Eddie McCreadie collectors' card

Chelsea legend Eddie McCreadie is born again on Tennessee farm

While he might be harder to track down now, there was once a time when everyone knew where to find Eddie McCreadie, writes Allan Pattullo in The Scotsman. He was performing at left-back for Chelsea when London, and the King’s Road, was the place to be. For a former East Stirlingshire player, it represented quite […]

Rev Thomas Barclay

Assemblies of God groups agree to bridge a century-old racial divide

When he was a boy, the Rev Thomas Barclay noticed a difference between the worshippers of his small Pentecostal denomination and churches he visited of the larger Assemblies of God. “Why are they all white and we’re all black?” he asked his father. After a racial divide that lasted for nearly a century, the two […]

Free Church of Scotland settles with crash boy's parents

Free Church of Scotland settles with crash boy’s parents

Legal action taken against the Free Church of Scotland by the parents of a Peruvian boy who died on a trip to Scotland has been settled. Gianmarco Peschiera, 14, and Carlos Gonzales, 15, died when the car they were in crashed into a parked lorry on the A9 at Inverness in July 2006. The church […]

New Tribes Mission

Ex-Christian missionary is jailed after he sexually abused indigenous girls while setting up a church in the Amazon

A Florida-based former Christian missionary was today sentenced to 58 years in federal prison for sexually abusing girls who were part of an indigenous tribe in the Amazon and filming the acts. While he was establishing a church with the Katukina tribe, Warren Scott Kennell, 45, a missionary with the Sanford-based New Tribes Mission, befriended […]

Malcolm Fraser: 20 years

20 years in US jail for Scots churchman who raped 11-year-old girl

A Scots churchman found guilty of raping a child in the US has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. Malcolm Fraser was convicted of two counts of first-degree rape of a young girl following an investigation by US police. Fraser, 41, who was born in Aberdeen and grew up in Elgin [and was a […]

Rev Dr Liam Goligher

Philadelphia church with Glaswegian minister donates $5000 to Free Church plant in Govan

A church plant in one of the most deprived areas of Scotland has received a massive boost, with a surprise donation from an American congregation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tenth Presbyterian Church have forwarded $5,000 to support Rev Norman Mackay in his new ministry of church planting in Govan. Senior minister of Tenth, Rev Dr Liam […]

Commissioner Dr Harry Williams

Salvation Army missionary who devoted life to leprosy sufferers celebrates his 100th birthday

A forward-thinking retired Salvation Army officer and surgeon – who spent a lifetime working overseas, transforming the lives of leprosy sufferers – celebrated his 100th birthday in Hawick on Saturday 13 July 2013. Commissioner (Dr) Harry Williams, who was born in 1903, commenced his celebrations on his birthday with a party with friends and family […]

Pastor Roy Cowieson

Fond farewell for Pastor Roy Cowieson as he returns to Canada

Pastor Roy Cowieson preached his final sermon at St John’s , Carluke, on Sunday and the hall was crammed for a farewell lunch afterwards. The manse is almost emptied, the few items they are keeping have already been shipped across the Atlantic, and Roy and Christine fly out to Canada on July 10. Canada is […]

Barack Obama

Catholics fire back at Obama over school comments: ‘Anti-faith, secular agenda shamelessly on full display’

Speaking in Ireland this week, President Obama stated that Catholic schools were divisive: “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation.” On Thursday, the American Catholics for […]


Obituary: Father Francis Kennedy

Many people in the west of Scotland will be saddened by the death of Father Frank Kennedy, a priest of Glasgow archdiocese. A former dux of Holyrood Secondary, Glasgow, Frank studied for the priesthood at the Gregorian University in Rome, residing at the Scots College. Ordained a priest in 1970 by Bishop James Ward, then […]

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