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Off with the dog collar as Margaret pens a cat’s tale

Profile of Reverend Margaret Forrester, who in 1993 as minister of St Michael’s in Slateford, Edinburgh, blessed two parishioners who were in a lesbian relationship.

“It was a decision that was condemned by conservative sections of the Church and one which would come back to haunt her when, in the mid-90s, she was passed over, many felt unjustly, for the role of Kirk Moderator.”

Now a sprightly 70 and retired, Margaret is a doting grandmother-of-five who is much more comfortable talking about her love of writing. Indeed her first children’s book, The Cat Who Decided: The almost true story of an Edinburgh cat.

Full story at The Scotsman.

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