Past Events/Talks

Upcoming events are here.

Tuesday 22nd August 2017: unscheduled talk on the American total solar eclipse 2017 at the Men’s Shed, Inverness at 10:30 a.m. as the expected speaker did not arrive as scheduled.

Wednesday 12th July 2017: talk about Christian politics to the Riverside Rotary Club weekly breakfast club, Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness at 7:30 a.m.

General Election Hustings
Badenoch & Strathspey Conservation Group Hustings in Talla Nan Ros, King Street, Kingussie PH21 1HP on 24th May 7 p.m.

BBC interview
BBC Radio Gaelic news Friday 19th May 2017 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.  Interview (in English) about the Scottish Christian Party vision for #GE2017.

Highland Council Election Hustings
Cradlehall Primary School hall, Inverness, from 8:00 p.m. on 26th April 2017.

General Election Hustings
Culduthel Christian Centre, Inverness, from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. on 28th April 2016.

Wednesday 28th October 2015: talk about Street Pastors to the Nairn Old Parish Church Ladies Fellowship at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 24th October 2015: Annual Conference of the Christian Party, Birmingham.

Saturday 22nd August 2015: Inverness Branch of the Scottish Christian Party sponsored walk up Ben Wyvis. If you want to join us for a walk and a talk, contact John Lister on 07503 951867.

Friday 17th July 2015: public meeting giving General Election feedback at the Grianan Centre, Westview Terrace, Stornoway, HS1 2LD at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 17th June 2015: public meeting giving General Election feedback at the Scottish Christian Party Inverness branch meeting, Kingsview Christian Centre, Balnafettack Road, Inverness IV3 8TF at 7 p.m.

General Election Hustings
Culduthel Christian Centre, Inverness, from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. on 30th April 2015. Publicly acknowledged by the candidates to be the best organised as well as the best attended hustings. I commented: ‘When the Christians do things, they do things well.’

General Election Hustings
Newton Hotel, Nairn, Wednesday, 29 April 2015 from 7.00-9.00 p.m., chaired by Robert Taylor, the editor of
The Inverness Courier. Organised by the Federation of Small Businesses Hustings.

General Election Hustings
BBC Radio Scotland Hustings on 22nd April 2015 will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland on Thursday, 23rd April 2015 at 5 p.m. for one hour.

General Election Hustings
Aviemore Community Centre, 7.00-9.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 21st April 2015. Organised by the Federation of Small Businesses Hustings.

General Election Profile
The National newspaper, Friday 17th April 2015.

General Election Profile
Good Morning Scotland with Gary Robertson on BBC Radio Scotland on Tuesday, 14th April 2015 at 6:45 a.m.

General Election Profile
The Inverness Courier, p. 10: Friday, 10th April 2015.

General Election Hustings
Environmental Hustings at Aviemore Community Centre, 7.00-9.00 p.m. on Friday, 3rd April 2015. Organised by the Badenoch & Strathspey Conservation Group.

General Election Hustings
Spectrum Centre, Inverness from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday, 27 March 2015 on TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. See https://twitter.com/newsscp and The concern – a critique; Christian Party policy on Employment.

Christian School Visit
Visiting Sunrise Christian School, Robroyston, Glasgow, at 9 a.m. on 27 March 2015.

Christian Overview
The State of Christianity in the UK Today: a talk to a Dutch delegation of Vereniging voor Gereformeerd Schoolonderwijs, in Bothwell, Scotland, UK on 26 March 2015.

Christian Party Manifesto
The Christian Party Manifesto for the General Election in May 2015 is now ready for consultation at http://www.ukchristianparty.org/policies.html

Saturday 21st March 2015: Leader’s address to the Scottish Christian Party Annual Conference, Kingsview Christian Centre, Balnafettack Road, Inverness IV3 8TF at 10:00 a.m. on the SCP’s Scottish Vision and at 2 p.m. The 2015 Declaration of British Values, the countrywide campaign in every constituency to determine candidates for the General Election who will support essential, core British Values.
Tel: 01698 536 421.

Saturday 11th October 2014: Leader’s address to the Scottish Christian Party Autumn Conference, Parkhead Nazarene Church, 12-14 Burgher Street, Parkhead Glasgow G31 4TB at 10:00 a.m. This is in the east end of Glasgow, a few streets to the east of Celtic Park, where the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games was hosted on 23 July 2014. The Conference is a good opportunity to keep up to date with what is happening in the party.

The local contact is Margaret:
Tel: 01698 536421
Email: Margaret

Tuesday 30th September 2014: a talk about Street Pastors to the Nairn Supper Club, Golf View Hotel, Nairn at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 31st May 2014: Scottish Christian Party sponsored walk up Ben Nevis. Leaving Achintee Farm PH33 6TE at 10 a.m. Expected time of completion 5 p.m. Walk organiser: John Lister 01463 714800.

The local contact is:

Susan Wallace:
Tel: 01397 772711
Mobile: 0788 187 2456

Wednesday 9th April 2014: Leader’s address at the inaugural meeting of the Bo’ness Branch of the Scottish Christian Party.

Bo’ness Library, Scotland’s Close, Bo’ness EH51 0AH on Wednesday 9th April 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

If you have friends in Edinburgh and the region round about who would like to attend, please forward this link to them.

The local contact is:
Mike Munro:
Tel: 01506 510462
Mob: 07505 416853
Email: mikemunro84@hotmail.com

Saturday 12th October 2013: Developing our Voter base. Leader’s address to the Scottish Christian Party Autumn Conference, The Bible Centre, Barnsford Road, Inchinnan, Renfrewshire PA4 9LZ, near Glasgow airport for good transport links, at 9:00 a.m.

The Global Vision of Christianity
28th August 2013: Leissigen, Switzerland. Scottish Christian Party leader’s address to an international conference of European Christian Party leaders organised by the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM).

How can Christians reclaim the country for Christ?
SCP Leader’s Tour of Skye, Harris and Lewis
SKYE
Portree: 15th April 2013 7:30 p.m.
The Venue, Portree High School,
Viewfield Road, Portree, IV51 9ET
HARRIS
Leverburgh: 16th April 2013 1 p.m. Village Hall.
Tarbert: 16th April 2013 7:30 p.m. Community
Centre, Tarbert.
LEWIS
Stornoway: 19th April 2013 7:30 p.m. Grianan Centre,
Westview Terrace, Stornoway, HS1 2LD

Scottish Independence and the European Union
Scottish Christian Party Spring Conference
Kingsview Christian Centre, 9 Balnafettack Road, Inverness, IV3 8TF
Saturday 13th April 2013: 9:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Contact: 01698 536421 or email George Tassie.

Wednesday 13th February 2013: a talk about Street Pastors in Cawdor Church of Scotland at 2:00 p.m.

“How can Christians reclaim the country for Christ?”:
SCP Leader’s Tour of north Aberdeenshire
Thursday 6th December 2012: 7:30 p.m. Outreach Christian Trust, 52 Balmellie Street, Turriff AB53 4DU.
Friday 7th December 2012: 1 p.m. Calvary Church, 89 Commerce Street Fraserburgh AB43 9LR.
Saturday 8th December 2012: 8:30 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast in the Station Hotel, Seafield Street, Portsoy, AB45 2QT.
Saturday 8th December 2012: 2 p.m. Elgin Baptist Church, 1 Reidhaven Street, ELGIN IV30 1QG.

SGP (the Dutch Reformed Political Party) International Conference, “Presence of Christians in the public sphere”:
Presentation on the Scottish Christian Party, “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship”.
Friday 2nd November 2012: Hoornbeeck College, Utrechtseweg 230, 3818 ET Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

Brian Taylor’s Big Debate, BBC Radio Scotland:
Friday 26th October 2012: Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SA on air 12 noon till 1 p.m.
Discussion with Dave Thompson MSP, Mary Scanlon MSP, David Stewart MSP and Douglas Young, Chairman of British Armed Forces Federation about the SNP policy on NATO, the resignation of two Highland SNP MSPs, and the Alex Salmond’s fiasco about the non-existence of legal advice on Scotland’s future membership of the European Union.

SCP Press Conference on Redefining Marriage and the Scottish Independence Referendum:
Informing Scotland’s future journalists with Scotland’s future Christian politics.
Wednesday 24th October 2012: City of Glasgow College, 60 North Hanover Street, Glasgow G1 2BP at 9 a.m.

“How can Christians reclaim the country for Christ?”:
Friday 19th October 2012: Rosebank Hall, Academy Street, Nairn IV12 4RJ at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 24th October 2012: Avoch Congregational Church, High Street, Avoch IV9 8PT at 8 p.m.

Saturday 6th October 2012: “Local Branch Development“: Scottish Christian Party Autumn Conference, Reformed Baptist Church, 4 Herschell Street, Anniesland, Glasgow G13 1HR at 10:00 a.m.

“How to bring Christianity back into public life”:
Inauguration of Ayrshire branch of the SCP.
Friday 5th October 2012: New Prestwick Baptist Church, 192 Prestwick Road, Ayr KA8 8NP at 7:30 p.m.

Friday 5th October 2012: Meeting with Scottish Government to discuss the SNP Government’s Bill on redefining marriage to include homosexual partnerships.

Saturday 10th Mar 2012: ““Preparing for Local Council Elections May 2012”, Scottish Christian Party Spring Conference, Reformed Baptist Church, 4 Herschell Street, Anniesland, Glasgow G13 1HR at 10:15 a.m.

Saturday 8th October 2011: ““Local Council Elections 2012 and Doorstep Evangelism”, Scottish Christian Party Conference, Calvary Temple, Springburn Assembly of God Church, Palermo Street, Springburn, Glasgow G21 4SX at 9:40 a.m.

Thursday 28th April 2011 in Glasgow: Face to Face interview with STV’s political editor Bernard Ponsonby. I am second of a series of seven interviews; it begins at 8 mins 40 seconds and lasts eight minutes. STV has now archived this story.

13th April 2011 in Inverness: A BBC Scotland interview during the Scottish Parliamentary election. Its context is here.

Friday 17th December 2010 in Glasgow: Christianity and Politics: their relationship and role

Tuesday 26th October 2010 in Inverness: “Stepping Stones through Scottish Presbyterian Church History” by Dr Donald Boyd.
Inaugural talk at the new Highland Archive Centre, Bught Park, Inverness IV3 5SS in the winter programme of the Highland Family History Society.

This lecture focuses on the relevance of Scottish Presbyterian Church History for Family History research.

Tuesday, 30th September 2008 in St Andrews: A student debate in University of St Andrews entitled: “This House Prefers Darwin to God.”
For the motion: Alistair McBay, the National Secular Society and Duncan Crowe, BA Hons Cantab. Philosophy, M.Litt, Philosophy, University of St Andrews.
Against the motion: Dr Mark Elliot, Faculty of Divinity, University of St Andrews, and Dr Donald Boyd of the Scottish Christian Party.
The motion was lost by 71 votes to 86 votes with 21 abstentions. See a report here at 07/10/2008 16:08.

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