"The roots of modern Freemasonry are firmly planted in Scotland!"

A bold claim perhaps, but one which demands consideration. It would be false modesty, indeed, for any proponent or participant in Scottish Freemasonry to idly allow others to make such a claim. This ancient, small, Kingdom has had a disproportionate input to Freemasonry as it is practiced today. Having the oldest Masonic records (including Lodge Minutes) in the WORLD! It is clear that, from whatever accidents of fate and history, Scotland IS the nexus of the various Masonic threads and strands. A 'browse' of the pages below will only confirm that which, at first, appears to be an idle boast !

This will be an 'occasional series', i.e. a random selection, from Grand Lodge records, of the histories of some of our older Lodges.

Here are some to be going on with:


Here we shall post articles which have some relevance to Freemasonry. This section will not include articles which have been gathered from media sources. To read these more topical articles please go to the Press Watch page.

Freemasonry seems to have an enduring fascination to the media, especially to the print media. There is hardly a day that goes by without a least one story about Freemasonry appearing in a newspaper somewhere in the world. The reports range from grossly inaccurate to sympathetic. Here we shall post some of the press material about Freemasonry so that you can read for yourself the wide range of stories that are written about the Craft. It is not possible to give every single press report that is 'out there' - that would require a huge website devoted to that subject alone (that is a great idea but who is going to do it? - Ed.) The Grand Lodge can only provide some typical examples of what the press has to say about us especially here in Scotland. The opportunity will be taken to reproduce stories that have a Masonic connection. The Masonic dimension will be explained if this is not made clear in the item.