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Church leader welcomes new funding to tackle loneliness

The Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison (Photo: The Church of Scotland /  John Young / © YoungMedia 2013 - www.YoungMedia.co.uk)

The Reverend Dr Angus Morrison, Minister of Orwell and Portmoak Church in the Presbytery of Perth, has become Moderator Designate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Dr Morrison will take up the office of Moderator in May 2014 at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. 

For further information please contact:
Nick Jury
Senior Media Relations Officer
Communications Department
The Church of Scotland
121 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4YN
 
Tel: 0131 240 2268
Mobile:  07881 971 953
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The Reverend Dr Angus Morrison, Minister of Orwell and Portmoak Church in the Presbytery of Perth, has become Moderator Designate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Dr Morrison will take up the office of Moderator in May 2014 at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. 

For further information please contact:
Nick Jury
Senior Media Relations Officer
Communications Department
The Church of Scotland
121 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4YN
 
Tel: 0131 240 2268
Mobile:  07881 971 953

The Moderator of Church of Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling the growing problem of loneliness through its new Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund. A fund has been set up to tackle loneliness and isolation, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil announced the establishment of the fund this week, which aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation. Speaking ...

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Scotland’s choice on Civil Partnerships: Discrimination or Equality?

Civil Partnerships

It is ten years since the first civil partnerships in Scotland, but there is still no equality before the law.  Now, after a rather biased consultation process, the Scottish government is about to make a choice for us.  The anniversary provides as with an opportunity to take a look at the role of civil partnerships in Scotland’s future, and ask: ...

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Stonewall: less than half of LGB staff comfortable being “out” at work

Stonewall Scotland

  Stonewall, the LGBT charity, held its Workplace Conference today at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. With over 200 delegates attending, this is the largest Stonewall conference held in Scotland to date. The conference has brought together senior leaders, HR and diversity professionals, LGBT staff and allies from a large cross-sector of organisations to share the latest innovative thinking. Keynote ...

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Congratulations! Scotland allows conversion of overseas same-sex civil partnerships into marriages

Rainbow lights on Edinburgh Castle

Same-sex civil partnerships from outside Scotland can now be converted into equal marriage, from this morning. Couples who have a civil partnership registered abroad or elsewhere in the UK can from today marry in Scotland, thanks to an extension to existing legislation. From Monday 2 November, civil partners registered outside Scotland will be able to change their relationship to a ...

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Scottish Government launch biased consultation on civil partnership

Scottish Government

The Scottish Government have today published their consultation on the future of civil partnership, outlining three options but stating they are not in favour of full equality. Equality and human rights campaigners have expressed their surprise and disappointment with the government’s bias against full equality in its consultation. The Scottish government outlined three options: 1) civil partnership would remain available for ...

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Marco Biagi: have fun and be proud at Pride Glasgow!

Marco Biagi

We caught up with Marco Biagi, Scottish Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment, who talks about the importance of Pride as a community event and shares his memories of his first Pride, which happened to be Pride Glasgow. Listen to the full interview below. Biagi, who is open about his sexuality, told Dan Littauer, of KaleidoScot that “Pride is a ...

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KaleidoScot is one year old

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It doesn’t seem long ago at all since KaleidoScot was launched during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. And what a year it’s been. From considering the pro-diversity messages of the Games and covering the historic Independence Referendum to taking a look at the complexities behind the recent “ban” on Drag artists proposed by Free Pride , KaleidoScot has been on hand ...

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Scottish government to tackle hate crime

Hate Crime

The Scottish government is meeting minority groups from across Scotland in a bid to tackle with hate crime. The meeting comes following the publication of the latest Crown Office report into “Hate Crime in Scotland” and in advance of a Scottish Government summit planned on hate crime later in the year. Out gay Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment ...

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Out gay Scottish Minister Marco Biagi to stand down

Marco Biagi

Marco Biagi, out gay SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central, said he would not seek to be re-elected to Holyrood next May as he wants to pursue an academic career. Biagi, 32, who was appointed by Nicola Sturgeon last year as Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment, made his announcement at the Edinburgh Central SNP branch. He is one of ...

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Scotland celebrates equal marriage

The first same-sex couples tied the knot at the stroke of midnight in Scotland’s first equal marriage ceremonies. The first two weddings both took place at the same time in Glasgow, when Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown (both 42) were married in a humanist ceremony at the Trades Hall, and Susan (54) and Gerrie Douglas-Scott (59), were also married in a ...

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