On Wednesday 21st November 2018, the Provincial Grand Master James C. Peddie attended the Installation of Lodge Regal No.1422 accompanied by Brother Michael McDonald (Benevolent & Annuity Fund Treasurer), and Brother William Upton, Provincial Grand Lodge Steward. The occasion was the Installation of Brother Jonathan Gold as Master.
On the evening the brethren were in for a masonic treat as the Installing Masters were Brothers Jim Gold Jnr. PM.1422, Graham McCusker PM.1422 and Ian Paul PM.465.The Provincial Grand Master, James C. Peddie, presented the V.S.L to the RWM. All carried out their duties to a very high standard.
60 Brethren were in attendance to witness the ceremony. Also present on the evening was the Substitute Provincial Grand Master of Stirlingshire, Brother Brian Wright, PM Lodge Ancient Stirling No.30 who is a relative of the Master (pictured below).
It was a very emotional evening for Lodge Regal as it was only two years ago that three generations of one family held the Master and the two Wardens positions. Unfortunately, the Lodge lost a great man and Freemason, Brother Jim Gold Snr, the new Masters's Grandfather. Jim Snr. will be sadly missed by the lodge and was mentioned on several occasions over the evening. We are all sure he was there in spirit.