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Lodge Burnside No.1361

Grand Lodge of Scotland
 Provincial Grand Lodge of  
Renfrewshire East

Lodge Burnside 1361
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Lodge Burnside No.1361

Lodge Burnside No.1361 
have held their meetings in various halls
 in the Rutherglen district. They currently meet in the Masonic Hall
 in Queen Street, Rutherglen, G72.
1st Tuesday's Sept to April, visitors welcome
(note January meeting is moved to 3rd Tuesday)

( photograph of Rutherglen RA No.116 temple )

Lodge Burnside 1361
Charter Granted, 2nd August 1928   
Lodge Erected, 23rd October 1928                   [syllabus]

extract from the ......
Historical sketch of the formation and erection of
Lodge Burnside 1361 by Robert J Somerside PM 441

he growth of a strictly rural district from small beginnings to that of a surburban residential area is always an interesting feature in the development of a community; and Burnside has been no exception to the rule.
As new inhabitants commingle and fraternsie with each other, their social and communal interests soon begin to be a prominent feature, and among the various elements which arise and develop there are none more impressive or important than that of the great fraternity of Freemasonr

    In this respect it soon became evident in the rapidly expanding suburb of Burnside that a strong Masonic Lodge would be a most desirable asset to the district.
It only required an outstanding and vigorous personality to give the necessary lead and the local craftsmen were fortunate in finding such a man in the person of  Dr. Alexander Jamieson who took the first steps to form what in a very short time became Lodge Burnside 1361.
On 6th December 1927 Bro.Dr.Jamieson entered into communication with the Grand Secretary stating that he considered it the time opportune for the formation of a Lodge for the practice of Freemasonry in the Burnside district, at the same time requesting Grand Secretary to forward the necessary petition forms.   In a very short space of time Bro. Dr. Jamieson finding that many craftsmen in the neighbourhood were desirous of participating in the formation of the proposed new Lodge, approached Bros. F.W. Christall and E.W.L.Noel with a view to their co-operation in forming a special committee to deal with applications.

So encouraging was the work of this small committee that a meeting of those interested was called for the 17th Jan.1928. This was held in the Carlton Restaurant, Glasgow.  ....... It was unanimously resolved that a Lodge be founded and that it be known as Lodge Burnside.   

The office bearers for the year were duly elected and the various fees agreed upon. It is of special interest to note that at the first meeting of Founder Members, on the motion of Bro. Dr. Jamieson, seconded by Bro. James A. Wilson PM 873 and 1241, was unanimously adopted :-
"That no spirituous liquors be used in any communication or at any function held under the auspices of the Lodge or at any meeting, whether for labour or refreshment"
       The next meeting was held on 7th February 1928 in the Grand Hotel, Charing Cross, Glasgow, when it was intimated that the petition had been signed by 110 members. At this meeting also a Halls committee was appointed to enquire into and report on the provision of suitable accommodation for the regular meetings of the proposed Lodge.

       At the meeting on 6th March 1928, also held in the Grand Hotel, it was reported that the roll of founder members had increased to 164. After considering the report of the Halls committee as to hall accommodation it was agreed that the offer of Lodge Rutherglen Royal Arch No.116 with regard to their premises in Queen Street, Rutherglen be accepted.


      A further stage of progress was reported on 3rd April 1928 when the founders again met in the Grand Hotel. The list of Founder Members had then increased to 231. So encouraging were various reports that consideration was given to the advisability of securing a suitable site for a permanent home........ a building fund was inaugurated.
      On 1st May 1928 the founders again met in the Grand Hotel. The roll of Founder Members having been closed it was reported that 273 signatures were now on the petition and these embraced 40 Past Masters, 8 neighbouring Provosts, 1 Lord Provost, several Knights and a large number of distinguished brethren.
The date of Consecration and Erection was fixed for 23rd October 1928 and the chairman informed the meeting that
The Right Hon. The Lord Blythswood, The Grand Master Mason of Scotland, had intimated that he would come in person.

 Consideration was next given to the question of the matriculation of appropriate Arms and Bro. Major Norman McKean gave an interesting address on Heraldry with particular reference to Masonry.
The Major also undertook to look after the interests of the proposed Lodge in respect of any Arms which might be adopted.     


       At the meeting on 29th May 1928, final arrangements were made for the Consecration Ceremony and the dinner which was to follow. The founders agreed to present medallions bearing the arms of the proposed Lodge Burnside  to  Bro. Lord Blythswood,
Bro. Thomas Hart, Provincial Grand Master Depute and Bro.Major McKean.
At this meeting it was reported that the negotiations with regard to The Tower, Burnside, had been completed and that the property and policies had been purchased.            
The Charter was granted on 2nd August 1928, and the final meeting of Founder Members was held on 2nd October

The Tower, Burnside

Stonelaw Tower is believed to have been built in the 1500's. It was bought by Lodge Burnside in 1927 and sold in the 1960's, then sadly demolished to make way for the Stonelaw Towers flats and a petrol station off Stonelaw Road in Burnside.


Stonelaw Towers & Petrol Station                         16 Feb.2009




  Quite fitting then that
Lodge Burnside has
Stonelaw Tower
on the mark token

Lodge Burnside No.1361 Past Masters    ( compiled by Bro. Jim Campbell PM
                                       see Lodge Burnside on facebook
  ( FM   Denotes Founder Member;    *  Denotes Deceased;    #  Denotes Picture in Past Masters Picture Folder in facebook)

1928/29    Dr Alexander Jamieson * FM 103#
1929/30    Frederick W Christall * FM 1341 #
1930/31    Ernest W L Noel * FM 114 #
1931/32    Andrew F Douglas * 114
1932/33    Thomas Royle * FM 1230
1933/34    William S Paterson * 180
1934/35    James M Annand * FM 116 #
1935/36    John Watt Jnr * FM 617 #
1936/37    Joseph C Wylie * FM 406 #
1937/38    James D McDonald * FM 683 #
1938/39    John W Stewart * FM 128
1939/40    James S Gibb *
1940/41    Elliot Gow *
1941/42    William Lear Bird * FM 553 #
1942/43    Robert A Coates * #
1943/44    James S Gowans *
1944/45    Ernest S Howard * FM 73
1945/46    James M Rae * FM 347
1946/47    John K Anderson *
1947/48    John C Cullen *
1948/49    Robert S Jeffrey *
1949/50    Harry Hughes * #
1950/51    Thomas Black *
1951/52    James Johnstone *
1952/53    Robert A Jack *
25th Anniversary
1953/54    David McClement *
1954/55    John A Cooke *
1955/56    Thomas B Crichton *
1956/57    Edward W Stewart *
1957/58    William H Hopper * #
1958/59    Alexander Thomson * FM 347
1959/60    Douglas G Campbell * #
1960/61    Peter Brown *
1961/62    John Jeffrey *
1962/63    Archibald M McGown #
1963/64    Alexander C Crossan *
1964/65    Matthew Sweeney * #
1965/66    David McClement, PM *
1966/67    Douglas A Thomson
1967/68    John N Ross *
1968/69    Ronald J Shimmon
1969/70    John J Cunningham *

1970/71    John Yuile * #
1971/72    Robert G McArthur * #
1972/73    H Stuart McGown #
1973/74    John W Grant
* #
1974/75    Andrew W Menzies * 
1975/76    Stephen Apicella
* #
1976/77    John J McMillan
1977/78    Thomas Bell    Oct'78, 50th
1978/79    James W Morrison * #
1979/80    John George * #
1980/81    Thomas Cunningham #
1981/82    Robert C Thompson * #
1982/83    Douglas J Wiggins #
1983/84    Alasdair D Campbell #
1984/85    James Gibson Turnbull #
1985/86    Robert H Laurie, 306 #
1986/87    William Irvine
1987/88    James Young #
1988/89    Robert Cumming #
1989/90    Leslie Allison #
1990/91    James Young, PM #
1991/92    Neil McNeil
1992/93    Neil McNeil
1993/94    Adrian McGrath #
1994/95    Ronald F Westwater #
1995/96    William J Currie #
1996/97    James McCulloch, 1282 #
1997/98    Robert Shaw, 441 #
1998/99    John D Sutherland #
1999/00    Samuel Ralston #
2000/01    Stuart James Renfrew #
2001/02    Stuart James Renfrew, PM #
2002/03    James T Campbell #
                  Oct.2003, 75th Anniversary
2003/04    James T Campbell, PM #
2004/05    H Stuart McGown, PM * #
2005/06    James T Campbell, PM #
2006/07    Ian Robertson; PM  347 #
2007/08    Ian Robertson, PM; 347 #
2008/09    Paul Linich #
2009/10    Paul Linich, PM #
2010/11    Ewan McIntyre Mackie PM; 347 #
2011/12    Paul Linich, PM #

2012/13    William Evans McArthur #
2013/14    James Andrew Richardson #
James Andrew Richardson PM
James Andrew Richardson PM
2016/17    Keith Walton #
Keith Walton PM
                  Oct.2018, 90th Anniversary

2018/19    William Evans McArthur PM #
                Oct.2028, 100th Anniversary


Lodge Burnside No. 1361  JEWELS
Past Master's Jewel  -  Jubilee Jewel 1978  - Founder Members Jewel 1928

The founder members jewel was gifted to RWM W.E.McArthur
at our Dec.2018 Installation by Installing Master Stuart Renfrew PM
(We believe this is the first Founder Member's jewel seen in recent times.)

Lodge Burnside No.1361 - Syllabus 2018-19  (subject to change)
1st Tuesday's Sept to April,  7.30pm visitors welcome
( note December installation is 7pm start and our  January meeting is moved to 3rd Tuesday )

Evening Date Meeting At  By
Tues 04-Dec-18 Installation 7pm
Burnside No.1361 1361
Tues 15-Jan-19 FC
Burnside No.1361 1361
Tues 05-Feb-19 MM
Burnside No.1361 St.John Op.347
08 Feb 19
Burns Supper
Burnside No.1361 1361
Friday 22 Feb 19
St.John Op 347
Tues 05 Mar 19
Burnside No.1361 1361
02 Apr 19
Burnside No.1361 1361
11 Apr 19
Exp FC
Kirkhill No.1230 1361


Tues 03 Sep 19
Lecture & 50yr
Burnside No.1361 1361
Friday 20 Sep 19
RRA 116 1361
Tues 01 Oct 19
Mark MM
Burnside No.1361 RRA 116
 20 Oct 19   Comm.Meeting
Tues 05 Nov 19
AGM & Elect
Burnside No.1361 1361
10 Nov 19
Divine Service
Rutherglen  West & Wardlaw Church 6pm
Tues 03 Dec 19
Installation 7pm
Burnside No.1361 1361

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