History

The majority of the history section of the website is dedicated to events that took place within the Lodge or brethren who took high office within it.

It would be remiss not to make mention of a brother of the Lodge who has taken high office since moving away from the area. In 1992, a deputation from Lodge St. Barchan travelled up to Lodge Seaforth on the Black Isle, as this gave the brethren an opportunity to again meet with Bro. W Ramsay McGhee, a Master Mason of 156 who had taken the chair of the Lodge after moving north with his work in the police force, where he ultimately served as Head of Operations of the Northern Constabulary. In addition, it also gave the brethren from Lodge St. Barchan a chance to witness a degree team from the Police College at Tulliallan at work.

Bro. McGhee has since moved onwards and upwards - at the time of writing this he is serving as the Provincial Grand Master of Ross and Cromarty as well as having taken the office of Director of Ceremonies in the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Following his installation as Provincial Grand Master Bro. McGhee visited his Mother Lodge where the brethren were delighted to present him with a watch to mark the occasion.

This was also to be St. Barchan's first encounter with Bro. Neil Fraser, who had recently been initiated into Lodge Seaforth. Following a move to Renfrewshire, Neil affiliated to Lodge St. Barchan, was installed as Master in November 2000 and is currently Substitute Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Renfrewshire East. Who knows, if Bro. Neil follows in his father's footsteps and at some time in the future takes up the mantle as Provincial Grand Master, we may have to allocate him a separate page on the website.