Cairn Built in Honour of Generous Late Brother

A special tribute has been paid to a late Brother who left a generous donation to Lodge Union & Crown No. 307.

On Saturday, 25th May 2019, Brethren from the Lodge were joined by Brethren from The Grand Lodge of Scotland and other distinguished guests to honour Bro. Duncan Mundell Birse.

The former British Oxygen Company worker passed to Higher Service in 2015 and donated an incredible £183,000 to his local Lodge, which decided to build a cairn in his memory.

The cairn was officially unveiled outside the Lodge, in Cochrane Street, Barrhead, by Bro. William Ramsay McGhee, the Grand Master Mason of Scotland, in a poignant ceremony.

Nearly 100 guests were then treated to a four-course meal and speeches in Bro. Duncan’s memory.

For members of the Lodge, Duncan’s memory will forever live on and they believe his generosity will help the Craf thrive for years to come.

Bro. Bud Gauld, Grand Director of Ceremonies. said: “It will guarantee a future for the Lodge, which is something Duncan loved.

“It was a tremendous day, despite the wet weather, and everyone had a great time toasting Duncan’s memory.

“It was important to build the cairn as a mark of respect to Duncan for his incredible donation. “