News and events

Moderator: don't turn a blind eye to Big Issue vendors

7 February, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly says his experience as a Big Issue vendor has made him realise how many people choose to ignore these people in need. Read his full reflection.


Faiths ask First Minister to consider ‘Nordic Model’ of prostitution law

6 February, 2015

Representatives of the Church of Scotland have backed a letter to the First Minister urging her to follow Nordic nations and criminalise the purchase of sex to reduce demand which drives human trafficking.

£45 000 available for community projects

5 February, 2015

£45,000 is available for community projects. Details here.

Moderator experiences life as a Big Issue vendor

5 February, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly sold copies of  The Big Issue on the streets of Edinburgh today to help raise awareness of the issues around homelessness and boost sales of this important publication.


Moderator recounts Africa visit experience

3 February, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly recounts his experience of visiting Nigeria and South Sudan and offers his views on how the two countries can develop.


Church support for flood relief in Malawi

2 February, 2015

Read eyewitness accounts from figures connected to the Church of Scotland on the most devastating floods ever seen in Malawi.

Last chance for General Assembly youth reps to apply

30 January, 2015

Presbyteries are invited to send a youth representative to experience the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh this May.


Chaplains improve well-being of visiting sailors

30 January, 2015

Read a reflection from Port of Leith chaplain Tim Bell on the support being given to sailors from around the world.


New minister for Stornoway High Church

26 January, 2015

The Church of Scotland is delighted to announce the Rev Dr Wayne Pearce is to take up his charge as minister of Stornoway High Church next month.