The Rev Scott Burton was inducted into St. Matthews in January 2007 after a seven year ministry in Kelty, West Fife. Originally from Glasgow, he studied at the universities of St. Andrews and Aberdeen and has ministered as a student in cities and towns and villages, as well as on islands as far flung and remote as Foula in Shetland.
Scott has enjoyed the dynamic learning experiences of several international pulpit exchanges in recent years:
Marion Presbyterian Church,
South Carolina (2005)
It's called Holy Whitewater and is a collection of his reflections on the spirituality of Whitewater Kayaking.
To buy the book pop into the church office.
Alternatively, buy direct from www.holywhitewater.com where you can view a few more videos and read a free sample chapter.
Most recently, Scott has written a report on his 2013 study leave period where he visited several church buildings and church people to discuss the mission benefits of refurbishing traditional sanctuaries. His findings can be found here:
Scott also plays trumpet, guitar and Flugel Horn, ran the Edinburgh Marathon in 2004 and enjoys cycling, white-water kayaking, walking his Weimaraner dog and spending as much time as possible reading such books as The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. He has been married to Jill since 1993 and has two daughters
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Scott also had his hair shaved into a mohican for a very good charitable cause - raising over £2000 in total. See the press report here or watch the video "clip" below.
"It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers."