"..The Irish arrived in Scotland with nothing but their faith and their courage. Since those days of the mid-19th century, the Irish community endured much suffering. But they survived poverty and prejudice, overcame their disadvantages, prospered and were successful in taking their place at every level of Scottish life. “What sustained them, what ensured their survival through the most severe testing”, writes Professor Reilly, “was that single possession which proved priceless, that Catholic faith which was the rock of their indomitable identity"
Archbishop Tartaglia: St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, 15th March 2014