ROYAL BLACK INSTITUTION OPENS NEW HEADQUARTERS IN LOUGHGALL

On Saturday, April 2, a parade was held in the historic village of Loughgall, County Armagh, to mark the grand opening of the Royal Black Institution’s new headquarters.

This is the first time that the organisation has owned its own premises, having previously been a tenant in Brownlow House in Lurgan.

The opening also marked the unveiling of the ‘Leaders’ Legacy’ exhibition which tells the stories of past Sovereign Grand Masters of the Institution and their contribution to society.

This was accompanied by the unveiling of a bust of past Sovereign Grand Master, Sir Norman Stronge, former Speaker of the House of Commons of Northern Ireland.

Our reporter, Scott Mann spoke to Rev William Anderson, the current Sovereign Grand Master, to hear his thoughts on the opening of the new building and what it means for the future.