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Something beautiful for the divine artist

Ron Ferguson considers the history of Orkney’s Italian Chapel.

I HAVE a precious object in my study.

It’s made of bits and pieces, nuts and bolts, and washers.

When you look more closely at it, you can see that it’s a clock. Look more closely again: on top is a figure, with his head on a spring. He’s wearing a preaching stole, and is clutching a Bible. Then turn the stole around, and it’s a football scarf in the colours of Cowdenbeath FC.

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In this month's issue: Scotland's Crosses - the oldest Christian symbols ‘My journey has been long and difficult’ - Rev Boitumelo Johanna Gaborone, a minister with the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa The Kirk, The Festival and The Fringe - The Church of Scotland’s role in the history of the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe
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