News and press releases


New ebook for General Assembly available for download

13 May, 2015

A new ebook combining both reports and supplementary reports for the General Assembly is available for download.


CrossReach receives £230,000 for dementia friendly arts initiative

6 May, 2015

The success of a pioneering CrossReach dementia arts project operating across Scotland has been recognised with a major funding boost of £230,000.


Lewis Presbytery responds to OAP sentencing over death of Rev Thomas Sinclair

5 May, 2015

The Presbytery Clerk of Lewis has responded to today's sentencing of a pensioner who caused the death of Rev Thomas Sinclair in Edinburgh during last year's General Assembly.


Kirk founded Leprosy Mission in Nepal appeals for help

30 April, 2015

The leader of a Church of Scotland founded Leprosy Mission in Nepal has had to cut short his visit to Scotland to help recovery operations in his homeland.


Church reaffirms opposition to assisted suicide bill following health committee report

30 April, 2015

The Church of Scotland has reaffirmed its opposition to the assisted suicide bill as a long awaited report into its merits today was published by Holyrood's health committee.


New light shed on John Knox in landmark biography

29 April, 2015

The discovery of a cache of hitherto unknown letters sheds new light on John Knox, leader of the Scottish Reformation.


Moderator: Munro Challenge money for Nepal

29 April, 2015

The Moderators' Munro Challenge this Saturday has become an urgent fundraising effort to help alleviate the suffering of people in Nepal recovering from last weekend's devastating earthquake.


Relief and grief for Kirk mission workers in Nepal

27 April, 2015

A Church of Scotland mission partner in Nepal has thanked well-wishers following Saturday's devastating earthquake in the country which has left thousands dead.


Moderator calls for shared humanity in refugee debate

27 April, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly has spoken of his concern at a lack of shared humanity in the current refugee debate.

Climate justice baton begins journey around Scotland

With the Paris climate change summit just eight months away, Eco-Congregation Scotland has organised a baton relay to alert congregations around Scotland to this important event.