New Stranraer minister Rev Andy Muir

Scotland’s newest Church of Scotland minister is looking forward to making a positive impact on the community of Stranraer following his induction at the town’s parish kirk.

Rev Andy Muir said he was delighted to take up the role and excited about the potential it holds.

“I consider myself very blessed to have been called to Stranraer Parish Church, as it feels such a perfect fit,” he said.

“There is a huge scope for mission and outreach.

“That really excites me, but my first job will be to identify exactly what those various needs are, and how to prioritise my time accordingly.”

Mr Muir, a resident of Ballantrae 20 miles to the north, knows the area well and its challenges and opportunities, so is looking forward to providing a “full ministry”, one that goes beyond a Sunday morning service.

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