Scottish Bible Society

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Scottish Bible Society (SBS), founded in 1809 as the Edinburgh Bible Society, amalgamated in 1861 with the Glasgow Bible Society (founded 1812) to form the National Bible Society of Scotland, is a Scottish Christian charity that exists to make the Bible available throughout the world.

The Scottish Bible Society arose as a separate organisation to the British & Foreign Bible Society over its desire to print Metrical Psalms as an additional book at the back of the Bible. At the time BFBS did not allow additional books to be added to the Bible.

It also acted as a missionary society that was involved in sending workers to countries such as China during the late Qing Dynasty.

Bibleworld is the schools education department of the Scottish Bible Society. Since 1991, Bibleworld has been sharing the Bible with children and young people. The current Bibleworld is a 45 foot long mobile classroom which visits schools and churches throughout Scotland. It is designed to meet the requirements of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence in creative and dynamic ways.

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