Events in Scotland Tell History of Baha’i Faith's Arrival in the West

February 9, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

On February 9, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Episodes from the early history of the Baha'i Faith in the West came to life through dramatic performances here this month. In the drawing room of an historic Edinburgh house once visited by Abdu'l-Baha, actor Sarah Munro played a housemaid recounting the experience of meeting Him. The performance was part of a weekend of events that set in motion a process to acquire a new Baha'i center in the city as a venue for a wide range of activities, including the reception of distinguished visitors. Edinburgh's significance as a capital city has increased since the re-establishment in 1999 of the Scottish Parliament after an interval of almost 300 years. The Universal House of Justice recently called for the establishment of a new center to replace the existing one, which is no longer suitable for the growing needs of the community."