Thursday, March 16, 2017

Roadkill my machine ...please

SCIO vehicle for Scottish Charities

Scottish Charities can set upas  SCIO s which are limited incorporated bodies just right for Churches or missions. These organisations are regulated by OSCR based in Dundee. Its worth noting that you cannot transfer to another entity once youare an SCIO.

There is a lot of information about setting up charities on the OSCR website.

Four main vehicles are

Limited company( need to register it separately)
SCIO once stop registration

No legal entity
There is also Industrial and Provident Society which may quailfy for tax relief by way of Gift aid.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Two year rescue plan?


BBC says 
"The Greek government has requested a new bailout deal from the eurozone, just hours before its bailout expires and it must repay €1.6bn (£1.1bn) to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Greece is reportedly asking for a new two-year aid deal from a bailout mechanism for eurozone countries.
Eurozone finance ministers will discuss the Greek offer in a teleconference on Tuesday evening.
If it fails to repay the IMF loan, Greece risks leaving the euro.
The European Commission, which is one of Greece's creditors, wants Athens to raise taxes and cut welfare spending.
Amid fears of a Greek default on its huge public debt of €323bn - and a possible exit from the euro - long queues of people are continuing to snake from many cash machines in Greece, where withdrawals are capped at just €60 a day."

Greece what now?

I wonder how this situation is going to work out. The Stock Market has reacted in Europe and UK but not in the USA.

A last second request today to have some recovery package does seem late in the day.

What now?

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Charles Kennedy 1 June 2015

Rip Charles Kennedy at 55 a loss to Scotland and UK.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Holy Spirit ...shy

I am currently reading this book. In It the suggestion is that the Holy Spirit is Shy!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Church of Scotland

Church of Scotland votes in favour of allowing ministers in same sex civil partnerships

Church of Scotland logo"The Church of Scotland has voted in favour of allowing people in same sex civil partnerships to be called as ministers and deacons.
The historic decision was made by the General Assembly on the Mound in Edinburgh today, where the motion was passed by 309 votes in favour and 182 against.
The outcome is the culmination of years of deliberation within the Church. The motion has faced a series of debates and votes before the final decision was arrived at this afternoon. This included 31 of the Church’s presbyteries endorsing the move to 14 who opposed it.
This means the Church has adopted a position which maintains a traditional view of marriage between a man and woman, but allows individual congregations to ‘opt out’ if they wish to appoint a minister or a deacon in a same sex civil partnership."

I am not making comment on the theology but taking note similar to the Free Church of Scotland with regard to Worship when it comes to a difficult answer the local congregations are given the authority to choose!

Is this not a good Baptist principle ?  the local church decides and not some authority out with the locality.


Well its been a long time, but now we are back have a look at Amazons new products

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Tearfund staff, some Tearfund staff are working on a week where you eat on £1.00 a day.
It seems so hard when you think about it to live on that basis yet some are doing this everyday

One idea was to pull together resources but it's still a challenge.

Could you do it £1.00 a day?

Friday, June 07, 2013

Improving weather

it is encouraging to see improving weather in mid Scotland.