The Travelling Gavel


A number of years ago Past Master, Jock Davidson of Lodge Bannockburn Bruce and Thistle, presented the Province with what is known as the Travelling Gavel.

The idea is to promote visiting betweeen the Lodges in Perthshire West. To date, this has only circulated between a few Lodges,

however should a Lodge wish to Capture the Gavel, Provincial Grand lodge has laid down some rules of engagement!

Rules for Capturing the Gavel

  1. The Deputation from the visiting Lodge must consist of at least 6 Lodge members, affiliated members
  2. or honorary members of that Lodge.
  3. When two Deputations arrive on the same evening then the Lodge with the largest contingent will prevail.

  4. The ability to claim the gavel is only open to Lodges in the Province of Perthshire West

  5. A Lodge may not claim the gavel when on a visit by invitation to work a degree in the Lodge holding the gavel.

  6. The deputation from a Lodge visiting to claim the gavel must be led by the RWM or a Past Master.

  7. The claiming Lodge must advise Provincial Webmaster when they obtain it so that website can be updated

  8. To see where the Travelling Gavel is currently, click HERE