Humanists encouraged to back assisted dying bill plan

September 23, 2021

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has launched a consultation on his proposal for a members’ bill to allow for assisted dying for terminally ill people. Humanist Society Scotland have long campaigned for a compassionate approach to end-of-life care and support. Over…

Humanists encouraged to back assisted dying bill plan

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.

Humanists welcome BMA decision to drop opposition to assisted dying

‘Sort out assisted dying now’ Scots tell Parliament as NZ votes for change

October 30, 2020

A poll commissioned by Humanist Society Scotland, Dignity in Dying Scotland and Friends at the End (FATE) shows that more than three quarters of Scots (76%) want the Scottish Parliament to debate assisted dying after the Parliamentary elections in May….

‘Sort out assisted dying now’ Scots tell Parliament as NZ votes for change

BMA survey shows overwhelming support for assisted dying policy change

October 8, 2020

BMA Survey Indicates Overwhelming Support for Policy Change Around Assisted Dying

BMA survey shows overwhelming support for assisted dying policy change

Royal College refuses to drop opposition to assisted dying

February 21, 2020

Humanist Society Scotland has responded with disappointment that the Royal College of GPs has ignored the view of its members who responded to a recent consultation on changing the group’s stance on Assisted Dying. 51% of those GPs who responded…

Royal College refuses to drop opposition to assisted dying

We welcome assisted dying review by BMA

February 6, 2020

Humanist Society Scotland has welcomed the news that the British Medical Association (BMA) has launched a survey of its members on the organisation’s approach to assisted dying. This comes as the Humanists ask the public to back its ‘Last Rights…

We welcome assisted dying review by BMA

Following the million dollar dark money trail from ‘Bible Belt’ USA to Scotland & Europe

April 2, 2019

Last week investigative journalists at the OpenDemocracy website revealed how tens of millions of dollars from religious ultra conservative groups based in the USA is flooding into Europe. This cash, estimated to be around $50 million over the past ten…

Following the million dollar dark money trail from ‘Bible Belt’ USA to Scotland & Europe

Assisted dying a human right MSPs told

April 19, 2018

The Equality and Human Rights Committee today heard evidence that the law against assisted dying in Scotland is a potential breach of Human Rights

Assisted dying a human right MSPs told

Over half of Scots would travel abroad for assisted death

September 22, 2017

New research released by Humanist Society Scotland reveals most Scots would consider the option of travelling abroad to access medical assistance to die currently outlawed in Scotland. Polling firm Survation asked 1,016 Scottish Adults between 8th and 12th September if…

Over half of Scots would travel abroad for assisted death

Assisted dying – why Scotland should lead the way

June 19, 2017

We need to show those who can make a change how serious we are about ending suffering

Assisted dying – why Scotland should lead the way

Bramble and Bill

February 1, 2017

By Paul Dickson As I start typing I want the reader to know a bit about me. I loved my Dad (Bill) and I loved my dog (Bramble), that’s the most important thing. I am a Humanist. I don’t believe in…

Bramble and Bill