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Shetland Freemasonry


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#16 Distortio

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 08:52 PM

I relish the thought of the higher degree masons finding themselves compared to Angling club members.


i think most of the angling club crowd would be just as perplexed...


Masonic Grandmaster = Les Scott



(without the antlers)

#17 Wheesht

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 07:12 AM

The only masons I have met have been "captains of industry" and have used the system to feather their nests. Perhaps I need to get out more and meet a nicer type of mason! I know of no-one that has benefitted from freemasonary, but again perhaps I need to get out more.


Now let me state I'm not one first.

Secondly, the question was re local masons and don't know many "captains of industry" up here anyway but far less ones who are masons. In adition pumping out the old line, and I quote you but it appears a widely held view, I know of no-one that has benefitted from freemasonary", as I have said I know people who have "benifitted" from being in the boating club or even a football team with friends, neighbours or business associates. That is life and how very many people work, men and women alike.

#18 Muppet

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 11:35 AM

Have a look over in this thread

http://www.shetlink....der=asc&start=0

It seems which football team you play for has more bearing than being a freemason if your in the job market :!:

#19 Ally

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 02:02 PM

I’ve been in the Masonic a few times, mainly for a game of pool and a pint. I was signed in by a postie as I recall, who himself had been introduced to the masons by his auld man.

To be honest the place just looked like a bit of a drab old man’s club. There were quite a few bar flies there that I suspect were either avoiding their wives, or simply had none to go home to.

I’ve noticed that in Shetland there seem to be a lot of men who are single, mainly because they’ve somewhat missed the boat with regards to going out and meeting girls, finding a partner etc.

Posers, the North-star, Baroc etc are all kinda geared towards the 20/30-something crowd, so instead these guys retreat to places like the Masonic and become “men’s men”, although presumabley not in a homosexual way…

#20 Twerto

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 02:15 PM

being pedantic here.. but i always ahve classed posers as a 16 - 20 year old place.

#21 Ally

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 02:18 PM

being pedantic here.. but i always ahve classed posers as a 16 - 20 year old place.


point taken - i wouldn't go there at 28!

#22 JAStewart

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 02:43 PM

No-one should. Its a place for sad idiots who can't dance.

#23 Evil Inky

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 03:26 PM

No-one should. Its a place for sad idiots who can't dance.


I must disagree in the strongest possible terms, sir!

I'm a sad idiot who can't dance, and I can't stand the place.

#24 JAStewart

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 12:17 PM

No-one should. Its a place for sad idiots who can't dance.


I must disagree in the strongest possible terms, sir!

I'm a sad idiot who can't dance, and I can't stand the place.


You don't go to posers, thus you are not a sad idiot.

There, sorted.

#25 McFly

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 05:46 PM

I have been several (hundred, unfortunately) times in the past.

Am I a sad idiot?
Please say it ain't so JAS

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