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Kilwinning the Heid Ludge o' Scotland

Schaw Statutes 1598 - 1599


William Schaw the " Maister o' Work and "Warden o'er a' the masons " wrote that Kilwinning was the "Heid ( Head ) Ludge o' Scotland. Had these statutes been available in 1743 there would have been no doubt about Kilwinning's position in Freemasonry.  This agreement lasted for 176 years until amended 1983, where once again Masonic change was required of Mother Kilwinning. The Master of Kilwinning no longer becomes Provincial Grand Master of Ayrshire , instead:-


1. Mother Kilwinning has the right for all time being to nominate a Brother to become Grand Lodge Bible Bearer.

2. There was erected and consecrated the Provincial Grand Lodge of Kilwinning with Mother Kilwinning having the sole right to nominate the Provincial Grand Master in the Province of Kilwinning. These changes further ensure Mother Kilwinning's still present singular position and autonomy in the Masonic world.


P.G.M. Bro. D. Bloomfield

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