Christianity not only has the largest following in Scotland but is also one of the oldest, with its presence here dating as far back as the second century.
The Church of Scotland has played a vital role in the promotion of tolerance and has much influence on the country’s culture.
The highest concentration of followers of Judaism is found in Glasgow and Edinburgh, with small groups found spread out across the country.
Over the years, as immigrants and travelers began to arrive on the shores of the country, different religions were established.
The medieval village of Scone, which grew up around the monastery and royal residence, was abandoned in the early 19th century when the residents were removed and a new palace was built on the site by the Earl of Mansfield.