News and press releases

A man addresses an audience at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Church celebrates Storytelling Centre's first decade

7 June, 2016

June 2016marks the tenth anniversary of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, the world's first purpose-built building for live storytelling.

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Kirk sounds note of caution over Chimera pig plans

6 June, 2016

The Church ofScotland has questioned the ethics of trying to grow human organs inside pigs.

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Modern slavery cases highlight challenge of protecting victims

6 June, 2016

Two recent cases of human trafficking—one in Cardiff and one in Appin in the West of Scotland—are examples of how modern slavery can exist unnoticed in our midst, says Professor Hazel Watson, Convener of the Scottish Churches Anti-Human Trafficking Group.

Campaigner for BHS staff

4 June, 2016

A Church employee who used to work for British Home Stores is leading a high profile campaign to "achieve justice" for staff and pensioners affected by the collapse of the company.

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Perth minister takes on challenges from Facebook donors

3 June, 2016

A Perthshire minister is planning to raise funds for a church and community hub by travelling around Scotland visiting landmarks and completing a series of physical challenges, bizarre tasks and random acts of kindness along the way.


Kirk minister reflects on devastating loss of life in WW1 sea battle

2 June, 2016

Kirk minister reflects on loss of seamen in infamous sea battle at Holyrood


Davidson says Kirk still has huge role to play in public life

1 June, 2016

The Church of Scotland still has a "huge role" to play in the life of the nation, Ruth Davidson said today.


Dedicated staff applauded at annual CrossReach celebration service

31 May, 2016

The skill and dedication of staff employed by the Church of Scotland's Social Care Council was recognised in Edinburgh today.


Big Sing raises more than £3600 to furnish women teachers' hostel in Malawi

30 May, 2016

More than 1,000 people sung their hearts out for Malawi and raised over £3,600 which will ultimately help to boost the life chances of women in the country.

General Assembly – Highlights of the week

The highlights of the General Assembly 2016 are now available through a range of online resources.