At the Communication held on 12 June 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland confirmed a statement regarding Freemasonry in France - specifically the Grand Lodge National Francaise (GLNF). To read the statement (a pdf document) as issued by Grand Lodge click here.

That statement is as follows:

'In 2012 the United Grand Lodge of England, the Grand Lodge of Ireland and the Grand Lodge of Scotland (the Home Grand Lodges), because of internal problems with the Grand Lodge National Francaise (GLNF), each withdrew recognition from the GLNF. This action was undertaken in the belief that it was in the best interests of the Home Grand Lodges to distance themselves from the problems within the GLNF and to give the GLNF time and space to resolve their problems without external interference.

The Home Grand Lodges continued to monitor the situation and believe that the actions taken by the current leadership of the GNLF have actively and comprehensively addressed the problems which led to the withdrawal of recognition, with the almost unanimous support of the Brethren of the GLNF, and that peace and harmony have now been restored.

Accordingly, at their respective meetings Communications held on 5 June (Ireland), 11 June (England) and 12 June (Scotland) 2014 the Home Grand Lodges each moved resolutions to restore recognition the the GLNF, which resolutions were accepted.

Signed: Grand Master Mason (Scotland); Pro Grand Master (England) and Deputy Grand Master (Ireland).'

The statement can be downloaded by clicking here please note that you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this file.