Scotland – Freemasons ‘exploiting public fund for Covid-hit businesses’


Scotland - Freemasons ‘exploiting public fund for Covid-hit businesses’

(by Marc Horne, The Times, March 01 2021)

 

Scotland’s Freemasons have been accused of attempting to “plunder” public funds after lodges were urged to apply for coronavirus business grants to help subsidise draining finances.

The Grand Lodge of Scotland has written to members advising them to attempt to secure money from the local authority discretionary fund.

The fund was set up by the Scottish government to provide emergency support to “businesses in Scotland who have not been eligible for previous support grants”.

Ramsay McGhee, the grand master mason, has suggested it could be used to cover “run-of-the-mill expenses” and prevent individual lodges from having to dip into cash reserves.

The Grand Lodge, the governing body of Scottish Freemasonry, is an all-male fraternal organisation rather than a commercial venture. Nevertheless, McGhee encouraged…

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Scotland - Freemasons ‘exploiting public fund for Covid-hit businesses’

 

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