strike for St. Margaret
Despite the rail strike, more people than last year went on Sunday on the national pilgrimage to Dunfermline in honour of St. Margaret of Scotland.
More than 11,000 people travelling by bus, car, motor-cycle and even invalid chair arrived in time to join a procession with the relics of St. Margaret.
High Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Gray of St. Andrews and Edinburgh on the football ground. After the Mass, accompanied by Archbishop Campbell of Glasgow, the Bishops of Paisley, Motherwell, Galloway and Dunkeld, Archbishop Gray went among the pilgrims, giving them his blessing.
Benediction was given by Bishop Scanlan. newly appointed Bishop of Motherwell.