Monday, September 16, 2019
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Three months after his death leading church figure Rev Dr Iain D Campbell has been condemned for what has been described as behaviour "seriously inconsistent with that expected of a Christian minister".

Dr Campbell, who was ordained on Skye and ministered on the island for seven years, was the centre of a thorough investigation by the Free Church of Scotland after allegations came forward of "inappropriate" relationships with four women.

The Reverend Dr Iain D Campbell was alleged to have had inappropriate relationships with four women going back to 2010.

Following the investigation by Western Isles Presbytery a statement was issued on their behalf by Rev James Maciver, who said: "The Western Isles Presbytery has completed a thorough investigation into serious allegations about the conduct of the late Rev Dr Iain D Campbell prior to his death.

"The presbytery has now sadly concluded that elements of Dr Campbell's moral conduct were contrary to, and censurable by, the Word of God (Bible), and seriously inconsistent with that expected of a Christian minister.

"Following the investigation, each local kirk session has carried out appropriate disciplinary action, according to guidelines laid down in the Practice of the Free Church of Scotland.

"Bearing in mind that the Church has a duty of care to all parties, this has been carried out in private."

Dr Campbell grew up in Stornoway on Lewis and studied at the University of Glasgow.

He was ordained on Skye in 1988 and spent seven years on the island before returning to Lewis.

Dr Campbell was the moderator in 2012 and was also well-known in the Free Church of Scotland as a theological writer.

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