For someone whose father was an active member of Lodge St. Barchan and whose two uncles were both Past Masters of 156, it is surprising that Br. Robert Watt managed to resist putting pen to paper until his early twenties.

Having joined St. Barchan Bro. Watt or "Bobby" to all who know him, rapidly progressed in office and was installed as Master in December 1988 by his uncle, Bro. Matt McCallum PM. Some eight years later, when the Lodge required someone to step into the breach, Bobby stepped forward and was installed for a second time in 1997.

Following his second term as Master, Bro. Watt followed in the footsteps of his uncle, Matt McCallum, by serving for a number of years as Director of Ceremonies. Bobby continued to support Lodge 156 on it's visitations to Sister Lodges, a number of whom have deemed it appropriate to confer Honorary Membership on Bro. Watt.

He was often called into service as one of the Installing Masters in Lodge St. Barchan. More unusually Bobby was also been asked to carry out the Installation Ceremony "away from home" and installed the RWM in Lodge Inveraray St. John No. 50, Lodge Darvel No. 971 and most recently Lodge Fleur de Lys No. 1722.

Bobby was an ardent golfer and enjoyed more than a little success when taking part in Provincial Grand Lodge's McMenemy and Major Allan Competitions.

In recognition for his efforts within both Lodge St. Barchan and the Province, Bro. Watt was presented with a Distinguished Service Certificate by the Provincial Grand Master at the Lodge's 225th Anniversary celebration.

Following a long battle against illness Bobby passed away in the Golden Jubilee Hospital on 17th June 2012.