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Sir ,


It's not at all clear why the Reverend Maciver feels his church should be consulted about Sunday opening of public facilities in the Western Isles (your report, 8 January).


The reverend is free to to present what he calls a positive view of Sunday rather than the more usual 'Thou shalt not' to which we have long been accustomed, but individuals are quite capable of making up their own minds on how they wish to spend their Sundays or any other day of the week.


Not everyone in the Western Isles is a Christian, and not everyone wants to devote one particular day of the week to spiritual experience.


In any case, the fact that the Sunday showing of a film at An Lanntair is sold out is all the evidence the Reverend needs that many in Stornoway see partaking in the arts as a spiritual experience. Surely he can derive comfort from that?


Alistair McBay

National Secular Society

5 Atholl Crescent




Letter: Individual choice over Sunday observance

9 January 2018