Kirk Session Meeting
Meldrum & Bourtie Parish Church
12 May 2021
The Meldrum & Bourtie Kirk Session will meet on Wednesday 12 May 2021.
The meeting will be held online via Zoom starting @ 7:30 pm
Church of Scotland 17 March 2021
Thousands of volumes of historic Church of Scotland records held in the collections of National Records of Scotland are now available online for the first time.
Images of more than a million pages from the kirk session and other ecclesiastical court records containing details of key events in communities across the country between 1559 and 1900 have been added to Scotlands People, the National Records of Scotland's online research service.
These records offer remarkable insights into the everyday lives of ordinary Scots, recording important moments such as births, marriages and deaths. The church also adjudicated on paternity of children and provided basic education, as well as disciplining parishioners for what could be called anti-social behaviour - drunkenness, cursing and breaking the Sabbath.
The newly added records also include accounts of how people dealt with exceptional historical events such as wars, epidemics, crop failures and extreme weather.