Glasgow City Council to celebrate Catholic Schools


Glasgow City Council will hold a civic reception to celebrate the centenary of the inclusion of Catholic schools in the state education system.


The reception, which has been welcomed by the Church, will celebrate the success, diversity, tolerance and inclusivity of Catholic education in Scotland; an education which is centred on Christ and his message of love.


A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Glasgow said: “We are delighted that the City Council is to offer a civic reception to mark the 1918 Act which brought Catholic schools into the state system of education in Scotland. Glasgow has more Catholic schools than any city in Scotland and the contribution of pupils and staff over the last century to the life of the city has been enormous.”


The spokesman continued: “The First Minister acknowledged very powerfully, in her Cardinal Winning lecture last month, that Catholic schools are good for Scotland. This decision by the city administration is an acknowledgment that they are also good for Glasgow.”


You can read more on the First Minister’s Cardinal Winning lecture here, where she also declared that her government was an “unequivocal supporter of Catholic schools”. Both Scottish Labour and the Scottish Conservatives are also supporters of Catholic schools in Scotland.