The Bishops' Conference of Scotland

The Bishops' Conference of Scotland is the permanently constituted assembly of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Scotland. To promote its work the Conference establishes a General Secretariat and various agencies, each of which advises the Conference according to its own competence. The members of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland are the Diocesan Bishops.All the diocesan bishops are members of the Conference.

The Bishops' Conference has a number of commissions and agencies that assist it in carrying out its work. There are:

  • the Commission for Doctrine and Unity
  • the Communications and Press and Media Relations Office
  • the Commission for Catholic Education and Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES)
  • the Heritage Commission and Scottish Catholic Archives
  • the Commission for Justice and Peace
  • the Liturgy Commission
  • the Commission for Pastoral and Social Care and Secretariat for the Pastoral Care of Migrant Workers and Tourists
  • the National Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults
  • Priests for Scotland
  • the Permanent Diaconate
  • the Commission for the Lay Faithful
  • the Secretariat for Young People
  • the Commission for Mission
  • the Parliamentary Office
  • the Scottish Catholic Tribunal
  • SCIAF (Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund)

H. E. Msgr Hugh Gilbert OSB, Bishop of Aberdeen


H. E. Msgr Brian McGee, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles


Rev. Gerard Maguiness


64 Aitken Street
GB - Airdrie ML6 6LT
Great Britain
Tel: +44 1236 764061
Fax: +44 1236 762489