Catholic Church



(Country of United Kingdom United Kingdom)


Also known as: Schottland (Deutsch), Escocia (español), Écosse (français), Scozia (Italiano), Szkocja (polski), Escócia (Português), Škotska (Hrvatski), Schotland (Nederlands), Albain (Gaeilge), 蘇格蘭 (正體中文), スコットランド (日本語), 스코틀랜드 (한국어), Scotia (latine)

By Type (12)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (2)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (8)

Military Ordinariates Military Ordinariate (1)

Personal Ordinariates Personal Ordinariate (1)

By Rite

Roman Rite (9): Aberdeen, Argyll and The Isles, Bishopric of the Forces in Great Britain, Dunkeld, Galloway, Glasgow, Motherwell, Paisley, Saint Andrews and Edinburgh

Anglican Use (1): Our Lady of Walsingham

Syro-Malabar Church (1): Great Britain

Ukrainian Church (1): Holy Family of London

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Changes in Dioceses | Vacant Dioceses | Former Dioceses

Apostolic Nunciature: Great Britain Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendía (68)

Conference of Bishops: Bishops’ Conference of Scotland Bishop Hugh Edward Gilbert, O.S.B. (72)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Bishop Mariano Crociata (71)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (62)


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Cathedrals Cathedrals (8)

National Shrines National Shrines (2)

World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)

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Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy


Patron Saints: Saint Andrew (November 30), Saint Margaret of Scotland (November 16)

Saints: 42 Saints, 3 Blesseds

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Statistics (See England)


Continent: West Europe

Capital: Edinburgh

Area: 78,387 km²

Population: 5,404,700

Part of: United Kingdom United Kingdom (Country)

Neighbouring Countries: Northern Ireland Northern Ireland, ↖ Iceland Iceland, ↑ Faroe Islands Faroe Islands, ↗ Norway Norway, ↓ Isle of Man Isle of Man, ↓ England England

Cultural Summary

Religions: Christian 54% (Roman Catholic 19%), Islam 0.9%

Languages: English, Scots (about 30%), Scottish Gaelic (about 60,000)

Motto: In My Defens God Me Defend (Scots) (In my defence God me defend)

Last updated on 2024.04.10

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