2017 is an exciting year as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the start of Scripture Union ministry across the world. Let's all join together to celebrate! We'll keep updating this page throughout the year with more details and information - make sure you check back regularly!
We invite you to share in our thankfulness to God for all he has done. We are gathering stories to encourage each other and inspire us for the next 150 years, and we’d love to hear your memories.
How has involvement with SU helped you grow in faith?
What is your favourite memory of SU?
Visit stories.suscotland.org.uk to read how God has been at work in others, and to add your own story!
a global celebration
Curious about how the 150th anniversary is being celebrated around the world? Visit the Scripture Union Global website to find out more.
Sport a Josiah Spiers tash with your SU Group, or take one of our 150th anniversary beach balls on holiday, and send us back a selfie! Keep an eye on our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) or search for #150yearsofSU.
International day of prayer | 2 June
2 June is the anniversary of the very first SU ministry gathering in Islington, London. We are holding an International Day of Prayer to mark the occasion.
EDINBURGH 10:00am - 12:30pm
We will be praying together on Cramond beach, then gathering at Cramond Kirk for tea, coffee, scones and more prayer.
In our Milton Street office we will have lunch together and pray, focusing on the needs of children around the world.
Young people will work with SU Rwanda and go to the International Leadership Conference in Ukraine this summer - find out more about volunteering internationally here.
Elie Beach Mission | 21 JULY
Josiah kicked us off with ‘God is love’ in the sand - join us as we recreate it at Elie!
All activities are on the beach just down from the library or in the church hall, left of the Braids Bar.
Big Celebration | 19 Aug | Lendrick Muir
Our annual family-friendly event will have a special focus on international ministry, including several guests from other SU movements.
SU 150th Celebration – North | 26 aug | inverness
Saturday 26th August 2:30-4:30pm
Culduthel Christian Centre, Culduthel Avenue, Inverness IV2 6AS
Anniversary service | 28 Oct | Edinburgh
Saturday 28 October 2.30-4.00pm
Charlotte Chapel, 58 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 5RT
We'll be looking back with thanksgiving for God’s faithfulness; looking forward and committing ourselves afresh to reaching the next generation of young people.
The service was live-streamed online - watch it below.
Celebratory Dinner for East & Midlothian | 11 nov
Saturday 11 November at 6.30pm
The Longniddry Inn, Main Street, Longniddry, EH32 0NF
A chance to celebrate 150 years of Scripture Union and the work in East & Midlothian; to share memories and stories, past and present, of what God has been doing through the ministry in this area.