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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...

What is this babbler saying

“What is this babbler saying? We need to make sense of it?...” Acts 17:18 GO Conference is a national conference for 4th to 6th year pupils who want to grow in their relationship with God and understanding the Bible. During...

A pupils view of schools prayer

Andy Bathgate (SU Scotland CEO) and Elizabeth McDowall (Prayer Coordinator) recently visited the weekly prayer service held before school at St Bartholomew's Primary, Coatbridge. The prayer service is organised and led by a group of pupils under the leadership of...

Welcome toads & newts

Lendrick Muir’s ancient pond was restored this year as part of the Tayside Pond Project, and a new viewing gallery/boardwalk installed. To prepare for this, a specialist carried out a Habitat Suitability Index to identify species which use, or could...

The Gap Year Challenge

We officially started our new gap year programme on 19th August with 2 weeks of training up at Alltnacriche, near Aviemore. We had a great 2 weeks together learning about how to have a godly character from some Old Testament...

Resourcing our local schools

It's been great to work alongside chaplains in recent weeks who are gearing up for being involved in their local schools, helping them with their Religious Observance (RO) programme. The curriculum requires RO events throughout the school year and, in...

Going to the places where there is the greatest need

Vera has been the leader of Scripture Union’s work in St Petersburg since 2001. She visited Scotland in October, taking time to renew old friendships and share some of the needs of SU in Russia. Hilary Phillips, editor of @SU,...

@SU Magazine | Winter 2013

The Winter 2013 edition of @SU Magazine is now available to read online. You can also read the @SU magazine on Issuu here. We've switched to a new online publishing site and it's even easier to read @SU online, especially...

These are written so that you may believe

This July we, as a family, were back in Whiting Bay on the Isle of Arran. We’d been looking forward to getting back there and picking up the work we’d been involved in over the past two years - and...

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...