Burgers and Fun at The Marcus Humphrey House

The Annual Garden Fete at Marcus Humphrey House in Bridge of Weir took place on Saturday, 24th June.


Despite squally showers and a strong wind the event proved a hugely enjoyable event for the residents and their families and friends.

The Fete – attended by Guy Clark, Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, and Provost Martin Brennan of Inverclyde Council – was opened by Past Substitute Grand Master, Bro. George Kelly.

The fun got underway with a Skirl o’ the Pipes by Bro. George Johnston and continued with music and singing provided by Bros. Gordon Campbell, Robert McPherson,Tommy Johnstone and Catriona Fleming.


Accordionist Liam Stewart was on hand to provide some lilting tunes for the ladies of Elderslie Kirk Country Dancers to demonstrate their skills.

In charge of sizzling sausages and flipping burgers were leather-clad members of The Widows Sons Scotland motorcycle enthusiasts who roared up to the Fete on their shiny machines.


Among the highlights were the presentation of two cheques. The first for £750 was handed over on behalf of PGLRE by the RWM of Lodge The Royal Stuart No. 1414, Bro Eddie Chamberlain, the proceeds of a Reigning Masters Degree hosted by his lodge the previous month.


The second cheque – for £850 – was handed over on behalf of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West as a result of a Reigning Masters Degree hosted by Lodge Sir Michael No.989 in KIlmalcolm in April.

PPGM, Bro. David A. Reid, Chairman of the Marcus Humphrey House Friends Group, warmly thanked all who had supported the Fete though sponsorship, donations and giving of their time. The total raised reached £4,000 with further donations expected.