RWPGM Bro. Robert Little
 
PAST PROVINCIAL GRAND MASTERS
 
Archibald Chalmers - Appointed Provincial Grand Master February 2008 to February 2013. Initiated into Lodge Thistle No.127 in Stewarton, December 1973. Right Worshipful Master December 1981 - December 1983. Elected to Provincial Grand Committee in 1984. First Office in Provincial Grand Lodge Senior Steward in 1993. Commissioned PGL Secretary from 1998 – 2003, PGL Senior Deacon, Director of Ceremonies and Almoner before being elected to serve as Provincial Grand Master. Holds Honorary Grand Rank of Senior Deacon, serves as the Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Montana near the Grand Lodge of Scotland ). Member of Lodge The Kings Park No.1386 (Renfrewshire East) RWM 2004-2006, Lodge Stinchar Valley No.1705 RWM 2007-2009, Lodge Burns Dundonald No.1759, The Anchor Lodge of Research No.1814 (Renfrewshire West) DM 2009-2010 and Proxy Master of Lodge Thistle No.1013 (Panama). Honorary Member - MK0, No.11, No.22, No.51, No.86, No.88, No.133, No.135, No.149, No.157, No.169, No.173, No.201, No.202, No.204, No.237, No.290, No.314, No.320, No.331, No.334, No.399, No.442, No.505, No.565, No.566, No.617, No.624, No.668, No.753, No.971, No.1167, No.1212, No.1289, No.1398 and No.1822. Honorary member PGL Kilwinning. Honorary Provincial Grand Secretary PGL Lanarkshire Upper Ward. Past President No. 0 Burns Club in Kilmarnock.

Stuart Lanes RWPGM 2003 - 2008

James Stuart Lanes - Appointed Provincial Grand Master November 2003 but sadly died suddenly while holding Office. An Office-Bearer and member of PGL Committee before being commissioned as Substitute PGM 1988-1993 and 1993-1998. Depute PGM from 1998-2003. Initiated in Lodge St John No.334 New Cumnock in 1968. Right Worshipful Master 1974-1976 and 1983-1985. Honorary Member of Lodge St David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133, Lodge St Thomas No.201, Lodge St Thomas Kilwinning No.433 and Lodge St John No.497. A keen Burnsian, he was very much sought after at Burns Suppers throughout Scotland. Stuart Lanes passed to the Grand Lodge above on 3 February 2007.


John Ralston 1998 - 2003

John Husk Ralston - Provincial Grand Master November 1998 - November 2003. PGL Secretary 1983-988. Substitute PGM 1988-93. Depute PGM 1993-1998. Secretary to the PGL Fund Raising Committee for more than 15 years. Initiated in Lodge St Clement (Kilwinning) Kilmarnock No. 202 in 1966 and Right Worshipful Master thereof from 1970-1971. A founder member of Lodge Irvine Newtown No.1662 and of Lodge Burns Dundonald No.1759. Served on the Board of Grand Stewards from 1982-1988. A member of Grand Committee 1988-2006 and of the Laws and Rulings Committee. Apart from numerous Honorary Memberships in Scotland he held Honorary Membership of Lodges in England, Ireland and in the USA, but perhaps the greatest honour he has received out with his Mother Lodge is that of Honorary Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Michigan. Honorary Grand Rank of Grand Junior Warden. John Ralston passed to the Grand Lodge above on 20 May 2009.


William Rae 1993 - 1998

William Rae - Appointed Provincial Grand Master November 1993. Served in numerous offices within Provincial Grand Lodge before being commissioned as Substitute Provincial Grand Master 1983-1988. Appointed Depute Provincial Grand Master 1998-1993. Initiated in Lodge St Thomas Muirkirk No.201 in 1953 and Right Worshipful Master thereof from 1960-1961. Secretary of Lodge St Thomas No.201 for over 25 years. A founder member of Lodge Burns Dundonald No.1759. Elected to Grand Committee in 1989. Chairman of the Petitions, Complaints and Appeals Committee. Holds the rank of Honorary Grand Senior Deacon. William Rae passed to the Grand Lodge above on 4 September 2012.


Adam Cunningham

Adam Cunningham - Appointed Provincial Grand Master November 1988. Served till November 1993. Past Provincial Grand Lodge Substitute Master on two occasions. Initiated in Lodge St Andrew Kilmarnock No.126 in 1952. Right Worshipful Master 1960-1961. An affiliate member of Lodge Mother Kilwinning No.0. A founder member and first Right Worshipful Master of Lodge Burns Dundonald No.1759. Honorary member of Lodge St James Tarbolton (Kilwinning) No.135 and of numerous other Lodges across the Scottish Craft. A very well known Installing Master throughout Ayrshire and beyond and has many Masonic friendships throughout the Scottish Craft. Member of the Grand Lodge Finance Committee for many years. Honorary Grand Senior Deacon.


John Weir DSO OBE JP MA FEIS

John Weir DSO OBE JP MA FEIS - Appointed Provincial Grand Master November 1983. Served till November 1988. First PGM elected by the Brethren of the Daughter Lodges in Ayrshire without having a connection with Mother Kilwinning. Served on PGL Committee for over 21 years before being elected into his first Office within the PGL and as WSPGW. Initiated in Lodge St James (Kilwinning) Tarbolton No.135 in 1938 and Right Worshipful Master in 1948. Past Substitute Grand Master 1997. Appointed to the Board of Grand Stewards in 1958 and President of the Board in 1977. Elected to Grand Committee in 1982. Was a member of the Bye-Laws Committee, of the Museum and Library Committee and of the Publications Committee. Chairman of the Petitions, Complaints and Appeals Committee 1992-1995. Representative from the Grand Lodge of Maryland. Honorary Junior Grand Deacon. John Weir passed to the Grand Lodge above on 28 November 2005.


Thomas McColl 1978 - 1983

Thomas Armour McColl - Appointed Provincial Grand Master 1978. Served till November 1983. Substitute Provincial Grand Master 1974-1977. Initiated in Lodge Darvel No.971 in 1943, Right Worshipful Master 1957-1958. Affiliated to Lodge Mother Kilwinning No.0 in 1977, Right Worshipful Master 1977-1983. Elected to Grand Committee in 1983. Chairman 1991-1994 of the Hall and Buildings Committee and Chairman 1996-1999 of the Masonic Homes Committee. Served Grand Lodge as an Office-Bearer and Member of Grand Committee for a number of years before being promoted to Substitute Grand Master 2004-2005. Honorary Grand Senior Warden. Representative of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan. Tom McColl passed to the Grand Lodge above on 23 June 2007.


Gregor Grant
Gregor Grant - Appointed Provincial Grand Master 1962. Served till 1978.Depute Provincial Grand Master of Ayrshire 1961-1962. Initiated in Lodge St Clement (Kilwinning) Kilmarnock No.202 in 1939 and Right Worshipful Master thereof from 1945-946. Affiliated to Lodge Mother Kilwinning No.0 in 1961 and Right Worshipful Master thereof from 1963-1977. Affiliate member of Lodge Sir Robert Moray No.1641. A founder member of Lodge Irvine Newtown No.1662 and of Lodge Stinchar Valley No.1705. A Grand Steward from 1958 to 1963 and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Past Grand Treasurer. Substitute Grand Master 1978-1979. Representative from the Grand Lodge of Illinois.

Thomas Muir Wilson 1957 - 1962

Thomas Muir Wilson OBE MStJ JP - Provincial Grand Master 1957-1962. Depute Provincial Grand Master 1956-57. Initiated in Lodge St Vincent Sandyford No.553 in 1924. Right Worshipful Master 1932-1934. Affiliated to The Trades House of Glasgow Lodge No.1241 and to Lodge St David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133 in 1945. Affiliated to Lodge Mother Kilwinning No.0 in 1957. RWM of Mother Kilwinning in 1957. It was due to the intervention of Brother T Muir Wilson that the Minute Book of Lodge St David Tarbolton No.174 (The Mother Lodge of Robert Burns), covering the period from 1773-1843, was purchased when it appeared at auction in London in 1971. Honorary member of Lodge St James (Kilwinning) Tarbolton No.135. Brother T Muir Wilson was at one time the Honorary Sheriff of Ayr Sheriff Court and latterly Honorary Sheriff of Kilmarnock Sheriff Court and a former Depute Chairman of Blackwood Morton and Sons Ltd, Kilmarnock, more commonly known as the world famous BMK.


17th Earl of Eglinton and 5th Earl of Winton

Archibald William Alexander Montgomerie TD DL BA, 17th Earl of Eglinton and 5th Earl of Winton - Provincial Grand Master 1949-57. DPGM from 1948-49. Affiliated to Lodge Mother Kilwinning No.0 in 1947, RWM 1949-1957. Initiated in Lodge Apollo University Lodge No.357 (EC) in 1936. Affiliate member of Lodge Montgomerie Kilwinning No.624 and RWM 1947. MWGMM Grand Lodge of Scotland 1957-1961, previously DGM and WGSW. Grand Architect in 1948. Member of Grand Committee in 1949. Representative from the Grand East of the Netherlands, from the Grand Lodge of Quebec, from the Grand Lodge of India and from the Mark Grand Lodge of India. Honorary Member of the Grand Lodge of India. As MWGMM he gifted to GLS the Schaw Statutes of 1598 and 1599. He passed to the Grand Lodge above on 21 April 1966 aged just 51 years.


1947 - 1949
Evelyn Arthur

1941 - 1947
Wallace Cunningham of Caprington

1939 - 1941
James E Shaw

1935 - 1938
Sir Standish G Crawford

1933 - 1935
George Clark

1931 - 1933
Sir Charles Glen MacAndrew ( Later Baron MacAndrew of Firth of Clyde)

1927 - 1931
Sir Aylmer Hunter Weston

1924 - 1927
James Arthur of Montgomerie

1921 - 1924
William Hyslop of Bank

1917 - 1921
Lord Montgomerie (Afterwards the Earl of Eglinton and Winton)

1912 - 1917
Thomas W McIntyre

1908 - 1912
Colonel LG Pearson

1904 - 1908
The Earl of Cassillis

1901 -1904
Major William Muir of Caldwell

1899 - 1901
Lord Glenarthur

1896 - 1899
Hugh R Wallace of Cloncaird

1890 - 1895
The Honourable T Cochrane of Dankeith

1876 - 1879
RW Cochrane-Patrick of Woodside & Ladyland

1868 - 1878
Colonel William Muir of Caldwell

1866 - 1867
Robert Wylie, Castlepen

1865
Hugh Conn, Adela Cottage

1859 - 1864
Sir James Fergusson Bart., of Kilkerran

1858
W Cochrane-Patrick of Ladyland

1857
George Johnstone of Redburn

1853 - 1856
J Boyle Gray of Cranberry Moss

1851 - 1852
George Fullarton of Fullarton

1848 - 1850
George Johnstone of Redburn

1846 - 1847
George Fullarton of Fullarton

1842 - 1845
George Johnstone of Redburn

1840 - 1841
George Fullarton of Fullarton

1837 - 1839
George Johnstone of Redburn

1835 - 1836
George Fullarton of Fullarton

1833 - 1834
William Millar of Monkcastle

1831 - 1832
George Johnstone of Redburn

1830
G Fullarton Yr of Fullarton

1828 - 1829
Robert Montgomerie

1826 - 1827
John Smith of Swingbridgemuir

1823 -1825
Colonel Alexander Hamilton of Grange

1821 - 1822
Sir Alexander Boswell of Auchinleck

1818 - 1820
Colonel Alexander Hamilton of Grange

1817
James Crichton

1815 - 1816
Patrick Maxwell, Irvine

1813 - 1814
William Davidson of Air

1811 - 1812
Alexander McGowan of Smithston

1809 - 1810
Roberts Davidson of Drumley

1806 - 1808
William Blair of Blair

 

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