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Thursday, May 25, 2006

New Kirk Training Provider

The Church of Scotland has awarded the Highlands and Islands higher education institute, UHI, the status of a training provider for ministers.

UHI's Highland Theological College (HTC) joins Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews and Aberdeen universities in training Kirk recruits and is the first approval of a new provider of academic training for the ministry since 1929.

The status was approved by General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on Wednesday.

The Church of Scotland said one of the advantages of HTC was that its training focuses on distance learning, which means recruits do not have to relocate to the college's base in Dingwall, Ross-shire, but can learn from their places of work.

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