News and press releases

George Whyte stairs

Church selects Principal Clerk Designate

1 March, 2017

The Church of Scotland is pleased to announce the selection of the Principal Clerk Designate following a recruitment process which was completed earlier this week.

Lin Macmillan

Cautious welcome for BHS pension payout deal

1 March, 2017

A Church official who launched a David versus Goliath style campaign to try and fill a black hole in a failed retailer’s pensions fund has cautiously welcomed a settlement.

Unity through Lent – Kirk and Christian Aid join forces

1 March, 2017

Unity is the focus of this year’s Lent observance as the Church of Scotland joins forces with Christian Aid to deliver an array of engaging resources for people to express their faith during this sacred time of year.


Churches well placed to alleviate loneliness

28 February, 2017

A former Moderator has said the thought of elderly people putting themselves at risk of being scammed brought “tears” to his eyes.

Court volunteers

Interfaith listening service eases strain of court experience

27 February, 2017

Kirk members in Edinburgh are helping to deliver the first ever specialised court listening service in Scotland aimed at easing the strain of justice involvement.

Rev Scott Burton

Refurbished Perth church shortlisted for award

27 February, 2017

An iconic church in Perth which recently underwent a £875,000 transformation has been nominated for an award.

Women and child in Kenya

Church elder Ailsa voices her passion for charity Feed the Minds

26 February, 2017

The BBC’s Call the Midwife deserves praise for tackling the thorny topic of Female Genital Mutilation this week. This painful and dangerous practice affects 200 million women worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Church elder Ailsa Henderson is a volunteer speaker for the ecumenical charity Feed the Minds--one of the Guild's current projects--which is working with communities in Kenya to stop FGM.

Rahel Mhabuka, a tea worker at Kibena Tea Estate in Tanzania.

Remember the Producers in Fairtrade Fortnight

24 February, 2017

Life and Work magazine write: Churches, schools, business and individuals are being urged to remember the producers this Fairtrade Fortnight.


Young people gather in Budapest to explore past and future of Kirk

23 February, 2017

Earlier this month young people from across the Church of Scotland met in Budapest to explore the beginning of the Reformation 500 years ago and exchange ideas about how the Kirk can reform today.

Scottish Government urged to accelerate social rented home building plans

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