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Articles from the Scotland's Churches Trust blog team.

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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Scottish Stained Glass

Scottish Stained Glass Crear McCartney, Stained glass artist It is a sad consequence of Humanity's restless search for knowledge and understanding that we leave in the wake of that journey so many broken artefacts of previous similar endeavours. A walk...

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Post-War Churches In Scotland

Post-War Churches In Scotland Breaking The Mould John R Hume An incredible boom in church construction took place between 1840 and 1914, fuelled by denominational fission, amalgamation, rivalry, and most potently by population rise and migration. After the...

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A Thousand Years – A Thousand Churches

A Thousand Years – A Thousand Churches

A Thousand Years - A Thousand Churches: Ten Years of Scotland's Churches Scheme A thousand years of surviving church buildings? Not quite yet. A thousand churches in the handbook? Yes! Ten years of Scotland's Churches Scheme? Yes, yes! In this 21st century...

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Grants Awarded May 2015

Glasgow Evangelical Church. Fine Italianate Baroque style church by John Honeyman, 1878, A-listed. Roof, masonry and other repairs. £5,000 Mauchline CoS. “Heritors’ Gothic” church with tower of 1829 by William Alexander, C listed. Repairs to roof, masonry...

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Pilgrim Guide to Scotland – 25% off!

"Pilgrim Guide to Scotland" by Donald Smith is available from Scotland's Churches Trust at 25% off. The cover price is £14.99 but you may buy it for £11.25. You may collect the book from the Trust's office on The Mound in Edinburgh (telephone or email...

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Grants Awarded January 2015

St Joseph's RC, Aberdeen. Gothic church with attached hall by E W Pugin, 1856. Roof repairs. £5,000 St Mirin's RC Cathedral, Paisley. Neo-Romanesque in style with an airy arched interior, 1931, by Thomas Baird. Replacement (like-for-like) of main doors....

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Grants Awarded March 2015

St Stephen’s RC, Blairgowrie. B-listed Gothic church with tall, narrow nave and aisles, 1856, by E W Pugin. Roof repairs. £3,000 Arbroath West Kirk. B-listed Gothic church with aisles, porch and tall tower, 1879, by Edward & Robertson. Roof, masonry...

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