News and press releases

Rev Dr Martin Johnstone

Job Centre Plus closure plans branded a disgrace

8 February, 2017

Controversial proposals to shut down half of all job centres in Glasgow have been branded a “disgrace”.

Azhar Din, Secretary to the Islamic Educational Trust at Cumbernauld, introduced Very Rev Dr Finlay MacDonald to the mosque community

Former Moderator visits mosque to show support after attack

8 February, 2017

A former Moderator has visited a Cumbernauld mosque to show support after the mosque was sprayed with racist graffiti.

Pamela Scott

New Deacon for Fife congregation

7 February, 2017

A former complementary therapist will soon be playing a major leadership role at a church where she once attended as a child.

Blackford Parish Church

Historic village church targeted by vandals

6 February, 2017

A police investigation is underway after an historic village church in Perthshire was broken into and extensively vandalised.

Speak Out

Doing Politics Differently

6 February, 2017

A new film is being launched today to highlight a strong desire among churches and communities to "do politics differently".

Very Rev Albert Bogle

First digital minister goes live in Falkirk

4 February, 2017

A former Moderator has officially become the Church of Scotland’s first ever digital minister.

lecture series

Global audience for first of candid lectures on Church

2 February, 2017

Rev Dr Doug Gay’s first in a series of lectures at St Giles’ Cathedral on the state of Scotland’s national church was watched by a global online audience.

Richard Frazer

MSPs urged to increase child benefit to tackle poverty

2 February, 2017

The Scottish Government is being urged to use new powers to chart a different course from the rest of the UK and help lift 30,000 children out of poverty.

Lorraine Buchanan and Andrew MacPherson

NYA Moderator visits Go For It projects in Glasgow

2 February, 2017

Youth Moderator Andrew MacPherson spent a day visiting Go For It projects across Glasgow, taking in an innovative arts programme, a youth empowerment scheme, and a group supporting people with mental health and addiction problems.

Grassroots voices heard on future of Church

1 February 2017

The Kirk must widen its reach, deepen its commitment and become more flexible in its approach if it is to meet the needs of 21st Century Scotland, a major listening exercise has confirmed.