During the Commission of Brother William Cowell Shepherdson as Provincial Grand Master (1984-1989), a Committee under the Chairmanship of Brother William Fleming, Immediate Past Provincial Grand Master, determined that Provincial Grand Lodge should request The Lord Lyon King of Arms to matriculate a Coat of Arms in the name of Provincial Grand Lodge as part of the Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Provincial Grand Lodge. Until that time the various symbols representing the Province were incorporated in what might be termed a Badge rather than a Coat of Arms.

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Extract of Matriculation of the Arms of Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow

William Cowell Shepherdson, Provincial Grand Master, and Alistair Henderson, Provincial Grand Secretary, having by petition unto the Lord Lyon King of Arms of date 1 July 1988 for and on behalf of


54 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, shewn; THAT the said Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow was founded of date 7 February 1739; that certain Ensigns Armorial were recorded in the Public register of All Arms and bearings in Scotland(volume 27, folio 62) of date 20 October 1927 in name of The Grand Lodge of Antient, Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland; AND the petitioners having prayed that the aforesaid Ensigns Armorial might be matriculated of new in name of the said Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow, the Lord Lyon King of Arms by Interlocutor of date 28 September 1988 Granted Warrant to the Lyon Clerk to matriculate in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland in name of Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow the following Ensigns Armorial, videlicet:-

Parted per pale in the dexter Argent, on a mount in base Vert an oak tree proper the stem at the base thereof surmounted by a salmon on its back also proper with a signet ring in its mouth or, on the top of the tree a red-breast and in the sinister fess point an ancient hand bell both proper, in the sinister Vert, on a chevron or between three towers proper a pair of compasses extended chevronwise Sable. And in an Escrol below the same this Motto


Matriculated the 7th day of february 1989. Extracted furth of the 108th page of the 69th Volume of the Public register of All Arms and Beareings in Scotland this 29th day of September 2012.

The Document is signed by Elisabeth Roads, Lyon Clerk and Keeper of the Records.