The Supreme Councilof the A&ASR in Scotland

The Supreme Council for Thirty-Third and Last Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for Scotland and the Dominions and Dependencies of the British Crown and other Parts of the World consists of nine members, all of whom are expert and prominent Free and Accepted Masons in Scotland and hold the 33˚ of Grand Inspector General.

Members of Supreme Council

The Council oversees the Twenty Nine Degrees of the Scottish Rite, although only five of these degrees are regularly worked today, these are the 18˚ Rose Croix, 30˚ Knight Kadosh, 31˚, 32˚ and 33˚.

The Supreme Council for Scotland of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite consists of the following distinguished brethren:

Sovereign Grand Commander

M∴P∴ Sovereign Grand Commander J.M. Marcus Humphrey of Dinnet, CBE, OStJ

 

The current M∴P∴ Sovereign Grand Commander J.M. Marcus Humphrey of Dinnet 33˚ succeeded to the Supreme Council on the 28th March 1984.

After serving the Council for 11 years he became the Sovereign Grand Commander in 1995.

In addition he served as Grand Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Scotland between 1983 and 1988 and retired as Grand Constable of the Great Priory of Scotland serving between 1983 and 1988.



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Lieut. Grand Commander

V∴P∴ Lieutenant Grand Commander Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont 33˚ succeeded to the council on the 25th June 2003.

V∴P∴ Lieutenant Grand Commander Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont 33˚ served as First Grand Principal of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland from 2004 to 2009 and is the current Grand Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Scotland serving since 2009.

Grand Chancellor

M∴Ill∴ Grand Chancellor Hugh Bryson 33˚ The M∴Ill∴ Grand Chancellor Hugh Bryson 33˚ succeeded to the council on the 27th June 2001. 

Brother Bryson served as District Grand Master of the Far East from 1990 until 1995 and is also a Past Depute Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

Grand Chamberlain

M∴Ill∴ Grand Chamberlain Doctor David Kerr Huggan 33˚

The M∴Ill∴ Grand Master of Ceremonies Doctor David K Huggan 33˚ succeeded to the council on the 20th October 2004.

Master of Ceremonies

    M∴Ill∴ Grand Master of Ceremonies John Francis Herrick 33˚

    The M∴Ill∴ Grand Master of Ceremonies John F Herrick 33˚ succeeded to the council on the 22nd March 2006.

    He served as Provincial Grand Master of Dunbartonshire between 2002 and 2007.

    He is also the current Grand Junior Warden of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

Captain of the Guard

M∴Ill∴ Grand Captain of the Guard David McVey Kerr 33˚˚

The M∴Ill∴ Grand Captain of the Guard David McVey Kerr 33˚ succeeded to the council on the 15th October 2008.

Brother Kerr is the Immediate Past Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow and West of Scotland, Royal Order of Scotland.

Grand Standard Bearer

M∴Ill∴ Grand Standard Bearer Ewan Rutherford 33˚ The M∴Ill∴ Grand Standard Bearer Ewan Rutherford 33˚ succeeded to the council on the 24th June 2009.

Brother Rutherford is also a past Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, The Immediate Past Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Edinburgh and Grand Marischal in the Royal Order of Scotland.

Grand Sword Bearer

M∴Ill∴ Grand Sword Bearer Henry G Petrie 33˚
The M∴Ill∴ Grand Sword Bearer Henry G Petrie 33˚ succeeded to the council on the 1st January 2017.

He is a Past Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Aberdeen City, a Past Grand Viceroy of the Grand Imperial Council of Scotland and Knight Grand Cross of Constantine and a Past Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Aberdeen and Kincardine of The Royal Order of Scotland.

Bro. Petrie served as Deputy for the Province of Scotland North East from 2001 to 2011.

Grand Secretary General

M∴Ill∴ Grand Secretary General Alexander Galbraith 33˚

The M∴Ill∴ Grand Secretary General Alexander Galbraith 33˚, is the 16th person to serve the council in that capacity. He succeeded to the council on 26th June 2002, after serving as Deputy for the Scotland - South West Province between 1998 and 2002. 

Brother Galbraith is also a Past Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Renfrew West, a Knight Commander of the Order of the Temple and is a Past Substitute Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

Brother Galbraith served the Great Priory of Scotland as Grand Marischal for 14 years before retiring in 1998, he is also a Past Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow and West of Scotland, Royal Order of Scotland.


The Supreme Council has also given Honorary membership to thirteen deserving brethren, 10 of whom have already served on the Supreme Council or as a Deputy, the 33˚ has also been conferred on the thirty three Serving Deputies worldwide.

In addition there are approximately fifty Past Deputies and past members of Supreme Council who have retired.

Giving a world wide total of Ninety Three 33˚ Free and Accepted Masons under the auspices of the Supreme Council for Thirty-Third and Last Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for Scotland

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