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The RWPGM and DPGM attended the Annual Divine Service of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire on Sunday 7 March 2010 held with Denny Old Parish Church. The RWPGM Brother John McKenzie made them most welcome as this was the first time Ayrshire had been represented at their Church Service.

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The RWPGM attended the Annual Communication of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire held within Lodge Zetland No.391, Grangemouth, on Wednesday 24 February 2010, the RWPGM Brother John McKenzie presiding. During the Meeting the Immediate Past Grand Master Mason, Brother Sir Archibald Donald Orr Ewing Baronet, was made an Honorary Member of the Provincial Grand Lodge in recognition of his lengthy service to Scottish Freemasonry and further cementing the link of the Orr Ewing Family with Province of Stirlingshire.

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On Friday 26 February 2010 the RWPGM attended the Annual Communication of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Dumfriesshire where the RWPGM Brother Brian Porteous presided. The main business of the evening was the Installation of the Elected Office-bearers of the Province which was conducted by the Depute and Substitute PGM of the Province. There were nine visiting PGM's in attendance.

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On 6 January RWPGM Brother Archibald Chalmers paid a visit to Lodge Georgetown No. 1170 in the Province of Renfrewshire East. RWM Brother John Watson had arranged for a second degree to be conferred by a team of Recycled Masters from the Province plus 1 PM and a PM from Ayrshire. Also present were the RWPGM of Renfrewshire East Bro David Reid and 2 of his SPGM's Brother Andrew Hosie and Brother Neil Fraser. There was a large attendance of Brethren.
The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master was invited to attend the Regular Communication of the Province of Dunbartonshire and to Head the Deputation from Sister Provinces, on Saturday 31 October 2009. The Meeting was held within the beautiful premises of Dumbarton Kilwinning No.18. Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Brother Thomas K. Leckenby presided over a very well run Communication which culminated in the Immediate Past Grand Master Mason, Brother Sir Archibald Donald Orr Ewing Bart., being admitted as an Honorary Member of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Dunbartonshire. At the close of the Meeting the Annual Dinner of the Masters and Past Masters Association took place with the President, Brother John F. Herrick, welcoming Brother Sir Archibald Donald Orr Ewing Bart. as the Guest Speaker. His subject was the Family connection with Dunbartonshire which was most interesting. The Guest was then enrolled as an Honorary Member of the Association. The photograph, below left, shows RWPGM, Bro Sir Archie and RWPGM Brother Leckenby.
The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, accompanied by Depute provincial Grand Master Brother Robert Little and Provincial Grand Secretary Brother Robert Stewart, attended the Installation of Brother Alistair Henderson as the new Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Glasgow. The Installation was held in Partick Burgh Halls and was conducted by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason Brother Charles I. R. Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont.

On Saturday 17 October, RWPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers attended the Annual Installation of Lodge Thistle and Crown No. 1167. RWM Bro. Ian Brenchley was installed into the chair for the 3rd time. Installing Masters were Bro.John Miller PM 1167 (Depute PGM Renfrewshire East) and Bro. Gordon Wade PM 1167. The Provincial Deputation was headed by Bro. David Reid RWPGM.

On Monday 12 October 2009 the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Provincial Grand Secretary Brother Robert Stewart and Worshipful Senior Warden of Lodge St Peter No.331, Brother Liam Stewart, ventured into Renfrewshire West to the Dedication of the newly rebuilt Masonic premises of Lodge Firth of Clyde No.626 in Gourock. The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Brother James Livingstone welcomed the Brethren into the Province particularly Brother Liam who was officiating at the Organ for the Dedication Service. At the close of the meeting the Right Worshipful Master Brother Norman Henderson expressed his grateful thanks for the assistance from Brother Liam.
On 18 Sep Bro. Stewart Cruickshank attended Lodge The Lodge Hope of Kurrachie No 337.The Royal Stuart Lodge No 1414 led by RWM Bro. Gavin Train visited the Lodge. The purpose of the visit was to demonstrate a degree based on the Graham Manuscript. This was researched and written by PPGM Bro. Frank Johnstone. RWPGM Bro. Tomas Bradley headed a large Deputation from the Province of Fife and Kinross, and SPGM Bro. Ian Waugh carried out the annual visitation.At the harmony after the meeting, there was a question and answer session.
On 4 September at The Anchor Lodge of Research No.1814, RWM Bro. Alex Galbraith welcomed PGL Secretary Bro. Robert Stewart into the Lodge. Bro. Robert then delivered his talk on American Freemasonry.  Also present was the Lodge Depute Master AKA RWPGM of Ayrshire Bro. Archibald Chalmers. The talk was very well received and during the harmony, Bro. Robert answered questions.
On 29 August RWPGM Archibald Chalmers visited Lodge Moorpark Renfrew No.1263 where the RWPGM of Renfrewshire East Bro David A. Reid and members of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire East, conducted a ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building of Moorpark’s Temple. After the meeting a meal, speeches and harmony were enjoyed by all present.

On 20 June, RWPGM Archibald Chalmers attended the 50th Anniversary of Lodge Douglas, East Kilbride No. 1557 with RWM Bro. James Lennox presiding.  The Celebration was carried out by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire East. RWPGM Bro. David A Reid was in the chair. Also present were PGMs Bro. David Bloomfield (Kilwinning), Bro. Tom Leckenby (Dunbartonshire) and heading the Deputation was RWPGM Bro. James Miller (Renfrewshire West), also attending were Brethren from England and Germany. New regalia was also dedicated.

On Saturday 13 June 2009 the RWPGM attended Lodge Dalhousie Bonnyrigg No.720 for the Installation of Brother Brian J. Kerley as Provincial Grand Master of Midlothian. He was accompanied by Grand Standard-bearer Brother James Bell (PM1060). The ceremonial was conducted by the MWGMM Brother Charles I. R. Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont.
The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. Archie Chalmers attended the 75th Anniversary and Re-Dedication Meeting of Lodge The Kings Park No.1386, Castlemilk Halls, Carmunnock, Renfrewshire East, on Wednesday 27 May 2009. Although a Past Master of the Lodge the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Brother David Reid invited him to attend as the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Ayrshire. The Ceremony was conducted in full by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master and his Commissioned Office-bearers with the RWM of the Lodge, Bro. James McGrouther, representing the Brethren where necessary.
On Sunday 24 May 2009 the RWPGM, accompanied by the DPGM Brother Robert Little, attended the first Divine Service of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Fife and Kinross held in St Serf's Parish Church, Lochgelly. The RWPGM Brother Tom Bradley extended a warm welcome to the many Brethren present and thanked them for their support. The Service was conducted by Brother Reverend Andrew E. Paterson, SPGM, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the entire Congregation. The hospitality of the PGL was equally enjoyed when we retired to Lodge Minto No. 385. RWPGM Brother Archie Chalmers gave a Vote of Thanks to the PGM and the PGL for a memorable day.
On Saturday 23 May 2009 the RWPGM, accompanied by DPGM R Little, S PGM N Clark and PG Secy, attended the Installation of Bro. Michael Kinnaird as PGM Aberdeenshire West. The Meeting was held in Peterculter and conducted by the MWGMM Bro. Charles Ian Robert Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont.
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