Inverness Kirking of the Council
The Kirking of the Council is an ancient Scottish tradition, still observed in the capital city of the Highlands, Inverness. Members of the Inverness Committee of the Highland Council, with other officials and dignitaries, attend the morning service at the Old High Church, the original parish church of the City. The councillors walk as part of a colourful procession, featuring a pipe band, from the Town House to the Church, and returning to the Town House afterwards for a reception.
One theme of this year's service will be the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. An original 1611 first printing of the King James Bible is housed in the Old High Church, the property of the Kirk Session of Inverness. The intention is that this historic Bible will be read in worship for this first time in many years.
Leading the service will be the Rev Peter W Nimmo, BD ThM, minister of Old High St Stephen's, the Church of Scotland congregation of which the Old High is a part.