Lodge Mother Kilwinning - The Mother Lodge of Scotland

Lodge Mother Kilwinning Masonic Building Concentrated 1893


The Mother Lodge of Scotland is situated in the Ayrshire town of Kilwinning.  This old and ancient Lodge of Freemasons dates back to the building of Kilwinning Abbey around the year 1140, the ruins of which still stand to the rear of the Lodge to this day and has a unique history second to none in the Masonic World.

Before the forming of The Grand Lodge of Scotland in the year 1736, Mother Kilwinning was a Grand Lodge in her own right, issuing charters and warrants to Lodges wishing to enjoy the privileges of Freemasonry.

The Mother Lodge of Scotland, 99 Main Street, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, KA13 6AW
Map and directions to Lodge Mother Kilwinning

The R.W.M. Bro. Munro McLean and the Office Bearers would like to thank all the Brethren who attended the Installation and Festival of St. Thomas at Lodge Mother Kilwinning on Saturday the 21st December 2019.

Lodge Mother Kilwinning Office Bearers 2020

Building Funds. Our old revered Lodge, consecrated in 1893 is in need of your help.    "Please Donate Here"

The first meeting place of the Lodge of Kilwinning took place in the chapter house within the Abbey grounds and remained there until the reformation in 1560. The present meeting place of the Brethren today is situated at the, Masonic Lodge, 99 Main Street, Kilwinning and the photo taken in 1893 of this old building is pictured to the left.

This historic old building now requires substantial work to the famous Ballochmyle red sandstone fašade and to the rear elevations which have suffered from over 125 years of weathering. The badly worn tracery requires urgent repairs to bring it back to its former glory. This work will unfortunately be of substantive in monetary terms.

With wider help from the public and brethren around the world we would be able to restore and improve this jewel in the Masonic World and be able to pass on its heritage and keep, Lodge Mother Kilwinnings' special place in history alive.

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