Loanhead freemasons in 24 hour charity walk challenge

A group of Midlothian Freemasons completed a 70 mile sponsored relay walk last weekend to raise around £5,000 for SAMH – Scotland’s Association for Mental Health.

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 6:00 am
The group, pictured at the Rosslyn lodge.

The members of Lodge St Leonard in Loanhead visited every Lodge in the Freemasonary Province of Midlothian.

Steve Ritchie from the Lodge said: “Visiting other Lodges is an important part of masonic tradition and is often a lifeline to older members for whom this may be the only social interaction they get in any given week.

"The lack of interaction during the pandemic has had a profoundly negative impact on their mental and physical wellbeing.”

Members of Lodge St Leonard (based in Loanhead) decided they would 'visit' every Lodge in the Freemasonry Province of Midlothian.

Leaving Loanhead at 11am on Friday morning, the walkers travelled to Currie, West Calder, Kirkliston, Corstorphine, Morningside, Liberton, Portobello, Musselburgh, Prestonpans, Dalkeith, Newtongrange, Bonnyrigg and Rosslyn before arriving back at Loanhead around 11am on Saturday the 31st.