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
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
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.|
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
Team 856 - Winners of the 2017 Bowling Tournament
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
Bowling Club. The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Bro.
John W. Blackie, concluded the afternoon with a vote of thanks.
Provincial Quiz/ Fun Nights a Great Success
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
Thanks to Everyone who helped make this night a success!!
Andrew making Music
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 Supporting the Jaguars
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
|BYSS helps Caitlyn on her way to help others|
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.
Annual BYSS Sponsored Walk Raises £1, 800
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.
|St. Ronan's Primary School P7s Residential Trip|
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.
|Annual PGL Installation|
Saturday 18th February saw the Installation of the
Provincial Grand Lodge Elected Office-bearers.
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
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.
Mark Tokens and Jewels Auctioned
Gary Duff, the Provincial Grand Junior Deacon, from the
Galashiels Lodge No. 262 auctioned off a complete set
of Masonic Mark Tokens via a silent auction which bids closed on 18
February during our Provincial Grand Lodge Installation.
This was in aid of the Border Youth Support Scheme.
Also included in the collection of tokens were 2
jewels, Lodge Peebles Kilwinning No. 24 300th anniversary jewel and The
Galashiels Lodge No. 262 200th anniversary jewel both celebrated in October 2016.
Auction realised the sum of £213 which was the highest bid, bids came
from all across the Province as well as outwith the Province including
Ireland and Canada. Well done and thanks to everyone who
Bro. Norman (Centre) pictured with his two proud sons
Bro. Norman - 50 Years in the Craft
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.
a well-respected member of the Craft Norman holds Honorary Grand Rank
and has been our Provincial Grand Chaplain for 17 years.
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!!
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.
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!!