Lodge Dalkeith Kilwinning No. 10
Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland
Constituted 21st December 1724
St Andrew's Night
The attention of the Lodge was then called to the Festival of St Andrew and the manner in which it ought to be observed regarding which a lively discussion took place and the following motions were made:
On the various motions being put to the vote they stood as follows:-
The last two being equal, the R.W.M. gave his casting vote in favour of the pies, which was accordingly carried.
Some little discussion ensued as to who ought to bake the said pies. It was resolved to settle it by votes also and the following were proposed:
1 . Proposed by Bro. Nichol and Seconded by Bro. Garnock That Kemp bake the pies
The poll stood as follows:
giving a majority of 6 in favour of Bro. Robertson.
Various prices having been suggested, that was also regulated by votes as under
Brother Kent's motion was carried by a large majority.
There is another custom of the Lodge that the widows of the Lodge on 'Pie Night' receive a pie, delivered to their home. It has been told by one of the Lodge's oldest members that apart from the widows receiving pies, the brethren could order pies and have them delivered when they were at the Lodge at the celebration. I wish to draw attention to the widows receiving pies - this has now been taken over by a parcel on St Andrew's Day.