Like many lodges we have our own unique array of furniture and curios in our lodge rooms, this page details some of our more unusual pieces and adornments.
The first thing a visitor will notice on approaching our building is the magnificent gates which secure the building when not in use. These gates depict the square and compasses and other Masonic symbols along side our own logo of the Vikings head. These gates were designed and built by one of our own brethren Bro. Graham Sutherland, and have been admired by all who have passed through them.
On entering the building you pass through the cloakroom area where brethren mingle before our meetings. In this area we have many mementos on show relating to bygone adventures of golfing weekends, sponsored walks and Raft Racing glories, enough to keep the new visitor amused and amazed until the business of the evening begins proper.
Our anti-room although small is adorned with a beautiful display cabinet which was salvaged from the old Cruden Bay Golf Club prior to its move to a new club house What is it they say about one mans junk being another mans treasure? The cabinet is the focal point of the informal part of the building and holds a wide array of memorabilia extending to rare Masonic objects and artifacts to donated jewels and regalia from former brethren. Also on show in the display cabinet are a pair of Masonic pillars fashioned from bofor shells donated to the Lodge by P.M. J Gardiner in whose possession they been for many years since his time in active service with the RAF.
The Lodge itself is a bright and airy place well lit and functional in dimension. It is a relatively small temple, but in reality serves our members well accommodating all but the most unusual of meetings with ample seating always available.
The temple boasts a number of unique features, but the most prominent of these is the Painting of King Solomon on the East Wall of the Temple, this is a beautifully laid out piece painted by our own P.M. Jim Taylor, a former art teacher and talented artist in his own right.
During the 2004 refurbishment, a stained glass window added to the west wall directly opposite the painting of King Solomon in the East, this window was designed and made by Bro. Gordon Mackay pictured left with his finished window prior to fitting, and below that the window installed in the West of the Lodge.
The design incorporates three primary elements which are intended to represent our lodges individual identity. It intertwines the Scottish national emblem in the form of two thistles, set behind the crafts emblem of square and compasses and completed with the our own logo which is the Viking head.
The East end of the temple also houses our alter setting where the RWM and his senior office bearers are stationed. The actual age of the timber construction is uncertain as it was salvaged from a demolished church at the time of our consecration in 1969. Although the history of the alter is unclear, the splendid craftsmanship enriches the ambience of the temple and sets the air of reverence and bygone craftsmanship which is both appropriate and relevant to Masonic values.