In Scotland, it is a sad fact that suicide is one of the major causes of death among young people, particularly among young men. A young death is always one of the most devastating events for a family or a community, and when that death results from suicide the tragedy is all the harder to bear. Read More
Thank you to all who continue to support and encourage the work of the SRT, in whatever capacity- not least in remembering us in your prayers. We would continue to encourage you to especially remember the work of the SRT during the special Week of Prayer (June 12- 18th. See http://www.srtp.org.uk/srtp/view_article/srt_project_week_of_prayer_12_18_june_2016) Read More
The SRT Project reported on Energy Issues and Fuel Poverty at the 2016 General Assembly. This is a highly topical and fast-moving subject. In recent years there have been very significant developments, such as the UK Government’s plans to terminate renewable energy subsidies and the announced closure of Longannet power station. Read More
The Conference of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) was the 21st meeting of this organisation that was held in Paris in December 2015. The pre-negotiations suggested that there were good chances of an agreement this time. However there were major issues that needed to be resolved at the Paris Conference. Read More
The SRT Project ran a very successful event at the Edinburgh International Science Festival on April 6, based on our recent investigations into Energy Issues and Fuel Poverty. Chaired by Sarah Boyack, former Minister for the Environment, it took the form of a panel discussion featuring three experts whose knowledge and experience have been particularly influential in shaping the thinking of our group. Read More
The SRT Project's Policy Officer Dr Murdo Macdonald shares stories of churches and church-centered organisations which are closing the digital divide for some of Scotland's poorest communities. Read More
One of the SRT Working Groups is currently looking at Energy Issues and Fuel Poverty, with the aim of reporting to the 2016 General Assembly. This is a highly topical and fast-moving subject. In the past few months there have been very significant developments, such as the UK Government’s plans to terminate renewable energy subsidies and the announced closure of Longannet power station. All of this is against the backdrop of Paris this December, when over 190 countries will meet at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. The urgent challenge is to negotiate a deal which will limit emissions from developed countries and help developing countries adapt to the impact of climate change and develop low carbon economies. Read More
A short history of SRTP has been prepared by Dr. John Francis.