Officiant of first same sex marriage in Scotland marries
June 30, 2022
We mark the end of Pride month, with a ‘good news story’ of our own, which also gives us an opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come in Scotland. More than 7 years after he officiated the first same…
Celebrating the life of Viv Adam
May 24, 2022
It is with deep sadness that we share the news our friend and colleague Viv Adam has died. Viv was a wonderful woman, who was vibrant and fun, compassionate and caring, and who had a real generosity of spirit….
All remaining legal covid-related restrictions in Scotland removed
April 18, 2022
From 18th April 2022, the need to wear face coverings in indoor public places, including on public transport and in shops, is no longer a legal requirement in Scotland. Weddings and funerals have been exempt since 4th April, but this…
Planning a ceremony and COVID-19: what you need to know
August 9, 2021
Scotland moves beyond Level 0 from 9th August 2021, and ceremonies now have much fewer restrictions. Some restrictions still remain though and we still need to exercise caution. Face coverings remain mandatory* at all ceremonies in indoor public places, and…
Do you have to get married on a Saturday? At 2pm? In the summer?
July 27, 2021
The wedding landscape in 2020 was like no other, with restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Humanist Society Scotland conducted a third of its ‘normal’ volume of marriage ceremonies last year. With so many couples having to make…
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.
Before I die, I want to…
May 14, 2021
Demystifying Death week is an awareness campaign run by Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, designed as a way to help people have conversations about death and dying more openly. As a part of this campaign we wanted to help get people…
Reflecting on a year of weddings with COVID restrictions
March 24, 2021
Photography Credit: Regenweibchen Photography While this past year has been incredibly difficult – that has not stopped many amazing couples from deciding to celebrate their love anyway – going ahead with their weddings, despite coping with ever changing restrictions. As…
A year of reflection
March 23, 2021
As we pass a year living with Covid-19, we wanted to take some time to remember those who have died, and those who have lost loved ones. Dealing with the death of a friend or family member is difficult at…
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.