Church leaders in Scotland are pressing ahead with legal action against the Scottish Government after public worship was banned during the current lockdown.
Unlike in England and Wales, where churches can still open, public worship has been suspended in Scotland since 8 January.
Supported by the Christian Legal Centre (CLC), the 27 church leaders argue that the suspension of public worship is "unlawful" and in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.
They are seeking a judicial review after the Scottish Government ignored a pre-action letter from the church leaders in which they said the restrictions had "serious implications for freedom of religion" and were unnecessarily preventing them from meeting the material, emotional and spiritual needs of their communities. ...