The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project
(Registered Scottish Charity No. SC043826). Please visit our homepage at www.scottishmilitaryresearch.co.uk
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Shetland churches closing

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> General
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
spoons



Joined: 09 Jan 2007
Posts: 4966
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Shetland churches closing Reply with quote

Church of Scotland has announced that 20 churches in Shetland are to close https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/shetland/1589016/list-of-shetland-churches-closing-revealed/

Not sure what we can do about recording/ensuring the future of their memorials but I have made WMT aware.

\Paul
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
stuartn



Joined: 13 Dec 2016
Posts: 2468

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've put a detailed list of the affected churches and memorials under the Shetland Churches heading.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
stuartn



Joined: 13 Dec 2016
Posts: 2468

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had an e-mail from War Memorials Trust this morning, that the situation will be discussed at their team meeting next Tuesday, as to whether they are able to take any action. They should have the results of that meeting by this time next week. I gave them a full list of the affected churches and memorials.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
stuartn



Joined: 13 Dec 2016
Posts: 2468

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject: WMT response Reply with quote

This is the pretty positive response I got from War Memorials Trust-

War Memorials Trust are in contact with the Church of Scotland with regards to the closures planned in the next few years. We have been assured that nothing is happening immediately and the churches will need to create inventories on or before they close. Our contact is also fully aware of the significance of war memorials. Our Director, Frances Moreton, will be meeting with the Church of Scotland in the next few months to discuss this further.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 6645
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news Stuart Very Happy
_________________
Ken
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> General All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com