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BB at GA2016

Monday 23rd May 2016

paradeBB young people were in the heart of the capital on Sunday (22nd May) as part of the events marking the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly.  60 members representing eight battalions formed the guard of honour in front of St Giles’ Cathedral for the Lord High Commissioner, Baron Hope of Craighead, who is the Queen’s representative to the Assembly.

In the afternoon, BB young people joined with thousands of others for the ‘Heart and Soul’ festival in Princes Street Gardens.  The festival celebrates the vast life and culture of the Church of Scotland and brings together people, young and old, from every corner of Scotland for an afternoon of music, fun, laughter and faith.

Commenting afterwards, Bill Stevenson, Director for The BB in Scotland, said:

“Sunday during the General Assembly is always a very special one and it’s tremendous to again have so many BB young people at the heart of it.

“These are very high profile events in the heart of Edinburgh and I’m incredibly proud of our members and volunteers for all their great work.”

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New Moderator Rt Rev Dr Barr with members of 1st Lenzie

Also meeting the young people at Heart & Soul, was Rt Rev Dr Rusell Barr, newly installed Moderator of the General Assembly.  Dr Barr is a former BB member in the 1st Kilmarnock company.

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