Provincial Grand Lodge of Midlothian

Lodge Colinton & Currie No. 1029

Masonic Hall Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, Midlothian.
EH14 5PX Tel: 0131 449 4256

Master: Bro. Kenneth Paterson P.M.
Secretary: Bro. Andrew Young Tel: (44) 01506 437986
Meetings: 4th Wednesday - from January to November at 7.15pm.
Constituted 1st August 1907
Brief History of Lodge Colinton and Currie
The Centenary Year
An inaugural meeting was held on the 25th of June 1907 that was well attended. The brethren present were drawn from practically every Lodge in the metropolis and one or two Provincial Lodges. Lodge Kirknewton and Ratho No 85 at that time our nearest neighbours being specifically well represented. The necessary formalities being complied with a Petition was raised and on the 12th of July 1907 and presented to The Grand Lodge of Scotland. It is recorded that the Lodge should be opened for the district of the Water of Leith.

Lodge Colinton and Currie`s Charter was granted on the 1st of August 1907. By the MW Grand Master Mason Bro. The Honourable Charles Maule Ramsay.

As the official position of Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael of Skirling preclude him from accepting the nomination as the first Master of the Lodge it was decided that that honour should be fittingly conferred on Thomas Bennet Clark, C.A. J.P. who had played such an important part in the formation of the Lodge.

Bro. Thomas Bennet Clark C.A. J.P. was installed as RWM of Lodge Colinton and Currie in November 1907.

The Lodge was rededicated on the 16th of November 2007 by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason Bro Sir Archibald D. Orr Ewing, Bart. M.A. and a Ball was held on St Andrew`s day on the 30th of November 2007.

This is a special year as the Lodge reaches the ripe old age of 110 years our Master for this year is Bro Kenneth Paterson PM. Kenneth first became Master in 2098 and 2099. Currently he is Provincial Grand Standard Bearer. This is also a special year for Kenneth as he is hoping to retire from work to devote more time to improving his golf handicap.

The photograph below shows him just prior to his installation. His Installing Masters were Kevin King PM also RWM OF Lodge St Kentigern Penicuik and West Linton No 429 and Bro Robert Phillips PM of our Lodge.

Kenneth is already a good ambassador for our Lodge attending all the Provincial Deputations. He has been called upon to carry out Installations in other Lodges and we are fortunate to have a so well respected and experienced Master.
We wish Kenneth our RWM well in presiding over the Lodge in 2017.

Additional Info

Copies of the Lodge History are available from the secretary at a cost of £6.00 plus postage. Lodge Ties are also available at a cost of £10 plus postage.

Should you require further information please contact Bro. A. Young at:


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