Act 11, 1838 (XI) – Act anent the Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly from the Presbyteries of the Northern and Western Islands of Scotland

The General Assembly enacts and ordains, That, in respect of the situation of the Northern and Western Islands frequently rendering it difficult or impossible for the Presbyteries in these Islands to assemble on particular days during the months of winter and spring, it shall be competent for these Presbyteries to elect their Commissioners to the General Assembly at any time before the first day of May in each year, due notice of the intention to elect having been given fifteen days preceding.

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The General Assembly, noting that annual statutory meetings of Provincial Synods have been suspended since 2009 General Assembly, and that the reduced number of Presbyteries in the Church has resulted in this tier of Church government becoming largely redundant, and desiring therefore that Provincial Synods be dissolved and removed …
The General Assembly, recognising the need to make use of audio-visual technology in the carrying out of Church business in exceptional circumstances, enact and ordain as follows: General Principles. The General Assembly declare that the following general principles apply for the purposes of this Act. 1.1.         The General Assembly …
The General Assembly, noting the Government restrictions on travel and public gatherings due to the COVID19 pandemic, declare that the Assembly shall convene to take up urgent and time-critical business using the Zoom audio-visual technology platform. The General Assembly declare that the Assembly shall convene for one session only …