News and press releases

Moderator conducts marriage of son at former church

6 January, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly had the pleasure of conducting the marriage of his son in Edinburgh at the weekend.

Scots missionary honoured across two continents

5 January, 2015

The remarkable achievements of Scots missionary Mary Slessor will be celebrated across two continents at the 100th anniversary of her death.


Moderator’s sadness at George Square tragedy

22 December, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly's response to the tragedy in Glasgow's George Square.


Violence Against Women – a challenge for all in the Church

22 December, 2014

The Church of Scotland recently demonstrated its commitment to gender justice with a campaign encouraging people to speak out in opposition to violence against women.

Statement on formation of civil partnership ordination protest group

18 December, 2014

The Church of Scotland has issued a statement in response to the formation of a group launched today in Glasgow opposed to the ordination of ministers in active homosexual relationships.

UK-wide church credit union given green light

17 December, 2014

Scotland's national church is part of a major UK-wide credit union, given the go-ahead by the financial authorities yesterday

Fundraising efforts by Boys Brigade praised by MSPs

17 December, 2014

Fundraising efforts by the Boys Brigade have been commended by MSPs at Holyrood after it was highlighted on the Church of Scotland website.


Moderator’s pride at son’s Sports Personality of the Year award

16 December, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly has spoken of his pride at seeing his son be part of a team which picked up a prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Church offers take on UN climate change summit

16 December, 2014

On Sunday in Lima a UN climate change conference ended with different takes on the progress achieved toward tackling this pressing issue.

WW1 Christmas truce football match replicated in Glasgow

15 December 2014

The Church of Scotland played a leading role in organising a moving centenary tribute to the remarkable Christmas truce which broke out between British and German troops during WW1.