Lodge Canongate Kilwinning No 2

John Dhu

Grand Tyler

John Dhu (Shon Dow) was the Corporal of the Town Guard, and is shown in the painting in his capacity as the Grand Tyler of the Grand Lodge of Scotland attending Canongate Kilwinning. Sir Walter Scott in 'The Heart of Midlothian' says:-

"John Dhu (the fiercest-looking fellow I ever saw)."