Glasgow, West + Ayrshire

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

Catholic Church backs single sex school challenge

A challenge to the status of Scotland’s last remaining state-funded single sex school has been backed by the Catholic Church. Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia said a formal consultation on the future of the all-girl Notre Dame High School would be a “positive step forward so that all the school communities which have an interest […]

Fairlie and Largs church minister suspended for five years

Fairlie and Largs church minister suspended for five years

Local church minister Chris Vermeulen has been suspended from duties for a period of five years. The Church of Scotland decision was taken by the Presbytery Commission last month after the minister was placed on ‘administrative suspension’ in August, pending an investigation, in relation to a church rule violation. Rev Vermeulen, who has served St […]

Volunteers Liz and Scott White collect gifts

Salvation Army in Glasgow pays tribute to volunteers helping meet a need at Christmas

The Salvation Army in Glasgow has this week paid tribute to the volunteers who have been giving up their free time to help the most vulnerable in society. As the country gets ready to wind down for Christmas, the Salvation Army is mobilising its recruits to support thousands of people across the city. Through its […]

Rev David Young

Historic Helensburgh church to undergo £300k revamp

A historic Helensburgh church is undergoing a major restoration after being battered by wind and rain. B-listed Helensburgh Parish Church is being given a £288,000 makeover. The revamp is being funded by a £190,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland, with the Colquhoun Square church itself contributing a further £100,000 from […]

Watch CCTV footage released after church is robbed twice in two days

A Barrhead church has released a video of the shocking moment two burglars attempt to prise open its front doors. St John’s Church on Aurs Road is sharing the images in an attempt to aid Police Scotland in its investigations. The images of men who may be able to assist police have been posted on […]

Obituary: Jamie Stuart, actor and athlete who wrote The Glasgow Bible

Obituary: Jamie Stuart, actor and athlete who wrote The Glasgow Bible

Jamie Stuart, who has died aged 95 after a series of strokes, was an actor, writer, athlete, vacuum cleaner salesman, social worker, tour guide and Herald and Evening Times paperboy in his late Sixties. Anyone who ever met the man will be stunned that he did not reach 100 because the man defined the word […]

Bishop Brian McGee

Church’s new bishop meets Rothesay congregation

The new Roman Catholic Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, Brian McGee, visited Bute for the first time in his new role this week. He celebrated mass at St Andrew’s Church in Rothesay on Wednesday evening before meeting and chatting to parishioners at a social event afterwards. Mr McGee’s appointment was announced in December, though […]

Cambuslang priest set to return after being cleared by church probe into sex allegation

Cambuslang priest set to return after being cleared by church probe into sex allegation

Parishioners at St Bride’s in Cambuslang have expressed their delight at the possible return to the parish of Father Paul Morton. The Catholic Church confirmed last week it had completed its investigation into an allegation of historic sex abuse made against the priest. Father Morton was cleared by the police in April this year after […]

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral to host service remembering victims of Queen Street bin lorry crash

A special service to mark the anniversary of the Queen Street bin lorry crash in Glasgow, which left six people dead, will be held later this month. Everyone is welcome to attend. The event, organised by ecumenical body Glasgow Churches Together, will take place at Glasgow Cathedral on Tuesday December 22 at 12 noon – […]

"Outlander" stars Caitroina Balfe and Sam Heughan

Outlander cast back in Scotland as filming continues at Glasgow Cathedral

Sam Heughan and the rest of the Outlander cast were back in Scotland this week. The Scots actor was at Glasgow Cathedral today after appearing at the Edinburgh Festival for opening gala The Legend of Barney Thomson last night. Following his trip through to the fest, fans have been clamouring to get a glimpse of […]

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