Spotted on obscure blog (hey, it takes one to know one) “The Jacobite Intelligencer: Jottings of a Jacobite Antiquary” an article on “Why ‘Devolution Max’ is not enough”, and at the foot of that article, the following:
Furthermore, few have realised that an independent Scotland would almost inevitably result in the disestablishment of that strange monster, the Church of Scotland. An independent Scottish Government would be unlikely to look with favour on the idea of an established church, especially given the growing population of Glasgow and its Catholic majority.
And my posted comment on that same point:
The Church of Scotland is not established. It is the national Church, but the Church of Scotland Act 1921 confirms its independence from the state in matters of discipline, doctrine, worship and government. The head of the Church of England is the Queen, the head of the Church of Scotland is Jesus Christ. As recently as the late 1990’s, the Court of Session have confirmed this position. The Scottish Parliament (independent or not) is in no position to alter the constitutional position of the Kirk.
Strange, but true.
Posted on Absolvitor: Scots Law Online.