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New oil and gas industry chaplain starts job

Martin Grashoff
Image caption The Reverend Martin Grashoff has moved to Aberdeen for the post

The offshore oil and gas industry's new chaplain has started his first day in his new job.

The Reverend Martin Grashoff, a Church of Scotland Minister in West Kintyre, has moved to Aberdeen with his family.

His predecessor Reverend Andrew Jolly, 54, who led memorials after the North Sea helicopter disaster in 2009, died last year after a battle against cancer.

Mr Grashoff said he was looking forward to his first trip offshore.

His former parish was Kilcalmonell, linked with Killean and Kilchenzie.

Mr Jolly conducted a special service in Aberdeen after the Super Puma crash, which killed 16 men in April 2009, and also led prayers on the first anniversary.

The UK Oil and Gas Chaplaincy was established following the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988.

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