General Trustees Review

Introducing himself to Presbytery Clerks, Raymond Young, the new Chairman of the Church’s General Trustees, looks forward to developing “the key partnership that the Trustees have in supporting congregations” – with Presbyteries.  He says, “We are in a time of change. My predecessor, lain Douglas, has made it quite clear over the years that we agree with the Read more about General Trustees Review[…]

Elders for Session Moderators

This year’s General Assembly, called for the Mission & Discipleship Council (MDC) to produce (on behalf of the Legal Questions Committee) a training resource for use by Presbyteries in preparing Elders and Deacons to moderate their own Kirk Session. The resource can be found on the Church of Scotland website here: Due to the stipulations Read more about Elders for Session Moderators[…]

Beechwood House extends

Beechwood House in Inverness provides residential rehabilitation for drug and alcohol misuse problems. A new extension has increased the range of meetings that can be held, both for those who use the service and also external agencies. Deputy manager Caroline Robertson explains: “The core part of the work we do at Beechwood is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based groupwork to help people understand the nature of their addictive behaviours. Our programme varies from a short two week programme to longer programmes of up to 14 weeks; these programmes are person. In past years, groups have been fac […]

Copyright and Data Protection matters

Jim Anderson, the Presbytery’s Data Protection Coordinator says that on the copyright issue it is important that any congregation issuing a newsletter is particularly careful with the publication of poems or articles written by a third party and photographs taken again by a third Party without getting agreement to publish. Also care must be taken Read more about Copyright and Data Protection matters[…]