Sunday, 25 March 2012

Call to save Roman Catholic heritage in Scotland

Thanks to genie Chris Halliday (@scotsgen) for tweeting that the Scotsman newspaper has today published a call from several leading academics to stop the Roman Catholic church in Scotland disposing of some of its archive collection to raise a bit of cash for a new centralised heaquarters building.

I blogged about the story previously at, following the ordering of a valuation by Archbishop Mario Conti, president of the Scottish Catholic Heritage Commission, to see what they could raise if they went for it. The original announcement prompted a response from Tom Devine (academic royalty in Scotland!), describing the move as "asset stripping". The Scotsman's article today is at


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