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.