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Installation of a Lift @ The Grand Lodge of Scotland – Tours of Grand Lodge

We are pleased to announce that we have the go-ahead to install a Lift at the Grand Lodge of Scotland at Freemasons’ Hall, Edinburgh.

The works are scheduled to begin on the 30th March, which will mean that our Guided Tours of Freemasons’ Hall will be suspended until after The Festivals.

We look forward to welcoming back our Tour Guides and Visitors in September 2020.

Brethren,

It is my great pleasure at this Christmas time not only to wish each one of you and your families a very happy Christmas but it is also an opportunity to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone and to celebrate all that we have collectively achieved in this past year.

First, my thanks for the tremendous effort we have witnessed throughout the Scottish Craft in aid of Prostate Cancer Scotland. To date we have gifted the magnificent sum of £551,000 to the Charity thanks to your endeavour, enthusiasm and support. In addition, the effort for local charities in each of your Districts, Provinces and Lodges has been incredible. Thank you.

During the past year I have been privileged to travel the length and breadth of Scotland and to visit our own Lodges in Hong Kong, Manila, Yokohama, Kobe, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Kuching and Brussels. Everywhere I have been I have been enthused and encouraged by the passion and zeal displayed by the Brethren and by the support being received from our wives and families in all that we do. Indeed, during the past year that enthusiasm has resulted in over 1600 new entrants into our beloved Craft.

We have witnessed improvements to the administrative systems for Lodge Secretaries, we have enjoyed concerts in Grand Lodge by the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, the Phoenix Choir and an unforgettable presentation by Brother Moises Gomez. We have celebrated all over the world with Lodge Centenaries, Bi-centenaries and greater, we have welcomed new Lodges into the fold, and we have enjoyed welcoming Grand Masters and representatives from Europe and America to Grand Lodge.

2019 has seen much success and I have no doubt whatsoever that in the year ahead by working together, by supporting each other, by assisting each other we can achieve much.

May you all have the spirit of Christmas which is Peace, the gladness of Christmas which is Hope, and the heart of Christmas which is Love and that 2020 will, through the values of Freemasonry, see that Peace, Hope, and Love make the world a happier and healthier place.

With kindest regards to you and your families.

W Ramsay McGhee
Grand Master Mason

We shall very shortly integrate our social media presence (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) with this web site. It may take a short for us to master the intricacies of so doing. Please bear with us meantime.

The purpose in doing so are several:

1. To create a ‘one stop shop’ for all our social media posts.
2. To establish an online ‘library’ of such posts.
3. To promote the GLoS’s internet presence

Once successfully achieved (note the optimism!) it will should mean that there will be a ‘one stop shop’ for all who are interested in Scottish Freemasonry.

Please keep checking back for new posts.

The GLoS Facebook Team