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Castle Park Royal Arch Chapter found themselves in a position of needing to replace and purchase extra items of furniture to create a Chapter at the Astoria Centrein Corstorphine.  In addition, due to limited storage space within the venue, there was no guarantee we would be able to store extra items at the premises.

In order to solve this problem, the Castle Park members voted at the last regular Convocation (14th January 2019) to hold future Chapter meetings with in the premises of Lodge Colinton & Currie, M.H. 1 Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, Edinburgh.

The Brethren and Companions at Colinton and Currie have been very welcoming and we find the venue to be perfect for our needs.


We hope that you can join us at our new premises sometime soon.


[Location can be found Here]





Last Updated (Friday, 01 March 2019 21:09)


Return to Kirk Loan - September 2018


Following the successful return of Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788 to Kirk Loan, we are pleased to announce that The Castle Park Royal Arch Chapter No.520 are doing the same.

Some work has been done behind the scenes to make every attempt to choose a new meeting night (our usual Thursday evening is not available at the venue ) that doesn't conflict with other meetings within the Province of Mid & East Lothian.

We will now be meeting as follows:

Installation                      Monday 10th September 2018 (2nd Monday)
Meeting T.B.A.  Monday 14th January 2019 (2nd Monday)
Meeting T.B.A. Monday 13th May 2019 (2nd Monday)


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We hope the return to Kirk Loan will bring back members and visitors who couldn't make it to Bonnyrigg where we have been meeting since our old premises were destroyed in 2013.

Finally, a great thanks to Lodge Dalhousie Bonnyrigg No.720, Laird O'Cockpen No.500 and The Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Mid & East Lothian for their support during this time.



Last Updated (Wednesday, 25 April 2018 21:15)


Installation 2015 - Edward Kelly


Congratulations go to Most Excellent Companion Edward Kelly on being Installed as First Principal of Castle Park Royal Arch Chapter No. 520. 

Many thanks go to MEC Andrew S McKeen and his Installation team from the Province of Mid & East Lothian for the excellent manner in which they carried out the Installation.  

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All the Companions Wish Edward Kelly all the very best during his time in Office. 



Last Updated (Saturday, 19 September 2015 08:25)


Dryburgh Abbey 2015

Along with our 2nd Principal Ned and our newest companion Harry we visited Melrose Abbey Chapter 337 on Saturday 27th June on the working of there Annual Regular Convocation in the grounds of Dryburgh Abbey. With a few of our honorary members we witnessed M.E.C. Robyn Hayes 1st Principal of 337 and his office bearers confer an an excellent working of the Holy Royal Arch Degree. It a great sight to witness and be part of the Masonic working in such historic grounds as Dryburgh Abbey. The meeting was well supported by the companions near and far and a great night had by all. Roll on next year.

M.E.C. Calum Stewart 1st Principal
Castle Park 520


Last Updated (Monday, 29 June 2015 12:03)


Fire at Corstorphine Public Hall



Today - 15th October 2013 will be etched in the history of the Corstorphine Public Hall Company.

It was on this day that a fire started and engulfed most of the building, including the Temple for the Masonic Lodge - St John Corstorphine No.788 and Castle Park Royal Arch Chapter No.520.

St John Corstorphine was formed in 1892 and held all it's meeting within this building until with the last meeting being held on Thursday 10th October 2013 - a First Degree for a candidate keen to progress through his steps in Freemasonry.  This will be a huge personal loss for the Lodge in terms of sentimental and historic value.

Media reports say that the fire was most likely to have been started by an electric heater housed in another part of the building which was unoccupied at the time - allowing the fire to take hold.

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The Building was home to Elite Fitness Centre, The Corstorphine Youth & Community Centre as well as the Masonic Lodge and will be sorely missed in the Community.  It is unclear at this stage what will happen with the building long term but we will provide updates on this site when more information becomes known.

In the meantime, pleaase click on the meeting listed in the 'Forthcoming Events' section to see any update on the location.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 15 October 2013 19:39)

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