Bishop Philip Tartaglia is Bishop of Paisley, Scotland, a position he was nominated for in 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI. He was ordained a priest in 1975, and completed his Doctorate in Sacred Theology in 1980. During this time he was appointed Dean of Studies of the Pontifical Scots College in Rome in addition to acting as Vice-Rector. In 1981 he was appointed Lecturer at St. Peter’s College, Newlands, becoming Director of Studies in 1983. In 1985 he was made Vice-Rector of the newly opened Chesters College, Bearsden, where he was appointed Rector after two years. He was appointed Parish Priest of St. Mary’s, Duntocher, in 1995, and in 2004 the Bishops’ Conference asked him to return to seminary as Rector of the Pontifical Scots College in Rome.