Sunday, 3 September 2017

Friday Observance

Permission has been granted for this semi-derelict store building in James Street, Stornoway, to be converted to become the first mosque in the Western Isles. The story is in The Scotsman. To date, the town must have the greatest number of separate Christian denominations in a town of its size in the UK. There are the outward and visible signs of the Church of Scotland, the Free Church of Scotland, the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland and the schisms with the Associated, the Continuing and the Reformed; the Episcopalian; Roman Catholic; Baptist; Brethren; Salvation Army Vine Church; and Latter Day Saints - in at least 15 buildings. At least Islam practices on a Friday, not adding to Sabbath Observance.

Scottish Islands Explorer - a secular publication
Digital Edition: available every day of the week, at all hours

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