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It is with regret that it has been decided by the trustees of the Scalan Association that we have no other option than to cancel the Annual Mass, due on the 5 July 2020.


We were holding off until as near as possible to about a month beforehand, but the outlook is not promising. Despite some loosening of the restrictions, it doesn't look as if we have any chance of such a gathering being permitted by early July, nor does there seem much point in speculating about possible dates in the weeks and months after that.


People need to know in good time what is or is not happening, and to end any uncertainty, the decision is that the Annual Mass has been cancelled.  

While sending this message, I would like to encourage you to make use of the website to read a fairly substantial amount of material here on our Scottish Catholic History.

Father Michael Briody, President.


March 6, 2020

The death has occurred quite suddenly, last Sunday evening, 1st March, of Monsignor Brian Michael Canon Halloran, past President of the Scalan Association (2002-2010). The above photo shows him after celebrating Mass in The Scalan at the 2008 AGM.

He was the driving fo...

October 14, 2019

The Solemn Dedication of the New Scalan Altar Carfin On Sunday 6th October, members of the Scalan Association attended a most moving Liturgy of a solemn dedication of a new Altar and Mass celebrated by Bishop Toal in Carfin Grotto. The Altar was the dream of Fr Michael...

June 26, 2019

Mass at Scalan the Secret Seminary honouring the 250th Anniversary of Bishop George Hay On Trinity Sunday 1769, Fr George Hay a Scottish Priest was consecrated a Bishop in secret. An illegal act. During those years following the Scottish Reformation the Catholic Faith...

April 6, 2019

Plans are well under way to have a Scalan Altar at Carfin Grotto to commemorate the native Scots who kept the Faith in difficult times. The secret seminary at Scalan is very representative of them. Moreover it produced the priests who were crucial to catering for the C...

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