Monsignor Charles Burns OBE arrived in Rome in the late 1950’s, based at the Pontifical Scots College on the Via delle Quattre Fontane. Little did he know that his time would include some incredible moments in the history of the church, as well as the story of the venerable Scottish institution in the Eternal City.

Monsignor Burns started compiling memories from his student days in the college for the Scots College magazine a few years ago. The events of those four years have now been brought together with the addition of some photographs from the Scots College archives.