A section of the cover of our 2022 annual report. The top half of the image is a photograph of a humanist celebrant marrying a couple. She wears a purple dress and holds her left hand up, while the right clutches a ceremonial folder, and she smiles at the camera. The couple wear magenta velvet suits and smile, one at the camera and the other at his partner. Text against a blue background strip at the bottom reads: "Annual Report & Financial Summary 2022."

Read our 2022 Annual Report

June 19, 2023

We are delighted to present our annual report for 2022 to coincide with our AGM on June 20, 2023.

2022 was a year of transition for Scotland and for our organisation, as we saw the removal of the strictest Covid-19 regulations. That meant a busy time for our registered celebrants, who conducted more marriage ceremonies than in any previous year in our history! Our conference and local groups were able to return to in-person settings, too, with sensible precautions in place.

We were also delighted to host the Humanists International General Assembly for the first time. We helped decide on the wording of the updated Amsterdam Declaration, which was agreed during the event in Glasgow. In all, over 200 delegates were welcomed to Scotland, with travel bursaries prioritising attendees from the global south.

We continued to provide support to Liam McArthur MSP for his Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill. A consultation on the proposal for the bill received the most responses to a member’s bill consultation in the history of the Scottish Parliament. The society also continued to champion other key humanist causes, including safe access to abortion services and secularising education.

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