On Saturday 20th August 2011 The Grand Lodge of Scotland conducted the Ceremony of Rededication ably lead by Brother Thomas F Jessop the RW Substitute Grand Master.
On Saturday 16th April 2011 Brother Robert W Scott was installed as the Provincial Grand Master of Linlithgowshire. The Ceremony was conducted by Hugh Bryson Depute Grand Master
Our 250th Anniversary Celebrations continued with a Cabaret by Brother Les Duff, from Lodge Kirkliston Maitland along with a very Special Guest.
Scotlands most famous Poet and Freemason. The Lodge held a Burns Supprt in January 2011 both to celebrate the life of this very famous Freemason but also to kick off our 250th Anniversary Celebrations.
NewsCome 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 completed our new Past Master boards as well as repainting the Eye and touching up our Centrepiece
The work Brother Nevin has done it amazing and we look forward to sharing it with our members and visitors at our upcoming Regular Meeting on Friday.
Why fine dine, when you can come dine with the brethren of 85
Posted by Brother K McMaster 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.
Brethern of 85 host the residents of SirJames McKay House
Posted by Brother K McMaster on Saturday 20th July 2013.
July 19th, 2013, the brethren of Lodge Kirknewton and Ratho 85 host lunch for ten residents and their carers of Sir James McKay House after there day out taking a trip on the barge at Ratho.
After enjoying the sunshine whilst taking a short barge trip along the Union canal at Ratho, ten residents and their carers make the short trip to Lodge Kirknewton and Ratho where they are warmly welcomed by Bro. Ian Harrower, RWM, his good lady Liz and several brethren of the lodge.
Once seated the residents and their carers enjoyed a buffet lunch, light refreshments, tea and coffee. After lunch Bro. Charlie Davey proposed a most eloquent toast thanking Bro, Ian Harrower, his good lady Liz and his team for the excellent lunch they had enjoyed.
In reply to Bro. Davey's eloquent toast Bro. Harrower replied by saying it had been the lodges pleasure to host the residents and looked forward to hosting them, again, in the future
A nice thank-you card to the Lodge was presented to Bro. Harrower on behalf of the residents which he gratefully accepted on behalf of the brethren of Lodge Kirknewton and Ratho 85.
Final Race Night Tally
Posted by Brother ARM Sives on Wednesday 1st May 2013.
The Lodge's Race Night held on Saturday 27th April 2013, raised the outstanding sum of £1,450 for the Provincial Grand Master's Charity Appeal.
Thanks must go to Mrs Carol Nicol for providing the fine repast for all the attendees.
Borders Additional Needs Group
Posted by Brother K McMaster on Monday 6th May 2013.
On Sunday 27 April 2013, Lodge Kirknewton and Ratho 85 hosted the parents and children of the Borders Additional Needs Group as they made their annual visit to the Seagull Trust to enjoy a leisurely cruise along the union canal at Ratho. The Lodge, once again, was privileged to host this group on their special day providing Tea, Coffee and Juice.
The parents, children and grandparents enjoyed their day in Ratho and the Lodge would to thank B.A.N.G for the lovely card and tin of biscuits given to the Lodge as token of their appreciation, they can be assured that the biscuits were thankfully received and will be faithfully applied by the brethren of the Lodge.
The Borders Additional Needs Group was founded in May 2006, by a local health visitor and 4 parents to establish a parent run support group that would allow children with additional, rare or complex needs and their families and carers to meet and support each other.
This group has members with recognised disorders such as Autism, ADHD, and Downs Syndrome. They also have members with rare conditions - Charge Syndrom, and they have members with diagnosis.
They have no criteria for membership and are open to all parts of the community. Their meetings and activities are for the whole family, parents, carers, siblings and grandparents as a special need has an impact on the whole family.
If any brother wishes any further information on this group, please visit their website :