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Remembrance Day 2015




In by gone days, Lodge St John Corstorphine used to have the privelage of laying a wreath at the War Memorial outside Corstorphine Parish Church.

We revived this tradition in 2011 and are pleased to say we have attended all since and plan to make it an annual occasion.

The service itself is going from strength to strength with some 35 wreaths being laid down this year from the likes of The Royal British Legion, British Armed Forces, Royal Navy, Police Scotland, The Rorary Club as well as Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788.


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The service was once again headed by Rev Moira McDonald who is the Minister of Corstorphine Old Parish Church.


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Afterwards Tea's, Coffe and Cakes were provided by Lodge St John Corstorphine to any guests who wished to join us.  Many thanks go to Karen and Emma Logan for their superb baking skills and to Corstorphine Bowling Club for allowing us to use their premises on the day. 


Reigning Masters Degree - West Calder October 2015



Congratulations to Lodge Thistle West Calder No.270 and to all the Reigning Masters in the Province of Midlothian on carrying out a First Degree in the premises of Lodge Thistle No.270.

All office positions were filled by existing Masters throughout the province.  Great to get everyone together and great organisation from Lodge Thistle!


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Sir James McKay House - July 2015




Each year a Province within the local area is asked to host a family fun day and fund raising event for the Sir James McKay House in Edinburgh.

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Sir James McKay House is one of two Care Homes owned and administered by Grand Lodge of Scotland and can be found at 18 Ravelston Park in Edinburgh.

This year the Province of Midlothian have been asked to host the fund day and all Lodges within the Province have either made a commitment to run a stall, tombolo or other fun event, or have made a charitable donation towards the day.  There will even be the sound - which is very familiar at Sir James McKay House - of Motorbikes as The Widows Sons will be there on the day with their Harley Davidson display.

This fundraising is important to the residents at Sir James McKay House as any money raised goes directly to the house and can be used as required - perhaps for fun days out and trips away.

The Province of Midlothian would like to welcome all to the family fun day, hope you are able to support this venture and have a great day.


Sunday 26th July 2015 @ 2pm.


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Festive Greetings - 2014


Merry Christmas



Wishing the Brethren from Lodge St John Corstorphine

and all others throughout the World

A Merry Christmas 


A Happy New Year.











Grand Lodge of Scotland Open Day - 1st November 2014



Some of the Brethren will be interested to know that Freemason's Hall in George Street, Edinburgh will be having an Open Day on Saurday 1st November 2014.

This special Saturday opening happens only twice per year and gives members the opportunity who normally work during the week, to visit this magnificient buidling.


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More details can be found at the Grand Lodge of Scotland Web Site.

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