Footnote: Satchels Played Role in Christianity Coming to Scotland

Did you know that book satchels played a vital role in the bringing of Christianity to Scotland?  These satchels allowed

for religious texts to be carried into the country.  BBC offers an article about this and the reconstruction of these satchels which are now being displayed in Scotland.

Book satchels played a key role in Scotland’s conversion to Christianity by allowing religious texts to be carried easily by monks spreading the word of God.

Early Christian books, which were often elaborate objects, were protected in book satchels which were hung from wall pegs.

Early book satchels used by monks go on display