News and press releases


Big Sing raises more than £3600 to furnish women teachers' hostel in Malawi

30 May, 2016

More than 1,000 people sung their hearts out for Malawi and raised over £3,600 which will ultimately help to boost the life chances of women in the country.

General Assembly 2016

General Assembly – Highlights of the week

27 May, 2016

The highlights of the General Assembly 2016 are now available through a range of online resources.

World Mission Delegates

World Mission hosts 40 overseas partners at the General Assembly

26 May, 2016

During the General Assembly World Mission is hosting 40 overseas visitors from partner churches around the world. Four of the visitors spoke to us about some of the challenges they face in their home countries.


Historic ecumenical agreement with Church of England approved

25 May, 2016

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has unanimously backed a landmark agreement to enter into an historic ecumenical partnership with the Church of England.

Gladys Ramsay

Church celebrates 50 years since first women ordained as elders

25 May, 2016

The Church of Scotland celebrated 50 years of women's ordination Tuesday with a gathering that included the first woman Moderator and some of the longest-serving women elders from congregations across Scotland.


General Assembly takes stand on fossil fuel investments

24 May, 2016

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted not to invest in companies whose major business depends on the extraction and saleof the most unclean energy sources.


General Assembly reaffirms position on European Union

24 May, 2016

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland hasoverwhelmingly backed the case for remaining in the European Union.


General Assembly calls for law amendment to protect children

24 May, 2016

The Scottish Government is being urged to alter existing law to ensure that it is neveracceptable to beat a child.

Speak Out image

General Assembly votes to support Speak Out: 10,000 voices for change

24 May, 2016

The General Assembly has voted to support the Church and Society's Speak Out strategy that will guide the Council's work for the next 5-10 years. You can follow the work on the new Speak Out pages on the church website.

Moderator preaches at St Giles on General Assembly Sunday

24 May 2016

The Moderator preached at St Giles on Sunday morning and attended the Heart and Soul festival in Princes Street Gardens in the afternoon. Here is his full sermon.