Humanist Society Scotland Celebrant Ross Wright and his husband, Efrain Acosta, holding hands and laughing while guests throw flowers as confetti

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…

Officiant of first same sex marriage in Scotland marries

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….

Celebrating the life of Viv Adam

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…

All remaining legal covid-related restrictions in Scotland removed
Two male adults and three children waving and celebrating

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…

Planning a ceremony and COVID-19: what you need to know

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…

Do you have to get married on a Saturday? At 2pm? In the summer?

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 funeral and COVID-19: what you need to know

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.

Planning a wedding and COVID-19: What you need to know

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…

Before I die, I want to…

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…

Reflecting on a year of weddings with COVID restrictions
An autumnal tree canopy

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…

A year of reflection
woman and man shake hands

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.

Mixed civil partnerships – coming to Scotland this summer!