SUNDAY 3 JULY at 4.00pm: ANNUAL MASS AT SCALAN SEMINARY
This annual event at Scalan, near Tomintoul in the Braes of Glenlivet, takes place Sunday 3rd July.
It is always a great gathering of pilgrims – all are welcome.
Scalan can be reached by leaving Tomintoul on the A939 (B9008 Dufftown). Just beyond Auchnarrow, about five miles later, Scalan is signposted (three and a half miles distant), on an unclassified but good single-track road, with passing places.
For those using satellite systems, AB37 9JS is a useful postcode. It should get you to Chapeltown of Glenlivet. After passing the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, the whisky distillery and the water-bottling plant, all on your right, the road becomes a country track for the last mile to Scalan. Cars and minibuses can continue on to park quite close to Scalan, but coaches need to stop here. However, on the day of the annual Mass, car drivers can be confidently waved down by those who need a lift along the track.
Sensible shoes are required, and one should be prepared for any weather. Scalan has its own climate system! Please observe the Country Code, shutting field gates and respecting what is a place of work for some, and home for all who live there.