Around the Diocese

Stories and pictures from around the diocese.


Epic Award for Guthan an Iar

  • 12-05-2016

The Epic Awards celebrate the achievement of voluntary arts groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Group member Marion Fiona Morrison tells the story of South Uist singing group Guthan an Iar’s Peer Award for Excellence.

Barra Confirmations

  • 09-05-2016
  A day of sunshine and joy awaited Bishop Brian as he arrived on the Isle of Barra to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with fifteen young Catholics from various parts of the island. Three of the children are pupils at Eoligarry School and ...

Holy Doors Challenge Success!

  • 26-04-2016
  11 Students at the School of Education at the University of Glasgow recently took time away from their exam preparation to heed Pope Francis' call to undertake a pilgrimage to a Holy Door. Not content with one door, they visited all 8 Scottish c...

Funeral of Bishop Ian Murray

  • 15-02-2016
    On Friday 5 February 2016 clergy and laity of the diocese were joined by Bishops and Archbishops of the Scottish Hierarchy and clergy from other dioceses for the funeral of Bishop Emeritus Ian Murray, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles from 1999 ...

Well done, P7 Lochyside School

  • 01-02-2016
    Lochyside Primary in Fort William was one of a number of schools who took part in the 'Talented Fundraisers' SCIAF project. The project is based on the parable of the Talents and then the children bring to life the parable by first of all, re...

Tributes to Bishop Murray

  • 23-01-2016
Tributes have been paid to Bishop Ian Murray, former Bishop of Argyll & the Isles, who died 0n Friday 22 January, aged 83. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland said: “On behalf of the Bishop...

Bishop Murray R.I.P.

  • 22-01-2016

The death has been announced today of Bishop Emeritus Ian Murray, aged 83. Bishop Ian was the 9th Bishop of Argyll and the Isles....

Diocesan Accounts 2014

  • 04-08-2015

Trustees' Report and Financial Statements for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Argyll and the Isles for the year ended 30 November 2014

Archbishop Tartaglia's Homily for St. John Ogilvie Mass

  • 12-03-2015
  As we gather here in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie, I want to offer you three reflections. 1.The first observation arises from the words of two Popes: Blessed Pope Paul V...

Celebrating Our Lady of the Isles

  • 16-09-2008
The Statue of Our Lady of the Isles, Rueval, South Uist, was consecrated on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15th, 1958, by Rt Rev Kenneth Grant, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. To mark the 50th anniversary of the consecration, Mass was  celebrated at the Statue by Rt Rev Ian Murray, present Bishop of the Diocese.

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