News and press releases


Stunning poppies installation unveiled at St Magnus Cathedral

22 April, 2016

A stunning installation of ceramic poppies is on display at St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney. The Poppies: Weeping Window installation is made up of several thousand bright red flowers cascading down the west wall of the cathedral.


From paws to pews Janet Easton-Berry is off to Skye

21 April, 2016

A former game reserve worker from South Africa has made history after becoming the first woman to be ordained as a Church of Scotland minister on Skye.

Chapel Royal

Memories of HM the Queen from some former Moderators

21 April, 2016

We asked some former Moderators to share their memories of the Queen. Here's what they told us.

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator congratulates HM the Queen on her 90th birthday

21 April, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison has extended the Church's "affectionate congratulations" to HM the Queen on her 90th birthday, noting her "unwavering commitment and witness to the Christian faith."


Minister reflects on refugee crisis facing Greece

18 April, 2016

Churches across Europe are working hard to counter the rise of anti-refugee sentiment in a bid to make the continent a place of safety, a Kirk minister has said.

Hannah Mary Goodlad and Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderators Challenge is bringing in funds for refugees in Egypt

17 April, 2016

The Moderator and the Youth Moderator have cycled the 13-mile Loch Leven Heritage Trail to raise funds for a Church refugee project in Egypt.

Motherwell minister celebrated on the 70th anniversary of his ordination

15 April, 2016

A group of ministers from Hamilton Presbytery made a surprise visit to Rev Dr James Martin to celebrate the 70th anniversary of his ordination.

Rev Sandy Fraser and Rev Dr Russell Barr

Judges praise entries for Moderator's Medal

14 April, 2016

A host of colourful entries have been submitted by school pupils competing for this year's Moderator's Medal. Judges have praised the quality of the projects which all consider the theme of 'building bridges'.

Gayle Taylor with students

Edinburgh school closures hitting neediest kids hardest

13 April, 2016

Edinburgh's school closures are placing an extra burden on pupils with disabilities and mental health challenges, says a school chaplain and counsellor.

Meet the next Youth Moderator and Clerk of the 2016 National Youth Assembly

12 April 2016

The Church of Scotland's National Youth Assembly has chosen Andrew MacPherson to be its next Moderator and Lyndsay Kennedy to be the next Clerk.