Rothesay’s Masonic Hall was packed on Saturday with local and visiting members from as far afield as Australia, Wyoming, and Cheshire for the installation of Lodge Rothesay St. John No. 292’s new Right Worshipful Master, Angus McEwan, and his office-bearers for the session 2016/17.
The ceremony was conducted by Installing Masters, Ellis Rutherford and James McMillan, Past Masters of 292.
A large deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Argyll and the Isles, headed by Provincial Grand Chaplain, Kenneth Harvey, was welcomed by retiring RWM, Hugh McCormack, at the start of the meeting.
Afterwards, an excellent dinner and harmony was enjoyed by all, during which the customary toasts were observed.
On Sunday morning, members attended the United Church of Bute for Morning Worship, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. J. Owain Jones.
Office bearers 2016-17:
Right Worshipful Master - Angus McEwan, Jnr.
Depute Master - Angus McEwan, Snr.
Immediate Past Master - Hugh L. McCormack, P.M
Substitute Master - Gordon Calder, P.M.
Senior Warden - Ian J. McLachlan
Junior Warden - Mark J. Girvan
Secretary - James S. McMillan, P.M
Treasurer - S. Ellis N. Rutherford, P.M
Almoner - Ian A. Harrison, P.M.
Director of Ceremonies - A. Iain Morrison
Chaplain - Ewan Cameron, P.M.
Senior Deacon - Alastair Paterson
Junior Deacon - Jacob McEwan
Architect - John McMillan
Jeweller - Robert B. Sinclair, P.M
Bible Bearer - D. Craig Laird
Sword Bearer - Robert Chrystie
Director of Music - Timothy M. B. Saul
Piper - Neall R. Sinclair
Marshal - William Galbraith
Standard Bearer - William Allan
Inner Guard - Alan McFarlane
President of Stewards - David Docherty
Steward - Paul McIlroy
Steward - Greig Fisher
Tyler - John G. McIlroy