News and press releases


Kirk farming minister post hailed by MSPs

23 March, 2016

The Church of Scotland has been commended at Holyrood for launching a new pioneering ministry post to support stressed out farmers in Ayrshire.

Christian leader and Muslim finance expert condemn Brussels attacks

22 March, 2016

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has said he has been left "shocked and saddened" by the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Islamic Finance

Kirk to work with Islamic Finance Council on ethical financial services

22 March, 2016

The Church of Scotland and Islamic Finance Council UK have announced a partnership to create ethical financial services.

In Peace by Douglas Scortegagna

A prayer for Brussels and for peace

22 March, 2016

Here is our prayer for all those caught up in the violence in Brussels.


Cash boost for Church backed business start-up scheme

21 March, 2016

A charity backed by the Church of Scotland that helps to develop and support entrepreneurs in some of the country's poorest communities will be expanded into four new local authority areas thanks to a £225,000 funding boost.

Moderator and Lizzie Hamilton

Remarkable woman recognised for 100 years of serving the same church

21 March, 2016

Lizzie Hamilton was born in the same year the Titanic launched and has been going to the same church since she was three years old.

Rachel Hutcheson at her ordination as elder

Last year she was moderator of the national youth assembly: now she is an elder at her home kirk

19 March, 2016

Since Rachel Hutcheson's term as National Youth Assembly Moderator ended last August, she hasn't been eating chocolates with her feet up. Quite the opposite. Rachel has been clocking up volunteer hours working to support her own church— Old High St Stephens in Inverness.

Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald

Church pays tribute to former Moderator the Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald

17 March, 2016

The Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1997-98, has died aged 78 in the early hours of 17 March after a long battle with lung disease at the Erskine Care Home for ex-servicemen in Bishopton.

The Kirk is moving full steam ahead with Fresh Expressions

16 March 2016

The Church of Scotland's Fresh Expressions work is gaining steam in its second year, with a stream of events designed to equip church members to build Christian community wherever they are.