The Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Ewan Rutherford, accompanied by The Provincial Grand Secretary, Bro. Grant A. Kavanagh attended a wreath laying ceremony at The National Portrait Gallery on Sunday 1st February 2015, to commemorate the life of Bro. Robert Burns.

In addition to the wreath laid by the Provincial Grand Master, commemorative wreaths were laid in front of the marble statue of Burns immediately within the entrance of the gallery, by representatives of the following organisations: Edinburgh & District Burns Club Association, Edinburgh Council, The Scottish Government, The American Consulate General in Edinburgh, East and Mid Lothian Councils, The National Trust for Scotland, The Scottish National Portarit Gallery and The Robert Burns World Federation.

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