Publications

Scotland's churches Trust continue to offer and distribute all of the publications produced by Scotland's Churches Scheme. During its 18 year existence Scotland's Churches Scheme produced a range of indispensable guides to the nation's rich architectural and spiritual heritage. The perfect companion to every Scottish journey.

St Andrew Press has published for Scotland's Churches Scheme, the final three regional guidebooks to Scotland's churches in the Sacred Places series. The 2011 books (priced £7.99 each) cover Argyll & the Clyde; Perthshire and Tay Valley; and Highlands & Islands.

Whether you want to learn more about the history, architecture and people of Scotland churches, or find out about events and services, the series provides the perfect starting point.

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SCT Newsletter Summer 2014

Click on the image to download the Newsletter. In this issue are articles about Scotland's Pilgrim Journeys, concert on 9 June in aid of the Organ Playing Fund, Referendum reading, new member churches, SCT Repair Grants awarded in 2013, the Local Representative network and trust news.

(Publication Date: Wed 25 Jun 2014)

SCT Newsletter March 2013

Click on the image to download the Newsletter. In this issue are articles about Scotland's Churches Trust now firmly established, progress with Scotland's Pilgrim Journeys, the SCT Gathering 2013, SCT Repair Grants and Organ Playing Grants awarded in 2012, the Local Representative network and news.

(Publication Date: Tue 02 Apr 2013)

How to Understand and Interpret Your Local Churchyard

Churchyards attract visits from people with interest in genealogy, archaeology, social history, architecture, art history, geology and nature. This leaflet helps you to identify your local churchyard's most important features and special qualities so you can help visitors to make the most of their visit.

(Publication Date: Wed 13 Feb 2013)

SCS Newsletter May 2012

Click on the image to download the Newsletter. In this issue are articles about the merger of Scotland's Churches Scheme with the Scottish Churches Architectural Heritage Trust, an opportunity to order the complete range of Regional Guidebooks, and Scotland's Pilgrim Ways,

(Publication Date: Mon 04 Jun 2012)

Sacred Perthshire & Tay Valley

Perthshire and the Tay Valley are the geographical heart of Scotland. Scotland s longest river, the Tay, weaves its way across the country the one constant in an ever-changing landsacape. The fascinating history of the region s churches is reflected in the often turbulent waters of the Tay. Introduction by Professor John R Hume and Invitation to Pilgrimage by Kenneth Steven. Click on the image to find details of how to order this book.

(Publication Date: Mon 01 Aug 2011)

Sacred Highlands & Islands

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are as beautiful as they are remote. Inspiring scenery is matched by a rich heritage and poetic culture. Communities are as strong as the basalt and granite they were built on and the churches here reflect that - from spectacular red sandstone cathedrals to corrugated iron sheds. Introduction by Professor John R Hume and Invitation to Pilgrimage by The Very Rev Canon Alexander Gordon. Click on the image to find details of how to order this book.

(Publication Date: Mon 01 Aug 2011)

Sacred Argyll & The Clyde

Argyll's beautiful, rugged and extensive coastline saw the birth of the nation and gave Christianity its first footing in Scotland. The Clyde witnessed the dawn of the industrial revolution and became the nautical heart of the British Empire. The diversity and wealth of history is reflected in the variety of churches in this region. Introduction by Professor John R Hume and Invitation to Pilgrimage by Marian Pallister. Click on the image to find details of how to order this book.

(Publication Date: Mon 01 Aug 2011)

Sacred North-East Scotland

Buffeted by Baltic winds and the steely waves of the North Sea, the North-East of Scotland is a surprisingly rich and diverse region with fertile soil and rolling hills. Its churches reflect this diversity with hard, granite cathedrals and picture postcard gems vying for attention complete with an incredible history, including the hiding place of the Scottish Crown Jewels. Click on the image to find details of how to order this book.

(Publication Date: Tue 01 Jun 2010)

Sacred Glasgow & the Clyde Valley

Glasgow was founded by Saint Mungo and, as Scotland’s second largest bishopric, has always been a central part of Scotland’s ecclesiastical history. Witness to Scotland’s industrial revolution in a way far more dramatic than anywhere else in the country, Glasgow, and the surrounding Clyde Valley, has a remarkably diverse architecture and fascinating history of social and political activism. Click on the image to find details of how to order this book.

(Publication Date: Tue 01 Jun 2010)

Sacred Borders & East Lothian

Through the centuries, the Scottish Borders have been witness to some of the most dramatic and violent events in UK history with monarchs often tussling for power in the region alongside the great cattle rustling barons of the infamous Border Reivers. This disruptive history has left its mark on the local churches making them fascinating places to visit and explore. Click on the image to find details of how to order this book.

(Publication Date: Tue 01 Jun 2010)

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