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Proclaiming the Gospel at Royal Highland Show

Scotland’s Christian Churches will unite to share a pavilion at this year’s Royal Highland and Agricultural Show at Ingliston (25-28 June) one of the largest events in the UK, attended by up to 7% of the population.
 
Although individual churches have had stands at the show, this year, the Scottish Churches Rural Group has brought them together in a Scottish Churches Pavilion. The pavilion demonstrates the united witness of Scotland’s churches and in 2009 will be the focus for visits by church leaders, with Cardinal Keith O’Brien visiting on the opening day,  25 June.
 
Commenting on the move, Scottish Churches Rural Group member Rev John Woodside said: “We are delighted that ‘Scottish Churches Pavilion’ will be part of this year’s Highland Show. It provides quiet space in a busy show ground, and a place to talk to
visitors, especially school children about issues such as fair trade, migrant workers and faith.”
 
Rev Woodside added: “We are also grateful that for 2009 the Churches have been invited to have a presence in the show’s education centre and with that the opportunity to touch on a wider range of issues.”

Source: SCMO