News and press releases


OBE delight for distinguished Kirk minister

11 June, 2016

A distinguished minister has been made an OBE for services to education, the arts and the Church of Scotland.


Kirk calls for rethink on proposals to reform air travel tax

10 June, 2016

The Scottish Government hasbeen urged to reconsider controversial plans to reduce and eventually abolish Air PassengerDuty. (APD)


United EU never more important - NYA Moderator

10 June, 2016

A youth leader has said a visit to the scene of the worst case of genocide in Europe since the Second World War illustrated to her why a united EU was never more important.


London Kirk holds big debate on European Union

9 June, 2016

Hundreds of people attended a lively debate hosted by a Church of Scotland congregation in London on Britain's continued membership of the European Union.


Kirk minister tells MSPs - be like an elephant not a hippo

9 June, 2016

Be like a elephant not a hippo, Kirk minister tells MSPs

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Church celebrates Storytelling Centre's first decade

7 June, 2016

June 2016marks the tenth anniversary of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, the world's first purpose-built building for live storytelling.

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Kirk sounds note of caution over Chimera pig plans

6 June, 2016

The Church ofScotland has questioned the ethics of trying to grow human organs inside pigs.

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Modern slavery cases highlight challenge of protecting victims

6 June, 2016

Two recent cases of human trafficking—one in Cardiff and one in Appin in the West of Scotland—are examples of how modern slavery can exist unnoticed in our midst, says Professor Hazel Watson, Convener of the Scottish Churches Anti-Human Trafficking Group.

Campaigner for BHS staff

4 June, 2016

A Church employee who used to work for British Home Stores is leading a high profile campaign to "achieve justice" for staff and pensioners affected by the collapse of the company.

Perth minister takes on challenges from Facebook donors

A Perthshire minister is planning to raise funds for a church and community hub by travelling around Scotland visiting landmarks and completing a series of physical challenges, bizarre tasks and random acts of kindness along the way.