Category - scotland

  • 26 Jun 2013

    Political reformers have welcomed approval by the Scottish Parliament of a bill extending the franchise to young people for next year's referendum.

  • 11 Jun 2013

    Britain's biggest beliefs and values festival re-launches on 18 June, when it will unveil its new 'mystery' name and a vibrant, engaging programme.

  • 11 Jun 2013

    MSP Alison Johnstone has welcomed plans by the Scottish Government to extend the country's Freedom of Information law, after consultation.

  • 9 Jun 2013

    The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working simultaneously for peace and social justice, the rebuilding of human bonds of collaboration locally and globally, and the renewal of worship. This past weekend it has been celebrating its 75th anniversary.

  • 9 Jun 2013

    Independent and Green MSPs want a debate in the Scottish parliament over environmental action, following disappointing climate change news.

  • 4 Jun 2013

    Lawyers and legal justice campaigners have held a demonstration outside the Scottish Parliament over the proposed closure of ten sheriff courts.

  • 31 May 2013

    Two rural congreagtions say they will vote to leave the Church of Scotland over possible further ordinations of lesbian and gay ministers. In truth, the landscape is changing, says Simon Barrow. Larger numbers may well stay or join the Kirk if it ends its rejection of same-sex relationships, than will leave for the same reason. The refuseniks are looking back, not forward.

  • 29 May 2013

    How goes the referendum on Scottish independence? This is the question my friends from down south ask almost every time I speak to them. The answer is that it feels to be in a strange kind of limbo.

  • 28 May 2013

    Questions are being asked following a report which claims that Scottish airports were used as part of a US programme of rendition flights.

  • 23 May 2013

    The 2013 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted for what is effectively “establishment by the back door” in any new constitutional arrangements for an independent Scotland, says lawyer and commentator Carla J Roth. She questions whether this is helpful or appropriate either for the church or for the nation.