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Scottish Parliament

Scottish Government urged to accelerate social rented home building plans

22 February, 2017

A charity boss has urged the Scottish Government and local authorities to accelerate plans to build new social rented homes.

Rev Ann Knox

Rev Ann Knox begins ministry at Inchinnan

22 February, 2017

A Gourock woman who was so shy when she left school that she "didn't have the nerve to go to university and could never have imagined speaking in public" has been welcomed into her first post as minister for Inchinnan Parish Church in Renfrewshire.

Pennies

Help offered to thieves who stole jar of 1p coins

21 February, 2017

Thieves who broke into a church in the Borders have been told to come in through the front door next time if they need help.

Russell Barr

MSPs told to eradicate homelessness for sake of children

21 February, 2017

MSPs have been urged to “renew” their ambition to reduce the number of homeless people in Scotland.

Tony Stephen

New Speak Out video features Banchory minister

20 February, 2017

In the latest Speak Out video Rev Tony Stephen  explains what flourishing communities means to his Banchory West congregation.

Monika Redman

One trek of a plan - minister aiming high to raise money for charity

20 February, 2017

A Kirk minister in robes and clerical collar walking two Alpacas on a leash is not a sight people see every day.

volunteers at music cafe

Forfar music café brings support to families dealing with dementia

17 February, 2017

Six years ago the congregation of Forfar East and Old Church of Scotland decided to do something to support people with dementia and their families. Now trainee healthcare workers visit the Church to see first-hand why it has gained a reputation for best practice in dementia support.

Coldside Parish Church

Community church cafe scoops top award

16 February, 2017

A pioneering Dundee church community café has won a top award.

Chalmers Lecture

Lecture series ends with prophecy for the Kirk

16 February, 2017

Rev Dr Doug Gay finished his series of Chalmers Lectures at St Giles’ Cathedral last night with a call to reform the presbytery and central structures of the Church of Scotland.

Home Sweet Home

A Church member raised nearly £10,500 to build a destitute family a home after selling homemade tablet.