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Last updated 15.00 Friday 13th March 2020
The Kirk Session at their meeting this morning (Sunday 15th March 2020) endorsed the Church of Scotland guidance (as at 11.03.20) on the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Monday morning Koffee Klub is suspended until further notice.
Dated 16.00 Sunday 15th March 2020
“The Church of Scotland Task Group has agreed to ask, in the strongest terms, that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice, with effect from Wednesday 17th March 2020, or earlier if possible. Other Scottish Churches are taking similar actions. This obviously includes Easter services. Some Presbyteries have already instructed this action. This will include, but not be restricted to, housegroups, meetings for youth work, and church cafes. It will still be possible for an individual to offer a livestreaming of a sermon and prayers. Further information on livestreaming, including information on copyright, can be found in this circular on the Law Department’s webpages. Sunday broadcasts of a weekly service take place on Radio 4, and also on Radio Scotland; other radio stations are available.”
Dated 5.00pm Tuesday 17th March 2020
A ‘Pilgrimage’ project funded by Creative Scotland allowed Ruth Slater to explore the question ‘what makes Bute important to the people who live here’. The 15 people who were interviewed, who will remain anonymous, were chosen to represent the broad range of folks who make up our island community (matching the demographics from the 2015 census data).
Ruth then created the panels, interpreting the words, sounds and emotions contained in each story. Each panel has a mood, expressing the ever-changing weather, beneath which the words and feelings of each participant have been interpreted by Ruth into a continuous flow of writing. The rear of the panels shows an exact depiction of the coast line of Bute. For some this represented safety for others entrapment.
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