Sunday, February 14, 1999 Published at 19:18 GMT
St Valentine remembered
The remains of St Valentine?
If St Valentine's day proves nothing else it is that love can thrive in the unlikeliest of places.
But friars at the church of Blessed St John Duns Scotus in Glasgow's Gorbals area have held a special Valentine's service on Sunday, putting on display what are thought to be the martyr's bones.
And they are hoping the relics could help make Glasgow Europe's city of love.
The Franciscan friars were asked in 1868 to look after the remains by a French family who had owned other religious relics.
However, the Scottish claims to his mortal remains do not find favour across the Irish Sea where the remains of St Valentine are said to repose in a casket held at Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin.
The Irish say they were passed on as a gift from Pope Gregory XVI to the respected Dublin Carmelite Father John Spratt.
While there is no way of telling whether the Scottish or Irish bones are the real remains of St Valentine, the Scottish monks hope the confusion will not detract from the true message of the saint's day - that martrydom is the highest form of love.