Catholic Church to cut its east coast parishes by two thirds as attendances fall
Lack of priests, a drop in income and the fall in numbers attending Mass given as reasons for cuts
THE CATHOLIC Church is set for sweeping changes in the east of Scotland, with the number of parishes dropping from more than 100 to 30.
The Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, stretches from the northern edges of Glasgow to Fife and the Borders.
It has has a Catholic population of around 110,000 and has warned of a "painful and difficult" time ahead as it attempts to arrive at the figure.