News and press releases

Governments urged to tackle the unacceptable "scourge” of fuel poverty in remote and rural areas of Scotland

23 June, 2016

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Rev Dr Russell Barr said higher charges paid by consumers there meant that some of the most vulnerable communities are hit hardest.

Academic warns of difficulties to deal with the refugee crisis if Britain leaves the European Union.

23 June, 2016

Alison Phipps, a professor of languages and intercultural studies at Glasgow University, said the European Convention of Human Rights offered “extraordinary protection” to people fleeing war and persecution.


Faith leaders in fresh call for solidarity with refugees

17 June, 2016

Kirk leaders sign joint statement calling for solidarity with refugees as mark of common humanity

Take a Pew at the Scottish Parliament

17 June, 2016

Hear how the church needs to respond to our changing society in our second Take a Pew video discussion, which is available to watch now

Recommendations sought for Moderator of the General Assembly 2017

16 June, 2016

The Church of Scotland is seeking recommendations of suitable people for the role of next year's Moderator of the General Assembly.


Prize winning Ayrshire school visit for Mr Moderator

16 June, 2016

Moderator of the General Assembly the Right Rev Dr Russell Barr visits children at Ballantrae Primary School in Ayrshire who won a special award for a project on the Holocaust.


EU imperfect bureaucracy but better than bombs says leading churchman

16 June, 2016

The European Union has enabled people to live in an unprecedented period of peace and walking away would be a "denial" of Britain's global humanitarian and moral values, a leading churchman has said.


Historic church awarded £40000 grant for renovation work

15 June, 2016

One of the best preserved Romanesque parish churches in Scotland has been given a major funding boost to help pay for an ambitious renovation project.


Kirk official says voiceless BHS staff need someone to stick up for them

15 June, 2016

A Church employee who used to work for British Home Stores said she launched a campaign to "achieve justice" for staff and pensioners because "someone has to stick up for them".