In 2018 We celebrated 40 years of friendship with Lodge Pitgavey 681
In 2019 We celebrated 40 years of friendship with The Thistle Lodge of Glasgow No.87
At a regular meeting on Tuesday 20th August 2019The R.W.M. asked P.M. Bro. James Thyne to attend to his duties.
P.M. Bro. James Thyne asked the R.W.M. Bro. Graham Robison to join him at the edge of the carpet. P.M. Bro. James Thyne
explained that 40 years ago his Brother-in-Law P.M. Bro. David Bolling joined Freemasonry to his disappointment he did not
join Lodge Ballater but instead Joined Lodge Thistle 87. This started a friendship between both Lodges of 40 years and it is continued today. P.M. Bro. James Thyne presented R.W.M. Bro. Graham Robison with a presentational slate with both
Lodge crests and 40 years friendship.
It all started with an email from P.M. Bro. Bruce Lindsay in 2015 to the Secretary P.M. Bro. James Hall explaining that he was looking for Lodge’s with the same number as their own and was surprised to see that, like them we wear the Royal Stuart Tartan regalia. He asked if he could correspond with R.W.M. Bro. Stuart Lauder and after consulting with Provincial and Grand Lodge the Friendship began.
At the annual Installation of our French Brethren on the 6th September 2019. After the ceremony we exchanged Charters to further cement the bond of friendship between the Brethren of both Lodges.
After the ceremony of French Brethren’s annual Installation in 2018 I.P.M. Bro. James Hall was asked to except the
presentation of a miner’s Lamp for the Brethren of Lodge Ballater to be placed on display in open Lodge at every meeting.
After the ceremony of our Annual Installation on the 23rd November 2019
Substitute Provincial Grand Master Bro. Gordon McD Heggie.
Presented P.M. Bro. John Patrick with the Honorary Rank of The Provincial Grand Lodge Jeweller in appreciation for his work to the Lodge and the craft.