Scotland is a nation whose people hold a wide range of beliefs from the many branches of the Christian faith represented throughout the land, to the world’s other major religions, and to beliefs which lie out with religious traditions. Such diversity enriches the Scottish nation and serves as an inspiring and thought-provoking background for our children and young people to develop their own beliefs and values.

Religious and moral education enables young people to explore the world’s major religions and views which are independent of religious belief and to consider the challenges posed by these beliefs and values. It supports them in developing and reflecting upon their values and their capacity for moral judgement. Through developing awareness and appreciation of the value of each individual in a diverse society, religious and moral education develops responsible attitudes to other people. This awareness and appreciation will assist in counteracting prejudice and intolerance as young people consider issues such as sectarianism and discrimination more broadly.

Religious and moral education is a process where young people engage in a search for meaning, value and purpose in life. This involves both the exploration of beliefs and values and the study of how such beliefs and values are expressed.


Department Head

Staff Members


Mrs S Muirhead

Miss H Burnett

Dr I Chatzantonis
Mrs S Richardson



  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Society
  • RMPS – S1 – S3
  • Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies