Moderator takes Ice Bucket Challenge in Stornoway

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has taken part in the ‘ice bucket challenge’ during his visit to Lewis.

The Rt Rev John Chalmers took part in the charity craze after he was nominated by the Church of Scotland’s youngest minister, Rev Michael Mair in Edinburgh.

The Moderator and his wife Liz were doused in icy water during a visit to ‘The Shed’, a church led youth project in Stornoway.

Commenting on the experience, Mr Chalmers said it was a great way to get rid of the midges.

He added it was an honour to help raise the profile of research into Motor Neurone Disease, as one of his first pastoral visits as a young minister was to a parishioner suffering from the disease.

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