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New Monkland Montrose Lodge 88

This site aims to provide you with a brief
introduction to Freemasonry.

It will give you an overview of the principles, history, lodges and activity of the Freemasons in Scotland and in particular our charitable work.

Presentations made to our Lodge 2012


News Updates



L to R :- , Bro. Kenneth Dalzell PM, IM / Bro. Norman Carnegy SPGM / Bro. Iain Keltie RWM / Bro. James Baker PM 177 HM

88 Bro. Ian Carson PM, IM


BANNER 25/12/2012

BANNER 25/12/2012

Banner presented to NMM 88 on annual Installation day 25/12/2012 by Partick St. Mary's Lodge 117.

Charity Cheque Presentation

Bro. Iain Keltie RWM attended Wishaw General Hospital on the 18 July accompanied

by Mrs Margaret Reid (right), where they presented this years charity donation to the 

Maggie's Centre within the hospital.

They are pictured with Ruth Zokas from Maggie's.

Congratulations Margaret in raising the magnificent sum of £1,500.00 at your well

organised Mother & Ladies event held in March.

A few on-line Videos

A selection of on line videos found by Bro. Bobby Gaines IPM


Photo taken at Airdrie St. John Lodge No 166.

Bro Bill Gaines MM 166 ( HM 88) received his 60-year

certificate along with Bro Archie Boyd MM 166 also

(HM 88), Archie not in Photo as he had to leave the

Lodge after his presentation.

Bill and Archie were initiated, passed and raised on

 the same dates and have been brothers and close

friends ever since.

From L to R :- Brothers Bobby Gaines Jnr.

( Gt Nephew), Bill Gaines,Billy Gaines (Gt Nephew),

Bobby Gaines (Nephew).


Annual Ball - 16 November 2013

Our final social event of the year was

another successful night.

Thank you to all that attended and

danced the night away to

'Grand Central' within Gartlea

Community Hall.

A full list of pictures can be seen at our

Gallery Page

Golf Day -  8 June 2014

Our outing was held again at Airdrie Golf Club on Sunday 8th June 2014, special thank you to Bro. Graham Dalzell for all his hard work putting together another successful event.

This year we had 32-No. Brethren taking part, which consisted of both, Lodge members and visitors, who had an enjoyable round of golf, some more enjoyable than others!

As usual, Graham ensured that all participants were on the prize list, the major trophy winners being: -

Alex Cleazy Shield

(Lodge members)        Bro. Graham Dalzell

Albert B. Dalzell Claret Jug
(Visitors)                   Bro. Keith Mitchell PM Lodge 166

This is the first year that the “Claret Jug” has been played for, and special thanks are due to Bro. Kenny Dalzell PM, who gifted and presented this fine trophy in memory of his dad.

Our golf event has grown in stature over the years, and we trust that our 2015 event will prove a further success.

166 Games Night -  8 June 2014

A great night was had at 166

Games night, 88 managed to field

two teams.

The A team won the overall prize

with Charlie McLellan winning

the pool and Andy McCulloch

reaching the final of the darts,

The B team had a very good

social night!

More Images in the Gallery page

Trip to Rosslyn 28 June 2014

An excellent day out visiting "Roslyn Chapel" organised by Bro. Hugh Hunter (Treas.) with 16-Brethren attending.

Having the services of Bro. Peter Avent as our tour guide proved to be a good move! Peter has great knowledge of all that is going on in and around the Chapel.

On completion of our tour, we visited Lodge St. Clair for refreshments where the Brethren made us very welcome indeed.

Our Lodge continues with support of Charitable and Health organisations.

Pictured along with Bro. Bob Mudie IPM, are Lynn Gourlay (Ward Sister), and

Alan Somerville (Ass. Ward Manager) of Monklands District Hospital, Renal Department.

Bro. Bob presented a cheque to the “Renal Ward” amounting to £1,251.00, and thanks all Brethren and friends for their support in raising this magnificent sum for his Master’s 2014 nominated charity.


New Monkland Montrose are delighted to announce that: -

Bro. Andy McCulloch RWM, awarded and conferred Honorary Membership on Bro. Bill Perry RWDGM on Monday 09 March 2015.

Bro. Bill has been a frequent visitor and supporter of our Lodge, at Regular meetings, Social and Golf events over many years.

Welcome Bro. Bill to NMM 88.


Pictured along with our RWM and Bro. Bill, is Bro. Tom Davidson our RWPGM.


We are pleased to announce, that our visit to the City's of Mainz & Wiesbaden in Rhineland is now fully subscribed, with 14 - Brethren from Lodge 88  travelling accompanied by Brothers from Lodges 166, 177, 203, 544, 1067 & 1314.

A full trip itinerary is in place, with our evening visits arranged within Lodges in both Mainz & Wiesbaden.

We will be travelling also to Koblenz by boat on the river Rhine, taking scenic cable car to Vineyards and touring the city's by day.


A trip to this part of the world of course would not be complete, without the mandatory visit to one of the many Bier Kellars in Mainz.

All is arranged Brethren, remember,  the Beer is a somewhat stronger in these establishments than here in Scotland, sample responsibly!

Looking forward to the "Photographic Gallery" being posted on our return.

Lanarkshire cancer care drivers

Kenny Dalzell took part in the Mens 10k on Sunday to raise money for the masters charity.

Thank you all for your support, looks like He should raise around £300.00. See below his finishing time.

Position - 1385, Name - Kenny Dalzell, Chip time - 01:05:11

General Committee Meeting

Brethren. Bro Andrew McCulloch RWM has requested a General Committee Meeting on Thursday 9th July at 7.30pm in 203 temple. All committee members and past masters are requested to attend.

Golf Outing

Another great outing, thank to all who played and great arranging my Graham and Kirsty! Congratulations to Ross Donaldson winning the 88 Shield and Bobby Boag winning the visitors trophy.


Games Night

Here's a couple of photos from 166 games night where we won the wooden spoon. Team was Charlie McLelland _ pool , Ian Carson PM _ domino's and Andy Mair _ darts. This years winners were our hosts 166.


Bro Kenny Dalzell PM has very kindly ran another 10k on the 4th October for charity.

Thanks to everyone who contributed for Mavisbank School, Kenny Hopes to raise £400 plus.              ( Time was 1 hour 6 minutes and 15 seconds! )

Great Scottish Run 04/10/2015

Every brother, who travelled to the city of Mainz during May 2015, were presented with a €2.00 commemorative coin by Bro. Olaf Dankert.

The coin celebrates the consecration of the "Grand Lodge of Germany" within the  "Kirke" of the city of Hessen.

We all thank Bro. Olaf for this very generous gesture.


Scottish Freemasons, friends and ladies from 14 Masonic provinces from all over Scotland accepted a Zipslide Challenge issued to them to be in Glasgow on 14 May to zipslide across the River Clyde to raise funds for Prostate Scotland.

Glasgow produced stunning weather for the event when over 170 freemasons, friends and ladies were joined by a large and enthusiastic crowd of supporters who created a festival atmosphere as they took their challenge across the Clyde to the west of the Finnieston Crane to raise money for the charity.

They were supporting the Grand Master Mason's nominated charity, Prostate Scotland, a registered charity in Scotland (No. SC037494) seeking to raise awareness in men of prostate disease and prostate cancer.

Through the Grand Lodge of Scotland Scottish freemasons have supported the charity and given more than £100,000 in the last two years to support production and printing of literature, booklets and pamphlets on prostate disease to be produced and freely distributed to the public.

Adam Gaines, the Director of Prostate Scotland said 'We would like to thank all the Provincial Grand Lodges and Lodges across Scotland and the many men and women who have taken part in the Zipslide challenge to raise such a huge amount of in aid of Prostate Scotland. This magnificent donation will be a tremendous and significant help towards the Prostate Scotland Blue Horizon Robot Appeal to help bring about and support robot assisted prostate cancer surgery programmes in the east and west of Scotland.  This huge amount will help bring the conclusion of our Appeal that much closer- we are deeply grateful.                                              

                                                                                            Full Press Release

Trusting he does not make too much of a splash!


Masons raise 100k in a day for Charity

Bro Andy McCulloch IPM, proudly presents Bro Tom Davidson our RWPGM, his cheque to the value of £945.00.

This being the first instalment of his tremendous fund raising efforts for "Prostate Scotland"

Andy is taking part in the "Zip Wire Glide" over the River Clyde on

14 May 2016,

thereafter hopes to increase his charity donation.

Download the Thank You Letter

We presented 203 with the defib at our regular meeting , many thanks to Jim paisley the WSW from 203 for coming along and accepting it on behalf of his lodge.

Defibrillator Presentation  - September 2017

we had the pleasure of Kirsty Dalzell visiting us she brought along her hard earned £270 donation for the defibrillator .

She raised the money by doing a ( tough mudder ) and even wore her T shirt on her visit.

Our eternal thanks go out to her for all her efforts

Our brother Bob Mudie PM had his 88th birthday this year.

He was presented with a cake by our RWM Iain keltie at our last regular meeting

Our annual dance is fast approaching Brethren the numbers we have so far are 62 and increasing , therefore in order to avoid disappointment I respectfully request that you inform me of your numbers for the dance as soon as possible.

The event this year is being held at the 203 club , we will be enjoying a fabulous three course meal , and dancing the night away to China blue, the dance will start at 6.30 pm and will be on the 11th of November It is always a night to remember shared with family and friends. We will of course have our usual raffle and the ever popular football card giving you the chance to win a fantastic £200 on the night.

Call WSW Kenneth w mason on 07399815310

2018 Diaries

The diaries for the coming year 2018

will will be on sale via our treasurer over the next couple of meetings and will cost £5 each.

Travelling Gavel

The travelling gavel is once again on the move it was removed from our keep by lodge 177 on the 25th September we of course retrieved it on Monday the 2nd of October and on the 9th of October it has been taken by lodge 1067.

We have plans to get it back unless someone else gets it before us.