Humanists add their voice to calls for compassionate & humane refugee & asylum policy
December 9, 2021
On the 3rd of December we added our support to an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel, calling for a change in refugee and asylum policy that is based on a humane and compassionate…
In pictures: humanists march for climate justice at COP26
November 11, 2021
Members of Humanist Society Scotland were joined by representatives from Humanists International and Humanists UK as they marched through Glasgow for the COP26 Global Day of Action against Climate Injustice on November 6th 2021.
Humanists join call for the Scottish Government to protect children’s rights
October 6, 2021
Humanist Society Scotland signs Together Alliance letter that urges the Scottish Government to work at speed to address the UK Supreme Court ruling that four aspects of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill are outwith the competence of the Scottish Parliament and will need to be reconsidered.
Humanists welcome BMA decision to drop opposition to assisted dying
September 15, 2021
Humanist Society Scotland today welcomed news that the BMA had voted to drop its opposed stance to assisted dying.
Humanist message of hope and support for refugees
September 1, 2021
Humanist Society Scotland trustee Morven Lyon delivered Time For Reflection at the Scottish Parliament. Morven spoke about the current crisis in Afghanistan and advocated for tolerance and support for the Afghan people and for those displaced by the return of the Taliban and in need of asylum.
Planning a funeral and COVID-19: what you need to know
July 19, 2021
Planning a funeral and COVID-19: What you need to know if you have a Humanist Society Scotland funeral planned, or would like to plan a funeral with us.
Planning a wedding and COVID-19: What you need to know
Planning a wedding and COVID-19: What you need to know if you have a wedding ceremony booked with Humanist Society Scotland.
Climate emission results ‘alarming’
June 24, 2021
Greenhouse gas emissions data from 2019, released by the Scottish Government last week, shows that Scotland has not met its annual target of reducing emissions. Three years of targets have now been missed ‒ for the years 2017, 2018, 2019….
Humanists support permanent telemedical abortion services
June 15, 2021
This week we joined Engender, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) and 25 women’s organisations, human rights bodies, and healthcare providers, in writing to the Scottish Government to ask them to make telemedical abortion services permanent in Scotland. In March…
Humanists ask UK Government to rethink the new plan for immigration
We recently signed a joint letter coordinated by the Scottish Refugee Council that set out our grave concerns about the New Plan for Immigration and its potential to seriously undermine refugee rights in the UK, and calls on the UK Government to engage meaningfully with the devolved governments to ensure that a fair and humane asylum system can be developed that works for all four nations of the UK.
Mixed civil partnerships – coming to Scotland this summer!
March 17, 2021
Humanist Society Scotland offer mixed sex couples civil partnership ceremonies as the law changes and mixed sex couples will be able to enter into a civil partnership in Scotland from summer 2021.