Presently a Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, a Past Substitute Provincial Grand Master of Forfarshire. Past Master of Lodge Broughty Castle No.486 and current Senior Warden of Lodge Discovery No.1789 (founder member). Current webmaster of 3 Masonic Websites – “Provincial Grand Lodge of Forfarshire – www.pglforfarshire.org ”; “Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Angus and Mearns – www.pgracam.org.uk & Lodge Broughty Castle No.486 – www.lbc486.org.uk .
Started his Masonic career in 1971 with his mother Lodge – Lodge Broughty Castle No.486 in 1971 and became Master thereof from 1982-1983. From 1987 served subsequent terms as Provincial Grand Treasurer, then Provincial Grand Secretary of the Province of Forfarshire. And finally Substitute Provincial Grand Master from 2010 to 2015. From 1985, I have been very active in Researching Scottish Masonic history and local Dundee History, and very involved with the Friends of Dundee City Archives, presently the Volunteer co-ordinator, Editor and Webmaster – www.fdca.org.uk.
Leaving school in 1966 – Working as an Electrician then as a Telephone engineer and Technical Officer with British Telecom, but due to a bad fall and developing severe arthritis, I took early medical retirement in 2001. Since then I have been totally involved in researching Masonic, Dundee, & Scottish History.
- Scottish Operative and Speculative Freemasonry 17th to 19th Centuries
- Scottish Freemasonry and the Jacobites 1715-1746.
- The ‘Lady Luge of Dundee’ and the Lodge of Dundee 1536 – 1745
- The Early Dundee Lodges 1745 – 1860.
- Masonic, Craft, Merchant and Christian symbolism in Dundee’s oldest graveyard – ‘The Howff’.
- The Earls of Dalhousie, Grand Masters of Scotland and Provincial Grand Masters of Forfarshire 1800 – 1920.
- History of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Forfarshire 1747 to 2000.
- What life was like in the Forfarshire Lodges during the Great War of 1914-1919
- The Myln Family of Dundee, 5 generations of Master Masons to the Crown of Scotland. (from c1536 to 1685)
- The Montrose (Masonic) Cousins of Robert Burns, From their beginnings in Glenbervie, Scotland 1724 to Fame and Death in British India in the 1840’s.