RWPGM Bro. Robert Little

 

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On 31 January, the RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169. RWM Bro. Steven Travers welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After the business the Lodge was closed and the Brethren retired for the annual Burns Supper. The RWPGM addressed and toasted the Haggis.

Pictures courtesy of Bro. Stewart Gray PM

On 26 January, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Darvel No.971 where RWM Bro. Rodney Pirrie extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge business, IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers delivered his talk on Sir Alexander Fleming. After closing the Lodge Soup, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties were served after RWPGM Bro. Robert Little addressed and toasted the Haggis.

On 23 January, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. James Newton-upon-Ayr No.125 where RWM Bro. Daniel Dunlop extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge business, the RWM and his Office-bearers conferred a Master Mason Degree on one candidate.

On 19 January, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Neptune Kilwinning No.442 where RWM Bro. Duncan Stanners extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge business, Bro. Charles Pllu PM and his team conferred a Mark degree on one candidate.

On 18 January, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. Thomas Kilwinning No.433 where RWM Bro. Wilson Clark extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge business, RWM Bro. Wilson Clark and his Office-bearers conferred an EA degree on one candidate.

On 16 January RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Coila St. Andrew No.1334 where RWM Bro. Clark McCrindle extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge business, WSW Bro. Andrew Fitzsimmons and his team conferred an EA degree on one candidate.

On 10 January, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge St. David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133.The Deputation was welcomed by RWM Bro. Edward Valance. On completion of the business, an EA Degree was conferred one candidate.

On 5 January 2017, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Troon Navigation No.86. The Deputation was welcomed by RWM Bro. Scot Govan. On completion of the business, a FC degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 21 December the RWPGM attended Lodge St. John Maybole No.11 along with a Deputation from PGLA where he marked fifty years of service to the Craft of Bro. James Roy PM. Bro. Roy was presented with a 50 year diploma in his fortieth year from occupying the chair as RWM of Lodge St. John.

Photograph courtesy of Brother Robert Green PM No.11

On 15 December, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge Neptune Kilwinning No.442 where RWM Duncan Stanners extended a warm welcome. On completion of the Lodge business, RWM Bro. Duncan Stanners and his Office-bearers conferred an EA degree on one candidate.

On 7 December, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from The Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. Peter No. 331. RWM Bro. Arthur Clark extended a warm welcome to the Deputation. After completing the business the RWM and his office bearers conferred a FC Degree on one candidate.

On 6 December RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Thistle Stewarton No.127.The Deputation was welcomed by RWM Bro. Ian Broadhurst. On completion of the business, RWM Bro. Ian Broadhurst welcomed a Deputation from Lodge St. Maurs No.1398, headed by RWM Bro. Paul Devlin. RWM Bro. Paul Devlin and his Office-bearers conferred a FC degree on one candidate.

On 4 December the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire held their Annual Carol Service in Crosshouse Parish Church. The Service was conducted by the Rev. Edward Marshall. Scripture Readings were given by Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Carrick and Annandale Bro. Hugh Bryson. Intendent General for Ayr, Dumfries and Galloway Bro. Archie Chalmers, Most Wise Sovereign of Ayr Sovereign Chapter No.20 Bro. Gavin Campbell, Worthy District Grand Matron Sister Anne Wilson, Grand Commander of Ayr Sovereign Council No.68 Bro. Ronnie Anderson, Grand Superintendent of the Provincial Royal Arch Chapter Bro. David Ramsay and Rt. Eminent District Grand Prior Bro. Samuel Dickson. RWPGM Bro. Robert Little and Rev. Edward Marshall extended a warm welcome at the beginning of the service.

On 28 November, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge St. John Royal Arch No.320.The Deputation was welcomed by RWM Bro. David Thomson. On completion of the business, an EA degree was conferred by the RWM and his Office-bearers on one candidate.

On 13 November, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge St. James Newton-upon-Ayr, No.125, where RWM Bro. James Munro extended a warm welcome. On completion of the normal business, the election of Office-bearers for 2016-2017 was carried out, and Bro. Daniel Dunlop PM was elected as RWM for the ensuing year. A MM degree was then carried out by a Deputation of Past Masters of 125 headed by Bro. Jack Heathcote PM. On completion of the degree, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented a trophy to Bro. Mervyn Stuart PM for winning the Clay Pigeon Shoot.

On 7 November, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Coila St. Andrew No. 1334. The Deputation was welcomed by RWM Bro. Scott Bell. On completion of the business, RWM Bro. Scott Bell welcomed a Deputation from Lodge St. Thomas Kilwinning No. 433 headed by RWM Bro. Wilson Clark who after taking after arranging his Office-bearers, conferred a Mark Degree on one candidate.

On 10 November, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Dunlop Caledonia No.1408. The Deputation was welcomed by RWM Bro. Johnnie Gauld. On completion of the business, including the Nomination and Election of Office-bearers for 2017-2018 and the Lodge AGM, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented a 50 Year diploma to Bro. Fraser Craig PM.

On 25 September, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Burns Dundonald No.1759.The Deputation was welcomed by RWM bro. Brian Callaghan. On completion of the business RWM Bro. Brian Callaghan welcomed a Deputation from Lodge The St. John’s Operative Lodge No.347 headed by RWM Bro. Neil Harper. After changing Office-bearers, RWM Bro. Neil Harper and his Office-bearers conferred a FC degree on one candidate.

On 24 October, DPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge St. John R.A.No.320 for the Annual Visitation. IPM Bro. Brian Gibson welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a FC degree was conferred on one candidate by the Substitute Master and Junior Warden. DPGM Bro. William Steel then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 320 a clear minute.

On 21 October, SPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge St. James Tarbolton (Kilwinning) No. 135, for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Graham McCrone welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a FC degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. James Bell then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 135 a clear minute.

On 20 October, DPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Beith St. John's Kilwinning No.157, for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. James Lamont welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a FC degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. DPGM Bro. William Steel then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 157 a clear minute.

On 18 October, SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. John (Kilwinning) Largs No.173, for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Les Pearson welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a FC degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 173 a clear minute.

On 13 October, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Prestwick No.1060 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. John Trousdale welcomed the Deputation into the lodge. Accompanying the Deputation was IPPGM Bro. John Brockie PGL Perthshire West. After completion of the business, a FC degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. RWPGM Bro. Robert Little then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA Visitation and granted Lodge 1060 a clear minute.

On 12 October, Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. Robert Little accompanied by PPGM Bro. Adam Cunningham visited Lodge Ayr St. Paul No.204 where a warm welcome was extended to both brethren by RWM Bro. Allan Brown. On completion of the business, including the Election of Office-bearers for 2016 -17, RWM Bro. Allan Brown welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Troon Navigation No.86, headed by Bro. Charles Richards PM. A FC Degree was then conferred by Lodge Troon Navigation on one candidate.

On 29 September, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Stinchar Valley No.1705.The Deputation was welcomed by RWM Bro. Fred Christie. On completion of the business, including the Nomination and Election of Office-bearers for 2017-18, a talk on Bro. Robert Service was delivered by Bro. Iain Doole IPM Lodge Mother Kilwinning. After the Lodge was closed, the fare was a fish supper for all. This was a first for the Lodge and it was agreed by all that this should be repeated.

On 27 September, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge St. Barnabas No.230. The deputation was welcomed by RWM Bro. William Robertson. On completion of the business the RWM and his degree team conferred a Mark degree on one candidate.

On 26 September, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge St. James Newton-upon-Ayr No.125. The Deputation was welcomed into the Lodge by RWM Bro. James Munro. On completion of the Lodge Business a Mark Degree was conferred by the RWM and his Office-bearers.

On 22 September, SPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Darvel No.971, for the Annual Visitation, RWM Bro. Rodney Pirrie welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a FC degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. James Bell then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 971 a clear minute.

On 21 September, SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge St. John No. 497, for the Annual Visitation. Acting RWM Bro. Alan Gardiner PM welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, an EA degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA Visitation and granted Lodge 497 a clear minute.

On 20 September, SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge St. Clement (Kilwinning) No.202, for the Annual Visitation. RWM William Bro. McLaughlan welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a Mark degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA Visitation and granted Lodge 202 a clear minute.

On 16 September, RWPGM Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Irvine St. Andrew No.149. Substitute Grand Master Bro. George Kelly headed a Deputation from Grand Lodge. RWM Bro. Mark Watt welcomed both Deputations into the Lodge and then introduced the degree team for the evening which consisted of : Bro. Mark Watt RWM, Bro. Stephen Mackie RWM 549 WSW, Bro. Robin Brown RWM 1662 WJW with Bro. Ian Murray RWM 22, Bro. Robert Murray RWM 109, Bro. Ross Gibson RWM 126, Bro. Ian Broadhurst RWM 127, Bro. William McLaughlin RWM 202, Bro. Stuart Milne RWM 505, Bro. Brian Callaghan RWM 1759 and Piper Bro. Johnny Gauld RWM 1408 who piped the Deputations into and out of the Lodge. The Team of Reigning Masters conferred an EA degree on one candidate. After the meeting Lodge Irvine St. Andrew provided the harmony, with all the proceeds for the evening going to the Provincial Grand Masters Charity Fund.

On 13 September, SPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. James Hill welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, an EA Degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. James Bell then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 169 a clear minute.

On 12 September, SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge St. James Newton-upon-Ayr No.125. RWM Bro. James Munro welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business a MM degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart then carried out the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 125 a clear minute.

On 9 September SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. Matthew Kilwinning No.549 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Stephen Mackie welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a FC Degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 549 a clear minute.

On 8 September, DPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. Marnock No. 109 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Robert Murray welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a Fellowcraft Degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. DPGM William Steel then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 109 a clear minute.

On 22 August, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge St. John R.A. No.320. RWM Bro. David Thomson extended a warm welcome to the Deputation . After the completion of the business, RWM Bro. David Thomson welcomed a large Deputation from Lodge Mother Kilwinning No.0 headed by RWM Bro. Charles Hughes. A Mark Degree was then conferred on 3 candidates by the RWM and Office-bearers of The Mother Lodge.

On 5 August Lodge St. Peter Galston No. 331 held a special meeting to confer a 1st degree on one candidate. DPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, which was welcomed into the Lodge by RWM Bro. Raymond Kerr. This was an extremely busy meeting with seven Brethren sitting in the Minstrels' Gallery. On completion of the degree RWM Bro. Raymond Kerr conferred Honorary Membership on Bro. Douglas Fraser PM of Lodge Glasgow at Glasgow No.441.

On 25 July, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge St. John Royal Arch No.320. The Deputation was welcomed welcomed by RWM Bro. David Thomson. On completion of the business, RWM Bro. David Thomson welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Troon Navigation No.86. The Deputation was headed by Bro. William Donaldson PM, who with the Office-bearers of 86 conferred a MM degree on one candidate.

On 7 July RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Neptune Kilwinning No. 442 where RWM Duncan Stanners extended the normal courtesies. On completion of the business, RWM Bro. Duncan Stanners welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Irvine St. Andrew No.149 headed by RWM Bro. Mark Ward, who along with his degree team conferred an EA degree on one candidate. After the degree, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented a 70 year to Bro. Edward Gear.

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire held their Summer Communication in the Masonic Temple, Ardrossan on 29 June 2016. The Visiting Provinces Deputation was headed by RWPGM Bro. John Henderson of PGL Galloway. Other Provinces represented were Renfrewshire East, Glasgow, Lanarkshire Middle Ward, Dumfriesshire and Kilwinning. PPGM Bro. Adam Cunningham presented trophies for the sponsored walk to RWM Bro. James Lamont Beith No.157 and for the Penny a day to RWM Bro. David Thomson St. John RA No.320.

On 27 June, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge St. John Royal Arch No.320. Prior to the Deputation entering the Lodge, a small Deputation from Lodge Dalry Blair No.290 entered to claim the Travelling Mallet. Both Deputations were welcomed by RWM Bro. David Thomson and the Travelling Mallet was handed over. The degree team headed by the WJW conferred an EA degree on one candidate.

On Friday 24 June RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169. RWM Bro. James Hill welcomed the Deputation. A MMM Degree was conferred on one candidate by the Brethren of Lodge Irvine St. Andrew No. 149.

On 21 June, IPPGM Archibald Chalmers headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. John New Cumnock No. 334. RWM Bro. James Walker extended a warm welcome to the Deputation. A MM Degree was then conferred on one candidate. IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers and Bro. Samuel Peden PM 497 SPGM took part in the degree.

On 13 June, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge St. James Newton-upon-Ayr No.125 where RWM Bro. Jim Munro extended a warm welcome. After the business was completed, a first degree was conferred on one candidate by WSW Bro. Gordon Reid and his degree team.

On 7 June, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge St. John (Kilwinning) Largs No.173 where RWM Bro. Les Pearson extended a warm welcome. On completion of the Lodge business, Bro. Steve Foster PM of Lodge The Kings Park No.1386 delivered a talk on other degrees of Freemasonry.

On 28 May RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. Thomas Muirkirk No. 201 for the Annual Meeting of the St. Thomas Lodges in Scotland. RWM Bro. William Todd welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. A second degree was then conferred on one candidate by RWM Bro. Todd, his Office-bearers and the RWMs of Lodges St. Thomas of Aberbrothock No.40, St. Thomas Larkhall No.306 and St. Thomas Kilwinning No.433. After the degree a buffet was enjoyed by all in attendance.

On 24 May, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge St. David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133, where RWM Bro. Jack Fleming extended a warm welcome. On completion of the lodge business, RWM Bro. Jack Fleming welcomed a Deputation from St. John Catrine No.497 headed by RWM Bro. David McPheators. RWM Bro. David McPheators and his degree team then conferred a FC degree. On completion of the degree, RWM Bro. Jack Fleming presented Bro. Peter McClymont PM with his 50 year Jubilee Diploma.

On 19 May, IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers visited Lodge Troon Navigation No.86 and was welcomed into the Lodge by Bro. James Gourlay PM. Lodges representing the “Water Lodges” had previously been welcomed into the Lodge with representatives from Lodges Clyde No.408, Neptune No.419 and Kelvin Partick No.1207 headed by Bro. George Greig PM of Lodge Clyde. IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers gave a presentation on the life and work of Sir Alexander Fleming.

On 13 May, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. John (Kilwinning) No.173 where RWM Bro. Les Pearson gave the Deputation a warm welcome. RWM Bro. Les Pearson then welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Firth of Clyde No. 626 headed by their RWM Bro. Nicky Stetz. After exchanging Office-bearers, the Brethren of 626 conferred a Mark degree on one candidate.

On 12 May, RWPGM Bro. Robert little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. John No.334. RWM Bro. James Walker gave the Deputation a warm welcome. After the business of the evening was completed, IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers gave a presentation on he formation of the Victoria Cross. On completion of the presentation RWM Bro. James Walker made IPPGM bro. Archibald Chalmers an Honorary Member of 334.

On 10 May, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Royal Arch West Kilbride. No.314. After a warm welcome was extended to the Deputation by RWM Bro. David Penny and the business being completed, a 3rd degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 9 May, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. John Royal Arch No.320. After a warm welcome was extended to the Deputation by RWM Bro. David Thomson and the business being completed, a 3rd degree was conferred on one candidate. On completion of the degree RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented 2 Master Mason Certificates.

On 26 April, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a deputation into Lodge St. David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133 where RWM Bro. Peter McClymont PM extended a warm welcome. After the business of the Lodge was completed, RWM Bro. Peter welcomed a Deputation from Lodge St. Thomas No.201 headed by RWM Bro. Willie Todd, who along with his office bearers conferred a second degree on one candidate.

On 25 April, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Wallace St. Hugh No.1212 where RWM Scott Bro. Pike welcomed the Deputation. On completion of the Lodge Business, RWM Bro. Scott Pike welcomed a large Deputation from Lodge Prestwick No.1060 headed by RWM Bro. John Trousdale. A Mark Degree was then conferred on one candidate. On completion of the degree PGLA Chaplain Bro. Rev. Steve Clipston dedicated new chairs for the RWM, Depute Master and Substitute Master, he also dedicated several items of regalia. The new chairs were presented to the Lodge by Bro.Tom Bell in memory of his relations who held office in Crosshill.

On 23 April, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. John (Kilwinning) No. 173. RWM Bro. Les Pearson gave the Deputation a warm welcome and then welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Royal Blues No.399 headed by RWM Bro. Derek Crawford. The RWM and the degree team from 399 then conferred a MM degree on one candidate.

On 21 April, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Irvine St. Andrew No.149 where RWM Bro. Mark Watt extended a warm welcome to the Deputation. On completion of the Lodge business, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented a 50 year jubilee certificate to Bro. William Haggarty PM. The Lodge Office-bearers then conferred an EA degree on two candidates. After the degree was completed, RWM of Lodge Firth of Clyde Bro Nicky Stetz presented the Lodge with Regalia, including a PM’s jewel, belonging to Bro. Gavin Wilson RWM of 149 1953 to 1955.

On 12 April, SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Boswell St. James No.1011 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Alistair Devlin welcomed the Deputation into the lodge. After completion of the business, a 1st degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers.This was the first new candidate for a number of years. SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 1011 a clear minute.

The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Brother Robert Little, visited Lodge Fergusson St. James No.566 in Dailly on 7 April 2016. Accompanied by a fine Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, they were received in to the Lodge by Right Worshipful Master Brother David Wason. Having witnessed the degree work, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master then presented a Diamond Certificate to Brother Gary Gibson in recognition of sixty years of Masonic Service, not only to his Mother Lodge but to many of the neighbouring Lodges in South Ayrshire.

On 6 April, SPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge St. John No.11 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. James Dickie welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a FC degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. Those taking part included the Candidate’s Father and Grandfather. SPGM Bro. James Bell then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge No.11 a clear minute.

On 5 April, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Dalry Blair No.290, for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Colin Dunn welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, an EA degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. RWPGM Bro. Robert Little then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 290 a clear minute.

IPPGM Bro. Archie Chalmers accompanied by Bro. Stewart Cruickshank attend a special meeting of Lodge St John (Kil) No.173 on Tuesday 29 March 2016. RWM Bro. Les Pearson welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Gleniffer No.1219, headed by their RWM Bro. Archie Henderson, who then conferred a FC Degree upon one candidate. This was the first time that several Lodges could meet together due to March being a five Tuesday month. A very enjoyable evening was had by all in attendance.

RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169 on Tuesday 29 March. A warm welcome was extended by the RWM Bro. James Hill. After the business an Entered Apprentice Degree was conferred on Bro. Jack McAllister who is the son of PM Jim McAllister.

Photograph courtesy of Bro. Stewart Gray PM 169

On 28 March SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Wallace St. Hugh No. 1212 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Scott Pike welcomed the Deputation into the lodge. After completion of the business, an EA degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 1212 a clear minute.

On 24 March RWPGM Brother Robert Little visited Lodge Dunlop Caledonia No.1408 where RWM Brother Johnny Gauld extended a warm welcome. During the harmony, RWM Brother Johnny Gauld gave his musings which consisted of comments on various Lodges all over Scotland.

On 16 March RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge St. John Catrine No.497 where RWM Bro. David McPheators extended a warm welcome. Included in the Deputation was Bro. George Kelly PPGM of PGL Lanarkshire Middle Ward. After the business of the Lodge was completed, RWM Bro. David McPheators welcomed a Deputation from Lodge St. Barnabas No.230 who conferred a second degree. On completion of the Degree, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented a 50 year Diploma to Bro. Hugh Bryson MM 497, PM Lodge Han Yang No.1048, Past District Grand Master of the Far East and Past Depute Grand Master.

On 8 March, SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Loudoun (Kilwinning) Newmilns No.51 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Grant Borkowski welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a Second degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 51 a clear minute.

On 7 March, SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Coila St. Andrew No.1334, for the Annual Visitation. IPM Bro. Stuart McCarlie welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a Second Degree was conferred on one candidate by the WJW and his degree team. SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 1334 a clear minute.

On 2 March, RWM Lodge St. Peter No.331 Bro. Raymond Kerr, welcomed RWPGM Bro. Robert Little into his Mother Lodge as the RWPGM. After completion of the business, RWM Raymond Kerr, then welcome a Deputation from Lodge Ayr St. Paul No. 204 headed by RWM Bro. Allan Brown. RWM Bro. Allan Brown and his Office-bearers then conferred a second degree on one candidate. After the degree, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little then presented Bro. Charles Dunnachie PM with a certificate marking 50 years of Lodge membership and service.

On 1 March, Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Brother Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Burns St. Mary No.505 where RWM Brother Stuart Milne extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge business, a Mark degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 26 February, The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Brother Robert Little and Immediate Past Provincial Grand Master Brother Archibald Chalmers visited Brother Derek Welsh PM Lodge Troon Navigation No.86 and Past Provincial Grand Senior Warden. Brother Derek has not been able to attend Provincial Grand Lodge lately owing to health issues. However The Grand Lodge of Scotland have conferred upon him the Honorary Grand Rank of Honorary Grand Jeweller which the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master decided to present to him within his own home. This honour recognises the service given by Brother Derek to his Mother Lodge, The Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire and to the Scottish Craft in general over many years of active membership. The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master expressed his gratitude and those of the Grand Lodge of Scotland when making this presentation.

On 25 February, SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Stinchar Valley No.1705 for the purpose of Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Murray Hunter welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden carried out the business of the Annual PGLA Visitation and granted Lodge 1705 a clear minute. After the Lodge was closed, the annual mini Burns Supper was held. Bro. Liam Stewart addressed the Haggis, SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden gave the Immortal Memory, DPGM Bro. William Steel gave a reading and Bro. Liam Stewart provided entertainment.

On 19 February, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge St. James Tarbolton (Kilwinning) No.135 where RWM Bro. Graham McCrone extended a warm welcome to the Deputation. On completion of the business, RWM Bro. Graham McCrone welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Coila St. Andrew No.1334 headed by RWM Bro. Scott Bell who along with his Office-bearers conferred a Mark Degree on one candidate.

On 18 February, SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Troon Navigation No.86, for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. William Bowie welcomed the deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a first degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA Visitation and granted Lodge 86 a clear minute, he then presented IPPGSW Bro. Derek Welch PM with his Honorary Grand Jeweller's jewel.

On 17 February, SPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. Andrew No.126, for the Annual Visitation. IPM Bro. Andrew Hamilton welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a Third degree was conferred on one candidate by the IPM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. James Bell then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA Visitation and granted Lodge 126 a clear minute.

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire held their February Communication in the Masonic Temple of Troon Navigation on 12 February 2016. The Visiting Provinces Deputation was headed by IPPGM Bro. David Bloomfield, Kilwinning. Other Provinces were represented by Renfrewshire East, SPGM Robert McPhee and Glasgow, SPGM Duncan MacIntosh. Brother Robert Cramb PM Thistle & Rose No.169 and Bro. Iain Gemmell PM St. James Newton-upon-Ayr No.125 were presented with their Grand Lodge certificates for service to the Scottish Craft.

On 10 February, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Ayr St. Paul No.204, for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Allan Brown welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a 2nd degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. RWPGM Bro. Robert Little then carried out the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 204 a clear minute.

On 9 February, SPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Jack Fleming welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, second degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. James Bell then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA Visitation and granted Lodge 133 a clear minute.

On 3 February DPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. Peter No.331, for the purpose of the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Raymond Kerr, welcomed the Deputation into the lodge. After completion of the business, a Second degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. DPGM Bro. William Steel then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA Visitation and granted Lodge 331 a clear minute.

RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Thistle No.127 on 2 February. RWM Bro. Ian Broadhurst welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge and then completed the Lodge business. RWM Bro. Ian Broadhurst then welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Loudoun (Kilwinning) Newmilns No.51 headed by RWM Grant Borcowski. RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented a 60 year Diploma to Bro. Allan Foote. RWM Bro. Grant Borcowski and Office-bearers of 51 then conferred a FC degree on one candidate.

RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Coila St. Andrew No.1334 on 1 February. RWM Bro. Scott Bell welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge and then completed the Lodge business. RWM Bro. Scott Bell then welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Troon Navigation No.86 into the Lodge, headed by Bro. Charles Richards PM. Bro. Richards, the PM’s and Office-bearers of 86 then conferred a MM degree on one candidate.

On 28 January RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge St. Marnock No.109 where a warm welcome was given by RWM Bro. Robert Murray. On completion of the business RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented 50 year Jubilee Certificates to Bro. David Gourley and Bro. Donald Shaw. RWM Bro. Robert Murray gave a brief resume of their Masonic career

On Tuesday 26 January Substitute Provincial Grand Master Bro. Robert Stewart headed a Deputation into Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169. RWM Bro. James Hill extended a warm welcome to the Deputation. After the business, a Eulogy was heard for Bro. Willie Thomson who served as the Lodge Treasurer for 55 years. The Speakers were Past Provincial Grand Master Bro. Adam Cunningham, Bro. Robert Cramb Snr. PM  and  Bro. Iain McLaren. The Travelling Mallet was also claimed on this occasion by Lodge St. John Royal Arch Ardrossan No.320 .

On 25 January, at the request of the RWPGM Bro. Robert Little, PGL Grand Junior Warden Bro. Stuart Muirhead headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge St. James Newton-upon-Ayr No.125. RWM Bro. James Munro extended a warm welcome to the Deputation. After the completion of business, and a Mark Degree being conferred on one candidate, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented PM John (Iain) Gemmell with a jewel for his position as Honorary Grand Standard Bearer.

RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA in to Lodge Neptune Kilwinning No.442 on 21 January. After receiving a warm welcome from RWM Bro. Duncan Stanners who conferred a second degree, PPGM Bro. Adam Cunningham presented Bro. Charles Pllu PM Secretary with a diploma marking 60 years membership of the Craft.

On 20 January, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge St. Thomas Kilwinning No. 433 where RWM Bro. Wilson Clark extended a warm welcome. On completion of the business, the MM degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 14 January, RWM Bro. Johnny Gauld welcomed the RWPGM Bro. Robert Little into Lodge Dunlop Caledonian No.1408. After the Lodge was closed RWM Bro. Johnny Gauld made the annual donations to various charities: Dunlop Community, Peter Inglis, St. Vincent Hospice Louise Strachan, Senior Citizens Meg True and Irene Kerr, Dunlop Kirk Margo McMurdo, Ayrshire Cancer Support Willie Smith and PGLA RWPGM Bro. Robert Little.

On 7 January, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a deputation from PGLA into Lodge Troon Navigation No.86. RWM Bro. William Bowie extended a warm welcome. After completing the business of the Lodge, a second degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 5 January 2016, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Dalry Blair No.290 where RWM Bro. Colin Dunn extended a warm welcome. On completion of the business of the Lodge a 1st degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 29 December RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169, where RWM Bro. James Hill extended a warm welcome. After the business, the PGM presented Bro. Robert Cramb Snr with a Distinguished Service award for completing 19 years as the Lodge Secretary. The evening was further enhanced when Honorary Membership was conferred on the RWPGM and Bro. David Miller of Lodge Dalry Blair No.290 by the RWM Bro. James Hill.

Pictures courtesy of Bro. Stewart Gay PM 169

On 28 December, RWM Bro. James Munro welcomed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. James Newton-upon-Ayr No. 125. The Deputation was headed by IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers. After concluding the business a second degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 23 December, RWM Bro. Colin Currie welcomed RWPGM Bro. Robert Little and IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers into Lodge St. Maurs No.1398. After the business of the Lodge was complete and the Lodge closed, all present were shown a DVD of the 75th Anniversary celebrations.

On 22 December, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little and IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers visited Lodge Boswell St. James No.1011 where RWM Bro. Alistair Devlin extended a warm welcome to the Deputation. After completion of the Lodge business, a first degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 16 December, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation From PGLA into his Mother Lodge St. Peter No.331 in Galston. RWM Bro. Raymond Kerr extended a warm welcome to the Deputation and after the business was completed, RWM Bro. Kerr and his Office-bearers conferred a Mark degree on one candidate. After the degree, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little and SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart presented 50 year diplomas to Bros. Alexander and Frank McEwan.

On 15 December, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little asked PGSW Bro. Martin Smillie to head a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Burns St. Mary No.505 in Hurlford. After the completion of the business, a first degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 9 December RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Ayr St. Paul No.204, where RWM Bro. Allan Brown extended a warm welcome. After completion of the business, a Mark degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 6 December the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire held their Annual Carol Service in Crosshouse Parish Church. The Service was conducted by the Rev. Edward Marshall. Scripture Readings were given by Intendent General for Ayr, Dumfries and Galloway Bro. Archie Chalmers, Rt. Eminent District Grand Prior Bro. Samuel Dickson, Most Wise Sovereign of Ayr Sovereign Chapter No.20 Bro. Neil Mitchell, Worthy District Grand Matron Sister Mary Morton, Grand Superintendent of the Provincial Royal Arch Chapter Bro. Gordon Booth, Grand Commander of Ayr Sovereign Council No.68 Bro. Archie MacKay and Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Carrick and Annandale Bro. Hugh Bryson.

On 24 November, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169, where RWM Bro. James Hill extended a warm welcome. After completion of the business, a Deputation from Lodge St. John R.A. No.320 headed by RWM Bro. David Thomson, who with his Office-bearers conferred a Second Degree on one candidate.

On 23 November Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. Robert Little, headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. John R.A. No.320 where new RWM Bro. David Thomson extended a warm welcome. After completion of the business, a Third degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers.

On 16 November, RWM Bro. Stuart McCarley, of Lodge Coila St. Andrew No.1334, welcomed a Deputation from PGLA into the Lodge. The Deputation was headed by RWPGM Bro. Robert Little. After completion of the Lodge business, RWM Bro. Stuart McCarley with the Lodge Office-bearers and Honorary Members conferred a Mark Degree on one candidate.

On 9 November RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Wallace St. Hugh No.1212 where RWM Bro. William Fisher extended a warm welcome. On completion of the business RWM Bro. William Fisher and his Office-bearers conferred a MM Degree on one candidate. After the degree, Honorary Membership was conferred on RWPGM Bro. Robert Little and IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers by RWM Bro. William Fisher.

On 5 November, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little and a Deputation from PGLA, visited Lodge St. Marnock No.109 where RWM Bro. Robert Brown extended a warm welcome. A business meeting was held in preparation for the Installation meeting.

On 30 October, the Annual Communication of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire was held in the Masonic Temple, Saltcoats. RWPGM Bro. Robert Little welcomed a visiting Deputation headed by RWPGM Kilwinning Bro. T. Wilson Aitken into the meeting. Also included in the visiting Deputation was Rt. Eminent District Grand Prior Bro. Samuel Dixon. The Installation of Office-bearers was carried out by SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden and PPSGM Bro. Archibald Patrick.

On 27 October, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge Burns Dundonald No.1759, where RWM Bro. James Miller extended a warm welcome. On completion of the Lodge business, a large Deputation from Lodge Wallace St. Hugh No.1212, headed by RWM Bro. William Fisher, was welcomed into the Lodge. Lodge 1212 then conferred the MM degree on one candidate.

On 22 October, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Prestwick No.1060, where RWM Bro. Mark Bicker welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. RWM Bro. Mark Bicker then welcomed a Deputation from Lodge St. Clement (Kilwinning) Kilmarnock No.202 headed by RWM Bro. Robert Fulton, who with his Office-bearers conferred a 3rd Degree on one candidate.

On 21 October, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge St. John Maybole No.11. where RWM Bro. Robert Green welcomed the Deputation into the lodge. After completion of the business, WSW Bro. James Dickie with the Office-bearers, conferred a 1st Degree on 1 candidate. RWPGM Bro. Robert Little then presented a 50 year Jubilee Certificate to Bro. Joseph Sturgeon who after moving to South Africa became a PM of Lodges Athol No.1442 and Brakpan No.1113.

On 20 October, DPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. John (Kilwinning) No.173, for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Andrew Park welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a 2nd degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. DPGM Bro. William Steel then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 173 a clear minute .

On Sunday 18 October 2015 a number of Brethren attended Ayrshire Central Hospital in Irvine, to witness Brother Joe Baird, PM of Lodge Thistle No.127, receive his 60 year Membership Diploma from the RWM of his Mother Lodge, Brother Ian Broadhurst. Several other Brethren from Lodge Thistle were present as was the RWPGM Bro. Robert Little and Past PGM Bro. Adam Cunningham. His wife Anne and son Bro. Lindsay and his wife were pleased to see so many attend. The President of Kilmarnock No.0 Burns Club, (Bro.) John Campbell, attended to represent the Club of which Joe and Anne have long been members of. His faithful friends and constant companions, Brothers Colin Brotherton PM  MK0, Ian Stuart PM 566 and Bro. Andy Dick MM 22 were delighted to see Bro. Joe looking so happy to receive the Diploma. Bro Joe even managed to entertain the Brethren with a few words of appreciation. Typical of Bro. Joe –Dae ye think ye’ll be able to come back for mah 70th Diploma!!

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire held a Race Night in the premises of Lodge St. James Newton-upon-Ayr No. 125 on 17th October. The night was sponsored and run by George McCurdy W.J.W. of Lodge St Barnabas No.230 with the Races being sponsored by - Race 1 Powercraft Power Tools; Race 2 Bud Gauld Properties; Race 3 Iain Gemmell; Race 4 George Reid and Ross Gibson, Race 5 Garry Kennedy; Race 6 Lodges 230 & 497, Race 7 RMR Consultants; Race 8 Robert Little; Race 9 Adam Cunningham.

On 16 October, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge St James Tarbolton (Kil) No.135 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Tom McLeod welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a Second degree was conferred on one candidate by the WSW and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 135 a clear minute.

On 15 October, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Beith St. Johns No.157, for the Annual Visitation. IPM Bro. Gavin Baker welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a Mark degree was conferred on one candidate by the IPM and Office-bearers. RWPGM Robert Little then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA Visitation and granted Lodge 157 a clear minute.

On 13 October SPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Royal Arch No.314, for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. David Penny welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a second degree was conferred on one candidate by the Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. James Bell then carried out the business of Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 314 a clear minute.

The 75th Anniversary Celebrations of Lodge St Maurs No.1398 was held on Saturday 10 October 2015 with RWM Bro. Colin Currie presiding. The Ceremony was conducted by RWPGM Bro. Robert Little assisted by SPGM Bro. Robert W. Stewart (acting PG Chaplain) and PG DoC Bro. Robert A. McCroskie. After the ceremony a Dinner was held in the Lodge Social Club to which the Provost of East Ayrshire Mr Jim Todd and local Minister Rev John Urquhart accompanied the assembly. At the end of the Toasts and Replies the RWM, assisted by several of his Office-bearers, presented the following Cheques; The Samaritans (Via Provost Todd) £1000; Christian Aid (Via Rev John Urquhart) £1000; PGL Funds £1000; Local Scouts & Guides £1000; the local  Maxwell Church £500 and the Charity “Send a Message” £500. A magnificent amount of £5,000. Well done Lodge St Maurs No.1398.

On 8 October SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Prestwick No.1060 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Mark Bicker welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a Second degree was conferred on two candidates by the Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart then carried out the PGLA business of the visitation and granted Lodge 1060 a clear minute.

On 2 October, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the PGLA into Lodge St. John (Kilwinning) Kilmarnock No.22 and was welcomed by IPM Bro. John Muir. After completing the Lodge business, IPM Bro. John Muir welcomed a Deputation from The Mother Lodge headed by RWM Bro. Iain Doole. RWM Bro. Iain Doole and his Office-bearers then conferred a first degree.

On 1 October, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little led a Deputation into Lodge Troon Navigation No. 86. DM Bro. William Donaldson PM welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge and after completion of the business, a 3rd degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 30 September SPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge The Bonnie Doon No.565 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. James Young welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business and the Lodge AGM, SPGM Bro. James Bell carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 565 a clear minute.

On Tuesday 29 September SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart led a Deputation from the PGL Ayrshire into Lodge Thistle & Rose No.169. His special Guest that evening was Worthy Bro. Mel Olsen Past DDGM of District 5 of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon. On completion of the business the Mother Lodge of Scotland conferred an EA degree on one candidate. The RWM Bro. James Hill then conferred Honorary Membership on the Substitute Provincial Grand Master.

On 29 September, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Boswell St. James, No.1011, where Bro. David Harvey PMM extended a warm welcome. On completion of the business, the Past Masters of the Lodge conferred a Fellowcraft Degree.

On 25 September RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Tarbolton (Kilwinning) St. James No.135. RWM Bro. Tom MacLeod welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge and after the completion of the business, welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Prestwick No.1060 headed by RWM Bro. Mark Bicker. RWM Bro. Mark Bicker and his Office-bearers then conferred a second degree on one candidate.

On 22 September, DPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. Clement (Kilwinning) Kilmarnock No.202 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Robert Fulton welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a FC degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. DPGM Bro. William Steel then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA Visitation and granted Lodge 202 a clear minute.

On 16 September, SPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. John No.497 for the Annual Visitation. IPM Bro. John McCulloch welcomed the Deputation into the lodge. After completion of the business, a first degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers. SPGM Bro. James Bell then carried out the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 497 a clear minute.

On 15 September, SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Burns St. Mary No. 505, for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Stuart Milne welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a First degree was conferred on one candidate. SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden then carried out the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 505 a clear minute.

On 14 September, SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie headed a Deputation into Lodge St. James Newton-upon-Ayr, No.125, for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. James Munro welcomed the deputation into the lodge. After completion of the business, a third degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and office Bearers. Bro. Raymond McDonald PM was presented with a 50 year diploma by SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie and RWM Bro. James Munro. SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie then carried out the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge 125 a clear minute .

On 10 September, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge St. Marnock No. 109, for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Robert Brown welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a first degree was conferred on one candidate by his father and brother. After the degree, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little carried out the business of the visitation and granted Lodge 109 a clear minute.

On September, SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169 for the Annual Visitation. RWM bro. James Hill welcomed the Deputation and after the business of the evening including a second degree, was completed, SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden granted the Lodge a clear minute.

On 1 September Depute Provincial Grand Master Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Thistle No.127 for the annual Visitation. IPM Bro. John Anderson welcomed the Deputation and after the business of the evening was completed, DPGM Bro. William Steel granted the Lodge a clear minute.

On 26 August RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge St. Maurs No.1398 where RWM Bro. Colin Currie extended a warm welcome. After the business of the evening was completed RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented a 50 year diploma to Bro. James Robertson who now lives in Melbourne. RWM Bro. Colin Currie also made a presentation to Bro. Robertson.

On 11 August, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Loudoun (Kilwinning) Newmilns No.51 where RWM Bro. Grant Borcowski extended a warm welcome. An EA degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Brethren of 51.

On 7 August RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Dalry Blair No.290. RWM Bro. Gordon Hughes welcomed the deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a Deputation from Lodge St. John Royal Arch No.320, was welcomed into the Lodge. A Mark Degree was conferred on two candidates by the IPM Bro. Colin Hannah and the Brethren from 320.

On 6 August RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Neptune Kilwinning No.442. RWM Bro. Duncan Stanners welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a Deputation from Lodge Fergusson St. James No.566, headed by RWM Bro. David Wason, was welcomed into the Lodge and Conferred a MM Degree. IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers presented the Lodge with a framed picture of the Lodge Office-bearers and visiting dignitaries at the 150th celebration on 6 February 2015.

On Monday 27 July the RWPGM Bro. Robert Little, accompanied by several members of PGLA including Bro. Alan Gibb PG Chaplain of PGLLMW attended the Regular Meeting of Lodge St John RA No.320 to witness an excellent Master Mason Degree conferred by RWM Bro. Robert Culbert and members of Lodge Troon Navigation No.86. IPPGM Bro. Archie Chalmers presented Bro. Iain Gemmell PM No.125 with a personal letter of congratulations from the MWGMM in connection with his recent completion of a tour of all Scottish Lodges in Scotland. 

The RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Neptune Kilwinning No.442 on 2 June where they were warmly welcomed and received by the RWM Bro. Duncan Stanners. RWM Bro. Duncan Stanners then welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Irvine St Andrew No.149 which was headed by their own RWM Bro. Mark Watt and invited him to preside. Headed by RWM Bro. Mark Watt, the Brethren from Lodge Irvine St Andrew the gave an excellent rendering of the FC degree which was well received by the 102 Brethren in attendance.

The Quarterly Communication of PGLA was held on 24 June in the Masonic Temple of Lodge Royal Blues No.399. Sister Provincial Grand Lodges were represented from Dumfriesshire, Glasgow, Kilwinning, Renfrewshire East, and Stirlingshire. The Deputation was headed by RWPGM of Stirlingshire Bro. Alistair T. Marshall who was recently installed as RWPGM. The normal business was worked through and prizes were presented to RWM Bro. Tom MacLeod of Lodge St James Tarbolton (Kil) No.135 for winning the PGL Golf tournament and for fund raising on the Masters' walk, to RWM Bro. Stewart Milne of Lodge Burns St Mary No.505 who was part of the team that won the PGLA Quiz, and to RWM Bro. Raymond Kerr of Lodge St Peter No.331 who won the fund raising salver for the penny a day scheme. The presentation of the prizes was assisted by the three RWPGMs. RWPGM Bro. Robert Hughes PGM Dumfriesshire, Bro. T. Wilson Aitken PGM Kilwinning and Bro. Alistair T. Marshall PGM Stirlingshire.

On 16 June RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. John (Kil) No.173. The RWPGM welcome into the Deputation, IPPGM of Perthshire West Bro. John Brockie and PGJW of Renfrewshire East Bro. George Bell. RWM Bro. Andrew Park welcomed a large number of visiting brethren including the PGLA Deputation. A mark degree was then conferred on 3 Brethren, after which Honorary Membership was given to Bro. Gordon Alexander PM of Lodge Langside No.955.

On 9 June RWM Bro. James Hill, Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169, welcomed a Deputation into the Lodge from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire headed by RWPGM Bro. Robert Little. Also in the Deputation was Bro. William Fleming SPGM PGL Renfrewshire East and Bro. George Bell WPJGW also from PGL Renfrewshire East. After the completion of the business, the Mark degree was conferred on 3 candidates.

On 6 June Lodge St. John No.497 Catrine held a special meeting. RWM Bro. Andrew Honeyman welcomed into the Lodge, a Deputation from Lodge St. Johns' Campbeltown No.141 headed by RWM Archibald Martin. RWM Bro. Honeyman then welcomed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire headed by RWPGM Bro. Robert Little, and RWPGM Bro. Kenneth Johnston RWPGM of the Province of Argyll and the Isles. RWM Bro. Martin and his Office-bearers then conferred the MM degree on one candidate.

On 5 June, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge St. John (Kilwinning) Kilmarnock No.22 where RWM Bro. Ian Murray extended a warm welcome. After the business was completed all present enjoyed a buffet.

On 2 June RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge St. John (Kil) Largs No.173. RWM Bro. Andrew Park welcomed the Deputation into the lodge. After completion of the business, the Lodge was closed and Mr Adam Gains from Prostate Scotland gave a talk on Prostate Cancer. At the end of the talk, Mr Gains was presented with a cheque amounting to the proceeds of the collection.

On 22 May, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little attended a Charity Dinner organised by Lodge Ayr St. Paul No. 204. Also in attendance was the President of the Ayr Battalion Gillian Hay along with 11 other members. The dinner was in aid of the Ayr Battalion of the Boys Brigade. After an excellent dinner and the normal toasts, Grand Almoner Bro. Thomas Constable Smith gave an overview of the charitable work of Grand Lodge, IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers gave a talk on the work of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire and SPGM Bro. James Bell proposed a toast to 204 with the reply by Bro. Stephen Cosh JD 204. WJW Bro. Robert O’Neil proposed a toast to the Ayr Battalion of the Boys Brigade, and President Gillian Hay replied. RWM Bro. Arthur Brown presented a cheque for £1000 which the President Gillian Hay, accepted on behalf of the Ayr Battallion. £100 was presented to Bro. Thomas C. Smith for the Grand Lodge of Scotland and £100 to RWPGM Bro. Robert Little for the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire. Vice President John Inglis then gave a talk on the setting up of the Boys Brigade. The evening was concluded with the singing of the Boys Brigade Hymn "Will Your Anchor Hold" followed by the National Anthem.

On 21 May, Bro. Duncan Stanners, RWM of Lodge Neptune Kilwinning No.442 in Saltcoats, welcomed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire headed by RWPGM Bro. Robert Little. On completion of the business, RWM Bro. Duncan Stanners welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Royal Blues No. 399 headed by RWM Derek Crawford into the Lodge. A FC Degree was then conferred by Lodge Royal Blues on one candidate.

On 13 May, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge Ayr St. Paul No.204 where RWM Bro. Arthur Brown extended a warm welcome. RWM Bro. Arthur Brown then welcomed a large Deputation from Lodge St. Thomas Kilwinning No. 433 headed by RWM Bro. George Ferguson. A FC degree was then conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers from 433.
The Annual Charity degree in Lodge Girvan St. Johns No.237 was held on 9 May 2015. RWM Bro. William Agnew welcomed a Deputation from PGLA headed by RWPGM Bro. Robert Little. A Deputation from Lodge St. James (Kilwinning) Tarbolton No.135 headed by RWM Bro. Tom MacLeod was then welcomed in to the Lodge. The RWPGM presented a diploma for 60 years faithful service to Bro. David Kirkpatrick. Lodge St. James carried out the business of the meeting by conferring the second degree on one candidate. Monies raised for local charities was over £300 at the close of the meeting. Raffles and regalia sales were still to be included following the meeting.

On 7 May RWPGM Bro. Robert little headed a Deputation into Lodge Beith St. Johns No.157 where RWM Bro. James Lamont extended a warm welcome. After completion of the business, an EA degree was conferred on one candidate. The photos include the Triples Bowling Cup and members of the team that won the Triples Bowling competition.

SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart headed a Deputation into Lodge Burns St. Mary No.505 on 5 May where RWM Bro. Stuart Milne extended a warm welcome. A large Deputation from Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169 headed by RWM Bro. James Hill was then welcomed into the Lodge and conferred a MM degree.

On 28 April DPGM Bro. William Steel headed a small Deputation into Lodge Loudoun (Kilwinning) Newmilns No.51, where a warm welcome was extended by RWM Bro. Grant Borkowski. After the completion of the business, RWM Bro. Borkowski welcomed a Deputation of members of the Widow’s Sons headed by President Bro. Angus Park PM Lodge St. Conval No.1359 who then conferred an EA degree on a substitute candidate. There was a good attendance from within and out with the Province.

Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Brother Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Wallace St. Hugh No.1212 where Right Worshipful Master Brother William Fisher extended a warm welcome.

After the completion of the business, Immediate Past Provincial Grand Master Brother Archibald Chalmers gave his talk on the Copycats of Freemasonry, which was well received by all present.

The Quarterly Communication was held in the Masonic Halls, London Road Kilmarnock on 24 April. The new PGLA Standard was unveiled by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. Robert Little. The Deputation from the Sister Provinces was headed by Bro. John S. Miller RWPGM of Renfrewshire East.

On 20 April, RWM Bro. Stuart McCarlie welcomed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, headed by RWPGM Bro. Robert Little into Lodge Coila St. Andrew No.1334. After completion of the business, RWM Bro. Stuart McCarlie welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Douglas No.1557, headed by RWM Bro. Michael Dailly who then conferred the EA degree on one candidate.

On 17 April, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Boswell St. James No.1011 where IPM Bro. Laurence Gallagher extended a warm welcome. A Deputation from Lodge St. Barnabas No.230 headed by RWM Bro. David McLeod was then welcome into 1011. After witnessing an EA degree, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented a 60 year diploma to Bro. John Boyd of 1011 and PM of 230.

On 14 April, SPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Boswell St. James No.1011. After receiving a warm welcome from RWM Bro. Thomas Campbell and enjoying a second degree, SPGM Bro. James Bell conducted the business of the Annual Visitation and granted a clear minute.

On 9 April 2015 Bro. George Russell Kelly Right Worshipful Substitute Grand Master Mason visited Lodge Prestwick No.1060 to witness an Entered Apprentice Degree conferred by RWM Bro. Mark Bicker. The candidate was Steven Bicker the son of the Master. The RWSGMM was accompanied by the Provincial Grand Master Bro. Robert Little and Bro. James Bell Grand Treasurer.

Photographs courtesy of Bro. Stewart Gray PM Lodge 169.

On 9 April, SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart headed a Deputation into Lodge Dunlop Caledonia No.1408 for the Annual Visitation by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire. RWM Bro. Matthew Brown welcomed the Deputation and after the business was completed, SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart carried out the business of the Visitation and granted a clear minute.

On 7 April, SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Dalry Blair No.290. After receiving a warm welcome from RWM Bro. Gordon Hughes and witnessing a second degree, SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie conducted the business of the Annual Visitation and granted a clear minute.

On 2 April, RWM of Lodge Troon Navigation No.86, Bro. Robert Culbert welcomed a small Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a Deputation from Lodge Burns St. Mary No.505 headed by RWM Bro. Stewart Milne, was welcomed into the Lodge. The Brethren of 505 then conferred a Mark Degree.

On 1 April RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge St. John Catrine No.497 where RWM Bro. Andrew Honeyman extended a warm welcome. RWM Bro. John Ross Fleming headed a Deputation from Lodge St. David (Tarbolton) Mauchline into 133 and then conferred a FC degree on one candidate.

On 30 April, RWM Bro. William Fisher welcomed a Deputation from PGLA headed by RWPGM Bro. Robert Little, into Lodge Wallace St Hugh No.1212. After witnessing a FC degree on one candidate, DPGM Bro. William Steel accepted the mallet to carry out the business of the Annual Visitation. RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented 50 year Jubilee Certificates to Bro. Hugh McEwan PM and Bro. William McConnell who both joined on the same night. Bro. Nick Robb PM who also attended the presentation, was RWM on the occasion of their Initiation.

On 26 March at Lodge Dunlop Caledonia No.1408, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into the Lodge. Also in the Deputation was RWPGM Bro. Thomas Davidson and PPGM Bro. George Kelly from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward. A Deputation of “Friends from airts and pairts” headed by Bro. Andrew Brown, RWM of Lodge Sanquhar Kilwinning No.194 was then received and conferred a 1st Degree on one candidate.

On 23 March IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers visited Lodge St. John Royal Arch No.320. After being welcomed by RWM Bro. Brian Gibson and the business being completed, IPPGM delivered a lecture on the Victoria Cross.

SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie headed a Deputation into Lodge Royal Arch No.198 on 17 March for the purpose of the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Thomas James welcomed the Deputation and after the business was completed conferred a second degree. SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie then carried out the business of the visitation and granted a clear minute.

On 10 March, SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden headed a Deputation into Lodge Burns Dundonald No.1759 for the Annual Visitation by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire. RWM Bro. William Nicol welcomed the Deputation and after the business was completed conferred a second degree. The SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden carried out the business of the visitation and granted a clear minute.

On 5 March, Bro. Robert Culbert, RWM of Lodge Troon Navigation No.86, welcomed a large Deputation from Lodge Greenock St. John No. 175 headed by RWM Bro. Marshall North. Lodge Greenock St. John's then conferred a FC degree on one candidate. RWM Bro. Robert Culbert presented RWM Bro. Marshall North with a decanter to mark the 225th anniversary of 175.

RWPGM Bro. Robert Little and a Deputation from PGLA visited Lodge Burns St. Mary No.505 on 3 March. RWM Bro. David Wallace extended a warm welcome to the Deputation and after the business was completed extended a warm welcome to a Deputation from Lodge St. Maurs No.1398, headed by RWM Bro. Colin Currie. Lodge 1398 then conferred a Mark Degree on one candidate.

On 2 March 2015, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from the PGLA into Lodge Coila St. Andrew No.1334 where RWM Bro. Stuart McCarley extended a warm welcome. A FC degree was conferred on one candidate and the RWPGM granted 1334 a clear minute.

On 26 February, DPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation into Lodge Stinchar Valley No.1705 for the Annual Visitation by PGLA. RWM Bro. Murray Hunter welcomed the Deputation and conducted the AGM. The DPGM Bro. William Steel carried out the visitation and granted a clear minute. After the meeting the annual mini Burns Supper took place. Bro. Robert Little PM addressed the Haggis, Bro. Archibald Chalmers PM delivered the Immortal Memory, Bro. Liam Stewart provided musical entertainment and Bro. William Agnew PM 237 gave 2 readings.

On 24 February, PPGM Bro. Adam Cunningham headed a Deputation from PGLA to Lodge St David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133 accompanied by SPGM Bro. James Bell and PG Piper Bro. Ian Gemmell. RWM Bro. John Fleming welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge and after witnessing an EA Degree conferred by Bro. Billy Niven DM, PPGM Bro. Adam Cunningham presented Bro. John Connelly PM Treasurer with a 50 year diploma in recognition of his services to Freemasonry.

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On Tuesday 24 February the Depute Provincial Grand Master Bro. William Steel visited Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169. A warm welcome was extended by the Right Worshipful Master Bro. James Hill. After the completion of the business a second degree was conferred on one candidate.

Picture courtesy of Bro. Stewart Gray PM 169

RWM Bro. Robert Fulton welcomed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. Clement (Kilwinning) Kilmarnock No.202 on 24 February. After the business of the evening was completed, IPPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers delivered his talk on “The Copy Cats” of Freemasonry.

On 23 February, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge St. James Newton-upon-Ayr No.125 where RWM bro. James Munro extended a warm welcome. WJW Bro. Gordon Reid and his conferring team conferred a second degree.

On 20 February, at Lodge Tarbolton (Kilwinning) St. James No.135, RWM Bro. Tom MacLeod welcomed RWPGM Bro. Robert Little and then a Deputation from Lodge Coila St. Andrew No.1334 headed by RWM Bro. Stuart McCarly. Lodge Coila St. Andrew conferred a Mark degree on one candidate.

The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master headed a Deputation in to Lodge Fergusson St James No.566 on 19 February. After the business of the meeting was complete, the Right Worshipful Master Bro. David Wason conferred Honorary membership on the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master.

At Lodge Troon Navigation No. 86 on 19 February, RWM Bro. Robert Culbert welcomed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, for the Annual Visitation. The Deputation was headed by SPGM Bro. Robert Stewart, who after witnessing an EA degree, granted 86 a clear minute.

Lodge Neptune Kilwinning No.442 celebrated 150 years of Freemasonry in Saltcoats on 14 February 2015. A Deputation from Grand Lodge headed by The RWSGMM Bro. George Kelly was received followed by a Deputation from PGLA headed by RWPGM Bro. Robert Little. After receiving the mallet and changing his Office-bearers, the RWSGMM proceeded to the Ceremony of Rededication where he was assisted by Grand Director of Ceremonies Bro. William H Gauld and Grand Chaplain Bro. Robert Craig. At the close of the ceremony the Brethren retired to the Lauriston Hotel where a celebratory meal was held with the usual toasts and entertainment presented.
The Quarterly Communication was held at Troon on 13 February. Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies Bro. Robert McCroskie presented a Deputation form The Provincial Grand Lodge of Kilwinning headed by PPGM Bro. David Bloomfield and a Deputation from the Grand Lodge of Scotland headed by RWPDGMM Bro. Hugh Bryson. after the business was complete RWPDGMM Bro. Hugh installed PGL Chaplain Bro. Steven Clipson in to Office in his new Commission. The RWPGM Bro. Robert Little then presented Bro. Archie Jay PM Lodge St Marnock No.109 with his Diploma as Honorary Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge and Bro. Ian McBreen PM Lodge St Matthew Kilwinning No.549 with his Diploma as Honorary Grand Bible-bearer.
On 11 February RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Ayr St. Paul No.204 for the Annual Visitation. Also in the Deputation was DPGM Bro. William Steel, IPPGM Bro. Alistair Henderson PGL Glasgow, Bro. John McLean Honorary Depute PGM, SPGM Bro. Duncan McIntosh , SPGM Bro. William Newlands and from Renfrewshire East PGJW Bro. George Bell. After the business was completed, an EA degree was conferred on one candidate. On completion of the degree, IPPGM (Glasgow) Bro. Alistair Henderson presented WSW Bro. Stewart Cruickshank with a jewel to mark the Honorary Provincial Grand Rank of Architect in the Province of Glasgow, previously conferred by Bro. Alistair. DPGM Bro. William Steel then conducted the annual visit and granted 204 a clear minute.

On Tuesday 10 February SPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from PGLA in to Lodge St David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133 for the purpose of the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. John Fleming extended a warm welcome to the Deputation and after the business was completed, conferred the FC Degree on one candidate. SPGM Bro. James Bell then carried out the Annual Visit and granted the Lodge a clear minute.

SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden headed a Deputation form PGLA into Lodge St. Barnabas No.230 on 10 February for the Annual visitation.

RWM Bro. David McLeod extended a warm welcome to the Deputation and after the business was completed, conferred an EA degree on one candidate.

SPGM Bro. Samuel Peden then carried out the annual visit and granted 230 a clear minute.

On 8 February, RWM Bro. Jack Fleming Lodge St David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133 along with RWPGM Bro. Robert Little and a number of Brethren visited Bro. William Milligan PM at Springhill House, Kilmarnock. RWPGM Bro. Robert Little presented Bro. William with his certificate and Jewel as Honorary Grand Bible Bearer.

SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie headed a deputation from the PGLA into Lodge St. Peter No.331 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Raymond Kerr welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After a FC degree was conferred, SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie conducted the visitation and granted a clear minute.

On 3 February, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a small Deputation into Lodge Boswell St. James No.1011 where IPM Bro. Lawrence Gallacher extended a warm welcome. After completion of the business, a 1st degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 29 January, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a small Deputation into Lodge Prestwick No. 1060 where RWM Bro. Mark Bicker extended a warm welcome. On completion of the business, a MM degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 15 January, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a small Deputation into Lodge Troon Navigation No.86, where RWM Bro. Robert Culbert extended a warm welcome. On completion of the business, a MM degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 21 January RWPGM bro. Robert Little was welcomed into Lodge St. John Maybole No. 11 by RWM Bro. Robert Green. When the business was completed a FC Degree was conferred on one candidate.

On 15 January, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a small Deputation into Lodge St. Marnock No. 109 where RWM Bro. Robert Brown extended a warm welcome. On completion of the business an EA degree was conferred on one candidate. After the degree RWM Bro. Robert Brown presented Bro. Robert Gilmour PM with a trophy for winning the Lodge indoor bowling competition.

On 13 January, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge Royal Arch West Kilbride No.314. RWM Bro. David Penny welcomed the Deputation for PGLA into the Lodge and after the business was completed, an EA degree was conferred on two candidates.

On 8 January, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little and Bro. Stewart Cruickshank attended the meeting of Lodge Dunlop Caledonia No.1408 where RWM Bro. Matthew Brown welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. At the close of the meeting several guests were invited into the harmony for the presentation of charity cheques. The guests and the organisation represented were as follows:- Willie Smith Ayrshire Cancer Support; Peter Inglis Dunlop Hall Committee; Sadie Whitford Dunlop Hall Committee; Margo McMurdo Dunlop Church; Louise Strachan St. Vincent Hospice; Margaret True Dunlop Senior Citizens; Irene Kerr Dunlop Senior Citizens. The Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire also received a cheque.

On 30 December RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a Deputation into Lodge Thistle and Rose No. 169 where RWM Bro. James Hill extended a warm welcome to all. RWPGM Bro. Robert Little was pleased to welcome SPGM Bro. William Fleming and SD Bro. George Bell both of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire East into the Deputation. After the business and a second degree was completed IPM Bro. Robert Kerr presented a cheque for £425 to Bro. Colin McPhail, who accepted the cheque on behalf of Erskine Hospital.

On 18 December RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge Neptune Kilwinning No. 442 in Saltcoats where RWM Bro. Duncan Stanners extended a warm welcome to the Deputation. After the business of the evening was completed, a second degree was conferred.

On 17 December RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge St. Thomas Kilwinning No. 433 in Dalmellington where RWM Bro. George Ferguson extended a warm welcome to the Deputation. After the business of the evening was completed, an Entered Apprentice degree was conferred.

On 7 December the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire held their Annual Carol Service in Crosshouse Parish Church. The Service was conducted by the Rev. Edward Marshall.

On 1 December, RWPGM Bro. Robert Little visited Lodge Coila St. Andrew No.1334 where RWM Bro. Stuart McCarlie extended a warm welcome. Lodge The Bonnie Doon No.565 conferred the FC degree on one candidate.

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