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After the referendum, what is Scotland’s Future Now?

Scottish Churches Parliamentary Officer David Bradwell says church people still expect meaningful change following September's referendum.

Rev Neil Galbraith

Emergency chaplains remember Clutha one year on

Saturday marks the first anniversary of the Clutha disaster after a police helicopter crashed through the roof of the Glasgow pub.

Church of Scotland ends collective bargaining agreement with Unite the Union

Staff at the Church of Scotland offices have voted to end the collective bargaining agreement with Unite the Union. The employer will now be giving Unite six months' formal notice of the decision.

Moderator finds much to learn on Hungary visit

The Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev John Chalmers has written this reflection following his recent visit to the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Guild week showcases its fundraising work

The Church of Scotland Guild offers prayerfulsupport and practical help to six projects each three years.

Church challenges Government on Community Energy Policy

The Scottish Government must streamline the long and arduous process facing community energy schemes if they are to reach their potential. The Church of Scotland is challenging the government to simplify the 'spaghetti' of legislation and professional bodies which make the process too difficult and complex for many small communities to take on.

Crime prevention advice for congregations

Congregations across the Church of Scotland are being advised to consider their security measures following the theft of property from two churches in Wishaw. The items were stolen while services were being held.

Boys’ Brigade Scotland raises £11,000 for Czech Republic Youth Project

Boys' Brigade members from across Scotland have helped to raise an impressive £11,000 for young people in the Czech Republic, through a year of fundraising efforts for the Church of Scotland World Mission Fund.

National Youth Assembly Moderator and Clerk chosen

The Church of Scotland's National Youth Assembly (NYA) has appointed Hannah Mary Goodlad as its next Moderator and Catriona Muckart as its next Clerk.

Networking event promises to make your work more successful

A free event to teach people the secret of networking and making valuable connections is being held in Glasgow on the 3rd of December.

Viking treasure finders reflect as first secrets are revealed

The finders of the spectacular Viking treasure hoard discovered on Church land finders have spoken about the impact the remarkable discovery has had on them. It comes as a video has been released revealing the first insights into the trove.

Martin Johnstone with Pope Francis

Kirk poverty campaigner reflects on Vatican visit

Martin Johnstone, the Church of Scotland's Priority Areas Secretary, recently attended the first Global Meeting of Popular Movements hosted by the Vatican in Rome. Here he reflects on his visit.

Glasgow Cathedral and Historic Scotland work together to resolve admission fee dispute

Glasgow Cathedral and Historic Scotland are in discussions to resolve an admission fee dispute.

Military Chaplains: Service to God, Service to country

Church of Scotland military chaplains have long given pastoral support and care to the men and women serving at home and overseas in the British military in a tradition which continues today on land, sea and air.

Moderator reflects on CrossReach week

The Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rt Rev John Chalmers reflects on the events he has attended over the course of CrossReach week.

New event seeks to inspire faith driven action

Church and Society and CrossReach are joining together to run a national Church of Scotland conference on how faith drives people to engage in society and the role of faith in local and political involvement.

Sally Tyrell

CrossReach Perinatal Depression service meets rising demand

A post natal depression service in Glasgow staffed by volunteers and run by CrossReach, the Church of Scotland's social care provider, is the only one of its kind in the west of Scotland.

CrossReach: care and compassion to be proud of

"Care and compassion to be proud of," those were the words of Alan Baird, the Chief Social Work Adviser in Scotland, after visiting a CrossReach service earlier in the year.

Church to host national dialogue on future of Scotland

The Church of Scotland is hosting a nationwide respectful dialogue titled 'Scotland's Future Now' tonight exploring the values people want to see underpinning the nation.

Former Moderator outlines her vision for Scotland

Former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Dr Alison Elliot, is part of a Campaign for Scottish Home Rule group set up this week which wants the public to be involved in the discussion about the powers the country needs post-referendum.