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.


Next Regular Meeting

December 2017 News

Our Annual Installation takes place on Thursday 14th, when Bro. Jim Somerville, Master Elect, will be Installed into the Chair by Bros. Grant McGeachie R.W.I.M. and David Cairns R.W.I.M. A warm welcome is extended to all. Lodge tyles at 6:30.

November 2017 News

At our last two Meetings, bro. John McLean P.M. St John Whiteinch 683 and Bro. Bobby Allison P.M. each won £20 but both missed out on the big money, when they failed to choose the correct envelope. Our Find The Joker competition prize is now a healthy £1,500. The competition will not be run at the Installation bit will resume in January.

We have our AGM on the 9th, followed by an EA Degree, on the 23rd, which will be conferred by Bro. Ian Wilson PM.

A special well done to Bros. Jim Somerville WSW, Sammy McGeachie DM and HM Billy Wison on being given Honorary membership of Lodge St John Whiteinch No. 683.

On Saturday 4th November, eight Brethren attend the Installation of Bro. Derek Beatty as W.M. of St Patrick's Lodge 295 I.C. in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Congratulations to Bro. Daniel Mulherron PM, who celebrates his birthday and to Bro Robert Livingstone P.M. and his wife Sheena on their anniversary.

October 2017 News

This month sees the fourth anniversary of the Lodge website.

Our Find the Joker has still not been won. Bro. Jim Gardiner P.M. and R.W.M. Bro. Stewart Jeffrey won the draw at successive Meetings 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 £1400.

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.