The Orange Order is the oldest and biggest Protestant fraternity in Scotland. We are an organisation of people bonded together to promote the ideals of our faith.

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.

In Scotland the Order’s annual Boyne Celebrations are this country’s biggest expression of Protestant culture, heritage and freedom.

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 website.