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MAY 2007


The General Assembly: 1. Receive the Report. 2. Make alterations to Standing Committees and Councils as set forth in the Report.


The Committee recommends the following appointments:Assembly Arrangements Committee Ministers Retiring Fraser Aitken, Alan Gibson Minister Resigned Sandy Gunn Ministers Appointed Lorna Hood (Renfrew: North), Janet Mathieson (Cawdor l/w Croy and Dalcross) Member Resigning Bob Nimmo Member Appointed Simon Bolam (Edinburgh: St Giles’), Peter Bolton (Edinburgh: Palmerston Place) William Hewitt, Convener David Arnott, Vice-Convener Committee on Chaplains to HM Forces Ministers Retiring Donald Keith Michael Scouler, John Shedden, Ivan Warwick Ministers Appointed Jackie Petrie (South Uist), Duncan Shaw (Alves and Burghead l/w Kinloss and Findhorn) Member Retiring Jan Strudwick Members Appointed David McTaggart (Kirkmuirhill), Ronnie Proctor (Kirriemuir: Old), James Wardrop (Paisley Abbey) James Gibson, Convener Neil Gardner, Vice-Convener Church and Society Council Vice Convener Appointed Alexander Horsburgh (Dalkeith: St Nicholas' Buccleuch) Minister Retiring Alexander Horsburgh, David Pitkeathly Ministers Appointed David Coulter (Army Chaplaincy), Alexander Fraser (Glasgow: Gartcosh l/w Glenboig), John Ferguson (Peterculter) Members Retiring Colin Campbell, Fred Dinning, Marjorie Lawrie, Maggie Lunan, Jane Reid, Ian Waldram Member Appointed Marjorie Clark (Perth: St Matthew’s), Fred Dinning* (Dunlop), Grahame Smith (Bishopbriggs: Springfield), Jim Wallace (Kirkwall: St Magnus Cathedral) Morag Mylne, Convener Alexander Horsburgh, Vice-Convener Committee on Church Art and Architecture

Minister Appointed Richard Darroch (Whitburn: Brucefield); Graeme Roberts (University of Aberdeen), Stephen Taylor (Aberdeen: St Nicholas Uniting) Members Retiring Ronald Jamieson Member Appointed Ronald Jamieson* (Edinburgh: Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk), Annice MacLeod (St Andrews: Holy Trinity), Damien Mason (Edinburgh: Mayfield Salisbury) John Hume* (1 year), Convener Peter Gardner, Vice-Convener Church Without Walls Group Member Appointed Lauren Yule (Peterhead St Andrew's) Albert Bogle, Convener Council of Assembly Vice Convener Retiring Gilbert Nisbet Vice Convener Appointed Alan Greig (Kintore) Ministers Retiring Thom Riddell Minister Resigned Marjory Macaskill Minister Appointed Gordon Kennedy (Portpatrick l/w Stranraer: St Ninian’s) Thom Riddell* (Linlithgow: St Michael’s) Members Retiring Ewan Brown Member Appointed Helen McLeod, Convener Alan Greig, Vice-Convener Iona Community Board Minister Retiring Valerie Allen Ministers Appointed Bruce Sinclair (Glasgow: Newlands South) Maxwell Craig, Convener Judicial Commission Ministers Retiring Richard Frazer, Bruce McNicol, Alison Swindells Ministers Appointed Fiona Douglas (Dundee University Chaplaincy), Alasdair Morton (Forres: St Laurence) Elders Retiring Aileen Cameron, Graham Cox, Francis Lyall, Tom MacDougall, Murdo Macleod, Morgan Wheeler Elders Appointed Iain Galbraith (Glasgow: Kelvinside Hillhead), Andrew Hodge (Rattray), Robert Hynd (Glasgow: Hyndland) Alastair McGregor, Chairman Noel Glen, Vice-Chairman Legal Questions Committee Convener Retiring Ann Inglis Convener Appointed Carole Hope (Edinburgh: St Giles’) Minister Appointed Christine Goldie (Glasgow: Colston Wellpark), Derek Lawson (Redgorton and Stanley) Members Retiring John McCulloch, William McKay, Karina McTeague Member Resigned Alan McDonald Member Appointed Jill Bell (Edinburgh: Duddingston ), Murdo Macleod (Edinburgh: Holyrood Abbey), William McKay* (Keith St Rufus) Carole Hope, Convener

Ian McLean, Vice-Convener Ministries Council Covnener Resigned Douglas Cranston Convener Appointed Graham Finch (Cadder) Vice Conveners Appointed Barry Dunsmore (London: St Columba's), Ian Galloway (Glasgow:Gorbals) Ministers Retiring David Cameron, Ian Galloway, Iain Greenshields, Norman Smith Ministers Appointed Dorothy Anderson (Edinburgh: St Andrew's and St George's ), Susan Anderson (Kilmarnock: St John's Onthank), Taylor Brown (Kilmarnock: St Ninian's Bellfield l/w Shortlees ), Iain Greenshields* (Snizort), Karen Harbison (Hamilton: Trinity ), Jared Hay (Edinburgh: Balerno), Joanne Hood (Edinburgh: Broughton St Mary's), Ruth Lawson (Fort William: Duncansburgh l/w Kilmonivaig ), Donald Scott (Prison Chaplaincy) Members Retiring Janette Baird, Robert Brodie, Fiona Cameron, Grant Gordon, Peter Howie, Doris Meston Members Appointed Grant Gordon* (Edinburgh: Currie), Andrew Moore (Leven), Nicola Steel (Mochrum) Graham Finch, Convener David Clark, James Dewar, Barry Dunsmore, Ian Galloway, Vice-Conveners Mission and Discipleship Council Vice Convener Retiring Rosemary Frew Vice Convener Appointed Linda Dunnett (Glasgow: Partick South) Ministers Retiring Alan Birss, Alistair Donald, Leith Fisher, Roderick Hamilton, Alistair May Ministers Appointed Alan Birss* (Paisley: Abbey), Leith Fisher* (Glasgow: Wellington retired), James Francis (Biggar), David Graham (Dirleton) Member Retiring Fiona Campbell Member Appointed Jennifer George (Eday l/w Stronsay: Moncur Memorial), Andi Michie Carnoustie) Angus Morrison, Convener Peter Donald, Linda Dunnett, Jock Stein, Vice-Conveners Nomination Committee Ministers Retiring Andrew Coghill, Harry Gibson, David Jamieson, Gordon Jenkins, Gordon Kennedy Ministers Appointed Ian Black (Grangemouth: Zetland), David Fergusson (Edinburgh: Greenbank), Alistair May (Rutherglen: Stonelaw), Roderick McNidder (Hospital Chaplain), Howard Taylor (Heriot Watt University Chaplaincy) Members Retiring Gwen Haggart, David Murdoch, Norah Summers Members Appointed David Alexander (Uddingston: Viewpark); Ailsa Henderson (Fairlie), Sheila Proudfoot (Inverness: Ness Bank ), Winnie Robson (Kelso North and Ednam) Iain Cunningham, Convener Moira Alexander, Vice-Convener Parish Appraisal Committee Members Retiring Lesley Allen, Kenneth Griffin

Parish Development Fund Minister Appointed Christine Sime (Dunscore l/w Glencairn and Moniaive) Member Retiring Alexandra Bauer Members Appointed Alexandra Bauer* (Linwood)

Martin Fair, Convener Mary Miller, Vice-Convener Personnel Appeal Panel Members Resigned Sheila Kirk, Lynsey Smith Solicitor of the Church, Secretary Publishing Committee Minister Retiring Alison McDonald Minister Appointed Fiona Douglas (Dundee University Chaplaincy) Members Appointed John Macgill, Convener Doug McRoberts, Vice-Convener Panel on Review and Reform Vice Convener Retiring Marion Dodd Vice Convener Appointed Marina Brown (Dollar l/w Glendevon l/w Muckhart) Members Retiring Morag Crawford DCS, Richard Wallis Members Appointed Jennifer Ritchie (Newcastle St Andrews),Richard Wallis* (Aberdeen: Rubislaw) David Cameron, Convener Marina Brown, Vice-Convener Social Care Council Minister Retiring James Whyte Members Retiring John Adamson, Sally Bonnar, Paul Faris, John Macgill, Margot Robertson Members Appointed Sally Bonnar* (Perth: North), Paul Faris* (Innerleithen Traquair and Walkerburn), Duncan Gray (Newmains: Coltness Memorial), Ian Huggan (Edinburgh: Cramond), Stuart Lynch (Kirkcaldy: Pathhead), Hugh Mackintosh (Pitlochry) David Court, Convener Elizabeth Millar, David Souter, Vice-Conveners Stewardship and Finance Committee Vice Convener Retiring Donald Carmichael Vice Convener Appointed Richard Baxter (Kennoway, Windygates and Balgonie) Ministers Retiring Steven Reid Ministers Appointed Ronald Greig (Bathgate: High), Steven Reid* (Crossford l/w Kirkfieldbank), Charles Scott (Glasgow Cathedral) Members Retiring Linda McLean, Arthur Priestly Member Appointed James Bogie (Bathgate Boghall) Vivienne Dickson, Convener Richard Baxter, Vice-Convener World Mission Council Vice Convener Appointed John Young (Edinburgh: Liberton) Ministers Retiring Bruce Lawrie, Alison Swindells Minister Resigned Arthur Christie Ministers Appointed Stewart Gillan (Linlithgow: St Michael’s), Trevor Hunt (Evie, Rendall & Firth), Alison Swindells* (Edinburgh: Greenbank) Members Retiring Margaret Foggie, Eveline Ramsay

Member Resigned Alexander Telford Members Appointed Judy Arrowsmith (Edinburgh: Cramond) George Baird (2 years), Alison Collie (Newhills), Margaret Foggie* (1 year) (Greenock: Ardgowan) Colin Renwick, Convener Fiona Burnett, Leon Marshall, Vice-Conveners * denotes second term In the name of the Committee IAIN CUNNINGHAM, Convener MOIRA ALEXANDER, Vice-Convener FINLAY MACDONALD, Secretary

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