As 2021 gets underway it's not at all certain when we'll all be able to meet up again in our various Lodges.
With the restrictions currently in place, and following a meeting of the heads of all Masonic Orders in Scotland, the Grand Master Mason has announced that the situation about restarting Lodge meetings will be reviewed again in June.
Whilst this isn't the news we wanted to hear, it's really important that we protect ourselves, our families and the NHS by following all the rules, so helping in the fight to rid the country of this terrible disease.
The Covid-19 vaccination programme has of course given everyone a great boost and will surely help getting us get back to a more normal way of life in the not-too-distant future.
However the current restrictions haven't stopped us from keeping in touch with one another and we continue to provide regular updates on the health and wellbeing of our brethren and our families.
And Masonic Lodges both at home and abroad continue to help those in need by raising funds to aid those less fortunate than ourselves. This remains an on-going effort, with 482 playing our part.
So, as we all aim towards a brighter future can I thank you all for your continued support as we go forward into 2021.
Lodge Kirkliston Maitland 482 were delighted to contribute £200 towards an amazing Christmas enterprise that saw Christmas Dinners being delivered to 45 local individuals and families.
This ‘Sponsor a Christmas Dinner’ appeal was jointly organised by The Newliston Arms, Queensferry Churches Care in the Community (QCCC) and other local organisations, with the dinners being delivered to vulnerable and shielding individuals, as well as younger local families.
The meals were prepared by Mrs Karen King and her staff at the Newliston Arms and 482 Lodge Almoner Bro. Stuart White P.M. stepped in to help with the deliveries.
Our photograph shows Bro. Stuart pictured with Mrs King.
Right Worshipful Master Bro. Stuart Donald said: “This is a truly fantastic initiative that directly helps local individuals and families at this special time of the year. We are really thankful to have been allowed to help and our congratulations and thanks go to The Newliston Arms, QCCC and to all those involved.”
And the same Kirkliston 'boy' stepped in to give Santa a helping hand when he toured around the village.
Assisted by his elves, 'Santa Stuart' proved to be a popular Christmas Eve attraction - although we think he may have needed a wee brandy later to warm him up!!
Well done Santa. Fantastic job!!
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