News and events

Ross Greer

MSPs praise fantastic community engagement project

9 February, 2017

An ecumenical project aimed at improving engagement between churches and members of the Scottish Parliament has been described as “hugely important”.

Rev Dr Martin Johnstone

Job Centre Plus closure plans branded a disgrace

8 February, 2017

Controversial proposals to shut down half of all job centres in Glasgow have been branded a “disgrace”.

Azhar Din, Secretary to the Islamic Educational Trust at Cumbernauld, introduced Very Rev Dr Finlay MacDonald to the mosque community

Former Moderator visits mosque to show support after attack

8 February, 2017

A former Moderator has visited a Cumbernauld mosque to show support after the mosque was sprayed with racist graffiti.

Pamela Scott

New Deacon for Fife congregation

7 February, 2017

A former complementary therapist will soon be playing a major leadership role at a church where she once attended as a child.

Blackford Parish Church

Historic village church targeted by vandals

6 February, 2017

A police investigation is underway after an historic village church in Perthshire was broken into and extensively vandalised.

Speak Out

Doing Politics Differently

6 February, 2017

A new film is being launched today to highlight a strong desire among churches and communities to "do politics differently".

Very Rev Albert Bogle

First digital minister goes live in Falkirk

4 February, 2017

A former Moderator has officially become the Church of Scotland’s first ever digital minister.

lecture series

Global audience for first of candid lectures on Church

2 February, 2017

Rev Dr Doug Gay’s first in a series of lectures at St Giles’ Cathedral on the state of Scotland’s national church was watched by a global online audience.

Richard Frazer

MSPs urged to increase child benefit to tackle poverty

2 February, 2017

The Scottish Government is being urged to use new powers to chart a different course from the rest of the UK and help lift 30,000 children out of poverty.

NYA Moderator visits Go For It projects in Glasgow

Youth Moderator Andrew MacPherson spent a day visiting Go For It projects across Glasgow, taking in an innovative arts programme, a youth empowerment scheme, and a group supporting people with mental health and addiction problems.