The Free Church has confirmed it is investigating allegations made in connection
with the late Rev Dr Iain D Campbell.
Western Isles Presbytery - the governing body of ministers and elders responsible
for the denomination’s congregations within the islands - has launched a process
to examine the claims.
It is reported allegations claim that Mr Campbell was involved in extra-marital affairs
with a number of women.
A church spokesman said: “The Western Isles Presbytery is taking these allegations
very seriously and is acting on them in accordance with the stated practice of the
Free Church of Scotland.”
In a separate statement the Free Church said: “The Presbytery of the Western Isles
wish to assure the Free Church and friends in the wider Christian community that
meetings have been held to consider the recent death in tragic circumstances of Rev.
Dr Iain D. Campbell.
“They wish to further give assurance that they are continuing to exercise pastoral
oversight in all aspects of this tragic event in accordance with the practice of
the Free Church of Scotland.
“We ask for your prayers for the family, for our churches, and for the cause of Christ
worldwide, as we seek to deal with this painful matter in a way that is biblically
faithful and Christ-honouring.”