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Articles from the Scotland's Churches Trust blog team.

What are churches for?

What are churches for?Ken Calman23 MARCH, 2018 Church History Design I am delighted and honoured to be invited to give this lecture.  Lady Marion Fraser, was a remarkable person with significant achievements in so many areas, in music, and the church, as High...

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Have Bus Pass, will Travel!

  Have Bus Pass, will Travel!           DAVID GAULD 18 March 2019. My wife and I took a cottage for a week’s holiday in a village called Embleton. It is in Northumberland, a few miles north of Alnwick. It was not intended to be a church...

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Annual Report 2018

“Our Annual Report aims to offer a view of the bigger picture, or sometimes even asks people to take a step back for a different perspective.”

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Have Bus Pass, Will Travel!

Have Bus Pass, Will Travel! 21 AUGUST, 2018 Church History Design SCT Volunteer, David Gauld, has taken to the roads via bus to explore Scotland's beautiful landscapes, towns and villages as well as learn more about the countries religious and cultural heritage...

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The Window Detective – The early days.

The Window Detective - The early days. 1 MARCH, 2018 Church History Design At an early stage in my retirement hobby of photographing Church interiors and stained glass windows, I was introduced to Graham, the grandson of James Benson – a Victorian/Edwardian stained...

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Scotland and its Churches

Scotland and its Churches The Very Revd Dr James A Whyte Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology and Christian Ethics in the University of St Andrews When the Romans left Britain in 410, some of the inhabitants of what is now Southern Scotland were...

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The Meaning of Matter

The Meaning of Matter Gilleasbuig Macmillan Minister of St Giles Cathederal, Edinburgh I have heard people say 'The Church is not the building. The Church is the people.' They often have axes (immaterial axes, of course) to grind, in opposition to some...

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Getting into Churches

Getting into Churches John Gifford The Buildings of Scotland A sizeable amount of my time spent working for the Buildings of Scotland Trust is taken up by visiting churches of all denominations. Often I just turn up. Occasionally, very occasionally, the...

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Be still and know

Be still and know The Revd Norman Drummond BBC National Governor and Chairman of the Broadcasting Council for Scotland The late Very Revd Dr Ronnie Selby Wright, former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and much loved BBC Radio...

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Entertaining Angels

Entertaining Angels The Celtic tradition of Welcome Dr Ian Bradley Lecturer, Department of Divinity, Aberdeen University 'Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.' (Hebrews 13.2) Thanks to two...

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