15th March 2013
Scotland: Gay clergy row Aberdeen minister returns to former church
2:37 PM — An Aberdeen minister and his congregation who quit the Church of Scotland over the 2009 ordination of a gay minister are to be temporarily allowed back into their former church building.
14th March 2013
Church of Scotland to have meeting over gay clergy row
5:09 PM — The Church of Scotland is to meet to discuss a minister who left the Church, along with his congregation, over the ordination of a gay minister.
8th February 2013
Scotland: Church minister and worshippers leave Church of Scotland in gay clergy row
11:23 AM — The minister of a church in Aberdeen and its members have quit the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay clergy and have decided to set up in a hotel instead.
5th October 2011
Three more Church of Scotland ministers quit over gay clergy
1:25 PM — Another three Church of Scotland ministers have announced they will quit over gay clergy members. Highland ministers the Rev Ivor Martin will leave Kilmuir and Stenscholl on Skye, the Rev John Murdo MacDonald will leave Lochalsh and the Rev Rory McRae will leave Kintail and Glenelg.
4th October 2011
Aberdeen minister resigns over gay clergy
11:15 AM — A church minister in Aberdeen has resigned over the issue of gay clergy. Reverend Peter Dickson, of High Church in Hilton, said he felt "genuine sorrow" at taking the decision. He said that the decision to accept openly gay clergy meant his position was becoming "untenable".
26th September 2011
Gay Church of Scotland minister backs same-sex marriage
2:45 PM — An openly gay minister in the Church of Scotland has backed calls for marriage equality. The Rev Scott Rennie, whose 2009 appointment threatened to split the church, said the change should be "celebrated".
31st August 2011
Storm over Scottish lesbian church minister’s civil partnership
10:22 AM — A minister at a Scottish church has announced she plans to have a civil partnership. Reverend Lynn Brady, of Newburgh Parish Church in Fife, told her congregation this week of her plans.
15th June 2011
Two more Scottish congregations want to leave over gay ministers
5:20 PM — Two more Church of Scotland congregations are considering a split over the issue of gay ordinations. Stornoway High Church and Hilton High Church may leave the main church after the General Assembly backed a move towards gay ministers, the Herald reports.
9th June 2011
Scottish church may break away over gay ministers
11:47 AM — A church in Aberdeen is expected to break away from the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay ministers. Gilcomston South Church, which has a congregation of around 400, will formally vote on the issue at a later date.
30th May 2011
Kirk leaders believe more Scots ministers will come out following last week’s vote to allow gay clergy
2:41 PM — The Church of Scotland is expecting a number of its ministers to come out as gay after last week's historic vote to allow gay men and women to practice clergy.
25th May 2011
Scottish minister resigns over gay clergy
3:12 PM — Another Church of Scotland minister has resigned over the issue of gay clergy. The Reverend Roddy MacRae, minister of Glenelg and Kintail, said he would stand down after the Kirk's general assembly voted to accept gay and lesbian ministers in future.
23rd May 2011
Church of Scotland ends moratorium on gay ministers
6:02 PM — The Church of Scotland has voted to end an moratorium on ordaining gay ministers. A temporary ban was instituted in 2009 after anger over the ordination of an openly gay man, the Rev Scott Rennie.
Church of Scotland to debate gay ministers today
11:43 AM — The Church of Scotland will debate today whether gay ministers should be ordained. The General Assembly will decide whether to retain a ban on ordaining gay ministers until a report is published next year.
26th April 2011
Church of Scotland leaders to discuss special commission report on same-sex relationships
12:02 PM — The Church of Scotland's leaders will discuss the Special Commission's report on same-sex relationships and the ministry at May's General Assembly meeting.
21st April 2011
Thousands could leave Church of Scotland over gay clergy
11:10 AM — A substantial number of members could leave the Church of Scotland if gay clergy are permitted, a report says. The church was threated by a schism two years ago when an openly gay man in a relationship was ordained.
24th May 2010
Church of Scotland condemns imprisonment of Malawian gay couple
2:39 PM — Reverend Ian Galloway, convener of the Kirk's Church and Society Council, has condemned the jailing of a Malawian gay couple as "unjust".
18th May 2010
Entire congregation quits over appointment of gay Scottish minister
5:30 PM — A Church of Scotland congregation in the Bahamas has quit the church in protest over the ordination of gay ministers. The 200-year-old parish of St Andrew’s in Nassau, the capital of the islands, decided to follow Reverend John MacLeod when he announced he would resign.
26th April 2010
Church of Scotland could ban ministers who have sex outside marriage
12:06 PM — The Church of Scotland could consider banning ministers who have sex outside of a marriage as a way to deal with the issue of gay ministers.
22nd April 2010
Church of Scotland holds secret ballot over gay ministers
3:21 PM — The Church of Scotland has held a secret ballot of ministers and elders on whether it should allow gays and lesbians to be ordained.
18th November 2009
Scottish presbytery ‘broke gay moratorium’ by accepting gay man for training
3:56 PM — A Church of Scotland court has upheld a complaint that a presbytery broke the moratorium on gay clergy by nominating a gay man for training as a minister. It said no new gay candidates would be taken on.