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Welcome
Please may we welcome you into the Province from the Commissioned Office Bearers & Elected Office Bearers and hope that you have the time to visit at least one of our eleven Lodges within our Province where you will be made very welcome as a visitor, after which, we do hope that when you decide to leave, it will be as a friend with fond memories of a night well spent within this Province.

As Always
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Bro. John W. Blackie
Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master









Installation of our Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master - Bro. John W. Blackie
On the 1st August 2015 Bro. John W. Blackie, Past Master of the Galashiels Lodge No. 262, Past Provincial Grand Secretary and Past Depute Provincial Grand Master was installed as the Right Worhsipful Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Roxburgh, Peebles & Selkirk Shires.

There was a fine Deputation from The Grand Lodge of Scotland, headed by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason Brother Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont who carried out the Ceremony of Installation.

Afterwards a fine dinner was served followed by speeches and entertainment.




Please click here to see some photographs from the day which have kindly been supplied by Bro. Stewart Cruikshank
Bro. John W. Blackie - RWPGM







PGL Annual Bowling Tournament




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What's Next Stop Press!!  Changes & Updates

PGL VISITATION (RWPGM)

Lodge St James BURA No 424
7 September 2017
Tyle at 7pm - PGL Deputation at 7.30pm



PGL Visitation (RWPGM)
The Galashiels Lodge No 262
11 September 2017
Tyle at 7pm - PGL Deputation at 7.30pm


PGL Visitation (WDPGM)
Lodge St. Ronan's No 856
18 September 2017
Tyle at 7pm - PGL Deputation at 7.30pm



Lodge Installation
The Haughfoot Lodge No 1824
30 September 2017 at 3pm
In Stow Town Hall



PGL General Committee Meeting
6 October 2017 at 7.30pm
In the premises of The Lodge of Melrose St. John


Remember
The Traveling Trowel is still at
Kelso & Tweed No. 58 waiting on a
deputation to make a claim for it.



Masonic Exhibition

To mark the 250 years of
Lodge St. John Jedburgh No. 104
there will be a small exhibition on display
within Jedburgh Castle Jail
 


PGL Calendars Now Available


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The Traveling Trowel

The Trowel is currently held by

Lodge Kelso & Tweed No. 58

(Captured from Lodge St. John Jedburgh No. 104 on 4th February 2016)

One way to encourage visits around the Province would be to increase the amount of Deputations invited to other Lodges.  

For those Lodges struggling to find candidates why not invite a Lodge who are lucky enough to have a queue of candidates to come as a Deputation with their candidate, work a degree and attempt to capture the Trowel =  a win/win situation for all concerned!

Lets see if we can get every Lodge in the Province to capture the Trowel at least once during the coming season.  More captures would also increase the kitty


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100 Club - Winners Announced!!


June 2017 Draw

1st ::  Kevin Ferguson  :: 30

2nd :: Alistair Little :: 16

3rd :: Danny Scott :: 10

Congratulations & Well Done!!



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Jedforest Athletics Club July 2017

BYSS Support for young Athletes in Jedburgh

Bro. Kevin Stewart, RWM of St. John Stow 216,  presents a cheque for 200 on behalf of the BYSS to Mr Brian Woods of the Jedforest Athletics Club in Jedburgh. The grant will be used to purchase equipment & training of the young athletes.

250 years of Freemasonry in Jedburgh

JEDBURGH - 250th RE-DEDICATION

JEDBURGH No 104


The 250th Anniversary of Lodge St. John Jedburgh No. 104 was celebrated on Saturday 20th May 2017 in Jedburgh Town Hall, when a deputation from the Grand Lodge of Scotland, headed by the
Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason, conducted a ceremony of re-dedication
.

On this occasion the Provincial Grand Lodge of Roxburgh, Peebles and Selkirk Shires presented a
Cheque for 1, 000 to the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason for Prostate Scotland.


Erika's Tanzania Trip.

Bro. James West of Stow, Past Master of Lodge St. John Stow No. 216 presents a cheque on behalf of the Borders Youth Support Scheme to Erika Doherty who is raising funds to enable her to go to Tanzania to help build sustainable housing.

Team 856 - Winners of the 2017 Bowling Tournament


Representatives from Lodge St. Ronan's No. 856 were the winners of the annual Provincial Bowling Tournament which was hosted by Peebles Bowling Club on Sunday 14 May 2017.

Most Lodges were represented on the afternoon and there were two Provincial Teams who all played 3 games each with 7 ends.

There was a high standard of play from all teams but the Team from Innerleithen came out on top.

The team from Galashiels (last year's winners) were the runners up and took away the Joe Lamb Memorial Shield.

The match was followed by a great meal provided by
Peebles Bowling Club.  The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Bro. John W. Blackie, concluded the afternoon with a vote of thanks.

Lodge St. Ronan's - Winners of the 2017 Bowling Tournament

Provincial Quiz/ Fun Nights a Great Success

The Provincial Quiz Night held at Lodge St James BURA No. 424 on Saturday 13th May was hailed a success, there were a good number of teams participated on the night taking up the challenge to answer the quiz masters (Bro. Drew Forsyth, WSPGM) questions (which felt like they were provided by Mensa).  The teams were able to boost their points by taking part in activities which proved to be both challenging and entertaining.  It was the Provincial Grand Masters team who came up on top, their two young stars earning most of the points of the evening.  There was also a raffle and the proceedings from this and the entry fee eared over 400 which will be donated to Prostate Scotland.


Thanks to Everyone who helped make this night a success!!



Provincial Quiz


Andrew making Music


Bro. David Robb from Lodge Peebles Kilwinning No. 24 presents a cheque to Andrew Wilson on behalf of the Borders Youth Support Scheme to assist with the costs of advanced tuition from
The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland.

BYSS - Andrew Wilson
Jed Jaguars

BYSS Supporting the Jaguars

Kevin Stewart, RWM, Lodge St. John Stow No. 216,  presents Neil Cass of Jed Jaguars Mini Rugby with a cheque from BYSS on 23 April 2017



Mark running for BYSS

Gareth Davies' (The RWM of Kelso & Tweed No. 58) Grandson, Mark Nicholson, will be running the Kelso 10k on
Sunday 16th July to raise money for the BYSS.
Should any Brother or Lodge wishing to sponsor him the money will be thankfully
received and faithfully rendered to the Province.



BYSS helps Caitlyn on her way to help others

Bro. George Donnelly of the Haughfoot Lodge No. 1824 presents a cheque from the Borders Youth Support Scheme to Caitlyn Gillie who is raising funds to go to Bolivia with the Borders Exploration Group to help Street Children and to work on other projects.
BYSS Presentation to Caitlyn Gillie


Annual BYSS Sponsored Walk Raises 1, 800


Saturday 15th April 2017 saw the PGL Borders Youth Support Scheme Annual Sponsored Walk which was hosted by Lodge St. Ronan's No. 856.  The route took the walkers along the side of the River Tweed to Cardrona and back again where there were well deserved refreshments provided by the Lodge.  1, 600 was collected on the day with at least another 200 to follow.

On conclusion the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Bro. John W. Blackie, thanked all the participants and
all the sponsors and concluded by thanking No. 856 for hosting the walk.

Next year the walk will be organised by The Haughfoot Lodge No. 1824.


Presentation to Mr BelvilleSt. Ronan's Primary School P7s Residential Trip

Bro. Bobby Heaney, Past Master of Lodge St. Ronan's No. 856 (Left) along with the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Bro. John W. Blackie (Right) present a cheque from the BYSS to Keith Belleville, the Headmaster of St. Ronan's Primary School to assist with the funding for the Primary 7's Residential Trip to London which is an excellent learning experience for the children.

BYSS Supports Peebles High School

Bro. William Porteous of Lodge Peebles Kilwinning No. 24 presenting a cheque for 200 on behalf of Provincial Grand Lodge Border Youth Support Scheme to Peebles High School Head Teacher Campbell Wilson along with Depute Head Teacher Jeremy Lee. The grant is to aid their Opportunities Pot which is used to help assist pupils who would otherwise miss out on trips etc.


Dobation to Peebles High School
Annual PGL Installation

Saturday 18th February saw the Installation of the
Provincial Grand Lodge Elected Office-bearers.

A fine deputation from the Sister Provincial Grand Lodges was welcomed in to the Lodge which was headed on this occasion by Bro. Douglas Fergie, The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of East Lothian and Berwickshire.

The Worshipful Depute Provincial Grand Master,
Bro. Michael Peutrill, installed the elected Office-bearers and the Worshipful Substitute Provincial Grand Master,
Bro. Andrew Forsyth invested the Lodge Stewards.

Afterwards, the Hawick Lodge No. 111 hosted a fine meal which was followed by a Toast List.

The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master concluded by thanking everyone for their kind support.


Norman Donald

Bro. Norman (Centre) pictured with his two proud sons


Bro. Norman - 50 Years in the Craft

On Monday 6th February 2017 Bro. Norman Donald, Past Master of Lodge St. Ronan's No. 856 celebrated being a member of the craft for 50 years.  

Bro. Norman was initiated on 6th February 1967 and was Master of the Lodge on 2000 - 2001.  

Being a well-respected member of the Craft Norman holds Honorary Grand Rank and has been our Provincial Grand Chaplain for 17 years.  

On the evening Bro. Norman stood in as the First Degree Candidate to remind him of those very first steps he took 50 years ago supported on this occasion by his two sons who are Office-bearers in the Lodge.

Congratulations and well done Norman.
An asset to the Province.

BYSS Helping to Make Music

The Borders Youth Support Scheme has given financial support to the Scottish Borders Youth Brass Band who have been raising funds to enable them to compete in the European Brass Band Contest in Ostend, Belgium in April 2017

Pictured is Bro. Douglas Paterson (Right), Past Master of Lodge St. Ronan’s No. 856 presenting a cheque for 200 to a representative of the Band.

Good luck in the European Championships!!


Innereithen

Bro. Danny Scott - Peebles Kilwinning No. 24 - 60 years in the Craft
Bro. Danny  - 60 Years in the Craft

At the Provincial Grand Lodge Visitation to Lodge Peebles Kilwinning No, 24 on Wednesday 11th January 2017 Bro. Danny Scott was presented with his 60 year diploma.

Danny is a great Freemason and is a regualar visitor within as well as outwith the Province.

Danny is pictured with the Immediate Past Provincial Grand Master Bro. Allan Marshall, Substitute Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Andrew Forsyth, Bro. Joseph Kirkpatrick, RWM Lodge Peebles Kilwinning No. 24 and Bro. Norman Donald, Provincial Grand Chaplain.

Congratulations and well done Danny!!



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