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News coverage of Raasay and ‘Wee Free’ ban

February 22, 2013

For interest, a number of media outlets have coverage of the Free Church of Scotland today.

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Free Church ministers on the Isle of Skye have written an open letter to their MSPs urging them to reverse the decision to lease the shooting and fishing rights of The Raasay Crofters’ Association to a stalking firm in South Ayrshire.

BBC News article: Skye ministers back Raasay crofters in sporting rights row
Today’s Herald: Row over island sporting rights
Stornoway Gazette: Skye ministers urge rethink on Raasay decision

In a separate item, Free Church Moderator Rev Dr Iain D Campbell has called for a ban on the use of the term ‘Wee Frees’ in reference to our denomination:

Front page of today’s Herald: Moderator wants freeze on ‘offensive’ Wee Frees slur
Today’s Scotsman: Free Church chief calls for Scots ‘Wee Frees’ ban The Scotsman link also includes the Raasay item
BBC News: Free Church in plea over ‘Wee Frees’ nickname
Stornoway Gazette: Moderator meets First Minister and calls for end of the term ‘Wee Frees’

The Observer: Let us cherish and praise the Free Church of Scotland

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