION



Date:  20th March 2020



As from above date the Lodge Premises are now formally CLOSED until further notice in compliance with the UK and Scottish Government Guidelines.




IMPORTANT INFORMATION



Date:  15th March 2020



As from above date it has been agreed that to mitigate any spread of 


the coronavirus, ALL Lodge Regular and Deputation Meetings 


will be Cancelled until further notice.



The Decision has been taken with a heavy heart, but with the sole


purpose of protecting the health of all Brethren.



Any change to above notice will be Posted onto Lodge Web-Page.




Wednesday 4th March 2020


Regular Meeting.

On above evening Lodge New Monkland Montrose No.88 headed by their own R.W.M Bro. John Gray were welcomed as a Lodge deputation into Lodge Airdrie St John No.166. R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue invited them along to confer the F.C. Degree. 

The deputation was enhanced by Bro. William Perry R.W.P.G.M.


The F.C. Degree was carried out by experienced Brethren of Lodge No.88.



On the same evening Lodge Airdrie St. John No. 166 presented a number of Charity organisations with Cheques at their Annual Charity presentation evening. 


The recipients were Lanarkshire Cancer Care, MacMillan Cancer Support, St. Andrews Hospice,

Guide Dogs Scotland, Meningitis Research Foundation, MND Scotland, Glasgow Children's Charity, Parkinson’s Self Help Group for North Lanarkshire, Maggies Centre, The Moira Anderson Foundation and Erskine. Each of the Charities received a cheque for £300 on the evening from the RWM Bro. Robert McCue and the RWPGM Bro. William Perry, an Honorary Member of the Lodge, after which the recipients took the time to make a short presentation about their respective fund raising and charity activities. 

These were very well received by those attending.


Below: Recipients with R.W.P.G.M Bro. William Perry & R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue.



Thursday 27th February 2020


Lodge Deputation.



On Thursday 27th February 2020 our R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue headed a Large deputation to Lodge Caledonian St John Royal Arch No.195.


The F.C. Degree was conferred by Bro. Robert McCormick I.P.M, Bro. James Ferguson P.M. assisted by the Lodge office Bearers, to a very high Standard.


A warm welcome was received from R.W.M. Bro. Davie Pendreigh and the Brethren of the Lodge.


Wednesday 19th February 2020


Regular Meeting

R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue welcomed a large Deputation 


from Lodge Caldercruix No.1314. 


The Deputation was headed by R.W.M. Bro. Scott Haviland. 


Lodge No1314 were invited along to confer an exemplification of the Entered Apprentice Degree. 


An impressive E.A. Degree followed. 


Bro. Jim Ferguson P.M. Secy gave a complimentary vote of thanks to the floor workers. 


R.W.M. Bro Scott Haviland suitable replied.


Lodge Airdrie St John No.166 were delighted to present 


Bro. John Porter M.M. with his 50 Years Diploma Certificate. 


Tuesday 11th February 2020


Lodge Deputation.


R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue was delighted to head a Deputation into Lodge Whifflet St John No.963.


Lodge 166 were invited along to confer the 


Fellow Craft Degree.


The degree was conferred by Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. assisted by Bro. James Ferguson P.M. 



Wednesday 5th February 2020


Regular Meeting.



R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue welcomed a large Deputation from Lodge St. Andrews Coatbridge No.544 headed by Bro. John Hulme P.M. 

A Excellent M.M.M. Degree was conferred by Lodge No544.


Tuesday 21st January 2020


Lodge Deputation to 


Lodge Old Monkland St James No177.


Wednesday 15th January 2020


Regular Meeting.


R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue welcomed all the Brethren in attendance, into this his first meeting as R.W.M. 


A special welcome was extended to the visiting Brethren. 


An F.C.degree was conferred by Installing Masters, Bro. Robert McCormick


 P.M. /  I.P.M. & Bro. Jim Ferguson P.M. / Secy.


The degree was carried out in the usual high standard by both Brethren. 


R.W.M Bro. Robert McCue thanked both Brethren for their labours and also


 thanked Bro. Reg Sutherland P.M. for assisting with the degree.




Wednesday 18th December 2019


Annual Installation Ceremony.


Lodge Airdrie St John's No166 Newest R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCue, along side his Installing Masters Bro. Robert McCormick I.P.M. / P.G.L Standard Bearer / H.M.48. / H.M.427 / A.P.S,W 417.  Bro. James Ferguson Secretary / Chaplain P.M. / H.M.48 / P.G. Chap. / APM 1250 H.G.B.B.

Lodge Airdrie St John No.166, 2020 floor office Bearers photo.


Wednesday 4th December 2019


Regular Meeting

      

       Lodge Airdrie St John No.166



R.W.M Elect 2019 - 2020. 



Bro. Robert McCue.


Lodge Airdrie St John 166 


Deputation to 


Lodge Boswell St James No.1011.


Wednesday 30th October 2019

5th Wednesday Club Meeting.




Sunday 6th October 2019

Lodge Annual Divine Service.


Brethren, Family and Friends attended the Annual Divine Service of Lodge Airdrie St John 166, where the service was conducted by 
Rev. Jim Murphy.

R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. would like to express his thanks to Rev. Murphy for his Excellent Service and also thank all who attended.


Monday 23rd September 2019


Lodge Deputation.


On Monday the 23rd of September , I.P.M Bro. Craig Gibson headed a deputation to Lodge New Monkland Montrose No.88 to confer the  Fellow Craft Degree. 


The Degree was carried out by Bro's Robert McCue W.S.W and Robert Mair M.M. in an Exemplary manner.


After the meeting the Brethren from the Lodge were treated to some excellent harmony.



Wednesday 18th September 2019



Regular Meeting.


R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. warmly welcome into the Lodge a Large and Distinguished deputation from Lodge St Clair No.427. 


The Deputation was headed by their R.W.M. Bro. Stuart Maxwell P.M. where they conferred an Exemplary F.C. Degree to the satisfaction of the assembled Brethren.



Tuesday 10th September 2019


Lodge Deputation.


On Tuesday 10th September R.W.M Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. headed a Large deputation to Lodge Prince of Wales Renfrew, to confer the Master Mason Degree.


A warm welcome was provided by their R.W.M Bro. Robert Ferguson and the assembled brethren.


The degree was carried out by Bro's Jim Ferguson P.M. Sec. and Robert Mair M.M. in an Exemplary Manner.


After the meeting the Brethren from the lodge were treated to some excellent harmony.





Wednesday 4th September 2019


Regular Meeting.


R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick PM warmly welcome into the Lodge a Large and Distinguished deputation from Lodge St John Crofthead No.374. 


The Deputation was headed by their R.W.M. Bro. Alan Ross. 


Lodge St John Crofthead No.374 conferred an Exemplary Master Mason Degree to the great satisfaction of the assembled brethren. 



Wednesday 7th August 2019


Lodge  Deputation.

On Wednesday 7th August, R.W.M Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. headed a deputation to Lodge Robert King Stewart No.919 to confer the  Fellow Craft Degree. 


The Degree was carried out by Bro's Jim Ferguson P.M Sec., Robert McCue W.S.W and Robert Mair M.M. in an Exemplary manner.


After the meeting the Brethren from the Lodge were treated to some excellent harmony.


Wednesday 19th June 2019


Regular Meeting




R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. welcomed a deputation from lodge Robert Burns No. 440. 



The Deputation was headed by RWM Bro. Walter Dunn.



They were invited along to confer the Entered Apprentice degree, which was carried out in an exemplary manner.



The meeting was also attended by a further three reigning masters from Various lodge's.



Below:   R.W.M. Bro. Walter Dunn & R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M



Wednesday 5th June 2019


Regular Meeting.


R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. welcomed a deputation from lodge Coltswood Glenboig No. 1067. 


The Deputation was headed by RWM Bro. Iain Reid.


Lodge No.1067 were invited along to confer an Fellowcraft Degree, which was carried out in an exemplary manner.


The meeting was also attended by a further six reigning masters from Various lodge's.



Below:   R.W.M. Bro. Iain Reid & R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M




Wednesday 29th May 2019


5th Wednesday Club Meeting.



On Wednesday 29th May, RWM Robert McCormick PM was part of the deputation to Lodge Cambuslang Royal Arch No.114 where lodge St Enoch No,1288 conferred the Master Mason degree. 

The degree was carried out by lodge office bearers in an exemplary manner.




Tuesday 28th May 2019


Lodge Deputation.



On Tuesday 28th May, RWM Robert McCormick PM headed a deputation of 22No. brethren, including five reigning masters to Lodge Dunelm No.4079 in Darlington to witness a Fellowcraft Degree. 

The degree was carried out by lodge 4079 office bearers in very high standard.


After the meeting the brethren from the lodge were treated to some excellent harmony.



Below:   A group photo of the the reigning masters, deputation and brethren of Lodge Dunelm No.4079




Wednesday 15th May 2019


Regular Meeting.




R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. welcomed a deputation from lodge Prince of Wales No. 426. 


The Deputation was headed by RWM Bro. Robert Ferguson.


Lodge 426 were invited along to confer an Entered Apprentice Degree, which was carried out in an exemplary manner.


The meeting was also attended by a further two reigning masters.



Below:   R.W.M. Bro. Robert Ferguson & R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M.



Friday 3rd May 2019


Jim McDowell Memorial Games Night.


The lodge hosted Airdrie Victoria LOL125 in the annual Jim McDowell memorial games night. 


A great evening of friendly competitive competition was enjoyed by all and resulted in Lodge Airdrie St John No.166 being crowned overall winners for the second year in a row.


Below:   Both Masters with the Trophy being presented.




Wednesday 1st May 2019


Regular Meeting.



R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. welcomed a deputation from lodge Griffen Gartcosh No. 1254. 


The Deputation was headed by RWM Bro. Reg Sutherland PM.


Lodge 1254 were invited along to confer a Fellow Craft Degree, which was carried out to a very high standard.



Below:   R.W.M. Bro. Reg Sutherland P.M & R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M


Wednesday 17th April 2019


Regular Meeting.



R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. welcomed a deputation from lodge Caldercruix St. John No. 1314. 


The Deputation was headed by RWM Bro. Kenneth Robertson.


Lodge 1314 were invited along to confer an Master Mason Degree, which was carried out to a very high standard.






Wednesday 11th April 2019


Poppy Scotland,



The McRobert Centre, Kilmarnock.



The R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. accompanied by I.P.M. Bro. Craig Gibson P.M., Sec. Bro. James Ferguson P.M. and D.o.C. Bro. John Lang P.M. attended a presentation ceremony in recognition of the organisations in the West of Scotland who had taken “The 1918 Poppy Pledge” the lodge was presented with their certificate of achievement which was accepted by D.o.C. Bro. John Lang P.M. in recognition of his drive and industry in raising the £1918



Friday 5th April 2019


Inter Lodge Games Night.




The lodge hoisted teams from Lodge New Monkland Montrose No.88, Lodge Old Monkland St James No.177, Lodge St Clair No.427 & Lodge Caldercruix St John No.1314 in the annual inter lodge games night. 


A great evening of fiercely contested competition was enjoyed by all and resulted in Lodge Airdrie St John No.166 being crowned overall winners with a clean sweep in the Darts, Dominoes and Pool.


Below: Winning Team from Lodge Airdrie St John No.166


Above:  Jim Hegerty – Winner of the Pool competition




Saturday 30th March 2019


Installation of Lodge Fleur-De-Lys No.1722



R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick was invited to be one of the R.W.I.M’s along with R.W.I.M. Bro. Robert E. Gains in the installation of Bro. Olaf R. Dankert and his office bearers.


R.W.I.M. Bro. Robert E. Gains proceeded with the ceremony by Installing the lodge’s newest R.W.M Bro. Olaf R. Dankert into the chair of King Solomon.


This was done in a very Dignified manner.


R.W.I.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. then Proclaimed R.W.M Bro. Olaf R. Dankert to be the R.W.M. of Lodge Fleur-De-Lys No.1722, thereafter proceeded to install all the office bearers for 2019. 


This was carried out in an exemplary manner.


The ceremony was further enhanced by the large deputation of German and other European Brethren who had travelled to see R.W.M Bro. Olaf R. Dankert installed into the chair of King Solomon.



Below:  Left to right: 

R.W.I.M. Bro. Robert E. Gains, R.W.M Bro. Olaf R. Dankert, and R.W.I.M. Bro. Robert McCormick




Thursday 28th March 2019


Lodge Deputation.


On Thursday 28th March, RWM Robert McCormick PM headed a deputation to Lodge Robert Burns No.440 to confer an Entered Apprentice degree. 

The degree was carried out by Bro,s Jim Ferguson PM Sec, Neil Cameron PM Tres and Craig Gibson IPM in an exemplary manner. 


After the meeting the brethren from the lodge were treated to some excellent harmony.




Thursday 14th March 2019


Lodge Deputation.


On Thursday 28th March, RWM Robert McCormick PM headed a deputation to Lodge Edinburgh St Andrew No.48 to confer a Master Mason degree. 

The degree was carried out by Bro. Jim Ferguson PM Sec, and Bro. Robert Mair in an exemplary manner.


On the evening I.P.M. Bro. Craig Gibson was presented with honorary membership of  Lodge Edinburgh St Andrew No.48


After the meeting the brethren from the lodge were treated to some excellent harmony.


Below: R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. and R.W.M. Bro. Ralph Shaw and 4 other visiting RW.M’s



                  Wednesday 6th March 2019


Regular Meeting.




Wednesday 20th February 2019


Regular Meeting.


R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. welcomed a deputation from lodge St. Andrew Coatbridge No. 544. 


The Deputation was headed by RWM Bro. William Mechan. 


Lodge 544 were invited along to confer an Entered Apprentice Degree, which was carried out to a very high standard. 





Thursday 14th February 2019


Lodge Deputation.



On Thursday 14th February, RWM Robert McCormick PM headed a deputation to lodge Blantyre Kilwinning No.557 to confer an Entered Apprentice degree. 


The degree was carried out by Bro,s Jim Ferguson PM Sec, Robert Smith PM and Craig Gibson IPM in an exemplary manner. 


After the meeting the brethren from the lodge were treated to some excellent harmony.


Wednesday 6th February 2019


Regular Meeting.



R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. welcomed a deputation from our sister Lodge, Lodge New Monkland Montrose No.88. 

The Deputation was headed by Bro. Kenny Mason I.P.M. 

Lodge 88 were invited along to confer a Mark Master Mason Degree, which was carried out in an exemplary manner. 

R.W.M. Bro.David Stewart P.M. gave a vote of thanks to the degree team, Bro. Kenny Mason I.P.M. suitably replied. 


Tuesday 5th February 2019


Lodge Deputation.


RWM Robert McCormick P.M. headed a Large deputation to Lodge Caldercruix St John No.1314.


A very warm welcome was received from RWM Kenny Robertson and the brethren of Lodge Caldercruix No.1314.


Lodge Airdrie St. John No.166 were invited along to confer an F.C Degree.


The Degree was conferred by Bro.James Ferguson P.M., Bro Robert McCue WSW, and Bro. Robert Mair M.M. assisted by Lodge office bearers. 


The Degree was conferred to a very High standard.


Bro. C.H. Ringrose P.M. proposed a vote of thanks to the Degree team, Bro. James Ferguson P.M. suitably replied.


Below: R.W.M. Bro. Kenny Robertson & R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M.


Wednesday 23rd January 2019


Lodge 166 Deputation.



R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick PM headed a Large deputation of Brethren to Lodge St Clair No.427.

Lodge 166 were invited along to confer the M.M. Degree.


A warm welcome was received from R.W.M. Bro. Stewart Morrison and the brethren of Lodge 427.


The M.M degree was conferred by Bro. James Ferguson PM, Bro. Robert Mair M.M. assisted by the Lodge office bearers of the lodge, all their duties were performed to a very high standard.


At the conclusion of all their labours, R.W.M. Bro. Stewart Morrison requested R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. to accept Honorary Membership of Lodge No.427. this was duly accepted.

 

R.W.M Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. thanked the R.W.M. and Brethren of Lodge 427 for this Honour.


At the conclusion All the Brethren were invited to stay for some lodge hospitality.


Wednesday 16th January 2019

Regular Meeting.


R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. welcomed all Brethren into the Lodge this evening.
Following the business, R.W.M. Bro. McCormick proceeded to install the remaining 2019 office bearers, this was carried out to the usual high standard from R.W.M. Bro. McCormick.
The Lodge continued to carry out a memorial service for all the members of the Lodge that has sadly passed away over the past year.  
As customary, both 2018 Installing Masters Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. and Bro. James O. Ferguson P.M. conferred a exemplification of the E.A. Degree. The Degree was carried out in a most competent manner and to the satisfaction of the assembled Brethren. 
R.W.M. Bro. Martin Smith propose a vote of thanks to the Degree Team. 
At the close of the meeting, the Brethren retired to enjoy some lodge refreshments.  

Below: RWM Bro. David Stewart Lodge St. Andrew Military No.668.
RWM Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. Lodge Airdrie St John No166.
RWM Bro. Martin Smith Lodge Boswell St James No. 1011


Tuesday 15th January 2019


Lodge 166 Deputation.



On Tuesday the 15th of January 2019, R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick PM headed a deputation to Lodge Old Monkland St. James No.177 to confer the F.C degree.


A warm welcome was received from RWM Bro.Ian Grant and the brethren of Lodge 177. 


The degree was carried out by Bro.’s Jim Ferguson PM, Bro. Bobby McCue W.S.W. and Bro. Robert Mair M.M. 


The Degree was to an exemplary manner which we have come to expect for these degree workers.



Friday 11th January 2019

100 Years Birthday Celebration.

On Friday the R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick accompanied by WJW Bro. Robert Grant and Bro. John Porter visited Bro. John Drummond MM of the Lodge who was celebrating his 100th Birthday.

R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick was delighted to handover a birthday card signed from himself and the lodge office bearers along with some lodge mementoes.

Bro. Drummond was delighted with the visit from the Lodge and spoke very fondly of his membership and was still able to give a vivid recount of the many years as a member.

At 100 years old, although physically frail, he is very much alert and equally sharp.

The pictures show his telegram and with The R.W.M and W.S.W of the Lodge.  


Wednesday 19th December 2018

Annual Installation Ceremony.

On above evening retiring R.W.M. Bro Craig Gibson welcomed a Large deputation from P.G.L. of Lanarkshire Middle Ward, headed by R.W.D.P.G.M. Bro. Andrew D. Millar. 

The deputation was enhanced by the sound of the pipes by Bro. David Stark H.M.166. Thereafter our Bro. John Lang P.M. D.O.C.Presented this evenings Installing Master Bro. James O Ferguson P.M. 

R.W.I.M. Bro James O Ferguson P.M. took control of the Lodge and immediately, on behalf of the lodge, Thanked Bro. Craig Gibson for his Sterling work over the past year. 

R.W.I.M. Bro. James O Ferguson proceeded with the ceremony by Installing our Newest R.W.M Bro. Robert McCormick P.M.into the chair of King Solomon. this was done in an very Impressive and Dignified manner.

The newly Installed R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. then proceeded to install all the remaining office bearers for 2019. This was carried out in an exemplary manner.

R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. had the privilege of asking both Brethen Bro. David Truesdale P.M. & Bro. Alan Cowan both Brethren of The operative Lodge of Airdrie No203, to accept Honorary Membership of Lodge Airdrie St John No166. 


Both Brethren were delighted and privileged to accept this Honour. 


R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. then continued to confer this honour on both Brethren. 


Both Brethren replied after receiving their Honour. Bro. Alan Cowan informed the assembled brethren that his late Father was a Member of Lodge 166, also Bro. David Truesdale P.M. also spoke about his family connection with Lodge 166.

Below:   Reigning Masters of their respective Lodges that attended the Installation Ceremony of 
Bro. Robert McCormick P.M
.


Below:  R.W.M. Bro Robert McCormick 


and his office Bearers for 2018/2019



Below:  R.W.D.P.G.M. Bro. Andrew Millar 


& R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M.


Below:  Bro. David Bennett Lodge Tollcross No.1194, R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormickP.M. 

& Bro. Derek Devine P.M. Lodge St Enoch No. 1288


Below: Bro. Nathan Otago W.J.W. of Lodge Moranabh No. 516, 

Queensland Australia 


& R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M.


Below: Bro. George Warran P.M. Woodhall St John No.305. 

 

R.W.M. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. 


& Bro. John Cathcart P.M. Lodge Murdostoun Castle No.1096.



Wednesday 5th December 2018

Regular Meeting.

R.W.M. Bro. Craig Gibson with
 
Lodge Airdrie St. John No.166 Past Masters.


Saturday 24th November 2018


Visit to Lodge Boswell St. James No.1011.



Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. (Master Elect), with Newly Installed R.W.M. Bro. Martin Smith of Lodge Boswell St. James No.1011.  

A very warm welcome was extended to All visitors.


Wednesday 21st November 2018

Regular Meeting.


On Friday the 9th November 2018 the Poppy Scotland Pledge 

Celebrations had taken place within the Social Club of Lodge 166. 


A Grand total of £1918 was raised for Poppy Scotland and a further £1100 was also raised for Erskine Hospital.



Friday 9th November 2018


Lodge 166


Poppy Scotland Pledge Celebrations.


On Friday the 9th November 2018 the Poppy Scotland Pledge 

Celebrations took place within the Social Club of Lodge 166. 


The Brethren, families and friends made a massive effort in dressing-up period dress to commemorate such an important historical event. 


A Grand total of £1918 was raised for Poppy Scotland and a further £1000 was also raised for Erskine Hospital.



A Big "Thank-you", to all the Brethren that made this event a success. Well Done All.


Wednesday 7th November 2018

Regular Meeting


Sunday 7th October 2018


Lodge Airdrie St. John No.166, 


Annual Divine Service.

Wednesday 3rd October 2018


Regular Meeting.



Deputation from Lodge Blantyre Kilwinning No.557


Thursday 20th September 2018


Lodge 166 Deputation.


"Lodge Coltswood Glenboig No.1067"

Wednesday 19th September 2018


Regular Meeting.


Deputation from Lodge St. Clair No.427


Monday 10th September 2018


Lodge Deputation.


On Monday 10th September 2018 both Lodge Airdrie St. John 166 and New Monkland Montrose No.88 created their own joint history when for the first time, since the Temple was occupied in 1979, Lodge 166, the owners of the property, had conferred a degree in their own Temple while another Lodge took the chair.



Lodge 88 were holding their first official Regular meeting in the Temple and they had invited Lodge 166 to confer the degree.


At the meeting the RWM Bro. Craig Gibson received Honorary Membership of Lodge 88, which he received with grateful thanks.


At the conclusion of the meeting both RWM's, with the Trustees of each Lodge and the respective Treasurers onlooking, signed off the new tenancy agreement while the attending brethren, from both Lodges took posed for a photograph to mark the occasion. 




Wednesday 5th September 2018

Regular Meeting

Wednesday 1st August 2018


Lodge Airdrie St John No.166. 


Annual Deputation to, 


Lodge Robert King Stewart No.919


Wednesday 4th July 2018


Regular Meeting.


Wednesday 20th June 2018

Regular Meeting


Wednesday 16th May 2018


Regular Meeting.


Wednesday 2nd May 2018


Regular Meeting.


R.W.M. Bro. Craig Gibson welcomed a Large and Distinguished Deputation from Lodge Coltswood No.1067, headed by Their very own R.W.M. Bro. Gordon McLeod.


Lodge Coltswood No.1067 were invited along to confer an E.A. Degree.


The Degree was duly excutated to the usual High Standard thats expected of Lodge 1067. 


Wednesday 25th April 2018


Lodge 166 Deputation.



On Above evening Lodge 166 "Were on the Road Again" with a Deputation to Lodge St Clair No.427.


Their mission was to confer The Master Mason Degree on Two Fellow Crafts.


The Degree was confered by Bro. Robert Mair M.M. assisted by Bro. James O Ferguson P.M.


Both Brethern Gave a Marvellous and Exciting rendition of the Degree.


An Experience never to be forgotten especially for both Fellow Crafts and the Asembled Brethren.


R.W.M Bro. Alan Love gave a vote of thanks for this evening work which was appreaiciated by the assembled brethren.


At the conclusion the  Brethren were invited to lodge 427 harmony.







Monday 23rd April 2018

Lodge 166 Deputation.


On above date Lodge 166 made their first Sojourn to Lodge St George Helensburgh No.503. R.W.M. Bro Craig Gibson headed a very Large Deputation to Lodge St George. 

The M.M. Degree was the evenings labours, which was carried out by Bro. James O Ferguson P.M. assisted by Bro. Robert Mair M.M. 

The Assembled Brethren were Astonished by the performnce of this Double Act.

R.W.M. Bro. Mark Stewart gave a vote of thanks to the Duo and floor office Bearers. Bro. James Ferguson Replied.

A singing contest prevailed at Lodge Harmony with a verson of 12s/6d (12 and a tanner) resulted in favour of Lodge 166.



Wednesday 18th April 2018


Regular Meeting


Wednesday 4th April 2018


Regular Meeting


Wednesday 21st March 2018


Regular Meeting

Tuesday 20th March 2018


Lodge Deputation


Wednesday 7th March 2018


Regular Meeting.

Following the Regular meeting of the Lodge on 7th March the RWM Bro. Craig Gibson and the PDPGM Bro. James Shanks  joined the brethren of the Lodge in Harmony and thereafter presented the 2018 Charity Cheques to the following recipients: - Guide Dogs Scotland, St Andrews Hospice, Lanarkshire Cancer Care, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, MND Scotland, MacMillan Cancer Support, Parkinson’s Self-help Group, Meningitis Research and  Maggie’s Lanarkshire who each received cheques for £300-(A total of £2,700). 


Each representative gave an update on the work of their own organisation and in turn thanked the Lodge for their generous donations. It was also noted that since the presentation had been introduced in the year 2000 the Lodge had presented in excess of £40,000 in funds to non Masonic Charities.  


The RWM Bro. Craig Gibson thanked the representatives for their attendance and their ongoing work in their own field'.