Pictured following recent successful installation ceremony of Lodge Earraghaidheal, No,1822 on Saturday 12 Oct, 2019, are RWM, Bro., Murray Hunter and IM's, Bro., Fred Christie and Gary Thompson. PGL was represented by PG Sec Bro., Jimmy McCallum, who offered congratulations to all the newly installed office-bearers and especially thanked the brethren for the excellent hospitality received, particularly the harmony meal, which was superb!
It was the usual, fun day of bowls, with players from Campbeltown, Arran, Oban, Tarbert, Lochgilphead and Inveraray. The composite team from Inveraray and Tarbert, Lodge “Inverar-bert,” ultimately blowing away the opposition. Congratulations to Robert Scott, Duncan Crawford and Matthew MacMillan and runners up, Campbeltown 1, Archie, Gilbert and Jim, who made a good fight of the final.
PGM Douglas Philand, thanked everyone for attending, especially those from overseas and afar. Also, special thanks to RWM, Donald Crawford, who made a fine job of organising the event, despite late call off's. The PGM also expressed a vote of thanks to Lochgilphead Bowling Club, for use of the facilities and thanked the brethren who survived the famine (private joke :) ) Next year the bowls will be hosted by Lodge St Munn and the following year, Lodge St John's, Campbeltown, No.141.
Thanks to everyone who took part, all who helped organise, particularly Andy Gilles, 1435, Innellan Golf Club for fine hospitality and Depute PGM, Br., Kenny Harvey for presenting the trophies and a generous vote of thanks, which was well appreciated by all present. A fine day of golf was had by all, despite some rain and the odd midge, or one million :) Hopefully, see everyone next year. Venue still to be decided.
Some of the big trophy winners :-
All Photos on this page are by kind permission of Mr Kevin McGlynn
At the Installation of Bro. Neil Fraser as Provincial Grand Master of Renfrewshire East on Saturday 18th March 2017. The deputation from Argyll and The Isles consisted of Bro. Kenneth R. Johnson P.G.M., Bro. Douglas Craig I.P.P.G.M., Bro. Donald S. Bannatyne D.P.G.M., Bro. Douglas T. Philand S.P.G.M. and Bro. John D. Corbett P.G.D. of Ceremonies. Photo by Bro Stewart Criuckshanks.