The Orange Order is an organisation that always strives to look forward rather than back. That might surprise some people as often the public only knows of the Orange Order through its bright street parades that are celebrating events from our history.
In order to look ahead however, it is important to understand our heritage. The historical papers that we have compiled will give an overview of some of the important events and people from our past. We hope you enjoy reading them, and we’d be delighted to have your feedback.
No other voluntary organisation can match them for colour, music and crowd appeal. But there is far more to the Orange Order than the holding of annual celebrations as we hope you will discover through this app.
Now in our third century, we were an established part of Scottish life and culture long before the formation of so many other organisations, like the Labour Party or the SNP.
And since the Orange Order originated in the British Isles, it was no surprise that the founders adopted the name of the British monarch most associated with the early development of freedom and democracy -- William III, Prince of Orange.
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