The Royal Order of Scotland is the oldest Masonic Order, after the Craft, having originated in London in about 1740 and was then re-introduced in Edinburgh in 1763, becoming a Grand Lodge and Chapter in 1767. The Grand Lodge in Edinburgh controls the 90+ Provincial Grand Lodges situated in many parts of the world. The Order has always claimed that the King of the Scots is the hereditary Grand Master.
Membership of this Christian Order is highly prized. The basic qualification is that prospective candidates must be Master Masons of at least five years standing. In this Province, they are also expected to have passed the Chair of a Craft Lodge. To be considered for membership you will be recommended by two members of the Order who will have assessed your suitability to join before inviting you to apply.