At the time of writing this the World has been in the grip of a pandemic for many months, and in the UK for almost as long. We live with a new normal. Some find it harder to adjust than others, and whilst Covid-19 is quite bad enough we need to find new ways to work, pray and interact with each other.
Scotland’s Churches Trust is established for charitable purposes only and, in particular, aims to advance the preservation, promotion and understanding of Scotland’s rich architectural heritage represented in its churches and places of worship of all denominations.
It is often assumed that Scotland took its architectural lead from England, but this is not completely true, Scotland had its own links across Europe, and these developed and changed with time.
Those who joined us at last year’s Patron’s Gathering will recall The Princess Royal offering encouragement for our latest project: Church Recording. The history embedded in our Places of Worship (POW),
I’m sure all of you are making, or have made, plans to stay safe. We very much value the help and support we get from you all, and once we move to a clearer time in our lives we will need you all and more; so stay well, be safe and please be in touch so we know this.
Nowadays drones can greatly assist those seeking to identify fabric repairs in hard to reach places such as church roofs or towers. The more information that we receive in support of a grant application the better and pictures of the affected areas assist the committee in their assessment.
The aim of SCT is to support Places of Worship of all and no denomination. Our Members have their own dedicated page on our International web site popular with Ex Pats as well as those interested in the heritable assets of ecclesiastical buildings.
Our 2019 Annual Report offers a recap of the last year and an insight for the year to come.
David Gauld Peebles