Tour Scotland Video Baptist Church Choir Christmas Market Perth Perthshire

Tour Scotland video of a Baptist Church Choir singing on the High Street near the Christmas Market on visit to Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Baptists first arrived in Scotland with the armies of English republican Oliver Cromwell in the 1650s, who established small churches in Leith, Perth, Cupar, Ayr and Aberdeen, but they did not survive for long, partly because of their association with Cromwell, who was generally not welcomed in Scotland, but more especially as a result of strident and often violent opposition instigated and inspired by the Church of Scotland and the Parliament of Scotland which it controlled. The Baptist Union of Scotland was founded in 1869 with 51 churches in its membership, which represented almost 4000 members. There are currently 164 churches in the Union, with around 12,000 members.

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