Friday , 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: Renfrewshire

Church of Scotland same-sex marriage vote set for narrow victory

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  A vote on the acceptance of ministers in same-sex marriages is set to win the support of a narrow majority of the Church of Scotland’s presbyteries. The Kirk’s 45 presbyteries have been voting on whether to allow individual congregations to appoint clergy in same-sex marriages and, with only two results to come in, 25 have voted for the Church’s ...

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SNP candidate suspended over “homophobic” comments


The Scottish National Party is re-opening selections for the marginal constituency of Renfrewshire South after its candidate was suspended following allegedly homophobic comments about a government minister. Councillor Andy Doig, who currently serves on Renfrewshire Council as the representative for Johnstone North, Kilbarchan and Lochwinnoch, aimed to overturn Labour’s majority of 2,587 in next year’s Holyrood elections. However, Doig has ...

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The Mystery of Marie alias John Campbell, Renfrew 1871

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A fog had descended over Renfrew, swept in by the brisk November winds. Dr Allison turned his collars up against the chill and peered through the gloom, spying the address on Pinkerton Lane where a patient lay prone. The doctor rapped firmly on the front door. Mrs Early, a tidy, middle-aged woman, opened the door and ushered the doctor in. ...

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“Traditionalist” minister suspended over financial allegations

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  A senior “traditionalist” minister has been suspended by his church following the launch of a police investigation into alleged financial irregularities at his church. The Church of Scotland has confirmed that Rev Douglas Cranston, the minister of St Columba’s Church in Kilmacolm, has been suspended with immediate effect and that it has launched its own internal inquiry. In addition ...

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Out MP awarded first-class honours degree

Mhairi Black

“Out” Scottish MP Mhairi Black has been awarded a first class honours degree in politics from Glasgow University. Ms Black became the youngest MP to sit in the Commons for nearly 350 years when she won Paisley and Renfrewshire South at the general election – sensationally overturning the 16,614 majority for former Secretary of State for Scotland Douglas Alexander. She ...

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New youth project launched – LGBT Renfrewshire

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A new youth project, LGBT Renfrewshire, has been launched to support youth around the issues of sexuality and gender identity in Renfrewshire. LGBT Renfrewshire was developed by young people attending the Glasgow services of LGBT Youth Scotland. The project was set up in response to a need for more LGBT awareness in the area. Young people came to the organisation ...

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New group for Renfrewshire LGBT youth


A new community group for LGBTI young people from across Renfrewshire has been launched in Paisley. Run by LGBT Youth Scotland, it’s based in the town’s West Primary School, with meetings held on a fortnightly basis. “The group is great. Everyone is friendly and welcoming,” said one young attendee. The work of the project has been praised by Stephanie Smyth, ...

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