Welcome to the Haughfoot Lodge Website
The original Haughfoot Lodge is a unique piece of Scottish Masonic History
Founded in the year 1702 it was the World's first Lodge
of purely speculative Masons and although The Grand Lodge of Scotland was
founded in 1736 the Haughfoot Lodge remained independent during it's whole
existence from 1702 - 1763.
This Lodge was founded in August 2002 for Masonic educational purposes and to be a continuation of the Historical fact of the original Lodge's existence.
There are a number of Research Lodges within Freemasonry these provide an added level of interest to Masonic Students - most deal with Masonic history by presenting papers etc. The Haughfoot Lodge No 1824 was set up as a new Masonic Lodge to examine, study and to exemplify the actual degree workings carried out in the original Haughfoot Lodge (and other Lodges of Freemasons working before 1700). These rituals were being used before the formation of a Grand Lodge - (England 1717 - Ireland - 1725 - Scotland 1736).
The Lodge has visited a number of other Lodges to demonstrate the type of working performed by our forebears