At present, the Lodge furniture and artefacts are kept in a building outwith the main part of Kirkliston Bowling Club, so there is a considerable amount of 'lifting and laying' to be done for each meeting.
The new area will be built on spare ground, behind and to the right of the stage (East of the Lodge) and would be accessed by a door to the right of the stage.
The room is large so there will be plenty of space and will make setting up and breakdown of the Lodge much easier and faster, with no worries about inclement weather.
At present, the space near the entrance to the Temple is fairly congested at the best of times so, thanks to its size, there are plans to also utilise the new area as a preparation room for candidates and also as a more suitable location for deputations to wait before being welcomed into the Lodge.
The Bowling Club are very supportive of our plans and we look forward to working with them on what is a very exciting project and we hope to initiate building work as quickly as possible.
Watch this space!!