We will be opening new Preceptories in the Check Republic and one in the
Slovac Republic, this shows that the Order is alive and well and
that great interest is being shown to us.
We have decided to open three Preceptories two in the Scottish Borders, one at
Gretna and the other at Galashiels, the third one will be in Edinburgh so if you
come from any of these areas and are interested then please get in touch and we
will put you in contact with the area Preceptor.
the autonomous grand priory of scotland
scottish knights templar
We are proud to inform you that In the hands of
the the Grand Prior today we have a copy of what is known as the "
Edinburgh Rule " written by Johannes Michaelensis who is thought to be
Scottish, this is the 10th one in existance and was written in 1128.
John Michael ( His proper name ) was the scribe of the document by order of
the council and of the venerable father Bernard Abbot of Clairvaux as the
The Order of the Temple was in 1128 given a set of
Rules deliberated over at a meeting referred to as the council of Troyes by
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Nine copies of these hand written rules have
known to survive and are still in existence up to this day. They are
referred to as the primitive rule, the Latin rule, the French rule, and the
Catalan Rule (Catalan rule being written at a later date).