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Euro Elecitons: Update

May 25, 2014

In Aberdeen City, the SNP emerged in front with 15,412. Labour took 12,420, with the Conservatives on 9,824, UKIP 5,025, Lib Dems on 4,605 and Greens on 3,723.

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Euro Elections: Update

May 25, 2014

The SNP have won the largest share of the vote in both Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire as the first results of the European Parliament elections are announced.

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General Assembly

May 23, 2014

The moderator of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly has urged members to “stop navel gazing” about subjects the public are not interested in.

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May 23, 2014

A Shetland pony has been awarded his Veteran’s Badge after almost two decades military service.

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General Assembly

May 23, 2014

Kirk moderator the Rev John Chalmers says rise of social media has made people lonelier and more narcissistic – two conditions that were having an effect on mental and physical wellbeing.

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General Assembly

May 22, 2014

Kirk minister the Rev Bryan Kerr of Greyfriars Church, Lanark has claimed using National Insurance to pay for burials would eradicate funeral poverty.

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May 21, 2014

The General Assembly voted 369 to 189 to refer a proposal seeking to allow congregations to appoint gay ministers if they wished to Kirk’s presbyteries for further consideration.

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Gay clergy debate

May 21, 2014

The Rev Alan Hamilton appeals to commissioners to back the mixed economy proposal. “It offers new ways for new challenges in new times”.

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Gay clergy debate

May 21, 2014

“The risk is stepping outside the revealed will of God” The Rev Jeremy Middleton on why people should reject plans to give Kirk congregations to appoint gay ministers if they want.

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May 21, 2014

Kirk General Assembly youth representative John Kennedy claims the mixed economy proposal had put young people off from training to be ministers because they felt they were not welcome.

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Gay clergy debate

May 21, 2014

Allowing congregations to appoint gay ministers is “unbiblical” The Rev Jeremy Middleton said the mixed economy plan was “risky, ragged, illogical and surely wrong”.

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Gay clergy debate

May 21, 2014

Edinburgh minister the Rev Jeremy Middleton – who wants the Kirk’s traditional position on marriage upheld – claims the mixed economy plan was “fraught with risk” and not legally watertight,

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Gay clergy debate

May 21, 2014

Kirk sessions will vote by secret ballot to appoint a minister in a civil partnership, under proposals drawn up the Church of Scotland.

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May 21, 2014

The Rev Alan Hamilton said he was worried Rev Middleton’s proposal would lead to decisions not being taken quickly and there would be “seesawing back and forth”.

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Gay clergy debate

May 21, 2014

Sexuality is not the most important factor when appointing a minister and should not be put front and centre of the vacancy procedure – the Rev Paul Middleton, who said it was demeaning.

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Gay clergy debate

May 21, 2014

Kirk sessions and congregations should be allowed to take as much time as they want when it comes to deciding to appointing a gay minister – Chester-based minister the Rev Paul Middleton.

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May 21, 2014

The Rev Alan Hamilton assures the General Assembly the mixed economy concept on concerns the appointment of gay ministers, not marriage.

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Gay clergy debate

May 21, 2014

The Rev Cameron MacKenzie raised fears that the mixed economy concept could be further changed to allow the marriage of multiple people – citing a case involving three women in Brazil.

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