New moderator announced by the Church of Scotland

Rev David Arnott Rev Arnott will take up the post next May

Related Stories

A former chaplain to one of Scotland's toughest prisons is to be the new moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The Reverend David Arnott, who spent two years as a part-time chaplain at Barlinnie, has been named as moderator-designate.

The minister is a regular guest on BBC Radio Scotland's Thought for the Day.

The married father-of-three and grandfather-of-six was born in Dunfermline, Fife.

Mr Arnott studied at St Andrews and Edinburgh universities before receiving his call to the Church.

Following a probationary placement at St Ninian's Parish Church in Greenock in 1971, he was ordained to Stobhill Parish Church in Gorebridge.

Two years later he was called to Netherlee Parish Church in Glasgow.

In 1996 he was inducted to his last charge at St Andrews - Hope Park which was linked to Strathkinness Church in October 2005.

Throughout his church career Mr Arnott has served on various Church of Scotland boards and committees both at presbytery and national level.

From 2006 to 2009 he was senior director of the Kirk's new assessment conferences.

He will replace Rev John Cairns Christie at the Kirk's next general assembly in May 2011.

The role is an honorary one which is held for a 12-month period.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Glasgow & West



6 °C -1 °C


  • A very clever little girlBrain gain

    Why are people getting better at intelligence tests?

  • BeefaloBeefalo hunt

    The hybrid animal causing havoc in the Grand Canyon

  • A British Rail signBringing back BR

    Would it be realistic to renationalise the railways?

  • Banksy image of girl letting go of heart-shaped balloonFrom the heart

    Fergal Keane on the relationship between love and politics

  • Don Roberto Placa Quiet Don

    The world's worst interview - with one of the loneliest men on Earth

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.