There are approximately 600 Masonic Lodges operating in Scotland within 32 Provinces, all under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Scotland located in Edinburgh.

"Freemasonry is an ancient and honourable society. Its principles are just steady standards of life and conduct in a changing world. The practice by the Freemason of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth and the other principles of the Craft will go a long way to making a good man better."

The oldest Masonic Lodge in the world still in existence and with verifiable written records dating back to 1599 is The Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel), No 1.

masonic tracing board
- A masonic tracing board.

For a' that, an' a' that, It's coming yet, for a' that, That man to man, the world o'er, Shall brothers be for a' that.