“Seeing in a different light”
Motto: “Rise again, and overcome.”
Special work: To research, study, and promote knowledge of ancient forms and rituals of Masonry
Location: This lodge meets at Hexagon House, the Headquarters of the British Federation.
Meetings: Eight times a year minimum, on weekends, preferably on a Saturday morning, but otherwise on a Sunday or at other mutually agreed time except in the month of August.
History: The Scottish Lodge founded in 1927 fell into abeyance twice in its long history, being resuscitated in 1937 and most recently on 30th September 2007. One of its founders, and a key influence, was Annie Besant, who desired to ensure that the lodge followed the ancient traditions of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite.
The Scottish lodge is unique within the Order, working the oldest ritual, the scottish ritual, and being the only lodge to do so. It has many unique customs and traditions, being a plain form of Masonry. It is not surprising therefore, that the lodge is a focal point for the study and promotion of ancient forms and rituals of Freemasonry.
In the current resuscitation, the members have been guided by Annie Besant’s original plan, and also by the famous painting by Stewart Watson of “the inauguration of Robert Burns as Poet Laureate of the Lodge Canongate Kilwinning”, in Edinburgh on 1st March 1787. One of the original members of the lodge, who installed Annie Besant, was a member of that lodge.