Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh
The first SSVP Conference in Scotland was founded on the 25th May 1845 St. Patrick’s, Edinburgh.
Their main task was to visit the homes of the poor and sick, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, pray at their deathbeds and follow their remains to the cemetery. It was this more than anything else which impressed the non-Catholics in the city.
Diocese of Paisley
In October 1948 a Paisley Diocesan Central Council of St Vincent de Paul was established. Prior to this date Renfrewshire, as existed at that time, formed part of the Archdiocese of Glasgow.
Diocese of Aberdeen
The SSVP started in Aberdeen with the setting up of St Mary’s Cathedral Conference on 7th August 1914, followed a few days later by St. Peter’s Church Conference.
Diocese of Motherwell
The first Conference was established at St. Margaret’s, Airdrie on 30/07/1854, and a further 8 Conferences were formed by 1890.
There were 18 Conferences formed between 1900 and 1935, and another 10 Conferences formed between 1940 and 1949.