A look back (and forward)

One of the best parts of my job as Communications & Marketing Coordinator at SU Scotland is sharing the success stories of what we're achieving with your help. The ritual of putting together an Annual Review is a great chance...

A month in the life of a church partnerships coordinator

The month of October was a varied and interesting one – highlights include running a half marathon, shooting my support services colleagues, reaching the grand total of 64 AMBASSADORS, doing star-jumps in a kilt, and planning a new SU holiday...

Disadvantaged children are in all our schools

It is not uncommon to see another news headline referring to child poverty in Scotland. While these statistics can make us aware of the big picture and overall trends, I am always challenged by the stories of those carrying on...

Stories of hope from the Big Celebration

“Do you know in this country that there are 1 in 5 of our children who grow up without a father? That’s the statistic.” At this year’s Big Celebration at Lendrick Muir Alan McWilliam, minister of Whiteinch Church of Scotland...

Some field some hut

We had a fantastic day on Saturday celebrating 25 years of SU Scotland ministry at Alltnacriche! As we reminisced on the answered prayers we've seen, we particularly thought of those years prior to purchasing Alltnacriche when Richard Gorrie and so...

Celebrating Well

We loved celebrating with you all last weekend at the Big Celebration - thanks for joining us! Here's a few pictures from the day... We'd love your feedback on how you thought the day went, so we can keep improving...

Our response to case involving former employee

We note the conclusion of the legal case involving our former employee, Alistair Scott McVean. The safety and protection of children and young people is paramount to what we do so when the situation came to light in June 2011,...

Congratulations Esme Duncan

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list has recently been published and we were delighted to see that Esme Duncan has been awarded the British Empire Medal. Esme worked for SU Scotland for 15 years before moving up to Caithness to take...

Response to recent media story

You may be aware of a story in the news surrounding a former Scripture Union Scotland employee pleading guilty to downloading indecent images of children. Our response to this is as follows: Scripture Union Scotland's highest priority is ensuring the...

New Classroom Outdoors website

Our brand new website at www.classroomoutdoors.org.uk has just launched to promote curriculum based activities at our residential centres! Term time and midweek is when school groups tend to visit Alltnacriche and Lendrick Muir, with many schools choosing to return again...

Quick more chairs

Gordon Roy recently shared this exciting story from a primary school in Falkirk: I visited a primary school SU Group just before Easter and the group leaders – Douglas and Elizabeth – were very excited about the previous week’s meeting...

Improving our green credentials

We took a big leap forward at Lendrick Muir this February with the commissioning of our new Biomass Boiler and Building Management System, which will help us better care for the environment, improve our efficiency, and (in the long run)...