20th anniversary


Celebrating 20 Years

In February 1994 two Church of Scotland ministers, Andrew McGowan and Hector Morrison, met in Elgin with Dr Robert Chalmers, chair of the University of the Highlands and Islands Project, to explore how a proposed theological college might become part of a future university of the Highlands and Islands. 

That meeting was the start of something big! Events moved on rapidly and within just a few months Highland Theological Institute (as it was then called) had begun. 

During 2014 HTC celebrated its 20th anniversary with a programme of special events, including:

March, Saturday 1st, Teaching Day, Isle of Skye

This mission-focused teaching event took place in Kyleakin the same weekend as the commissioning service for a recent graduate who was embarking on overseas missionary work.

May, Friday 2nd, Thanksgiving Service, East Church, Inverness

Sinclair Ferguson preached at this special commemorative service.

August, Friday 15th, Commemorative Service, Isle of Lewis

Held in Martin's Memorial Church, Stornoway.

August, Thursday 28th, Public Lecture, Moray College UHI, Elgin

Rev Dr Tim Grass spoke on the work of theologian FF Bruce who had strong personal connections with the Elgin/Moray area.

October, Friday 31st, Public Lecture, Inverness Town House

Author and journalist Harry Reid spoke on how the Christian faith has influenced the life and writings of John Buchan and other eminent 20th century Scottish authors.