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1 Scotland’s Churches Trust Presented by Stuart Beattie Director

2 Scotland’s Churches Trust History

3 Scotland’s Churches Trust History Scotland’s Churches Architectural Heritage Trust

4 Scotland’s Churches Trust History Scotland’s Churches Architectural Heritage Trust Scotland’s Churches Scheme

5 Scotland’s Churches Trust History Scotland’s Churches Architectural Heritage Trust Scotland’s Churches Scheme SCT

6 Scotland’s Churches Trust What SCT does …..

7 Scotland’s Churches Trust What SCT does ….. Grants for fabric maintenance and repair

8 Scotland’s Churches Trust What SCT does ….. Grants for fabric maintenance and repair Grants for Church organ playing

9 Scotland’s Churches Trust What SCT does ….. Grants for fabric maintenance and repair Grants for Church organ playing Bursaries for up-skilling in organ playing

10 Scotland’s Churches Trust What SCT does ….. Grants for fabric maintenance and repair Grants for Church organ playing Bursaries for up-skilling in organ playing Annual Organ Recital

11 Scotland’s Churches Trust What SCT does ….. Grants for fabric maintenance and repair Grants for Church organ playing Bursaries for up-skilling in organ playing Annual Organ Recital Annual John Hume Lecture

12 Scotland’s Churches Trust What SCT does ….. Grants for fabric maintenance and repair Grants for Church organ playing Bursaries for up-skilling in organ playing Annual Organ Recital Annual John Hume Lecture Pilgrim Journeys

13 Scotland’s Churches Trust Why?

14 Scotland’s Churches Trust Why? Scotland’s unique Religious history gives us our culture and ‘being’.

15 Scotland’s Churches Trust Why? Scotland’s unique Religious history gives us our culture and ‘being’. Buildings that demonstrate and promote our history and cultural diversity, as well as form and define our Communities need to survive.

16 Scotland’s Churches Trust Scotland has 3500 places of worship

17 Scotland’s Churches Trust Scotland has 3500 places of worship Twice the number of churches per head of the population than England

18 Scotland’s Churches Trust Scotland has 3500 places of worship Twice the number of churches per head of the population than England SCT looks to raise awareness of these Places of Worship

19 Scotland’s Churches Trust Scotland has 3500 places of worship Twice the number of churches per head of the population than England SCT looks to raise awareness of these Places of Worship Make them interesting to the public

20 Scotland’s Churches Trust Scotland has 3500 places of worship Twice the number of churches per head of the population than England SCT looks to raise awareness of these Places of Worship Make them interesting to the public Make them inviting

21 Scotland’s Churches Trust Scotland has 3500 places of worship Twice the number of churches per head of the population than England SCT looks to raise awareness of these Places of Worship Make them interesting to the public Make them inviting Sustainability

22 Scotland’s Churches Trust Original 9 guidebooks cover all of Scotland within a Sacred Scotland series.

23 Scotland’s Churches Trust Original 9 guidebooks cover all of Scotland within a Sacred Scotland series. They replaced the single volume Churches to Visit in Scotland with over 1200 churches. Each Church is described and its features and facilities listed

24 Scotland’s Churches Trust Pilgrim Journeys Connect ancient traditions with contemporary life Discover layers of meaning, hidden places of peace and beauty Blend the travels of Scotland’s Celtic Saints and Medieval traditions of Pilgrimage with modern Faith Journeys. 6 initial Journeys, and 14 by summer 2015, covering all of Scotland.

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26 Scotland’s Churches Trust ……… For example, St Andrew’s Journey……………

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28 St Andrews Journey – Churches along the way Stage 1 The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Columba Kilmore Parish Church, Dervaig, Mull St Columba's Episcopal, Gruline, Mull Torosay & Kinlochspelve Parish Church, Craignure The Scottish Episcopal Church of St Kilda, Lochbuie Former Kinlochspelve Parish Church Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon Parish Church, Bunessan Iona Parish Church The Michael Chapel The Nunnery Iona Abbey

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32 This is the end of a 5 minute talk, but the start of a much bigger story. We need real joined-up thinking where Community and Business can work together. We need churches to recognise the vital role they play in creating and enhancing a visitor’s experience. Interpretation is crucial SCT will be active in all of these …. But you’ll need to ask me back!!

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