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January 12, 2018

Bishop John Geddes (1735-99) built the house at Scalan which we can visit today. He lived in turbulent times. Here are his memories of how Mass was celebrated during the difficult days following the failure of Bonnie Prince Charlie's 1745 Jacobite Uprising which brought great retribution to the Highlands in general and Catholics in particular. It was presumed that if you were a Catholic, you were also a Jacobite. John Geddes w...

January 6, 2018

The latest edition of the Scalan News, the twice-yearly publication of the Scalan Association has just gone into the Royal Mail. It is not available here, because people would read it and not pay their subscription! So, why not send your £10 subscription to the Treasurer, c/o St. Michaels, 133 Glenmanor Avenue, Moodiesburn, G69 0DL, and one will be sent to you through the post or by e-mail if you prefer. Cheques should be writ...

December 23, 2017

A Happy and Holy Christmas from the Scalan Association officebearers  to all our members; to those who follow on Facebook; and all who are discovering our new website: www.scalan.net

May 21, 2017

From its early days Scalan began accepting boys as paying ‘lay boarders’, students not planning to follow a priestly vocation but who wished the kind of Catholic education that was unavailable elsewhere since it was still outlawed in Scotland.

Normally these boys stayed for four or five years, in which case Scalan performed the role of Grammar school for them; for the very few who chose to stay longer its role was more like tha...

January 1, 2014

The bishops envisaged Scalan as an all-through College, one that would be both a Junior and a Senior seminary. It would take students from their early teens, when for five years they would study the typical Latin-based courses of a Scottish Grammar school as well as specifically religious courses. They would then proceed to the Senior stage, where after two years of Philosophy followed by three of Theology they would be ready...

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