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Warm, Reekin', Rich!


Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788 hosted a fantastic night on Thursday 24th January 2013.

Burns Supper - St John Corstorphine No.788 - Jan 2013Not only did we Initiate two new Candidates - Alistair Davidson and Ian Todd, but seven of the Brethren gave a combined effort to Toast the Haggis and followed this up by the usual toasts and speeches.

We had "Rundle Station Master" - an excellent rendition of My Mother Lodge by Bro. Rudyard Kipling performed by our Junior Deacon Bro. Graeme Johnston and then had a short selection of Burns Songs sung and played on Guitar by our Senior Deacon Bro. George Veal.

We had 52 Brethren sign the attendance book, which for a small Lodge who hadn't invited any Deputations, was really good and very well appreciated.

On Behalf of all from Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788, we had a great night doing our thing - and hopefully you all enjoyed it too.


Haste Ye Back!


Children's Party 2012


For the first time in many years, Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788 will be holding a Children's Christmas Party which will be conducted by Mighty Mac & Louise.



The Party will be on Saturday 22nd December 2012 at 2.30pm and there will be a fun show, party games and mini disco.  While the kids stop for snacks and refreshments half way through, Mighty Mac & Louise will continue with baloon modelling and face painting.



Even Santa Claus himself will be making a special appearance, and will take the opportunity of handing out some gifts!


... So, come along on Saturday 22nd at 2.30pm for a fun filled afternoon.



Merry Christmas




Donation to The Royal Blind School Edinburgh - 2012




It was an absolute honour and a privelage to accompany Bro. Bill Boland P.M. of The Celtic Lodge No.291 on the presentation of a cheque for £1000.00 for The Royal Blind School , Canaan Lane Edinburgh on Thursday 6th September.


Cheque Presentation - Royal Blind School Edinburgh 2012

Where's the link to Lodge St John Corstorphine I hear you ask?

I am a Foster Carer for a child (young man now) who has been attending The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh for the last 13 years, since he was 4 years old.  

I also set up a web site for The Celtic Lodge and have worked with Bro. Bill Boland since then giving him help and assistance whenever necessary as he updates the site with the huge history associated with the lodge.  

Through various conversations, Bill was aware of the situation with the school and felt it would be a good and worthy Charity to receive a donation.

Pictured from Left to right are: Sally Mair - Depute Head Teacher, Joseph, George Veal No.788 & Bill Boland P.M. No.291.



Clown Doctors


Sally has already intimated that the funds willl be used to continue purchasing the fabulous resource known as The Clown Doctors.  

As well as visiting the School, The Clown Doctors visit people in Hospital, Hospice, Residential and Special Care to spread their happiness through the use of songs, music and good old fashioned fun.

It's a great resource that is well appreciated by the pupils of The Royal Blind School and it's fantastic that The Celtic Lodge are making it possible for the purchase of this resource to continue.




Cramlington 2012



The Brethren from St John Corstorphine No.788 S.C. were invited to attend the Installation Ceremony of Lodge Argent No.9824 E.C. in Cramlington on Saturday 1st September 2012.

Installation Lodge Argent No.9824 Cramlington 

Pictured here are Past Masters Calum Stewart and Fraser Gaunt from St John Corstorphine enjoying their evening, after having been made Homorary Members of the Lodge.



Wallace Bruce Stewart - Birthday 2012


Brother Wallace Bruce Stewart celebrated his 84th Birthday on the 8th March 2012 with a birthday dinner at Mackenzie’s restaurant on the 9th March.

Wallace was accompanied by his long standing friend.... who was able to keep him right and read his birthday cards to him and there were 14 other guests who all had a really nice evening.
















Brother Wallace Bruce Stewart, a Past Master of Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788 was initiated on the 9th April 1959 was presented with his 50-year diploma on the 23rd April 2009.

Wallace still attends every meeting and plays an active part delivering ritual and acting as Director of Ceremonies on occasions. He is also a prolific visitor within the Provence and beyond.

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