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The Big Question

Reflecting this month’s cover, this month’s question is: ‘What do you think has been the most significant change over the last 20 years?’
The Rev Cheryl McKellar Young, minister at Edinburgh: Fairmilehead

“The most significant change I’ve seen in Scotland, is the way we interact and connect with one another.

“Today we can all see how social media has had a wonderful impact on the ways we can connect with others, enhance our knowledge about any field, regardless of our location or education background, or come together to raise funds and awareness for important and worthy causes.

“It’s delightful too in the joy it brings, when we can connect and see our loved ones around the world thanks to video calls. Yet 20 years ago, mobile phones were nowhere near as popular as they are today, handwritten letters still came with the post and dates to meet up with friends, to hear about holidays and see photographs which took weeks to be developed, were still pencilled in to slim diaries kept in our pockets. Today this has all but gone! Now it can seem as if there are more opportunities to connect to wifi, than to one another.

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IN THIS ISSUE SCOTLAND 2020 The changing face of Scotland since the millennium CHANGED BY AFRICA Social enterprise group trip to Zambia TAKING STEPS OF FAITH Interview with chief exectutive of National Weekend of Invitation and much more