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WelcomeTo our website
It is my pleasure to offer you a warm welcome to the web site of Lodge Kirknewton & Ratho No. 85 on the roll of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, I hope that you enjoy your visit and find the information informative and interesting.
I look forward to my second term as RWM, this would not have been possible without the support and encouragement from all the brethren of Kirknewton & Ratho, visitors and friends.
I hope that whilst in the chair I can do my best to further the interests of the lodge.
So once again my sincere thanks and here’s to a good 2014. We meet every 2nd & 4th Friday at 7.30 between September & April.
Ian D. Harrower, Master.
Latest News2014 Burns Supper
Posted by Brother A Sives on Saturday 14th December 2013.
The Lodge will be holding its Annual Burns Supper on Saturday 25th January 2014.
This event has been a fantastic success for Lodge Kirknewton & Ratho and you will be assured of a great night with us.
Tickets are available now from the Substitute Master.
Come Dine with Me - Guy Fawkes Edition
Posted by Brother R Potter, PM on Monday 11th November 2013.
On Saturday night it was my turn to host the brethren of Lodge Kirknewton & Ratho for a come dine with us evening, which was a fantastic evening, good fun and entertainment, culminating in a stupendous sum of £429 being raised for the PGM's appeal.
Many thanks to all that Dined with us last night, survived the fireworks and to everyone that contributed and helped.
A special thank you to Margaret-Ann for providing the Greek cuisine, superb.
70's & 80's Disco Party
Posted by Brother ARM Sives on Wednesday 9th October 2013.
Lodge Kirknewton & Ratho will be holding a 70's & 80's Disco Party on Saturday 26th October 2013 from 7:30pm until 12:30pm
Tickets are on sale now from Bro. Kenny McMaster, PM
A Fine Face Lift for the Lodge
Posted by Brother R Potter,PM on Monday 9th September 2013.
Over the close season Brother Mark Nevin has repaired and repainted the Lodge's Past Master boards as well as repainting the Eye and touching up our Centrepiece, the two pillars now shine in gold and look outstanding
The work Brother Nevin (ably assisted by his good lady, Lynn) has done is amazing and we look forward to sharing it with our members and visitors at our Regular Meetings.
Why fine dine, when you can come dine with the brethren of 85
Posted by Brother K McMaster,PM on Monday 29th July 2013.
When Brother Alan Banks, WSW and his good lady Elaine extended a warm and a cordial invitation to many of the brethren of Lodge Kirknewton and Ratho, 85 to come dine with them, the winner was only ever going to be the fund raising efforts our Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Brother Robert Scott and the Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire.
As brethren of 85 and their good ladies assembled for the planned festivities of good food, drinks, the fun and games was kicked off with a glass of champers donated by Bro Scott and his good lady Mags. As the brethren enjoyed the excellent spread provided by Bro Banks and his Wife, Elaine, Joan Watt, Wife of the Bro David Watt PM 85 was victorious in the games of day. The thanks of the Lodge go to Bro Allan Stewart for organising the games.
Brother Rod Hill, master mason of 85 then took up the raffle after which many prizes where won by the brethren of the lodge, the principal prize being won by Bro. Mervyn Innes PM 85, President of Stewards. Bro Innes then graciously auctioned his prize of a bottle of fine whisky which raised the very fine sum of £13.50.
This auspicious occasion was further enhanced by the attendance of the Lodge's oldest Past Master Bro. George Tyler.
The charitable collection uplifted by Bro. Banks raised the very fine of sum of £360.00 which our Right Worshipful Master, Bro. Ian Harrower had the great pleasure in presenting to Bro. Robert Scott, Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master.
In a most eloquent reply Bro. Scott mentioned that Bro Banks had been the first as well as his Commissioned Office Bearers to take up his idea of a Come Dine With Me fundraising event and placed on record his thanks to Bro Banks and his Wife, Elaine for a great day which had been enjoyed by the brethren of the lodge.
Our Right Worshipshipful Provincial Grand Master as well as the brethren of Lodge Kirknewton and Ratho 85 would like to tender a very warm and sincere vote of thanks to Bro. Alan Banks and his Wife, Elaine, for their excellent efforts on behalf of the fundraising of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire.