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Origins of Freemasonry date back several centuries, and the "Masons" have been a fully-integrated society for more than 250 years. Today there are approximately 100 Grand Lodges and over six-million members. It has attracted to its membership men of good will and charity, and its doors are open to men of every race, colour, and creed who are willing to accept its principles and tenets, and who seek no personal advantage through membership.

Freemasonry has insisted that men should come to its doors entirely of their own free will and not as a result of solicitation. This is in order to ensure that only men with the highest ideals of service to God and their fellow men are admitted into Freemasonry.

The organization's major aims are as follows:

  • To promote the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God;
  • To render practical aid and assistance to the less fortunate members of the community, and
  • By such behaviour in daily life, to demonstrate to others that the teachings of the craft have a profound and beneficial effect on all who sincerely embrace its precepts.

There are two lodges in Montreal associated with the Scottish ritual
St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 53, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month except in June, July, and August.

The amalgamated Argyle and Elgin Lodges meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month except June, July, and August.

M.W. Bro. Donald C. Ross, Grand Master
2295 rue Saint Marc, 4th floor
Montreal, Quebec H3H 2G9
Bus: (514) 933-6739
Fax: (514) 933-6730
E-Mail: admin@glquebec.ca

Representative on Council:
Mr. Iain M. MacLeod
E-Mail: iainmac9@hotmail.com


Formed in 1983, the Ceilidh Society of Scotstown had the express purpose of preserving and promoting the Scottish culture and heritage in the community. In order to do this, the Society organizes four major Scottish activities each year.

Robbie Burns Dinner, Scotstown - January
Tartan Ball, Sherbrooke - May
Family Day Picnic, Scotstown - August
"Kirkin'O'The Tartans" - Scotstown - September

Although the Scottish population of the Scotstown region has noticably diminished of late, it once was a thriving Scottish community. Settled in the middle of the 19th Century by Scottish immigrants brought to the region by the British Land Company, the town became the centre of one of the very few Scottish communities in the Province of Quebec. The names of villages and districts within the region give evidence of their Scotian roots - Tolsta, Dell, Galson, Stornoway, Chisla, and Balallan.

The preservation of this heritage is of considerable concern and interest to residents, and the organization has taken the lead in ensuring that Scottish traditions will live on in the community. There is now firm evidence of the success of their efforts.

Madeline Irving, President
472 Route 257,
Scotstown, Quebec J0B 3B0
Tel: (819) 657-4609




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