Islam in Scotland

Islam in Scotland includes all aspects of the Islamic faith in Scotland. The first Muslim known to have been in Scotland was a medical student who studied at the University of Edinburgh from 1858 to 1859. The production of goods and Glasgow’s busy port meant that many lascars were employed there. Most Muslims in Scotland are members of families that immigrated in the later decades of the 20th century. Muslims comprised nearly 2 per cent of Scotland’s population. 

Muslims are the third largest non-Christian group after atheists and agnostics. Two important mosques in Scotland are Edinburgh Central Mosque and Glasgow Central Mosque.

Mosques in the major cities of Scotland;

Edinburgh Central Mosque

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Glasgow Central Mosque


Dundee Central Mosque

Aberdeen Mosque and Islamic Centre

Inverness Masjid

Stirling Mosque