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On the 7th December 2017, Bro. Martin Sprott  was presented with his 50th Anniversary Diploma by Bro. Robert Jess Substitute Provincial Grand Master of Dumfriesshire.

Bro. Martin was initiated on the 16th November 1967, passed 7th December 1967 and raised on the 21st December 1967 




Young Member 2016












The Board of Young Members, Head by Young Masters  Bro. George Clark WJW















Bro. David Kempsell R.W.M of Lodge Dumfries Kilwinning No. 53 presents a cheque to Mr George Morrison chairman of Dumfries & Galloway Disability Sport.



Bro. David Kempsell R.W.M of Lodge Dumfries Kilwinning No. 53 presents a cheque to Acorn House which offers support for parents and carers of children and young people with learning disabilities, or complex needs, Staff Sister Alison Heron and Health Care Assistant Trudy Craig were on hand to receive our £100.00 donation










Cash for kids golf day, were Bro. Craig Houston PM, Bro.Lindsay Martin, Bro. Billy Burnett & Bro. Stephen Bennie PM 1443 took part in the cash for kids annual golf day which raised over £5,000



















Bro. William Burnett WSW, Bro. David Kempsell WJW & Bro. John Kempsell with the WM of Lune Lodge 4724 at their annual installation 2014.



















Town Masters

Bro.Tom Donald RWM of Lodge Dumfries Kilwinning No.53, Bro. Craig Nicolson RWM of Thistle Lodge No.62

Bro.Colin Saunders RWM of St.Michaels Kilwinning No.63 & Bro.Martin Cook RWM of The Operative Lodge No.140





Bro. Alan Moores PM with Master of St. Stephen Lodge No. 7 W.Bro. Peter Alfoldi with Grand Master Mason  of SGLH MW Bro. Dr. Akos Szilagy during his trip to Hungary 

















Oklahoma Masonic Indian Degree Team.  Every year since, the Team has travelled all over the U.S. and Europe to put on the Maser Mason Degree, Bro Jonathan Donald & Bro. John Kempsell attended their meeting in Manchester in November















Members of lodge Dumfries Kilwinning No.53 on thier visit to Grand Lodge






Brethren of Lodge Dumfries Kilwinning No.53 visited Lune Lodge No.4724 in the Province of West Lancaster on the evening of their Annual Installation of the Worshipful Master and Office-bearers held in Lancaster Masonic Hall on the 6th of March 2013 in the company of Immediate Past Master Bro.Derek Hughes


Visitors from  Marcus Humphery House


















Bro. Russell S Caskie RWM, with Bro .Brain L Porteous RWPGM, and Copmmissioned Office-bearers from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Dumfriesshire, accompanied by Bro. David A Reid IPPGM of Renfrewshire East and Chairman of Marcus Humphrey Homes accompanied by Committee members from the Marcus Humphrey Homes..

The Grand Lodge of Scotland owns and administers two Care Homes, which are registered with the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care and offer security and comfort to Freemasons, their dependants and other persons who require care in a Residential setting. The Homes are situated in Edinburgh - Sir James McKay House and Bridge of Weir - The Marcus Humphrey House and can accommodate a total of forty Residents in Single Rooms, many with en suite facilities. The Marcus Humphrey House has a separate Day Care facility catering for older people with dementia. The Day Centre is operated to provide companionship and security for older people who live in their own homes but who require some support in their daily lives. All of the above Services are operated on an open referral basis.

The philosophy of The Grand Lodge of Scotland in operating the Homes is to provide a high standard of care for its Residents who, for various reasons, are seeking residential accommodation in a comfortable and secure environment. In relation to the Day Centre the Service is designed to be as flexible as possible and to provide a stimulating daily routine within a homely environment without reducing Service Users' life skills to the detriment of their ability to continue living independently within the community.





Dumfriesshire Travelling Trowel

Lodge Kilwinning Dumfries No 53











The Travelling Trowel is a Charity collection run by the Lodges within the Province of Dumfriesshire, and the rules are, any Lodge can turn up at the Lodge that holds the Trowel, and, if the visiting Lodge has enough Brethren who are willing to pay the required "Tokens" to claim the Trowel, that Lodge can then take the Travelling Trowel back to their Mother Lodge, and at the agreed month in the year, the Lodge that has the Trowel in their possession, that Right Worshipful Master can then donate all the monies collected to a Charity of his choice. 




Lodge Kilwinning Dumfries No 53














On the 7th October 2010, Bro. George Harrison was presented with his 60th Anniversary Diploma by Bro. James Dalgleish Past Provincial Grand Master, Bro. George was Initiated 5th October 1950, Passed 19th October 1950 and was Raised 2nd November 1950, Bro. George received the warm congratulations from the many Brethren assembled











Elder statesman, Bro George Harrison receiving a bottle of his favourite tipple from RWM Bro.Tom Donald to help celebrate his 89th Birthday




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25th October 2016