Religion in Scots Law: Report of an Audit at the University of Glasgow

Thomas Green, Jane Mair, Callum Brown

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report


This 355-page research report examined the place of religion in law in Scotland since 1560, with an emphasis on developments down the present day since the nineteenth century. The report provides a detailed examination of the place of: the Church of Scotland within the British constitution; the place of religion in Scots marriage law; the place of religion in Scots education law; together with a general audit of various provisions concerning religion in armed services law, blasphemy at common law, broadcasting and communications law, charities law, clauses relating to conscience and conscientious objection, criminal law and prisons, equality law, family law, immigration and asylum, oaths, definitions of statutory provision regarding ‘religion or belief’, the sabbath in Scots law, tax law, and various miscellaneous provisions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherHumanist Society Scotland
Commissioning bodyHumanist Society Scotland
Number of pages355
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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