Robert Burns – Freemason, Bard of Ayrshire & Ploughman Poet

Robert Burns

Reading Time: 10 minutes Burns’s rise in popularity for his poems also contributed to his rise in Freemasonry. At a meeting of Lodge St. Andrew in Edinburgh in 1787, at which the Grand Master and Grand Lodge of Scotland was present, Burns was toasted by the Worshipful Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Francis Chateris, with the words “Caledonia and Caledonia’s bard, Bro. Robt. Burns”

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Edinburgh is supporting St Columba’s Hospice as its current designated external charity.

Reading Time: < 1 minute St Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh, opened in 1977 as a 15-bed unit in Challenger Lodge, an original Georgian building overlooking the Firth of Forth. It has developed and expanded since then to provide a modern, comprehensive range of care services within its much-extended buildings and in the wider community. Rebuild Project Over the next four years, … Read more