On Wednesday 5 December 2018, Substitute Provincial Grand Master, Brother Duncan Mackintosh, was on duty at the Installation Ceremony of Partick St. Mary's Lodge, No. 117. He was accompanied by Brother Frederick G. Quinn, Provincial Grand Almoner.
The Provincial Deputation were in attendance to witness the Installation of Brother Alan Cuthill as Master of the Lodge. Brother Cuthill is a Substitute Provincial Grand Master and was delighted to see his colleagues from Provincial Grand Lodge there to support him and his Lodge.
Brother Cuthill was installed as Master by Brother Stanley MacLeod, a Past Master of the Lodge and Brother Dale Curless, a Master Mason of the Lodge and Past Master of Lodge Montrose Kilwinning No. 182. They were also assisted by Brother Ross Mennie, a Past Master of 117 during part of the Ceremony.
The occasion was enhanced by the sound of the pipes and this was very kindly provided by Brother Donald MacKenzie who is an Honorary Member of the Lodge.
Also installed on the evening were the new Wardens of the Lodge, Brother Andrew McGroarty, Senior Warden and Brother James Gallagher, Junior Warden.
The Lodge is about to enter its 250th Anniversary Year and Brother Cuthill had this message for those who supported his Installation - " Sincere and grateful thanks to everyone who attended the Installation of Partick St. Mary's Lodge, No. 117, on Wednesday 5th December 2018, thirty one years to the night when I was first installed as Master in 1987. It was a fantastic evening and a delight to see so many old faces and new ones as the Lodge moves forward into its 250th year. Thank you to my Installing Masters Brother Stanley MacLeod and Brother Dale Curless. Also, to Brother Duncan Mackintosh and Brother Fred Quinn from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow and all the Past Masters and Office Bearers of Partick St. Mary's Lodge and all the visiting Brethren for making it a memorable and enjoyable night for everyone. Finally, congratulations to all the new office bearers in this, our special anniversary year. My sincere and grateful thanks". Brother Cuthill is pictured below with his Installing Masters and his Immediate Past Master, Brother Graeme D. Cameron.
The Installation was very well attended and after the ceremony an enjoyable Harmony was had by all present. Our congratulations are extended to Brother Cuthill and his brethren along with our best wishes for their special anniversary year when it comes.