The Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland
We are the governing body for Scottish Royal Arch Freemasonry all over the world. We provide Masons with the opportunity to develop themselves by joining an organisation of discovery that’s grounded in companionship and service to others.
Our 200 Year History
Our history goes back over 200 years. Over this time there have been many notable members, including Robert Burns, the Earl of Elgin, and our current First Grand Principal Dr Joe Morrow, The Lord Lyon King of Arms.
And while we are rightly proud of our history, we are committed to the future of our organisation.
Our headquarters are in Edinburgh, but our membership extends throughout Scotland and beyond to Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean.
Freemasonry is one of the oldest organisations in the world, and our central values are Integrity, Respect, Friendship and Charity.
At SGRAC, our membership comprises people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and we are focused on inclusion and diversity. We welcome people irrespective of race, religion or political beliefs, and we promote good relations both within and outside of our organisation, at home and abroad.
A focus on kindness and giving is very much ingrained in our principles, and we are committed to supporting good causes through charitable works and promoting our organisation’s participation in local communities and civic life.
We have respect for our traditions, with special focus on the message of rebuilding conveyed in our ceremonies. Finally, we put a strong focus on renewal. We want to do things in new ways to emerge as a better and stronger organisation.
A Welcoming Organisation
Despite popular myths, we are not part of a secret society and there is nothing clandestine about our organisation. On the contrary, we are a welcoming community for all, and we provide membership opportunities for people who are interested in self-development, companionship and helping others.
We have a strong sense of civic responsibility, and we are committed to charitable works and engaging with communities.
We not only aim to fulfil our responsibilities, both civic and charitable, but we socialise regularly, meeting to eat, drink and form friendships. We have ceremonial traditions, and we are focused on tolerance and respect.
We have many achievements that we are proud of. For example, our First Grand Principal played a key role in both the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and the Coronation of King Charles III.
However, it’s our local events and fundraising that we are most proud of. To give one example, we have long been working with the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at the University of Stirling, which is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with dementia.
Thank you for visiting our website, and we welcome you to explore further. We welcome Freemasons from all backgrounds who are interested in developing themselves and supporting others. And if you are not a member and you would like to learn more, we hope you find the information you need here.