The Province of Scotland North

The North of Scotland Province is governed by Deputy - V∴Ill∴ Bro. RBB Henderson 33°.

This Province consists of two Sovereign Chapters and two Sovereign Councils.

Annual Report and Upcoming Kalendar

Scotland North
(2 Sovereign Councils 30° and 2 Sovereign Chapters 18°
Deputy V∴Ill∴Bro. RBB Henderson 33°)

It is that time of year when the Annual Report has to be prepared and forwarded to Supreme Council for inclusion in the Annual Reporter. As we move forward through the year it allows most of the Principal Office Bearers of the Councils and Chapters of the Province to take a well-­earned rest, the Secretary and Treasurer of both the Councils and Chapters should probably be excluded from this general statement as they will still have numerous duties to perform, it is hoped however that Office Bearers will, wherever necessary take time and address any shortcomings in performing the duties of their respective Offices so that they will be thoroughly able to execute those said duties from the first Meeting of the new session.

During the period covered by this report I have attended all Meetings of the two Chapters and two Councils and have on every occasion been greeted and warmly welcomed by the Office Bearers and Members. The two Councils and two Chapters come under the umbrella of the Province of Scotland North but when speaking about them is often broken down into two areas "Caithness" and "Inverness". The number of Members attending the Chapter and Council Meetings in the "Caithness" area remains consistently high which is reflected by the generous "Alms" collection at each meeting. The number of Members attending the Chapter and Council Meetings in the "Inverness" area other than the Installation Meeting can only be described as poor and the Standing Committee of the Chapter and Council are reviewing why this may be.

The Most Wise Sovereigns, Grand Commanders, Secretaries, Treasurers and Office Bearers while in their respective Offices continue to express their commitment to the Scottish Rite and deliver that commitment to the best of their ability.

Again it is with sadness that I report that a number of faithful members of both Chapter(s) and Council(s) have been called to the Grand Supreme Council above, I extend the heartfelt sympathies of myself and all Members to the families and friends of those who have been called to the Grand Supreme Council above.

My continual thanks go to the Members of Supreme Council who make up the Installation Teams for allowing me to participate in the Installation Degree work, and for their ever ready advice. Finally I would like to thank M.-. Ill:. Bro. Alex Galbraith 33°, Grand Secretary General, Sheena and Fiona who work so tirelessly in the Supreme Council Office, for their help, guidance and support over the last year. I would like to wish Sheena a very happy retirement and every good wishes for the future and welcome Jennifer Smith into the Office. Congratulations are extended to M Ill Bro. Henry G Petrie, 33° on his appointment as a Member of Supreme Council in the capacity of Grand Sword Bearer.

 


Sovereign Chapters

Inverness No. 55 - Formed on 18 October 1933
Meets in 5 Gordon Terrace, Inverness, IV2 3HD on the first Thursday in October, November, December, February and March.

The Annual Installation takes place in March.



Caithness No. 167 - Formed on 30 October 1974
Meets at Masonic Hall, Waitside, Castletown, KW14 8SL on the first Friday in the months of October, November and March and last Friday in January.

The Annual Installation takes place in March.

Sovereign Councils

Highland No. 44 - Formed on 27 October 1976
Meets in Masonic Temple, Gordon Terrace, Inverness, IV2 3HD in September, November, February and March.

The Annual Installation takes place in March.

Northern No. 66 - Formed 26 June 1986
Meets in The Masonic Temple, Wick, Caithness, Scotland, on the first Saturday following the October meeting of the Caithness Sovereign Chapter No. 167, the Saturday following the last Friday in January. First Saturday in March. Provided always that this will be the Saturday following the Friday upon which the installation of Caithness Sovereign Chapter No. 167 is held.

The Annual Installation takes place in March.

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