Urban reflections

Every few years the Scottish government produce their figures highlighting areas of Scotland most affected by poverty. These statistics, known as the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, take into account a range of factors including health, education, crime and dependency...

"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...

Money for nothing!

Charitable fundraising normally involves supporters, at some stage, reaching into their pockets and investing their own hard-earned cash. However, it need not always be so! Through the work of the SU Scotland Stamp Bureau, volunteers can turn donated stamps (and...

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...

Growing the SU Scotland team

One evening in late August, I was sitting in the Kilpatrick Room at Lendrick Muir with 53 trainee leaders reviewing their summer of serving on SU Holidays & Missions. During the worship, they were given an opportunity to stand up...

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...

@SU Magazine | Nov 2016

The brand new edition of @SU Magazine and Prayer Diary is now ready for you to enjoy. This edition we look at "growing the team"...Read now to hear about: Developing leaders - Equip! is our new training programme to support...

There's always a suitcase to unpack

SU Scotland loves residential events! In some ways they are the place where our two key values - dependence on God and deeping relationships - are displayed most vibrantly. June to December allows plenty of opportunities to refine the skills...

Prayer Is....

Prayer is... Sit still, clasp your hands, Shut your eyes tight Mind goes blank Distractions flow Concentrate with all your might! What should I say? Where should I start? Take deep breaths Focus the mind Still my beating heart Prayer...

Exploring the Bible in and out of primary school

Our new startegy is all about growing the team. As part of that, we want to provide training, resources and inspiration for those working with children in school groups and churches. We're running a series of events about exploring the...

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...