Celebration Mass at Scalan

2 June 2009

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The head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith o' Brian celebrates this historic event at Scalan Seminary on the Braes of Glenlivet.

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Bishop Peter Moran and Canon Brian Halloran helped with this Mass attended by more than 100 people.

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The purchase of the cottage that was a part of the Seminary building and the fencing of the enclosed land protected by a lease from the Crown creates a unity for the Scalan Association in our new quest to preserve the A listed building for the future

The Annual General Meeting which followed decided to press ahead with the renovation of the new purchase known locally as 'Sandy's Cottage' and feel that it will make necessary some form of fund raising

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Association President:

Very Rev. Canon Brian Halloran

St James, 17, The Scores, St. Andrews, KY16 9AR Tel. 01334472856

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Rev. Michae1 Briody,

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Mike Morrison