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The Scottish Catholic Magazine: new publication in Scotland

Dear Brothers and Sisters

I received the following email from Mr Ian Dunn and commend it to your consideration:


Dear Father,

2021 is the first year in almost a century and a half Catholics in Scotland have been without a national publication.

It’s a loss that’s left a void because our community needs a voice. A voice we can believe, that cuts through the gossip and the arguments so we can speak to one another and understand what we as Catholics are living through.

At its best, including the period when I was editor, the sadly departed Scottish Catholic Observer did that. We still need it. That’s why I and my colleagues, Dan and Mary McGinty, who bring a wealth of business experience as well as many years in Catholic journalism, are launching a new publication called The Scottish Catholic this autumn.

We know the media and we know the Church. The pandemic has shown that there is a real hunger among Scottish Catholics to engage with their faith in new ways, and this magazine will do that.

There’s a sample edition attached to this email that will show you what we’re about. We have the backing of the bishops of Scotland, including Bishop Nolan of your own diocese.

Already parishes up and down the country have signed up to take the magazine which will come out every two weeks at the very reasonable price of £2 from October.

We are excited to begin this journey and we’d be delighted if you and your parish can join us.

There’s a range of ways you can support Scotland’s new national Catholic magazine and any thoughts or questions we would be more than happy to discuss. 

Best wishes,

Ian Dunn

Managing Editor

The Scottish Catholic