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Minister faces losing job and home after council re-election

Kirk minister Bev Gauld faces losing his job and home after winning re-election as an SNP councillor in the new Clydesdale East multi-member ward.

Measures are being taken to remove him from his charge after he was re-elected as an SNP councillor for a fourth term earlier this month.

For the past 12 years Mr Gauld, 60, has been both minister of Carnwath Church and an elected SNP member of South Lanarkshire Council. He has also been chaplain to the State Hospital at Carstairs for more than two decades.

However, before the last elections on May 3 the Presbytery of Lanark told him the two roles were incompatible and that he would not be able to hold both posts.

Members of Mr Gauld’s congregation at Carnwath are campaigning for him to be allowed to remain in his post.

Full story at The Herald.

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