Lodge Kyle 1117

About Freemasonry

What freemasons do in the local area, nationally and abroad

Masonic Lodge Kyle of Lochalsh number 1117

Inside the Masonic Lodge in Kyle of Lochalsh

Freemasons in Kyle meet regularly, once a month in our Lodge, to conduct business and socialise with some of the 4 million members world-wide. The principles we follow are those of: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.

Brotherly Love is the concern for each Freemason towards his Brother, shown by his compassion, tolerance and respect for his fellows. Relief is cheerfully assisting those less fortunate in society, Freemansons or otherwise. Truth is honesty and integrity is his business and personal life as well as firm standards in decency and morality.

Our meetings are held at the Masonic Lodge, a picture of which you can see above. The proceedings are conducted by The Master who is elected by the membership every two years or every year. Other electoral 'Offices' include Decons, Wardens, Secretary and Treasurer.

The system of advancement in Freemasonry is by 'Degrees'. There are are three Degrees, namely: Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason. Candidates for each degree are examined by his Brothers thoroughly before advancement can be made.

The proceedings follow a traditional and ancient form whereby the members (Brothers) are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas, which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons' customs and tools as allegorical guides. The definition of Freemasonry is: 'A peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated with symbols'.

Freemasonry is not a secret society, it is open to any respectable man, regardless of colour and creed, who has belief in a supreme being such as God, Allah or Jehovah.

Freemasonry is not a secret society. Lodges are easily seen in towns throughout the world and in Scotland advertise meetings in the local newspapers. Masonic Libraries and Museums are open to the public. The identities and priciples of Freemasons are not secret, however the traditional method whereby Freemasons greet each other is. The misnomer of a secret society may have come about after the second world war years when European Freemasons were hunded down and killed by the Nazi regime. Some 80,000 Freemasons were murdered in Germany alone, with an estimated total of of some 200,000 executed worldwide. Its no wonder an atmosphere of secrecy pervaded post war. However this is not the case now and the Grand Lodge actively encourages new members to join.


Lodge Kyle welcomes any new members - please click here to find out how to join!

Inside the Masonic Lodge in Kyle of Lochalsh

Inside Lodge Kyle 1117 where meetings are held