Welcome to Lodge Barns O'Clyde 1018

 I am delighted to welcome you to our website.  I hope you enjoy the history of The Lodge and please feel free to add a comment to our guest book.

 I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Brethren of The Lodge for having the confidence to nominate and elect me as Right Worshipful Master of Lodge Barns O’Clyde 1018.  I am honoured and privileged to hold this high office and I shall do all that I can to maintain and uphold the good name of The Lodge to the best of my ability.

 To my Installing Masters, Past Master Bro. Grant McGeachie and Past Master Bro. Kenny Currie two highly dedicated and respected Past Masters of the Lodge, I give my sincere thanks for the excellent manner in which they carried out their respective duties at our Installation Ceremony with dignity and decorum and in a highly professional manner.

 I am also deeply honoured and privileged to have my father Bro. Sam McGeachie Snr. as my Depute Master and my brother Past Master Bro. Grant McGeachie as my Substitute Master. This is the first time in the 110 year history of Lodge Barns O’Clyde that a father and his two sons have held these offices.  To my remaining Office Bearers I offer my thanks and I look forward to working with you and to have your help and continued support throughout the coming year and to make it a success.

 We have again invited a number of Lodges from within and outwith the Province to confer Degrees on our behalf and I look forward to their visits with anticipation to meet some old friends and hopefully make some new ones.

 Barns O’Clyde 1018 have also been invited to confer Degrees within and outwith the Province, most notably the visitation to Priory Lodge 7443 English Constitution in Worksop and I look forward to heading our deputations on these occasions and carrying out our work to the very high standards for which we are well known.

 I would like to finish with an appeal to all Lodge Barns O’Clyde 1018 members old and new to come back along and continue your support to your Mother Lodge. 

 To the visitors I would like to extend a warm invitation to you to join us at our regular meetings where you will be made most welcome by the Brethren of Barns O’Clyde 1018 and assured of a most enjoyable evening and I look forward to seeing you on these occasions.


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October 2017 News

This month sees the fourth anniversary of the Lodge website.

Our Find the Joker has still not been won. R.W.M. Bro. Stewart Jeffrey won the draw and, with it £20, but failed to choose the elusive Joker. Tickets, costing £1, will be available at our next Meeting. The prize is now a handsome £1350.

Our Lodge officials have a bust start to the month, with the General Committee Meeting moved to Monday, 2nd, when nominations for Office for next will will be discussed. The following day, sees our Secretary, Treasurer and Almoner attend the PGL Secretaries, Treasurers and Almoners Annual Meeting.

On Thursday, 12th, we welcome our friends from Lodge Dolphin 911, who will confer the M.M. Degree on our behalf. On the 19th, we visit Lodge Coltswood Glenboig 1067 at the request of their R.W.M. Donnie MacLeod. Thursday 26th sees Bro. Graham Ward P.M. confer the Mark Ceremonial on three Candidates.

Congratulations to Bro. Donald Lawrie P.M. on his birthday and to Bro. Kenny Currie P.M. and his wife Margaret, who celebrate their wedding anniversary.

September 2017 News

Our Find The Joker prizes continues to grow. after two unsuccessful tries this month, where Bro. Billy Wilson, Honorary Member, and Bro. Bobby Allison P.M. both won £20 at our Meetings by having the winning raffle ticket but couldn't pick the envelope containing the elusive Joker. The prize now rises to £1300. Tickets, costing £1 are available at our next regular Meeting.

On 19th September, we visit Lodge Ancient Stirling No 30 when Bro. David Cairns P.M. will confer the F.C. Degree, then on 28th September, we host Lodge Inchinnan No. 1405 the F.C. Degree.

A huge thanks to the Brethren who worked tirelessly during the recess to upgrade and improve the Hall and grounds. Thanks to Bros. Bernie Chessell, Kenny Currie P.M., Walter Graham, Grant McGeachie P.M., Freddie McKelvie P.M., John Morrow P.M., George Richardson and Jim Somerville whose hard work has meant a completely refurbished gents toilet, a storage area for the other Orders regalia and furniture, new carpeting throughout the Temple, foyer and Committee room and painting inside and out. Just the ladies toilet and the outside railing to go!

Birthday wishes to Bros. Colin Lawrie and Colin MacPherson and a happy anniversary to Graham and Maureen Ward.


August 2017 News

Bro. Alistair Durning won £20 at our Summer Meeting but failed to Find The Joker. The prize money is now £1200, tickets, costing £1, are available at our next Meeting.

Our very busy Summer Meeting, saw our biggest attendance, 117, at a Regular Meeting since 1951. We also hosted Brethren from four different Constitutions, Scottish, two Lodges from the UGLE, two from the Irish Constitution and a Brother from British Freemasons in Germany, German Constitution. The PGL Deputation, headed by PGM Jim Forrest, consisted of an impressive 15 Brethren. The large attendance is due, in part, to the visiting our Brethren have done in the first half of the year. The Barns hopes all who attended enjoyed the evening.

We now look forward to welcoming Lodge Cumberland Kilwinning 217 on 24th August, when the M.M. Degree will be conferred on one Candidate.