Swinney asked to step in after school Mass row
Humanist Society Scotland are writing to Education Secretary John Swinney today asking him to intervene personally after reports that up to 50 non-Catholic pupils were punished for refusing to attend a religious service at a Catholic secondary school.
The service at Taylor High School in New Stevenston, Motherwell was a Patron’s Day Mass with the Bishop of Motherwell, Joseph Toal, as its principal celebrant. It was reported that following the incident the pupils involved received a week’s worth of detentions.
Gordon MacRae, HSS chief executive, said the row highlighted the urgent need to... read more
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