scmo_banner_news.jpg


| 02nd May 2008 | Modified: 17th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 38 times | Liked 0 times

2 May
May 2
2nd May 2008

2 May 2008

The Bishops' Conference of Scotland has unanimously agreed to transfer to
the University of Aberdeen the historic collection presently housed at
the Scottish Catholic Archives. The historic collection dates from the
12th century to 1878, when the Hierarchy was restored in Scotland and is
of immense historical significance.

The proposal will mean the collection being housed at the University on
completion of the new University library. Professor Christopher Gane,
the University's Vice Principal for Culture and Communities, welcomed
the Bishops' decision, saying: "Discussions between ourselves and the
Church are progressing very positively with a view to ensuring that this
important collection will enjoy the first-rate conditions of safekeeping
and access which it so richly deserves."

Commenting on the move, Archbishop Mario Conti, President of the
National Heritage Commission said; "I am delighted that this invaluable
collection of historical material chronicling the life of the Scottish
Church will be secured in a world class location with access for future
generations of scholars. The decision to move the archive was made after
several years of discussion and debate within the Church's heritage
Commission and with the University of Aberdeen."

Archbishop Conti added; "Unfortunately the current location of our
archive in a converted building in central Edinburgh does not meet
modern storage standards and the Church is concerned to secure the long
term security and accessibility of the collection."

Additionally the bulk of the historic collections comprise material
previously gathered at Blairs College in Aberdeen, from other locations.
The transfer back to the North east will see a return for these
collections after a break of half a century.

The post of Keeper of the Catholic Archives will be retained.

ENDS

Peter Kearney  
Director  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
Glasgow  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168
07968 122291  
pk@scmo.org  
www.scmo.org



Shaunagh Kirby
Head of Communications
University of Aberdeen
University Office
King's College
Aberdeen AB24 3FX
Scotland, UK

tel +44 (0)1224 273108 / 272014
www.abdn.ac.uk

Posted by . You can also subscribe to email updates.

Like   Back to Top   Seen 38 times   Liked 0 times

Subscribe to Updates

If you enjoyed this, why not subscribe to free email updates ?

Subscribe to News updates

Enter your email address to be notified of new posts:

Subscribe to:

Alternatively, you can subscribe via RSS

‹ Return to News

We never share or sell your email address to anyone.

I've already subscribed / don't show me this again

Recent Posts

Bishop comforts families of Barra teenagers

| 6 days ago | Blogging

The Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, Bishop Brian McGee has travelled to Barra to visit the families of Eilidh MacLeod and Laura MacIntyre. Both teenagers attended the concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, at which Salman Abedi launched a suicide bomb attack, killing 22 and injuring 64 con...

Scots support reduced abortion time limits and statutory waiting period

| 21st May 2017 | Blogging

A new poll out today (Sunday 21 May) shows that most people (60%) would like to see time limits for abortions reduced, among women the figure is 70%. ComRes interviewed 2,008 British adults online between 12th and 14th May 2017. Data was weighted to be representative of all GB adults. 61% of Scotti...

Scotland’s Catholic Bishops pre-election letter

| 15th May 2017 | Blogging

Monday 15 May 2017 Society “will be judged on how it treats its poorest and most vulnerable citizens” say Scotland’s Catholic Bishops in pre-election letter. In a pastoral letter which will be read at all 500 Catholic churches in Scotland this weekend (20/21 May) Scotland's Catholic Bishops,...

Scottish Bishops offer thanks to Nuncio

| 20th January 2017 | Blogging

His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini, who has served as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain since December 2010, has been appointed by Pope Francis to serve in the Holy See Secretariat of State and will take up his new post in Rome next month.   Reacting to the announcement, Archbishop Phi...