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:
Brethren, Please be advised – Lodge St John 119 (Johnshaven), have their 250th Rededication coming up. This is on the 31st August 2019 and will be held at Stonehaven Lodge 65. The itinerary is as follows – 11:30 – Photographs. 12:15 – Tyle. Provincial Lodges – 12:30. GLOS – 13:00. There is a meal at the Station Hotel in Stonehaven at 15:00. Tickets are £25. Spaces are limited for the meal to around 110. Can you please let me or Alick Smith or Stuart Morrice know who wishes to attend the Meeting only. Can you please let same know who wishes to attend the Meal and the Meeting. There will be commemorative badges available at around £6- £7. Would advise getting names in sooner rather than later as I’m sure a lot of you won’t want to miss out on this special occasion.
At the Provincial Grand Lodge meeting at St.David No572 the following lodge 65 members were installed into Provincial Offices.
WSW – Jim Thomson
SD – Bill Jamieson
Architect – Chris Stephen
Bro. Keith Aikenhead St Mark No1313 decided to retire from Treasurer after almost 50 years as a PGL Office Bearer and it was unanimously agreed that Bro. Martin Irvine of Lodge 65 would take over as Treasurer.
At the Presentation of Charity Cheques on Friday 25th March £3500 each was handed over to Pillar Kincardine (Mental Health Charity) and Carronhill School (for playground equipment for children with Learning difficulties).
The meeting was well attended and the two charities gave excellent presentations to explain their excellent work.
It was agreed at the meeting that the following Charities would be recipients for this year’s appeal
Super Sam’s Fund for Child Tumour Awareness – proposed by Lodge 65
1st Responders Laurencekirk – proposed by Lodge 572.
Welcome to the website of The Lodge of Stonehaven, number 65 on the roll of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.
Situated in the province of Kincardineshire, we are one of the 6 daughter lodges of the province.
We hope that you enjoy visiting this site and we look forward to welcoming you to our fine old lodge if you decide to visit.
On behalf of myself, our Past Masters, office bearers and brethren , we offer a warm, hearty Stonehaven welcome and we would very much hope to see you visiting our lodge in the future.
We have a busy lodge here at Stonehaven 65 with meetings every 2nd and 4th Monday, from September through until April, except for December where our installation of office bearers takes place on the 2nd Friday of the month.
I hope that you enjoy browsing through our site and find it very informative. Please get in touch if you have any queries or require any further information.