Grand Lodge of Scotland, 96 George Street, Edinburgh

This evening, I am focusing on Scottish freemasonry.

At 96 George Street, Edinburgh can be found the Grand Lodge of Scotland . This building dates from 1911-12 and houses the Freemasons’ Hall. The organisation based here administers and has oversight over all Scottish Freemasonry.

Scottish freemasonry is believed to have historic links with the Rosslyn Chapel which was built in the 15th century and is located about 8 miles from Edinburgh. The Chapel  has high quality stone carvings and stone work. More recently, Freemasons in Scotland can trace back to the Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland, established 1736.

Scottish literary giants, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns were both Freemasons.

Freemasonry is not a religion but a secular, fraternal society.

The Grand Lodge is open to visitors. I have taken tour groups in the past.

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