Grand Lodge of Scotland

Infobox_Grand_Lodge
name=Grand Lodge of Scotland A.F. & A.M.
motto-latin=
motto-english=In the Lord is all our trust


caption=Arms of the Grand Lodge of Scotland A.F. & A.M.
established=1736
jurisdiction=Scotland
grand-master=Brother Sir Archibald Donald Orr Ewing 6th Bart., M.A.
location=Scotland
country=Scotland
website=http://www.grandlodgescotland.com/

The Grand Lodge of Antient, Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland was founded in 1736 – although, in fact, only about a third of all lodges were represented at the foundation meeting of the Grand Lodge. [ [http://www.grandlodge-england.org/ugle/the-history-of-grand-lodge.htm The History of Grand Lodge The Origins (UGLE)] Accessed 20 January, 2007]

Scottish Freemasonry has a distinct and unique character. The connection between the craft of stone masonry and modern Freemasonry can be readily established in Scotland. This direct connection can be traced from the oldest Masonic written records in the world and which are the property of the Grand Lodge.

Lodges under the Scottish Constitution are thus sovereign bodies in their own right, with a considerable degree of control of their own affairs. Many Lodges pre-existed Grand Lodge, all jealously guarding their traditions, and were permitted to retain their own procedures, regalia, and distinctive rituals.

Having established the principle of independence to the old Lodges, it was impossible to deny Lodges founded after 1736 the same level of privilege. Of course the rituals contain the principal points of each degree, but the scope for elaboration is considerable, with numerous interesting additions. Since Scottish Lodges have the right to choose the colours of the Lodge regalia, meetings are very colourful – especially if visitors from other Lodges are present.

Provincial Grand Lodges in Scotland

*Provincial Grand Lodge of Aberdeen City
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Aberdeen East
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Aberdeen West
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Argyll
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Banffshire
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Caithness
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Dumfriesshire
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Dunbartonshire
*Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lothian & Berwickshire
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Edinburgh
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Fife & Kinross
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Forfarshire
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Galloway
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Inverness-shire
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Kilwinning
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Kincardine-shire
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Upper Ward
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Midlothian
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Moray & Nairn
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Orkney & Zetland
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Perthshire East
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Perthshire West
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire East
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Ross and Cromarty
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Roxburgh, Peebles & Selkirk Shires
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire
*Provincial Grand Lodge of Sutherland

District Grand Lodges Overseas

*District Grand Lodge of Botswana
*District Grand Lodge of Barbados
*District Grand Lodge of Central South Africa
*District Grand Lodge of Ghana
*District Grand Lodge of Gibraltar
*District Grand Lodge of Guyana
*District Grand Lodge of India
*District Grand Lodge of Jamaica
*District Grand Lodge of Kwazulu Natal
*District Grand Lodge of Namibia
*District Grand Lodge of New Zealand North
*District Grand Lodge of New Zealand South
*District Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador
*District Grand Lodge of Nigeria
*District Grand Lodge of Sierra Leone and the Gambia
*District Grand Lodge of The Bahamas
*District Grand Lodge of the Eastern Province
*District Grand Lodge of the Far East
*District Grand Lodge of the Middle East
*District Grand Lodge of Trinidad and Tobago
*District Grand Lodge of Western Australia
*District Grand Lodge of Western Australia, Goldfields District
*District Grand Lodge of Western Province of the Cape of Good Hope
*District Grand Lodge of Zambia
*District Grand Lodge of Zimbabwe

ee also

List of Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Scotland

Notes

External links

* [http://www.grandlodgescotland.com/ The Grand Lodge of Antient, Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland]
* [http://www.pgle.org/ Provincial Grand Lodge of Edinburgh]
* [http://www.grandlodgescotland.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=222&Itemid=1 Famous Scottish Freemasons]
* [http://www.brad.ac.uk/webofhiram/?section=royal_order_scotland The Royal Order of Scotland "At Bradford University's Web of Hiram"]
* [http://www.grandlodgescotland.com/glos/ROS/ The Royal Order of Scotland at grandlodgescotland.com]
* [http://www.mk0.co.uk/ The Mother Lodge of Scotland, Lodge Mother Kilwinning No.0]
* [http://www.lodgeofedinburgh.org.uk/ The Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel) No. 1]
* [http://www.1bis.co.uk/ The Lodge of Melrose St. John No. 1 bis]
* [http://www.ststephenslodge.org.uk/ St Stephen's Lodge, Edinburgh, No 145, founded in 1777.]
* [ [http://www.lodgescotia178.co.uk/ Lodge Scotia Glasgow, No.178, founded in 1791.]


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