After nearly four years without a minister, the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) congregation of Poolewe & Aultbea praised God for the ordination and induction of Rev. Murdo Maciver.
The service took place on the evening of Friday 13 April at the Gairloch Community Centre. Nearly 200 people gathered from a wide area to join with the congregation and Inverness presbytery on the happy occasion.
The service was led by Rev. James Clark, Greyfriars, Inverness, who preached from Acts 20:28. Afterwards, the customary questions were put to Mr Maciver and he duly signed The Formula. The new minister was addressed by Rev. Davide Ratti, Duthil-Dores, while Rev. Harry J. T. Woods, Beauly, addressed the congregation.
Following the benediction, most retired to the nearby Poolewe village hall for refreshments and fellowship. Presentations were made to the new minister and his wife Joanne, the interim moderator Mr Woods and his wife Mairi, along with several others who helped during the time of vacancy.
Rev. Andrew R. Allan