About

The Scottish Catholic Observer was founded in 1885 and for the last 125 years, it has distinguished itself with quality news coverage. Scotland’s only national Catholic newspaper features ‘Home News’ of the Catholic Church in Scotland as well as regular International Church News, Youth Columns and reports from the Vatican.

Weekly editions contain an opinion page, letters, education and reviews in addition to regular reader competitions.  The paper also lists births, deaths and marriages across Scotland.

The paper carries regular features on Scottish Catholic life and history, weekly columnists alongside a Children’s Liturgy page which explains the liturgy for children.


Social media

Latest edition

exclusively in the paper

  • Souvenir section marking SCIAF’s 50th jubilee with comments from Scotland’s bishops, SCIAF current and former staff, volunteers and partners on the vital work of the Catholic charity
  • Scottish pupils and teachers mourn for Malawian bishop who died in car crash.
  • Scottish schools mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
  • A packed St Aloysius Church in Glasgow was the venue for a musical Celtic Mass as part of the Celtic Connections Festival.
  • Nationalist MSP Clare Adamson declares her support for persecuted Christians.

Previous editions

Previous editions of the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper are only available to subscribed Members. To download previous editions of the paper, please subscribe.

note: registered members only.