The Travelling Gavel is owned by

The Lvdge of Dunfermling No.26
Masonic Trust
183-185 Admiralty Rd
Rosyth KY11 2BW

The Gavel was presented to Brother W David Britton PM whilst on holiday in the USA by the Bros Wood who were  members of The Artisan Lodge of Wichendon, Massachusetts  It has been used  competitively amongst the Lodges in the province of Fife & Kinross  to encourage visiting between Lodges since 1997.

The Gavel is shown in the photograph below along with  the rules of the competition.

 Date 6th January 1997
Updated 13th February 2019

RULES FOR CLAIMING THE TRAVELLING GAVEL

 

1.       A Lodge must visit with a Deputation of at least Seven members (Not Honorary members) one of the Deputation must be the Master or a Warden.
If two or more Deputations visit on the same evening, the Deputation who has travelled the greatest distance can claim the Gavel

2.       On every occasion a lodge claims the Gavel, they must inform the Secretary of Lodge 26, The Lvdge of Dunfermling in writing of its location and the date it was transferred to their custody, this will allow a record of its travels to be kept and permit any lodge to contact the secretary at the above address to ascertain the Gavel’s last known recorded location.
Any Lodge that takes the Gavel ”Home” should send a donation of 5.00 to the funds of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Fife and Kinross, Benevolent Fund.

3.       The Gavel cannot be claimed at an Installation or Special Meeting of a Lodge.

4.       Only Lodges under the jurisdiction of the Provincial Grand lodge of Fife and Kinross can claim the Gavel

5.        Lodge that has taken the Gavel “Home” and complied with Rules (2) & (8), must surrender the Gavel to any visiting masonic lodge of Fife & Kinross that complies with Rule (1).

6.       A Lodge in possession of the Gavel must always display it at a regular meeting of their Lodge.

7.       The Gavel remains the property of The Lvdge of Dunfermling, No. 26 at all times.

8.       Lodges who take the Gavel “Home” should also write and notify the Secretary of “Artisan Lodge” at the following address >

 Note:- When complying with Rule (8) , Lodges should quote their Lodge Number, Name, Full Postal Address and if possible give a brief history of their Lodge (e.g. Year Founded etc.). This may lead to a rapport being established between the Fife and Kinross Lodges and Artisan Lodge.

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Date
Claimed

Held By

Date
Relinquished

 

Lodge St. John No. 26

1977

23/04/97

Lodge Thane of Fife No.781

28/12/98

28/12/98

Lodge St.Margarets Hope No. 1184

05/01/99

05/01/99

Lodge Rosyth No.1159

24/05/99

24/05/99

Lodge Oak 877

24/11/99

24/11/99

Lodge St. Fothads No.1059

04/04/00

04/04/00

Lodge Union No.250

16/11/00

16/11/00

Lodge Glenrothes No.1549

28/02/01

28/02/01

Lodge Rothes No. 532

21/03/01

21/03/01

Lodge Balgonie No.764

10/01/02

10/01/02

Lodge St. Clair of Balbeggie No.867

17/02/03

17/02/03

Lodge Castle Dour No.1276

15/12/03

15/12/03

Lodge Thane of Fife No.781

07/04/04

07/04/04

Lodge Balcares No. 1240

16/03/05

16/03/05

Lodge St. Monan No. 1348

10/03/06

10/03/06

Lodge Ballingry No. 1183

27/03/06

27/06/06

Lodge St. John No. 540

05/04/06

05/04/06

Lodge Oak No. 877

12/04/06

12/04/06

Lodge St. John No. 540

28/08/06

28/08/06

Lodge Oak No. 877

 May 2007

May 2007

Lodge St. John No. 540 (No sure about this one)

19/09/09

19/09/09

Lodge Earl Haig No. 1260

27/02/08

27/02/08

Lodge St.John No. 540

19/03/08

19/03/08

Lodge St.John No. 26

23/04/08

23/04/08

Lodge Elgin & Bruce No. 1077

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lodge Lindores No.106

24/03/10

24/03/10

Lodge Coupar o' Fife No.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Robert De Bruce No.304

24/02/14

 

TG24Feb14

 

24/02/14

Lodge Balgonie No.764

20/03/14

 

TG24Mar14

 

20/03/14

Lodge Kirkcaldie 72

01/04/14

 

TG01Apr14

 

01/04/14

Lodge Elgin & Bruce. No 1077

Feb 15

 

TG_Feb15

 

Feb 15

Lodge St. Fothads No.1059,

17/11/15

 

TG17Nov15

 

17/11/15

Lodge Randolph No 776

07/04/16

 

TG07Apr16a

 

07/04/16

Lodge St. Andrew No.25

 

 

 

 

 

Lodge Minto 385

24/01/17

 

TG24Jan17

 

24/01/17

Lodge St. John 540 Crossgates

01/02/17

 

TG01Feb17

 

01/02/17

Lodge Rothes 532

19/04/17

 

TG_Apr17

 

19/04/17

Balfour Melville No 809

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lodge Minto No.385

??/??/18

 

781-385

 

??/??/18

Lodge Thane of Fife No.871

??/??/18

 

781-25

 

??/??/??

Lodge St Andrew No. 25

14/12/18

 

TG14Dec18 TG14Dec18a

 

14/12/18

Lodge Torrie 1141

05/02/19

 

TG05Feb19

 

05/02/19

Lodge St. Clair of Balbeggie No.867

12/02/19

 

TG12Feb19

 

12/02/19

Lvdge of Dunfermling No.26

13/02/19

 

TG13Feb19

 

13/02/19

Lodge St. Clair of Balbeggie No.867

 

 

 

 

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