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Eco-Congregation Scotland keeps on growing

22 January, 2014

The benefits of weaving environmental care into parish life were celebrated this week in Edinburgh as a church in the capital became the 300th member of the growing Eco-Congregation.

Imagining Scotland’s Future - Reflection on Events

21 January, 2014

I was initially intrigued by the idea of discussing Scotland’s future without discussing the referendum in 2014. But that has been the real strength of this series of events. We have not become bogged down ...

Memorial service for Mikaeel

20 January, 2014

Hundreds of people flocked to a vigil and memorial service organised by the Church for three-year-old Mikaeel Kular at the weekend.


Getting CoSY with ethical living

17 January, 2014

A guide helping people to live ethically has been put together by the church's younger members, Church of Scotland Youth (CoSY).

Remembering Lockerbie 25-years on

20 December, 2013

Twenty-five years ago on December 21, 1988, all 259 people on-board Pan Am Flight 103 were killed when the Boeing 747 exploded over Lockerbie. Eleven people on the ground were also killed, bringing the total ...

Where is the justice in food-bank Scotland?

19 December, 2013

The head of one of the most influential councils in the Church of Scotland said that what she wants for Christmas is justice for people reliant on food-banks.

Moderator’s Christmas Message

19 December, 2013

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood has issued her 2013 Christmas message.

Moderator offers support to baby ashes investigation

9 December, 2013

The Rt Rev Lorna Hood, Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly, met Dame Elish Angiolini QC, in Edinburgh today. Dame Elish is leading an inquiry into the baby ashes scandal at Mortonhall Crematorium ...

Former Moderator Amid Violence in South Africa

6 December, 2013

The Very Rev Alan McDonald former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has given a vivid description of how he was an official peace monitor during the first South African elections. ...