(Scotland) National Secular Society Pressured Highlands Council to Drop Prayers

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: October 31, 2012

The Highlands Council Scotland had the tradition of incorporating a prayer in its agenda before each meeting. However, during the summer the National Secular Society wrote a letter to the Council demanding it remove prayer from its formal agenda or it would face legal action. The Council has now dropped prayer from its formal agenda.

The council has informed its 80 councillors that meetings will be held five minutes later than usual, at 10.35, with a call for private prayer at 10.30 for those that wish to do so.
Source: http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-council-removes-prayer-from-agenda-after-legal-threats/