Why do we offer a gap year?

The phrase ‘gap year’ has certain connotations doesn’t it? Yet as an organisation we have committed ourselves to offer a year-long volunteering opportunity for a select group to work alongside us on the frontline, with all the training, support and...

Eat lunch, raise support!

Maxwell Mearns Castle love the work of SU Scotland - for the past few years they have held an SU lunch after the morning service and this year again the hall was packed. In January and February there had been...

Where to next time?

So let’s get the trivia out of the way first. Today’s mental maths revolved around my energy used on the bike over the past 4 days (estimated) and how long this energy would run a 100W lightbulb, the answer I...

Pressing on to reach the goal

I love riding my bike as it gives me a space to think and clear my head. Sometimes this is expressed through mental maths exercises (today I have worked out that in my 410km travelled so far my wheels have...

High’s and low’s in cycling

Day 2 from the fingers of a now mentally very tired Alan Myles. The aim for today was Inverness, starting at Fort William, visiting Kilchuimen Academy in Fort Augustus and Glen Urquhart High in Drumnadrochit along the way. Gladly the...

Aviemore bike man makes it into the news!

We made it into the local papers this week - how exciting! Alan Myles, one our staff members at Alltnacriche and regional worker for Moray, South Highlands & Islands, is busy cycling his way around the region this weekend to...

Day one on the bike

So the first day is over. Starting out from Mallaig with a slight breeze following us and a balmy 4 degrees we sent off. The first hour clipped by at a nippy 35km an hour and all seemed to be...

Even if only by a few inches

I have big aspirations when it comes to reading my Bible. I would like to be the sort of person who reads it every day, rain or shine, whatever I feel like. There have been times in life where for...

Man on a mission

Alan Myles is a man on a mission. Living in the Cairngorms with his young family, Alan works with schools at Alltnacriche and is also the Regional Worker for an area that stretches from the Outer Hebrides across the country...

Fixed

Psalm 57 1 Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge.I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. 2 I cry out to God Most...

@SU Magazine | Mar 2016

In our latest edition of @SU we’ve turned the spotlight firmly on the Bible. It is, of course, right at the heart of everything we do! Our work helps children and young people find ways to explore the Bible for...

List making and shaving foam

I don’t know about you, but I just LOVE making lists. (Cool, right?) I take great pleasure in getting out my trusty notebook to make a plan of what I’m going to do, how I’m going to do it, when...