ACADEMICS last night accused the Catholic Church of "mis-management and indifference" after staff shortages forced the closure of the Scottish Catholic Archives, in the latest blow to one of the country's most prized historical resources.
ACADEMICS last night accused the Catholic Church of \"mis-management and indifference\" after staff shortages forced the closure of the Scottish Catholic Archives, in the latest blow to one of the country's most prized historical resources.
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Helen McArdle and Victoria Weldon
Columba House in Edinburgh, which houses the archives, has closed its doors indefinitely because there is no-one left to look after the service.
Curator, Andrew Nicholl, has been absent on long-term sick leave – which The Herald understands is due to the stress of the current shake-up of the archives. Just days ago, his assistant was told by the Church to leave immediately rather than work out a month's notice after she submitted her resignation.
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