Widows Sons Scotland (WSS) is a motorcycle riders association for Freemasons in Scotland.

Welcome to the Widows Sons Scotland website, We are Scotland’s original motorcycle association for Freemasons in Scotland. Established in 2005, we welcome Master Masons operating under the Scottish Jurisdiction and welcome all brother riders whether you ride a Harley, Honda, Suzuki, Triumph etc – You will always find a warm welcome with the Widows Sons Scotland.

About Us

About the Widows Sons Scotland

The Widows Sons is quite simply a ‘non brand specific’ motorcycle-riding association for Freemasons, There are Widows Sons Chapters in various locations throughout the globe and Widows Sons Scotland (WSS) oversee’s the various chapters both within and outwith Scotland operating under the Scottish Jurisdiction. If you are a Master Mason with a motorcycle in good standing with your Lodge we would like to hear from you and look forward to meeting and riding with you. 

We do not intend to speak for or represent any Masonic body. We simply want to share our passion for riding with all other Masons who ride, have some fun while we do it and raise money for both Local & National charities. 

Our name, The Widows Sons, comes from certain aspects of our Fraternity and is not intended to install fear or appear threatening in any way, we are not a 1% club, MC or MCC but a social riding association of Freemasons. We are not territorial, We do not claim territories or turf and we shall not condone any illegal or anti-social activities by any of our members. Our members shall always be expected to act in a way that reflects, preserves and promotes the values and tenants of Freemasonry.

Our club badge comprised of a picture of the Square and Compass, which is unique to Freemasons, denotes our personal fraternal affiliation to the craft, it also contains the picture of a motorcycle and Scottish thistle.

We also wear the Internationally trademarked ‘Widows Sons’ Logo as a proud member of the International Widows Sons Alliance.

We strive to be friends and on good terms with ALL other clubs and riders we share the road with. The wearing of a badge is a serious matter and we wear them appropriately. We understand there are clubs that have been around for many years and we respect them and realise we are able to enjoy our riding freedoms thanks to the many who have been ‘in the wind’ before us.

Our badge simply allows other clubs to know who we are and where we are from. In an effort to make sure all clubs understand our purpose we have contacted the NCOM and the COC to make them aware of our existence and our purpose.

We ask all our members to:-

  1. Wear their badge proudly and live by the principles and values of the craft.
  2. Adhere to and follow the bylaws of WSS.
  3. Always show respect for all other clubs and riders.
  4. Do not take sides or involve ourselves when it comes to other clubs politics.

Our members may also individually be members of MAG, HOG, AMA and other similar motorcycling associations, but regardless of other associations should always act according to the principles of the craft.

We come from all walks of life, including veterans of our Armed Forces. If any prospective members or other clubs have any questions or would like more information about the Widows Sons we encourage them to contact us directly. 

Membership FAQ

Who are Widows Sons Scotland ?

Widows Sons Scotland (WSS) are the motorcycle riders association for Freemasons in Scotland.

The purpose of the WSS is to provide a social and fraternal outlet for Scottish Freemasons who ride motorcycles and desire to socialise with and travel the open roads with their brethren.  We are a very friendly group that actively endeavours to arrange ride-outs and events with the objective to raise much-needed funds primarily for chosen Scottish charities, with a focus on supporting the designated charities and care homes of The Grand Lodge of Scotland (GLoS). 

WSS will try to make many of these events family affairs so that friends and family can participate wherever possible. As well as ride-outs we will have non-riding events i.e. camping, BBQs, dances, dinners etc.

This is a basic outline of who we are and what we do. WSS is not a specific motorcycle club or manufacturer focused association and we try to be fully inclusive making people aware that Freemasons ride bikes and raise much needed funds for charity. We do not represent either GLoS or individual Masonic Lodges throughout Scotland but we are delighted to support them in all their charitable activities. Many members of WSS are also members of other motorcycle clubs and chapters.

In summary we are Freemasons who like to ride motorcycles with like-minded people.  If you have any questions or would like to enquire about membership please contact us

What is Freemasonry ?

 Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternal societies and which originated in Scotland. Below we explain Freemasonry as it exists under the Grand Lodge of Scotland which is the corporate body governing Freemasonry in Scotland and Scottish Masonic Lodges in many other parts of the world. The explanation may correct some misconceptions.

Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas. These remain substantially the same form used in Scottish stonemason’s lodges, and use Scottish stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.

What is the Essential Qualification for membership of Freemasonry ?

The essential qualification for admission into and continuing membership is a belief in a Supreme Being. Membership is open to men of any race or religion who can fulfil this essential qualification and who are of good repute.

If you are interested in becoming a Freemason, we can assist you in joining a Lodge in your area, please contact us for further information.

Freemasonry and Religion, please explain ?

Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion. The one essential qualification means that Freemasonry is open to men of many religions and it expects and encourages them to continue to follow their own faith. It is not permitted for Freemasons to discuss religion at Masonic meetings.


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