Church of Scientology set to open new visitor centre in Edinburgh

Church of Scientology set to open new visitor centre in Edinburgh

The Church of Scientology have announced new plans to open a visitor centre in Edinburgh’s West End or the Murrayfield area. The site is expected to open later this year or early 2021.

The visitor centre will comprise of audio and visual information displaying the fundamental principles of the church, as well as showcasing their community projects.

The Church Is famous for boasting famous members such as John Travolta and Tom Cruise.

The religion believes that humans are “immortal spiritual beings”, who have limitless abilities. These abilities can be accessed by rising through the ranks of Scientology.

The religion has faced criticism of brainwashing and the inner workings of the church are still widely unknown.

In 2017, it was reported that the Church of Scientology had tried to lease premises on Lothian Chambers in Parliament Street, however, the French Consulate beat them to it.

There is no confirmed date or specific location for the centre yet but a spokesperson said: "When it does open there will be a visitor centre with Audio Visual Information displays depicting the basic principles of the Scientology religion and our humanitarian programmes around the world.

"One large section of the building will be dedicated to community programmes, including drug education, human rights education and volunteering to help people in need."