Lodge Canongate Kilwinning No 2

Empty Chair (Robert Meikle 1779-94)

Grand Clerk

Robert Meikle and William Mason were always in each others company, the two were known as the 'fat pair' and never missed a meeting, however, Meikle  is not included in the painting. One source says that the artist excluded him in the painting and left his chair empty, (behind Monboddo) however a later Grand Secretary said that Meikle had been painted out!