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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 Briody President of Scalan who thought that there should be something in Carfin Grotto to mark the legacy of the native Scots Catholics who suffered hardships i...

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 was outlawed. It was to remote wild places such as Scalan College in the highlands where this ancient faith was rekindled by training for priesthood to administe...

July 3, 2018

What a glorious bout of weather for the Annual Scalan Mass at the Secret College which once was a place of refuge and study amid the hardships of Reformation Scotland. Most poignant too is that joined by main celebrant Bishop Bill Nolan of Galloway Diocese were 2 seminarians Rev. Kevin Lawrie to be ordained next year for the Motherwell Diocese and Rev. Emmet O'Dowd who will be ordained for RC Diocese of Aberdeen this week! The...

July 3, 2016

A large crowd gathered in the wind and rain at the Old College Scalan to celebrate the 300th anniversary of its foundation. Fr Michael Broidy (the Secretary/Treasurer of the Scalan Association) led a group of parishioners from St Michael's Moodiesburn on a 4 hour bus journey and walk out to the remote college to gather for Mass. Archbishop Cushley led the celebrations, joined by Archbishop Tartallia, Archbishop Conti, Bishop V...

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