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More humanist than Christian marriages in Scotland in 2019

June 25, 2020

Newly released official statistics reveal that for the first time there were more humanist marriages in Scotland last year than there were Christian marriages of all denominations combined. Humanist marriages made up 23% of all marriages, while Christian marriages made…

More humanist than Christian marriages in Scotland in 2019

Humanists back civil partnership change

February 28, 2020

Humanist Society Scotland gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament, backing moves to make civil partnerships available to all couples. The proposed bill would see Civil Partnerships opened up to mixed-sex couples as well as same-sex couples. Commenting on the bill…

Humanists back civil partnership change

Humanist marriages least likely to end in divorce official statistics show

March 10, 2019

Couples married in a humanist ceremony are almost four times less likely to divorce compared with all other types of marriages, according to new official statistics on marriage and divorce data in Scotland released today. The data comes as a…

Humanist marriages least likely to end in divorce official statistics show
Carol Knight with two brides she just married

Podcast – the role of the humanist celebrant

August 24, 2018

Listen to “Episode #3 – Craig Campbell & Drew Smithsimmons – The Role of the Celebrant” on Spreaker. Craig Campbell and Drew Smithsimmons are both registered Celebrants with Humanist Society Scotland with years of experience. In this episode they discuss…

Podcast – the role of the humanist celebrant
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We’re now the biggest marriage ceremony provider in Scotland!

June 28, 2018

New figures released by National Records of Scotland shows that Humanist Society Scotland is now the biggest provider of marriage ceremonies of any belief or religious group. This comes on the same day that the Northern Irish legal case on…

We’re now the biggest marriage ceremony provider in Scotland!

Humanist Society welcomes Supreme Court Civil Partnership decision

June 27, 2018

The Supreme Court has found in favour of the appeal of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan in their case against the UK Government for not allowing opposite-sex couples access to civil partnerships. The couple argued that the policy is “incompatible…

Humanist Society welcomes Supreme Court Civil Partnership decision

Becoming a Humanist Celebrant

June 1, 2018

So – you are at a Humanist ceremony and you love it. It is personal and meaningful, and really gets under the skin of the person/ couple/ family at the heart of the ceremony. At this stage many people think,…

Becoming a Humanist Celebrant

We support trans rights law and mixed-sex civil partnerships

March 1, 2018

Humanist Society Scotland has lodged support for the Scottish Government’s proposals on changes to the Gender Recognition Act but demand action on allowing equal access to civil partnerships. Responding to the consultation, the Humanist Society welcomed the change to a…

We support trans rights law and mixed-sex civil partnerships
Celebrant Suzanne Teed conducting the marriage ceremony of a bride and groom

50,000 married in Humanist Society Scotland weddings

June 19, 2017

Humanist Society Scotland and couples across the country are celebrating as the charity made history with it reaching the landmark of having married 50,000 people. The marriage of Alasdair and Lousie Jack on the 8th June was a wonderful representation…

50,000 married in Humanist Society Scotland weddings
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Associate members – Scotmid cooperative funerals

June 8, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Scotmid Co-operative Funerals are our first Associate Members. Scotmid Co-operative Funerals have 16 branches across central Scotland and we recognise all as Trusted Providers. Associate membership is free and is open for applications to…

Associate members – Scotmid cooperative funerals

We’re delighted to be recognised for ceremonies provision

February 14, 2017

A new provision approved by The Scottish Parliament today will see Humanist Society Scotland officially recognised as the first non-religious organisation to be ‘prescribed’ under the 1977 Marriage Act.

We’re delighted to be recognised for ceremonies provision