Scoughall is where I grew up

If you've ever been to Scoughall then you’ll know that first impressions can be less than remarkable. It runs off a generator, you probably got lost on your way there, there are spiders every couple of square feet, and chances...

KX5 - An insider's report!

This summer, I was lucky enough to go to KX5, a week-long Scripture Union camp held on the Kingscross campsite on the Isle of Arran. The week was definitely one of the best experiences of my life: combining adventurous activities,...

SU Holidays 2017 - booking now open!

It’s the new year and Christmas has past, so why not start to think about what your child will be doing during their next holiday! Bookings for 2017 SU Holidays are now open! Visit the SU Holidays website at www.suholidays.org.uk...

"See those ladies in the kitchen?"

At the end of the sending out grace we say, “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” Well it is my privilege and pleasure to do just that in various SU kitchens around Scotland. Prayers definitely upheld the...

10 years with SU Scotland

For me, some of the best times have been when I’ve been involved in a ‘hands on’ way at the centres. My usual role involves admin, which isn’t always very thrilling, but on occasions ‘they’ let me out of the...

Reliance on God

It can be extremely hard to rely on God. We tell ourselves that God has far greater problems than our little lives, or that we don’t need God for the day to day only for the big things like job...

Ten things you should always bring to camp

Food It’s been 56 minutes. We’re still on this bus; the conditions here are deteriorating quickly. After the seventh rendition of ‘Love the Lord your God’ I find myself close to the edge, my energy gone. If only I had...

Alltnacriche is the best place to be

So much has happened in the last few months; three SU Holidays, two weekend camps, one holiday club and a new addition to the family in the form of my beautiful daughter-in-law Judah! That is of course alongside the weekly...

Why volunteering is so valuable

Every class has one annoying know-it-all student that everyone hates to a degree (if yours didn’t, think carefully because it was probably you). In my class, and at my Sunday school, it was me. I knew the Bible stories inside-out...

When ministry strands tie up

It is a huge privilege that we have so many opportunities within the school curriculum to teach the Bible and to help pupils understand more about what Christians believe. Bible Alive, Christmas and Easter lessons and assemblies are some key...

Raspberry pi, anyone?

To be honest I’m much more a raspberry pie kind of girl than a raspberry pi one. In fact, until very recently, I didn’t even know what one was. Apparently it’s a computer that fits into a large matchbox… who...

What does the word “missions” mean to you?

What does the word “missions” mean to you? When we think of “missions” we often imagine the classic missionary in a far flung land. But all over the city this summer hundreds of children will attend SU Holiday Clubs which...