The completed building is a testament to not only the Fraternal bonds of the Brethren who funded it but also to their immense foresight in the design. The Temple is on the upper floor of the building. The ground floor was designed to allow it to be let to a tenant as the Lodge anteroom and Temple have a separate entrance. The original tenant was, it appears from the plans displayed on the walls of the Lodge, HM Customs and Excise. It would appear that the Masonic Hall and Temple were intended to be self-financing. The rental income from the current tenant of the ground floor, a firm of Chartered Surveyors, allow for the proper maintenance of the fabric of the building as well as the recent installation of a stair-lift to assist access for the less agile Brethren and visitors. That financial security allows the Brethren to concentrate their own finances on rendering assistance to the wider community. There has always been a strong inclination to render that assistance to local good causes or the local centres of National Charities.

On 11th October 2012 the building celebrated its’ first 100 years. On the 13th October 2012 a Special Meeting of the Lodge took place where the Ceremony of Re-Dedication was conducted in the Lodge Temple by Grand Lodge with a deputation led by the Grand Master Mason, Brother Charles I R Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont. The Provincial Grand Master of Inverness-shire, Brother David Munro, and the Provincial Grand Master of Ross and Cromarty, Brother William Ross, were also in attendance. The Lodge Temple was filled to capacity with St Kilda Brethren, visitors from Lodges all over Scotland and two Brethren from the Netherlands. All those present were witness to a beautiful and moving ceremony, carried out to perfection by the Grand Lodge Deputation. The meeting also included an award of a Diamond Certificate from Grand Lodge to Brother William Niven to mark his sixty years of service to Freemasonry. Brother Niven is Provincial Grand Chaplain of Inverness-shire, Past Provincial Grand Chaplain of Ross and Cromarty and a Past Master of Lodge St Kilda. The Grand Master Mason was on hand to worthily congratulate Brother Niven. At the conclusion of the meeting the assembled Brethren left the Lodge and re-created the original photograph taken in 1912. This photograph will now be framed and join its’ predecessor on the walls of the Temple.

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