SCPO is signing out for now

Due to the impact of the public health restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic, staff at the Scottish Parliamentary Office (SCPO) and the majority of my colleagues on the national staff at the Church of Scotland, have been furloughed.

This means I will not be working from now until 31 May.

Capacity will be limited during this time – if you have a message which is critical and related to urgent short term activity please resend it to my colleague David Bradwell at

I look forward to speaking to you again in the near future and I have attached a picture of the SCPO Advisory Group that met today (Wednesday 1 April) – they are fantastic.

Take care and we’ll work together soon,


Irene MacKinnon
Scottish Churches Parliamentary Officer
Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office (SCPO)