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In addition to the regular meeting at branches, we hold a number of special events.  Many are run by the dioceses while others are run by the Province.


Provincial events are advertised and reported on this page. For information about events in each diocese and for Provincial events in earlier years, please click on the links in the Event Archive box below to the left.


Good Food Nation

Mothers Union members from Holy Trinity Church, Motherwell, Lanarkshire helped host a Meet and Greet Coffee and Pancake event on Shrove Tuesday 2019 to help publicise the Good Food Nation consultation.


Excellent presentations were given at this event by Stephanie Manders from the Scottish Food Coalition and Gordon Thomson (Manager Lanarkshire Community Food & Health Partnership). Round table talks about the Scottish government’s Good Food Nation proposals for legislation followed the presentations with thought-provoking questions and discussions. This event created a very good opportunity for different voices to be heard on the subject of Scotland's vision to become a Good Food Nation.


Our hope is that the Scottish government will protect and progress everyone's right to food:the right to be able to access nutritious and healthy food which is sourced, processed, and distributed in a fair and sustainable manner.


The deadline for public response to the government’s consultation in Scotland is 29 March 2019. MU members in Scotland are invited to make their views known to the Scottish government by simply following this link.

Katharine Kilgour, Branch Leader at Motherwell, has accepted a 10 hour a month voluntary role as Good Food Nation Ambassador. Her aim is to raise awareness of The Good Food Nation public consultation which is now open in Scotland and continues until 29th March 2019.


Food and drink is an essential aspect of the Scottish economy however, Scotland has well known endemic health related problems due to over eating and excessive alcohol consumption among the population. There is also the problem of over production and food waste, alongside people with insufficient funds to feed themselves. Katharine says more about the campaign in this video.


Special General Meeting E News

A special edition of the E News has been produced full of information about the General Meeting and linked events being held in Edinburgh at the end of September. Click here to download it.



March 2017 E News Available

Welcome to this spring edition of our bi-annual Scottish E News. This edition focuses on.


The magazine can be downloaded by clicking here (3MB download).


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September 2016 E News Available

This edition Mothers' Union Scotland E News focuses on Syrians on Isle of Bute and Mothers' Union All-Ireland, as well as:


It can be downloaded by clicking here (2MB download). If you enjoy reading it please let us know. Please also send it on to other friends who might enjoy reading it (or send them the link to this page). If anyone wants to go on the mailing list, please email



Provincial President


left to right: Provincial Pres.York, Barbara Taylor; The Primus, The Most Rev’d David Chillingworth; Provincial Pres. Scotland, Jean McPherson-Richardson; Provincial Chaplain, The Rev’d Christine Fraser; Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, The Right Rev’d Bob Gillies. Photo: David Crosley


The Provincial President was re-commissioned for her second triennium on Saturday 30th April 2016 at St Ninian’s Cathedral in Perth.


The day’s event opened in the Chapter House with speeches and a photo call before we enjoyed a light lunch. Then the Provincial President cut the 140th Anniversary celebration cake.


We then moved into the cathedral for the service of re-commissioning, during which Bishop Bob Gillies preached. He recalled being asked to commission 25 members of one of his congregations. He commented that this was a small congregation, namely 25 and when he commented on this was told that all the people that needed to be commissioned were important members of the congregation, even if they only washed up or wielded a lavatory brush.


The Rev’d Christine Fraser, the Provincial Chaplain, then presented Jean McPherson-Richardson to the Primus and asked him to re-affirm her in her role as Provincial President for Scotland. This he duly did and he also presented her with the badge of office.


At the end of the service after the procession of banners from around the Province, we were piped back into the Chapter house where the afternoon was brought to a close with tea and a piece of the anniversary cake.


Thank you to all who took part including the Provincial President from our neighbouring Province of York, Barbara Taylor. It was a lovely day and even the weather was glorious too.


More photos taken by David Crosley and Jill Cameron can be seen in the photo gallery of the day available by clicking here.




eNews Launched

Containing interesting items of concern and interest to members and the wider community in Scotland, MU Scotland’s eNews is now available.


You can download the first edition by clicking here (1.08MB download).


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