As some Brethren may be aware, this is Mental Health Awareness Week.
The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, which this year is Loneliness.   Loneliness is affecting more and more people in the UK, and has a negative impact on the nation’s mental as well as physical wellbeing.

Our connection to other people and to our communities is fundamental in protecting our mental wellbeing.

On Friday 13th May, at 10.59 a.m., every radio station in the United Kingdom will unite to play the ‘2022 Mental Health Minute’ – an important one-minute message to mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week which is being supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The 2022 Minute is in support of ‘Better Health – Every Mind Matters’, which  offers advice to tackle loneliness and provides NHS-approved tips to help people look after their mental wellbeing.

If you would like a copy of the Grand Lodge of Scotland ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing’ publication which is pictured above please contact Dawn Oliff, the Homes and Charities Manager, at Freemasons’ Hall.

To commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, celebrating 70 glorious years on the throne, we are delighted to offer prints of our very own portrait of the Queen’s late father, HM King George VI.  The original painting by Scottish artist Alan Beattie Herriot sits on the Grand Lodge staircase at Freemasons’ Hall as King George was a former Grand Master Mason of The Grand Lodge of Scotland in 1936.

Printed on quality card, presented in protective film and ready to frame … perfect for Lodge premises and homes alike – displayed here by Rebecca and Linda from the Grand Lodge Team J

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Price £25 +p&p  Order yours in our online shop here Buy Print

We were delighted to welcome members of the Grand Lodge of Scotland Clay Shooting Association to Freemasons’ Hall recently.     The sum of £2,500 was kindly presented to the Grand Master Mason, representing monies which had been raised by the Association towards the Make it a Million appeal for Prostate Scotland. Also presented was a gift to commemorate the 2nd International Masonic Clay Shooting Championship which was held in Scotland in October 2021.  

Many thanks to the Association and to all Lodges, Provinces, Districts and individual Brethren who have already supported,  and are continuing to support, the Make it a Million initiative.   The total sum raised has climbed to more than £873,000 and we greatly appreciate everyone’s efforts to reach the million pound target. 

At the Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow’s Burns Supper on Saturday, the PGM, Brother Andrew Mushet, presented a cheque for £7700 to the Grand Lodge of Scotland. This represented £100 for each of the 77 lodges in the province.

The contribution was made to help the Grand Master Mason’s goal of reaching the Million Pound Target in donations from the Scottish Craft to Prostate Scotland.

Assistant Grand Secretary, Brother Duncan McFadyen PM, accepted the cheque on behalf of Grand Lodge.

George Washington – Freemason was born 290 years ago this month.