Bible project

PEOPLE from across Angus have the chance to join thousands of people from all over Britain to make a personal contribution to The People’s Bible.

The People’s Bible is the responsibility of each national Bible Society and will be the first ever digital handwritten bible to remain on the internet permanently.

All you need to do to take part is go along to the ‘scribe pod’ in Montrose High Street at the Ball House piazza on Saturday, July 30 between 10am and 4pm.

Once there you will be given two bible verses to hand-write onto paper using the digital pen provided. The pen connects directly into The People’s Bible website and within one minute your handwritten verses will be visible for all to see.

The project was launched on June 19 at Edinburgh Castle, the date James VI of Scotland was born in 1566.

It records the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible or Authorised Version from which many phrases have passed into everyday life and whose version you will use as part of the project.

A special service at Westminster Abbey on November 16 will mark the end of the process.

The invitation to join in is for people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs to connect with a passage of the bible and make it their own.