The following resources are important documents concerning
Religious Observance (RO). All of these documents are also
available to download on the right hand side of this page.
Religious Observance Review Group Report
This report, published in 2004, was the result of four years of
consulation with the Scottish public, including many Scripture
Union Scotland Supporters and staff. This important document
supported Circular 1/2005 (see below). Download 'Religious Observance Review Group
The key and current document which provides the guidance for the
provision of Religious Observance in Scottish education. Download 'Circular 1/2005' (PDF).
The Religious Observance
Two documents to help our understanding of how to prepare
Religious Observance events:
First Steps in Religious Observance
Where do we start in developing Religious Observance in our
school? Download 'First Steps in Religious Observance'
Religious Observance and Chaplaincy
This paper covers key elements in our understanding of the role
of the school chaplain and how this doevetails with current
legislation. Download 'Religious Observance and Chaplaincy'
Religious Observance outside the school
RO need not be confined to assemblies or within the school.
School trips and retreats of all kinds can become occasions for
spiritual development. Two examples are:
- Dunblane High School first year pupils went on
a residential event to Lendrickmuir, an outdoor centre run by
- The whole school programme of Monifeith High School which gives opportunity
in many ways for spiritual development.
Legal requirements and exemtions for using copyright materials
during Religious Observance events in schools. Download 'Copyright' (PDF).