peopleChurches are active in every community in Scotland – from personal care and support, to a variety of local and national projects.

As churches care and listen, they learn through tough thinking and faithful reflection. At times, they have a prophetic word of challenge to bring and at times, they have insights to contribute.

Many churches choose to share their reflections through responding to official consultation processes initiated by the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government, UK Government and other agencies. Openness and accountability are two of the founding principles of the Scottish Parliament, and participation in consultation processes is a significant contribution to public life in Scotland.

The official responses included here have been made by denominations associated with SCPO and are listed by denomination and by date under broad topic headings.

To view consultation responses, please follow the links. These pages will be updated on a regular basis as denominations make official responses. Archived consultation responses can be obtained by contacting SCPO.

Ongoing consultations can be found in the Scottish and UK Government section of the website.