We'd like to congratulate the new Executive Council and Office Bearers for 2018/19

Office Bearers   Council Members
Patron Prof Ian Frazer David Bolton
Chieftain Doug Porteous Anthony Dare
President Geoff Gunn Maurie DeHayr
Vice President David Bolton Kym Flehr
Chaplain Rev Graeme McKay Andrew Galloway
Chairman Executive Council Alex McConnell Donald Galloway
Deputy Chairman Executive Council Scott Malcolmson Malcolm Gill
Secretary Alistair McNee John Lunny
Assistant Secretary Malcolm Gill Andrew McCabe
Treasurer Alex McConnell Alex McConnell
Communications Officer Alistair McNee Craig McHardy
Assistant Communications Officer Malcolm Gill Alistair McNee
Public Officer Geoff Gunn Scott Malcolmson
Solicitor Andrew Muir Angus Porteous
Auditor Glen Klein Doug Porteous
    Alan Wilson
 

A very special mention of our newest Andrew Galloway, celebrating the third generation of Galloways to join the Council.

We're also on the lookout for young lads and lassies to join a new initiative for 2019, the young member committee. They'll be charged to help with the external engagement of the Society and hold several events throughout the year themselves to promote the Society of St Andrews mission. Anyone looking to join should email Malcolm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

THE SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREW OF SCOTLAND (QUEENSLAND) LIMITED
P.O. Box 3233 South Brisbane BC QLD 4101

PATRON
Prof. Ian Frazer, AC, FRS

CHIEFTAIN
R.D. Porteous, Esq

CHAPLAIN
The Reverend Graeme McKay

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CHAPLAIN
Rev. Archie MacNicol

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BOARD OF GOVERNORS
P.R Nicol, Esq, DUrr, FSA Scot. (President)

 

BOLTON, D.G.F. Esq McCONNELL, A.J Esq DUa
BURNS, R.J.F. Esq DUa McDONALD, D.F. Esq QPM
CAMPBELL, T.C. Esq DUa FSA Scot MUIR, A.J. Esq. OAM
DEHAYR, M.W. Esq DUa NICOL, P.R.W. Esq DUrr FSA Scot (President)
FERGUSON, I.M. Esq DUa (Immed. Past President) PORTEOUS, R.D. Esq (Chieftain)
FERGUSON, M.J. Esq DUrr FSA Scot STEWART, L.G. Esq
FLEHR, K.G. Esq FSA Scot THOMSON, M.D. Esq
GALLOWAY, D.W.H. Esq VAUDIN, J.B. Esq ISM QPSM DUa (Vice President)
GILL, Prof S. Esq WORRELL, J.P.M Esq
GUNN, G.N. Esq WORRELL, J.R.I. Esq
KENNEDY, A.S. Esq  
 MALCOLMSON, S.D. Esq FSA Scot  

 

COUNCIL

BOLTON, D.G.F. Esq McNEE, A.J.K. Esq (Hon. Secretary)
DE HAYR, M.W. Esq DUa MALCOLMSON, S.D Esq FSA Scot
FLEHR, K.G. Esq FSA Scot PORTEOUS, A. Esq
GALLOWAY, D.W.H. Esq (Immed. Past Chairman) PORTEOUS, R.D. Esq
GUNN, G.N. Esq VAUDIN J.B. Esq ISM QPSM DUa
LUNNY, J. Esq WILSON, A.N. Esq
McCABE, A.H. Esq WORRELL, J.P.M Esq (Chairman + Editor)
McCONNELL, A.J Esq DUa (Deputy Chairman + Hon. Treasurer) WORRELL, J.R.I. Esq (Assistant Editor)
McHARDY, C. Esq  

 

(The Constitution provides that the President of a Branch shall be
a "Member of the Executive Council ex officio.")

 DARLING DOWNS EXECUTIVE 

CRAIG, R.J. Esq LESLIE, M.W. Esq (Patron and Treasurer)
FINLAYSON, B.M. Esq MacDONALD, S. Esq (President) OAM
FLEHR, K.G. Esq (Secretary) McPHIE, A.C. Esq
GRAHAM, G.Y. Esq (Vice President) TILLOTSON, R.J. Esq (Vice President)
HENDERSON, D.W. Esq YOUNG, J.R. Esq
LANCASTER-SMITH, J. Esq  

FELLOWS OF THE SOCIETY OF ST ANDREW OF SCOTLAND (QLD)

 

D.G.F. Bolton, Esq
Maurie W. DE HAYR, M.W. Esq DUa
Robert Douglas PORTEOUS, Esq
Donald F. McDONALD, Esq
A. MUIR, OAM
Leslie G. STEWART, Esq
John B. VAUDIN, Esq ISM QPSM DUa
 


The Board of Governors: The Board is charged with the management and control of the Society and is composed of members appointed for life or until resignation is accepted. They have power to appoint other members of the Society to the Board to fill any vacancies.

Executive Council: The Board has delegated authority to a Council to carry out the general administration of the Society within the terms of policy laid down by the Board.

Branches: Provision has been made for the formation of District Branches. Branches are well established at Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Darling Downs.

Foundation President: The Foundation President of the Society was the late Major-General The Hon. Sir William Glasgow, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D.

Activities: There is, in short, no worthwhile enterprise in keeping with the objects of the Society which will not come within the ultimate aim of the Society. The Society has already given support to such worthy causes as: St. Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, The Royal Flying Doctor Service, St. Paul's Church Restoration Fund, Emmanuel College, The Presbyterian Aged Persons Complexes and many others. In addition, Bursaries have been established for The Scots PGC College at Warwick and Fairholm College at Toowoomba, Toowoomba Grammar, Brisbane Boys' College, Clayfield College, Sommerville House, Emmanuel College, Brisbane. These are but a few of the many worthwhile enterprises supported or sponsored by the Society. To these ends, the Society will continually accept donations or legacies for any such purpose.

Composition: The Society is composed of responsible persons who are anxious and determined, that the Queensland Scottish element will play its full part within the State, the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth of Nations in conformity with the high principles of honesty, integrity, industry and loyalty, laid down and zealously guarded by our forefathers.

An invitation is now extended to stand 'Shoulder to Shoulder' with others of similar origins and loyalties to your own. The subscription has been deliberately kept low, so that all who are eligible and who subscribe to the objects of the Society may embrace this opportunity to serve, in an organised manner, the causes dear to their hearts.

TO BE UPDATED

 

THE SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREW OF SCOTLAND (QUEENSLAND) LIMITED
P.O. Box 3233 South Brisbane BC QLD 4101

PATRON
Prof. Ian Frazer, AC, FRS

CHIEFTAIN
R.D. Porteous, Esq

CHAPLAIN
The Reverend Graeme McKay

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CHAPLAIN
Rev. Archie MacNicol

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BOARD OF GOVERNORS
P.R Nicol, Esq, DUrr, FSA Scot. (President)

 

BOLTON, D.G.F. Esq McCONNELL, A.J Esq DUa
BURNS, R.J.F. Esq DUa McDONALD, D.F. Esq QPM
CAMPBELL, T.C. Esq DUa FSA Scot MUIR, A.J. Esq. OAM
DEHAYR, M.W. Esq DUa NICOL, P.R.W. Esq DUrr FSA Scot (President)
FERGUSON, I.M. Esq DUa (Immed. Past President) PORTEOUS, R.D. Esq (Chieftain)
FERGUSON, M.J. Esq DUrr FSA Scot STEWART, L.G. Esq
FLEHR, K.G. Esq FSA Scot THOMSON, M.D. Esq
GALLOWAY, D.W.H. Esq VAUDIN, J.B. Esq ISM QPSM DUa (Vice President)
GILL, Prof S. Esq WORRELL, J.P.M Esq
GUNN, G.N. Esq WORRELL, J.R.I. Esq
KENNEDY, A.S. Esq  
 MALCOLMSON, S.D. Esq FSA Scot  

 

COUNCIL

BOLTON, D.G.F. Esq McNEE, A.J.K. Esq (Hon. Secretary)
DE HAYR, M.W. Esq DUa MALCOLMSON, S.D Esq FSA Scot
FLEHR, K.G. Esq FSA Scot PORTEOUS, A. Esq
GALLOWAY, D.W.H. Esq (Immed. Past Chairman) PORTEOUS, R.D. Esq
GUNN, G.N. Esq VAUDIN J.B. Esq ISM QPSM DUa
LUNNY, J. Esq WILSON, A.N. Esq
McCABE, A.H. Esq WORRELL, J.P.M Esq (Chairman + Editor)
McCONNELL, A.J Esq DUa (Deputy Chairman + Hon. Treasurer) WORRELL, J.R.I. Esq (Assistant Editor)
McHARDY, C. Esq  

 

(The Constitution provides that the President of a Branch shall be
a "Member of the Executive Council ex officio.")

 DARLING DOWNS EXECUTIVE 

CRAIG, R.J. Esq LESLIE, M.W. Esq (Patron and Treasurer)
FINLAYSON, B.M. Esq MacDONALD, S. Esq (President) OAM
FLEHR, K.G. Esq (Secretary) McPHIE, A.C. Esq
GRAHAM, G.Y. Esq (Vice President) TILLOTSON, R.J. Esq (Vice President)
HENDERSON, D.W. Esq YOUNG, J.R. Esq
LANCASTER-SMITH, J. Esq  

FELLOWS OF THE SOCIETY OF ST ANDREW OF SCOTLAND (QLD)

 

D.G.F. Bolton, Esq
Maurie W. DE HAYR, M.W. Esq DUa
Robert Douglas PORTEOUS, Esq
Donald F. McDONALD, Esq
A. MUIR, OAM
Leslie G. STEWART, Esq
John B. VAUDIN, Esq ISM QPSM DUa
 


The Board of Governors: The Board is charged with the management and control of the Society and is composed of members appointed for life or until resignation is accepted. They have power to appoint other members of the Society to the Board to fill any vacancies.

Executive Council: The Board has delegated authority to a Council to carry out the general administration of the Society within the terms of policy laid down by the Board.

Branches: Provision has been made for the formation of District Branches. Branches are well established at Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Darling Downs.

Foundation President: The Foundation President of the Society was the late Major-General The Hon. Sir William Glasgow, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D.

Activities: There is, in short, no worthwhile enterprise in keeping with the objects of the Society which will not come within the ultimate aim of the Society. The Society has already given support to such worthy causes as: St. Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, The Royal Flying Doctor Service, St. Paul's Church Restoration Fund, Emmanuel College, The Presbyterian Aged Persons Complexes and many others. In addition, Bursaries have been established for The Scots PGC College at Warwick and Fairholm College at Toowoomba, Toowoomba Grammar, Brisbane Boys' College, Clayfield College, Sommerville House, Emmanuel College, Brisbane. These are but a few of the many worthwhile enterprises supported or sponsored by the Society. To these ends, the Society will continually accept donations or legacies for any such purpose.

Composition: The Society is composed of responsible persons who are anxious and determined, that the Queensland Scottish element will play its full part within the State, the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth of Nations in conformity with the high principles of honesty, integrity, industry and loyalty, laid down and zealously guarded by our forefathers.

An invitation is now extended to stand 'Shoulder to Shoulder' with others of similar origins and loyalties to your own. The subscription has been deliberately kept low, so that all who are eligible and who subscribe to the objects of the Society may embrace this opportunity to serve, in an organised manner, the causes dear to their hearts.

Younger Clansmen are presented annually at the Mens' Dinner.

The Younger Clansmen listed below were presented to the President of the Board of Governors, Mr. K. G. Flehr, F.S.A.Scot,  the Patron of the Society, Hon. B. H. McPherson, CBE, and the Guest Speaker, at the Annual Dinner.

Younger Clansmen Presented By
No names supplied  

Younger Clansmen, following their presentation, are given an Application for Membership of the Society, and are granted their first year of membership without fee. They are also presented with copies of the excellent books "Outback Achiever" and "Wherever the Saltire Flies".

Membership Form can be downloaded here

The three principal Objects of the Society are:—

  • To encourage, maintain and foster loyalty to God, the Sovereign and the Commonwealth of Nations.

  • To initiate, maintain, advance and/or support all approved activities and institutions of a Scottish character.

  • To promote and foster the interests of all things Scottish and the consideration and full discussion of all matters, questions and things relating to or affecting the interests of the Society.

The Society is affiliated with
"The St. Andrew Society" Edinburgh.

Eligibility for Membership:

Ordinary membership is restricted to persons of eighteen years or over, subscribing to the objects of the Society.

Associate membership is available to persons of eighteen years or over, subscribing to the objects of the Society.

Note: By the rules of the Constitution, associate members are not eligible for appointment as office bearers of the Society (which includes Branches), to the Council, or to the Board of Governors; nor can they vote in any postal ballot to change the rules of the Society  -  or attend General Meetings. 

Please return Membership Application form with your remittance to the:

The Honorary Secretary
Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Queensland) Limited
PO BOX 3233
SOUTH BRISBANE BC
QLD 4101

Ph (07) 3272 2321
Mobile 0421 771 228

 

Become a member by completing and returning the Membership Form

By Angus Edmonds

Whatever else Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has or has not achieved, it has raised awareness of how difficult it can be to determine the exact origins of human institutions and organizations. Eye witness accounts, as those involved in police and court work know too well, are not the reliable sources they appear to be. Documents sometimes hide as much of the truth as they reveal – meeting minutes are notoriously vague and often conceal the ‘heat’ of debate in the ‘cool’ formality of recorded decisions.

Although a work of fiction, The Da Vinci Code addresses historical matters some hundreds of years past, indeed ultimately two thousand years past to the earliest days of the Church. The Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Queensland) Limited has a history of close on sixty years (2007 will be the Society’s Sixtieth Jubilee year), a trifle compared to the age of the Church. Yet, we face the same problems of identifying how and when the Society came into being.

The Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Qld) Limited is Queensland's Scottish society that welcomes all Scots, those with Scottish ancestry those who enjoy Scottish culture, music, dancing and having fun. There are a few kilt-wearing Scots amongst us but it is truly an international gathering. There are so many Scottish customs and traditions that only a few can be mentioned in this cultural introduction.

Words that conjure up the vision and the life of Scotland include Haggis, Shortbread, Salmon, Venison, Scotch Broth, Kilts, Tartan, Highland Games and the world famous Bagpipes. Read More on Scottish Culture

Details outlining the annual events which we organise, can be viewed on this website with full details to be found on the Events page.

If you want to check out, rehearse or simply remember some of the dances we have included in our events, the Scottish Dances section on this website might prove helpful.

If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to be put on the mailing list and receive notification please let us know personally, through the form on this page or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Qld) Limited was formed in Brisbane during 1947 by the following Foundation Members:

  • Major-General The Hon. Sir Wm. GLASGOW, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., B.D.
  • W.R.F. BOLTON, Esq., M.B.E., A.A.S.A., A.C.I.S., A.M. Inst. T.
  • ROBERT S. BYRNES, Esq., M.B.E., B.A.
  • GEO. A. CAMERON, Esq.
  • Dr. H. CRAWFORD, M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.S.
  • D.M.   FRASER, Esq., LL.B.
  • Group Capt. A.G. GRANT, O.B.E., M.B., B.S., Ph.C.
  • A.R. KELLY, Esq.
  • R.A. KERR, Esq., M.A., B.Sc.
  • Professor W.M. KYLE, M.A.
  • A.V. LOGAN, Esq.
  • F.E. LOXTON, Esq. B.A.
  • H.F.Y. MARSHALL, Esq. A.C.I.S., A.A.S.A.
  • Lt. Colonel ALEX MELDRUM, D.S.O.
  • H.C. MORROW, Esq.
  • A.P. MUIR, Esq. B.A., LL.M
  • A.D. McGILL, Esq., B.A., Q.C.
  • W/Cdr. Rev. J.F. McKAY, C.M.G, O.B.E., M.A., B.D.
  • Sir FERGUS McMASTER, Kt.
  • DUNCAN McWHIRTER, Esq.
  • J.W. PEDEN, Esq., F.C.A. (Aust.)
  • G.C. REID, Esq., M.C.
  • S.A. RENNIE, Esq.
  • Hon. W. FORGAN SMITH, LL.D.
  • R.G. STEELE, Esq.
  • J.S.R. WYLLIE, Esq.

Sir William GlasgowNOTE: A statue of the founding President previously was located opposite the Pullman Brisbane King George Square (Formerly The Sebel & Citigate King George Square Brisbane, Carlton Crest) on the small park boarded by Albert Street, Roma Street and Turbot Street overpass. This statue has now been relocated to Post Office Square in the CBD. This statue was funded by a fund set up by our members with Sir Reg Groom as Chairman.

Please click on the image to see the constitution for The Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Queensland) Limited.

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