News and press releases


Kirk minister reflects on devastating loss of life in WW1 sea battle

2 June, 2016

Kirk minister reflects on loss of seamen in infamous sea battle at Holyrood


Davidson says Kirk still has huge role to play in public life

1 June, 2016

The Church of Scotland still has a "huge role" to play in the life of the nation, Ruth Davidson said today.


Dedicated staff applauded at annual CrossReach celebration service

31 May, 2016

The skill and dedication of staff employed by the Church of Scotland's Social Care Council was recognised in Edinburgh today.


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

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