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Nov 8, 2009
I know the dark side of Scientology...I almost lost my friend to it — The Herald
More: heraldscotland.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Jonny Jacobsen
Source: The Herald
I knew Scientology was in trouble when the media moved on from the usual silly gossip about its celebrity members to much darker, disturbing issues at the heart of the movement. After a Paris court last month convicted several Scientologists and two organisations associated with the movement in France of organised fraud, and amid other investigations in France looking at a suicide and an alleged abduction, Oscar-winning film-maker Paul Haggis, a long-time member, quit Scientology. Haggis, who wrote and directed Crash, ...
Jun 17, 2008
Scientology protester faces court over 'ambiguous' sign — Evening News (Edinburgh)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan McEwen
Source: Evening News (Edinburgh)
A PROTESTER has been charged with breach of the peace after carrying an "ambiguous" sign during a rally against the Church of Scientology. The 57-year-old was arrested after taking part in a protest at Hunter Square, near the controversial church's Scottish base on South Bridge. The protest was organised by campaign group Anonymous, which has been fighting for the right to describe the church as a cult. The protester who was arrested was wearing a Mexican wrestler's mask and carrying signs ...
Feb 11, 2008
Masked protesters hike up pressure on Scientologists — The Scotsman (UK)
May 27, 2007
Scientology to target students — Mail on Sunday (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Caldwell
Source: Mail on Sunday (UK)
The controversial Church of Scientology is planning to target students at Scottish universities and colleges in a new recruitment drive. Leaders of the church, which is largely regarded as a cult and believes humans descended from aliens, have revealed they intend to send workers into campuses to seek out impressionable youngsters. Ironically, they believe recent bad publicity after the movement featured on the BBC's Panorama programme has helped attract new converts. Following the programme screening two weeks ago, which featured presenter ...
May 20, 2007
Cult or cure? — The Scotsman (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Holly Marney
Source: The Scotsman (UK)
Would you be able to kill small animals? Do you twitch during the night? Would you have more than two children, even if you couldn't afford them? Just three of the bizarre questions you are asked if you try to enrol in the Hubbard Academy of Personal Independence, the Scottish base of Scientology, the controversial sect with famous adherents such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta. Labelled a cult by its critics, defended as a bona fide religion by devotees, it ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 5, 2006
Drug treatment group warning — Edinburgh Evening News
Type: Press
Source: Edinburgh Evening News
COUNSELLING experts have warned about a drug and alcohol treatment group operating in the Capital, linked to the controversial Church of Scientology. Narconon Scotland has leafleted homes in the city, but the leaflets do not mention the quasi-religious group, despite using the principles of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard to treat addicts. Tom Wood, chairman of the Edinburgh Drug and Alcohol Action Team, said: "We know of this group, but we would only ever encourage people to attend credible counselling groups." ...
Nov 3, 1996
The evil web of the cults — Sunday Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Sunday Mail (UK)
One of the Church's most powerful groups is waging a holy war on the evil tide of brainwashing religious cults sweeping Scotland. Woman's Guild bosses are to hold a special summit aimed at stamping out the growing menace of the fanatics. Today, we reveal how many young Scots have fallen under the spell of these maniacs. The Guild plans two days of talks at Carberry Tower, near Edinburgh. Experts, victims and religious leaders from all Churches will debate the menace of ...
Jun 5, 1994
My girl's cult hell — Sunday Mail (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Stewart Kirkpatrick, Marion Scott
Source: Sunday Mail (UK)
A heartbroken father begged the world's biggest cult yesterday: "Let my daughter go." And Eddie Forsyth wept when he learned that daughter Christine had been subjected to a nightmare ordeal at the hands of the Scientologists. A Mail investigation has discovered that the cult's "thought police" branded her a traitor for talking to an outsider. Blond Christine was hauled before a kangaroo court and convicted of "treason". Beans Experts believe she would have been sentenced to hard labour, ordered to wear ...
Aug 8, 1968
Edinburgh not to ban cult — Glasgow Herald (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Glasgow Herald (UK)
Scientologists will not be prevented from holding meetings in public halls in Edinburgh as long as they abide by the corporation's hall letting regulations, the vacation sub-committee of Edinburgh finance committeee decided yesterday. Councillor James Slack, chairman, said the practice was that refusal of a let depended on the behaviour of applicants in any previous let they had bad. He said that recently the scientologists applied for the let of the Assembly Rooms in George Street, but they were already booked. ...
Aug 7, 1968
No hall letting ban on cult — Evening News (Edinburgh)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Evening News (Edinburgh)
The Scientology organise- will not be barred from holding meetings in Edinburgh Public Halls, provided they abide by the Corporation's hall letting regulations. This decision was made today by the Vacation Sub-Committee of the Finance Committee of the Town Council. The Scientology organisation, the Committee were told, have made telephone inquiries about the letting of public halls, but so far no formal applications have been submitted. Councillor James Slack, who took the chair at today's meeting, said: "We are adhering to ...
Aug 6, 1968
Movement's application for hall rejected — The Scotsman (UK)
Aug 6, 1968
Scientology: Close watch by police — Evening News (Edinburgh)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Evening News (Edinburgh)
Edinburgh City Police are "keeping an eye" on the activities in the city of Scientology, Deputy Chief Constable Robert Campbell said today. "We are interested in the Scientology Organisation, and we are alive to what is happening," said Mr Campbell. "The police are keeping an eye on things, and any information that we get from any source, we will note. "We have lots of information and intelligence about various organisations in the city . . . and so it is with ...
Aug 5, 1968
'Let's talk' appeal by Scientology's Hubbard — Scottish Daily Mail (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Scottish Daily Mail (UK)
MR LAFAYETTE Ron Hubbard, American founder of Scientology, yesterday called for a meeting between the leaders of the cult and its opponents. In a message telexed from his yacht to the Scientology headquarters at East Grinstead, Sussex, he said: 'If anyone in the Government wants Scientologists not to do something, they should say what it is.' He added: 'There is enough trouble on this planet without making more over something so easy to resolve. Mr Callaghan would look much better as ...
Aug 3, 1968
Check is made on cult premises — Evening News (Edinburgh)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Logan Robertson, Nigel Hawkins
Source: Evening News (Edinburgh)
The premises in North-East Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh, occupied by the Scientology administered Publications Organisation World Wide, have been inspected by the Sanitary Department of Edinburgh Corporation public health authority. A spokesman for the department said they found nothing to report, "except a few minor infringements of the Office, Shops, and Railway Premises Act, which will be attended to. There was no evidence of employees sleeping on the premises." The inspection was carried out after the Sanitary Department had been approached ...
Aug 2, 1968
Cult jobs: Ban imposed by Ministry — Evening News (Edinburgh)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Logan Robertson, Nigel Hawkins
Source: Evening News (Edinburgh)
The Ministry for Employment and Productivity have stopped sending people for vacancies at the Edinburgh offices of Publications Organisation. The ban was applied after it was found there was a link between Publications Organisation and Scientology. A spokesman for the Ministry said in Edinburgh today that they had referred the whole matter to their headquarters in London. He said : "We have sent several women, and one or two men, to vacancies notified to us by Publications Organisation. We did not ...
Aug 1, 1968
Cult plans recruiting drive for Scotland — Daily Record (Scotland, UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Daily Record (Scotland, UK)
STUDENTS of scientology said yesterday that they are to start a major recruiting drive in Scotland. On Monday, a special team of 10 will begin a three-week lecture tour of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Perth. Mr. Roger Barnes, 24, the governor of the Hubbard Academy of Personal Independence, in Queen Street, Edinburgh, said yesterday that more than 2000 Scots had passed through in the five weeks since it opened. Flights A spokesman for the cult said that students will continue ...
Aug 1, 1968
Ethics officers in cult 'look after staff' — Evening News (Edinburgh)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Logan Robertson, Nigel Hawkins
Source: Evening News (Edinburgh)
We called at the Thistle Street Lane premises of Scientology last night and interviewed Mrs Judy Ziff, deputy director of Scientology's publications organisation in Edinburgh. The accommodation now occupied there by Scientology comprises former warehouse premises which a have been converted in about five weeks into extensive office accommodation, in which Scientology publications are redistributed to countries in many parts of the world. At 11.30 p.m., when we left, many members of the staff were still at work. We put a ...
Aug 1, 1968
Girl tells 'News' about her job with Scientology // Inspect cult offices, says councillor — Evening News (Edinburgh)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Logan Robertson, Nigel Hawkins
Source: Evening News (Edinburgh)
An Edinburgh Town Councillor has complained to the public health authorities about the offices in Edinburgh of Scientology — the system of religious philosophy of American origin, which claims to increase a person's ability. Mr I. W. Wintour, Chief Sanitary Inspector for Edinburgh Corporation, said today: "We have received this complaint and are investigating." —– Family find it 'disquieting' Today we give the account of a local girl, Kathleen Riley, of her job as an employee of the organisation Scientology. Councillor ...
Aug 1, 1968
Scientology jet charter flight off — Daily Telegraph (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Daily Telegraph (UK)
ANOTHER Scientology jet charter flight to Scotland next month has been cancelled because of the Government's ban on the entry to Britain of followers of the cult. Caledonian Airways had planned to operate the charter. It was to have carried 186 members of the Hubbard Advanced College of Personal Independence from New York to Prestwick at the end of September. Two days ago, 186 scientology students should have arrived at Prestwick aboard a Caledonian jet charter but the flight was cancelled ...
Jul 31, 1968
Group 'not worried' by charter plane ban — Evening News (Edinburgh)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Evening News (Edinburgh)
Scientology students can still enter Britain to attend courses, despite turnarounds of charter aircraft bringing members of the cult into the country as ordered by the Government. This was stated in Edinburgh today at the Hubbard College of Advanced Studies in South Bridge by public relations officer Laurel Watson. She said they were not worried about the situation, and explained: "Many of the people who come here are on holiday or business trips by service aircraft. They are ordinary peopue and ...
Jul 30, 1968
Cult to expand [?] Scotland [Article incomplete] — Evening News (Edinburgh)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Evening News (Edinburgh)
[First part missing] Canada, Australia, and England. "Since we have only just started setting up in Scotland, we have no Scots yet," said "Communicator" Madeleine Litchfield, from Canada. "But there are a number who are on their way." On a local basis, the organisation have started the Hubbard Academy of Personal Independence in an old workshop in Queen Street. The workshop was bought from house furnishers W. K. Storie & Son, at a cost of £28,000 but several thousand pounds more ...
Jul 29, 1968
The man who fell 50ft. to his death — Daily Record (Scotland, UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Stewart Ross, Gordon Airs
Source: Daily Record (Scotland, UK)
A MAN who came to Scotland to study scientology fell 50 feet to his death yesterday from the rear bedroom of a hotel. James Stewart, aged about 35, travelled to Edinburgh from South Africa with his wife to study at the new Scottish Scientology Headquarters, the Hubbard Academy of Personal Independence. Refused This is the cult founded in 1951 by Lafayette Ron Hubbard, a cult which, it is claimed, helps its followers to resolve their problems. Mr. Stewart and his wife—also ...
Jul 27, 1968
Scientology prophet silent as 'orgs' dig in — The Scotsman (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: The Scotsman (UK)
The main Edinburgh practitioner, it seems, is a Mr Ernest Saren, and at the appointments he produces a personality "graph" showing the questionnaire results on ten "personality dimensions" such as happy-depressed and capable-inhibited. The final column on the capacity analysis chart gives an I.Q. figure. Saren's qualifications for discussing people's problems on the basis of this questionnaire, according to a H.A.P.I. spokesman, are scientology qualifications only. One of those tested in the H.A.P.I. building this week, a 19-year-old apprentice who had ...
Jul 26, 1968
'Scientology' pianist fails to impress — The Scotsman (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Conrad Wilson
Source: The Scotsman (UK)
The interest of last night's recital by the Cairo-born pianist, Mario Feninger — sponsored by the Hubbard Academy of Personal Independence at the Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh—centred principally on the presence of some rare pieces by Busoni, and secondarily on the effect which, the pianist claims, the practice of "Scientology" has had on his keyboard technique. Without having heard any other scientology-inspired pianists, and thus having no standards other than the normal ones by which to measure him, one can only report ...
Jul 26, 1968
Recital ovation — Edinburgh Evening News
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Edinburgh Evening News
The piano recital given in the Freemasons' Hall last night was notable for much more than that it was in aid of the Edinburgh Society of Musicians. It brought to the most enthusiastic notice of a very sizeable audience Mario Feniger, whose diverse musical gifts and intelligence enabled him to dispense a Bach transcription, Scarlatti Sonatas, generous helpings of Chopin, Teresa de Bogatis and Liszt, as well as two pieces of his own, with ease and brilliance. It is hard to ...
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