On Saturday 21st May 2022, Substitute Provincial Grand Master, Brother William Newlands, led a deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow to Lodge Galen, No. 1285 on the occasion of their Centenary Installation.

Galen IM and PGL

Brother Newlands was accompanied by Brother Donald Dingwall, Provincial Grand President of Stewards, and they witnessed Brother Ian McGregor being installed as Master by his Installing Masters, Brothers David Quinn and Gordon McPhee who are Past Masters of the Lodge.

Galen Master and Wardens

The new Master is pictured here with his Immediate Past Master, Brother Allan Dawson and the Wardens of the Lodge, Brother James Young and Brother Iain Munro.

Lodge Galen was chartered on 2 February 1922 and the Brethren are celebrating their Centenary this year. The two Lodges that sponsored Lodge Galen were Lodge St. Vincent Sandyford, No. 553 and Lodge Langside, No. 955. Lodge Galen still enjoys active links with those Lodges and some of their members were present at the Installation.

Galen HMs

The Master is pictured here with the Provincial Deputation and some Brethren from the Lodge's sponsor Lodges.

After the Installation Ceremony, the Provincial Grand Lodge Deputation were invited to remain and enjoyed a fine evening of hospitality and entertainment with the Brethren of Lodge Galen and their visitors. 

Galen Group

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow send our congratulations to Brother McGregor and wish both him, and the Brethren of Lodge Galen, all the very best for the remainder of their Centenary Year.