On Tuesday 16 January, a large and distinguished deputation of brethren from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, headed by Past Provincial Grand Master Bro. Archibald Chalmers, visited Lodge Burns St. Mary No.505 to present Bro. Martin Smillie with his 50 year diploma.
PPGM Bro. Chalmers praised Bro. Smillie for his many years of service, both to his Mother Lodge, and to the Province where he has held numerous offices including Provincial Senior Grand Warden. Bro. Smillie thanked Bro. Chalmers for his kind sentiments and spoke warmly of his journey in Freemasonry.
After the meeting, a pleasant evening was spent in harmony.