Pagans Expected to Receive Admittance to Scottish Interfaith Council

April 4, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

On April 4, 2004 The Scotsman reported, "Pagans are set to receive approval from one of Scotland’s leading religious bodies for the first time. They are expected to be admitted to the Scottish Interfaith Council, which represents all the main faiths in Scotland, and hope the move will pave the way for official state recognition of pagan weddings and funerals as well as special leave for events such as the summer solstice. The last census showed there were 1,930 Scots who registered themselves as belonging to the ancient tradition. Members of Christian churches, Islam, Judaism and other established religions will decide whether to accept pagans at their annual general meeting in October."