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

The Mother Lodge is featured in the Terra Masonica DVD "Around the World in 80 Lodges".


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 when the Earl of Glencairn, a blood enemy of the Earls of Eglinton who held a long tradition with the Lodge, sacked the Abbey.

The present meeting place of the Brethren today is situated at the, Masonic Lodge, 99 main Street, Kilwinning and the first photograph of this old building, pictured on the left, was taken by Photographer Royal for Scotland, George Washington Wilson in 1892 - Mother Lodge History

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