The Peace Tree was planted in the grounds of Dunnottar Church on 6th July 1919 at a service led by Rev. D G Barron and attended by the Parish Council of Fetteresso and Dunnottar, The Town Council, and Brethren of the Lodge of Stonehaven No.65.
The tree was planted by Provost Greig with two Scouts holding large standards.
The spade used to plant the tree has a plaque on it and is kept in the Masonic Lodge above the internal entrance door.
The tree is now recognised as an official war memorial and as far as is known is the only “living” monument in the area. It has a preservation order made by Aberdeenshire Council.
A service was held on Saturday 6th July 2019 to commemorate the Centenary of the planting and was attended by a good turnout of Freemasons from the Province of Kincardineshire principally from the Lodge of Stonehaven No.65 along with congregation and guests from the local churches and organisations.
The service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Alan Murray Moderator of the Presbytery of Kincardine and Deeside who gave a short service in the church followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Peace Tree.
The following Brethren attended the ceremony in Masonic Regalia:
Lodge of Stonehaven No.65
|Bro. John Airth PM||Bro. Forbes Bain PM|
|Bro. Stewart Campbell PM||Bro. Mel Christie PM|
|Bro. Alex Cormack PM||Bro. Callum Coward Chaplain|
|Bro. Billy Gibson||Bro. Peter Greig|
|Bro. John Lawson PM||Bro. Damien Lincoln JD|
|Bro. Tom Loudon||Bro. David Taylor|
|Bro. Jim Thomson PM||Bro. Greig Walker Sub.M|
|Bro. Jim Wilson PM|
Lodge Portlethen No.1805
Bro. Graham McKay DPGM
Lodge Paisley St. Mirren No.129
Bro. Alan Cairnduff