MP values the role of the Church in society

The Church plays an important role in raising issues of national importance according to an MP who still values its work today.

Ian Blackford MP Ross, Skye and Lochaber was invited to meet a number of churches along the Ardnamurchan Peninsula as part of the Meet Your MP project, run by the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office.

He said:

“I very much enjoyed the experience of meeting with the congregation of the Church of Scotland here in Lochaber, and I look forward to continuing that engagement with all parishioners, all faiths and none as the MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber.”

Among others, the SNP MP met with Rev Donald McCorkindale of Strontian, Ardgour and Morvern Churches of Scotland and Rev Fiona Ogg, minister at Acharacle and Ardnamurchan.

Donald said:

 “We had a wee walk around Strontian, including the new school building, the church, community hydro scheme and ended up for coffee and scones at the Ariundle Centre.

“Personally I found it helpful to meet with Ian and hear of his work at Westminster, to talk about Brexit and immigration.”

Ian added that they looked at issues of politics, faith and morality, and they talked about the role that the Church of Scotland has played in Scottish society. Before there was a Scottish Parliament, the Church of Scotland played an important role in raising issues across Scotland, such as nuclear weapons, poverty and morality.

Rev Donald McCorkindale made a short video of the event which can be viewed here