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There was a Western Grand Lodge (Glasgow based) and an Eastern Grand Lodge (Edinburgh based) reported in press commentary in 1911, that also mentions the Scottish Order of Free Gardeners. The first two are accounted above; the latter is curious, as it nowhere appears in the PO Directories for Edinburgh and Leith.

Occasional references suggest that bodies operating as the Thistle Order of Free Gardeners and the Caledonian Order of Free Gardeners existed in the nineteenth century, but it has not been possible to confirm or refute their veracity.

In the PO Directories a short-lived organisation appears, the Husbandman Gardeners (Knights). A single lodge affiliated to the Husbandmen, Ninians Leith, is recorded in the mid-1880s.


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