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The RWM and Brethren of the Celtic Lodge E & L 291 would like wish everyone the very best in 2017.
The Brethren of the Celtic Lodge 291 would like to wish all who visit our Web Page a Hundred Thousand Welcomes and we encourage all enquiries.
if your are looking for a Father, Grand Father, or Family Member, who may have been a Member of the Celtic Lodge E & L 291 or if you would like to join the Celtic Lodge 291 or have an interest in  Freemasonry please Email us and we will try to help your enquiry to Bill Boland PM Lodge Historian at
When we will be welcoming all our usual Brethren and Invited Guests and afterwards to a Harmony in our Thistle Room at Brodie's Close Lawnmarket Edinburgh.

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Celtic Lodge Mural

History of the Mural on the Back Wall of the Celtic Lodge E & L 291 Temple. Painted by Artist Marlene Douglas.

Directed by Brother William John Ross Boland PM Lodge Historian



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This Section was Started of to be the 82nd Regiment of Foot. There were on going Changes as Marlene was so meticulous in Her Re-search. We also called on the help of Brother George M Docherty PM of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2,  Brother William JR Boland PM and Brother Ian Murray both of the Celtic Lodge No 291. 

See below as the Mural takes shape.


The Roman Eagle Hall, it was first thought that the Hall was named after The Roman Eagle Lodge No 160, who Rented a Lodge Room in Brodie's Close. Along with The Celtic Lodge No 291. In the 1830s.

St Andrews Lodge No 48, were the Main Lease holders at the Time.

The Hall was named after the Table built by Francis and William Brodie in their Workshop making the Roman Eagle Table, the Name given to the Workshop on the second Floor. To-day the Hall is named the Thistle Hall.






 Cambuskenneth Monks had a Bakers Oven in the Area, and Made the Bread of the day for the Local Residents, they may even have had a stall in the Lockenbooths a Trading Area in the Lawnmarket.







The Cambuskenneth Monks Sold the Bake House to, Elizabeth Scott Lady Manderson. Which is only part of the History in which the Mural, Starts to capture.

The Centre Part takes in The 13th Light Dragoon Guards, Marlene has captured in likeness the Charge of the Light Brigade. In which one of our Lodge Members. Troop Sergeant Major Edward Hunt, Sounded his Bugle at the Charge.

On the Right, 82nd Regiment of Foot (Prince of Wales Volunteers. Indian Munity. In which one of our Members Brother William Hyde. William fought along side his Brother Soldiers. After which his Masonic Certificate was found in the Battle Field, By Captain Thomson of the 33rd Regiment. He sent on its journey back to the Celtic Lodge, going form India, Canada, London, Grand Lodge of Scotland and Finally Home to the Celtic Lodge where it has Pride of Place in our Museum.





 William (The Deacon)Brodie is to-day one of Scotland's loveable Crooks, along with Burke and Hare. and Many Visitors to Edinburgh seek out the many Tours.

We at the Celtic Lodge Now own the Premises, at our Harmonies many Stories and Tails have been Told.

The Mural has captured the History of the Close from its early days up to the present Day. You can also visit our Web Page were you can find a History of The Celtic Lodge and a History of Connections with Brodie's Close.