A BRIEF HISTORICAL BACKGROUND based on an excerpt from a S.G.R.A.C leaflet.
The Mark Degree provides the link between the Royal Arch and Craft Masonry.
Craft Lodges holding their Charter or Warrant from the Grand Lodge of Scotland are permitted to recognise the Mark Degree as part of the 2nd. or Fellow Craft Degree on the condition that they only confer it on Master Masons. The Supreme Grand Chapter works this degree as the first in Royal Arch Masonry but recognises Mark Masters of Craft Lodges which work under the Grand Lodge of Scotland.