May 21 2017
It was a very special occasion at Lodge Thistle & Crown No.1167 on Thursday, 18 May, when two of its Brethren were presented with their 60 year Diplomas.
Bro. Archie McCulloch Boyd MM and Bro. Harry Mackie MM were handed their Diplomas by RWDPGM, Bro. Robert McPhee.
The RWM of Lodge Thistle & Crown, Bro. Robert McCulloch also presented each of them with the new 60 Year Jewel on behalf of the lodge.
Bro. Archie Boyd, who was Initiated on 7 March 1957, has held the Office of Sword Bearer for many years and continues to do so in his 92nd year.
Bro. Harry Mackie, Initiated on 19 April 1956, has also been a regular attender at the Lodge over the years and was active in the Bowling competitions.
RWM Bro Robert McCulloch described both Brethren as being “stalwarts” of the Lodge and thanks then for the active support they had given over the years.
DPGM, Bro. Robert McPhee said it was a great honour to be invited to present 60 Year Diplomas to two Brethren who have given such long and devoted service to their Lodge.