Delegates got down to business again today, with more jurisdiction reports on the agenda as well as reports from the committees. Bro Hugh Haggarty (RWCGM Central Scotland) led a session on “Recruitment and Retention” that sparked off a lively debate.

The afternoon saw Council welcome another guest speaker. Dr Michael Rosie, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, author of many studies on sectarianism, secularism, politics and religion, spoke on the theme: “Up close with the Orange Order”. Delegates had an opportunity to consider his comments and observations in workshop sessions that ended the day’s business.