The Antient, Free and Accepted Lodge of Scottish Freemasons have been meeting in Cruden Bay since 1919 since when the “Lodge” has been a popular centre of friendship for hundreds of village men.
Freemasons Lodges meet on a regular basis, generally during the months between October and May. Lodge St. Olaf meets fortnightly from the first Thursday in October through until March inclusive, check our meeting dates with this link.
The local lodge in Cruden Bay, like all Masonic lodges is actively involved in benevolent and charitable causes, and fund raises on an ongoing basis to provide support and assistance where it is needed. Lodge St Olaf, although only a small village lodge, has donated tens of thousands of pounds to local causes since its inauguration in 1919, and remains committed to the self same principles to this day.
If you are interested to find out more about the work carried out by Lodge St. Olaf, or Freemasonry in general, please use the links on this page to guide you to the answers of many “frequently asked questions”
The lodge always extends the hand of friendship to visiting freemasons, and is equally keen to meet potential new members who might like to join. If you fall into either of these categories, why don’t you take this opportunity to make contact by e-
Are an established benevolent organisation located in Cruden Bay since 1919
We meet around 12 times a year, every 2nd Thursday from the 1st Thursday in October until the end of March, check out our calendar for a full list of meeting dates.
Is open to men over the age of 21 (unless their father is a mason, then they can join at 18 years of age).
We have an active and varied social calendar with a variety of social events here in the village as well as visiting other parts of the country on recreational expeditions.
Won top prizes in the Ythan Raft Race 10 years on the trot from 1986 through to 1995. Check out the pages dedicated to our raft race heritage by clicking here
Are 1 of 14 Lodges located in Aberdeenshire East,all of which are delighted to welcome visitors to their regular meetings.
We are always pleased to receive applications to join the Lodge, you just need a proposer and seconder from our membership and it’s a very straight forward process.
We have our own meeting rooms in Serald Lane Cruden Bay.
We have raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity over the years and remain a key supporter of local good causes.
We generally have a few beers in the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel after meetings, always a nice way to round off an evening amongst friends.
|Roll of Honour|
|Jim Sterwart memoriam|
|Our Lodge Rooms|
|Stained Glass Window|
|St Olaf Jewel|
|The Origins of Freemasonry|
|The Aims of Freemasonry|
|St. Olaf website policy|
|Questions or Suggestions|
|The West Highland Way 1986|
|The Speyside Way 1989|
|The Ythan Raft Race|
|Arran Weekend 05|
|Raft Race Entries|
|Mississippi Paddle Steamer|
|The Booze Brothers|
|A man called Horace|
|Spirit of st olaf|
|Spirit of st Olaf Video|