(by Staff Reporter, John O’Groat Courier, February 7, 2020)
Thurso Freemasons are celebrating a major milestone as their lodge reaches it 200th anniversary.
It was on February 7, 1820, that St Peter’s Operative Lodge No 284 Thurso was granted its charter, and today – 200 years to the day – Caithness civic leader Willie Mackay will host a civic reception in Thurso Library to mark the occasion.
The lodge was founded by Alexander Carnaby and associates, and since then 2536 men have been members.
Over the years the lodge has been a mainstay of…