Kirk Session

Christmas Banned!

In the next in our “Tales from the Kirk Session” series, Jean Barclay describes the very slow re-emergence¬† of Christmas after the Reformation. “The Kirk that Stole Christmas” describes these changes, from the attempted abolition of the holiday by the Kirk in the sixteenth century, right up to the establishment of the Public Holiday in 1958.

Profaning the Sabbath

In the first of our new series drawn from the Dunfermline Parish Records, “Tales from the Kirk Session”, Jean Barclay provides us with a detailed¬† insight into how people lived in Dunfermline in the Seventeenth Century, and how the Church sought to stop them “Profaning the Sabbath“.

 

Tales from the Kirk Session

Coming soon, a new feature in which Jean Barclay and Elaine Campbell scour the extensive archives of the Kirk Session for insights into Dunfermline’s past.