Category - scotland

  • August 6, 2013

    Campaigners, police and public authorities will engage in conversation tomorrow night over the nature and extend of what they say amounts to slavery in modern Scotland.

  • August 6, 2013

    As part of a series of events at Just Festival looking at how to break down barriers and confront bigotry locally and globally, a discussion is taking place tonight (Tuesday 6th August), on tackling sectarianism.

  • June 26, 2013

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

  • June 11, 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.

  • June 11, 2013

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

  • June 10, 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.

  • June 9, 2013

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

  • June 4, 2013

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

  • May 31, 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.

  • May 29, 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.