Provincial Grand Lodge of

The Scottish Borders

About Our Province

On the 15 of August 1747 the Province of Roxburgh & Peebles was formed.  The title of our Province has changed several times over the years and it was only in 1991 that The Grand Lodge of Scotland relented and allowed the use the title, The Provincial Grand Lodge of Roxburgh, Peebles and Selkirk Shires .  A title, however, does not improve or detract from the respect in which our Province is held throughout Scottish Freemasonry.  This respect was earned by the tremendous efforts and hard work of our worthy predecessors.

In the heart of the Scottish Borders, with only 17 Lodges, ours is one of the smaller Provinces but we are proud to have some of the oldest Lodges in Scotland under our jurisdiction with a wealth of history.

From the foundation which has been laid we look forward to the future with confidence and optimism that our successors will continue to embrace the fundamental doctrine that has served our Province with distinction since it's creation.

The Grand Lodge of Scotland, at its Regular Communication on Thursday 1 February 2018 approved that the Province of Roxburgh, Peebles and Selkirk Shires be renamed to the Provincial Grand Lodge of The Scottish Borders and that Lodges Dunse No. 23 (Duns), St. Ebbe No. 70 (Eyemouth), St Luke No. 132 (Lauder), St. John No. 280 (Coldstream), Ercildoune No. 1119 (Earlston) and Whiteadder No. 1245 (Chirnside) within the Province of East Lothian and Berwickshire, be incorporated under the new Province of the Scottish Borders with effect from 31 March 2018.

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Province a small book was written to give an insight as to how our Province germinated, grew and flourished.  This can be read by clicking on the links below.

PGLRPSS History Booklet
A Dip Into The Past (PDF File 32mb)