After complaints about the behavior of the bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church ordered an investigation. Professor Iain Torrance was invited to investigate and report on the behavior of Bishop Anne Dyer. The Torrance Report concludes
Does the Bishop have the personal capacity to bring about healing and reconciliation in the diocese? This is a matter of trust and confidence.
…I cannot recommend the continuation of a tenure in which I fear that more people will be made to feel diminished and discouraged. Consequently, I recommend that, for the good of the diocese, she be immediately granted a period of sabbatical leave and step back permanently from the diocese.
Emphasis in the original.
The College of Bishops, however, say in a statement that rather than removal there should be mediation:
The College met …. and agreed that a mediation process, set up under the Canonical processes of the Church, would be the best way forward for Aberdeen and Orkney.
Dyer was elected by the College of Bishops in 2019 “after the diocese itself twice failed to draw up a shortlist of at least three suitable candidates.”
But 18 clergy and lay members of the church who objected to the appointment said the process was “divisive” and “disrespectful”.