The Communications Department is responsible for liaising with the media, design services, social media and the Church's website.
The Communications Department media team facilitates quick and effective liaison between the Church and the print and broadcast media. They respond to numerous phone calls daily from journalists looking for information or comments about Church-related subjects and matters of national or international importance. News releases are issued throughout the year to newspapers, magazines, television newsrooms and radio stations on a range of topics, current issues or news items.
The team also offers guidance and support on proactive and reactive media work to ministers and Church officials.
Our in-house designers provide a high-quality design, layout and print management service to the Church of Scotland, producing many of its publications, leaflets and magazines.
The web team is responsible for maintaining and developing the Church's main website, and updating the information which comes from the Church's councils, committees and departments. The website currently receives over 1,243,471 visits each year from around 214 countries, a number which has been gradually increasing since the website was originally launched in 2000. On average, we have about 3,000 unique visitors a day, although this rises to over 13,000 during the General Assembly.