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

We ‘heart’ humanist weddings!

February 13, 2017

We’re celebrating a truly groundbreaking Valentines Day here at HSS! The Scottish Parliament have recognised us as the trusted provider of Humanist weddings here in Scotland by awarding us Prescribed Status. To mark this exciting day in style we have created this…

We ‘heart’ humanist weddings!

More than 4200 humanist weddings in Scotland last year

August 15, 2016

More than 4200 Humanist weddings took place in Scotland last year, more than ever before.

More than 4200 humanist weddings in Scotland last year

It’s time for equal civil partnership!

August 11, 2016

The Humanist Society have urged the Scottish Government to change its mind, and introduce civil partnerships that are available to all people in Scotland.

It’s time for equal civil partnership!
Two people wearing black suits hold hands at a funeral ceremony.

We join working group on funeral poverty

May 2, 2016

Humanist Society Scotland has been invited to join the Scottish Working Group on Funeral Poverty, which was established to investigate the rising costs of funerals in Scotland.

We join working group on funeral poverty

The historic marriage of Joe Schofield and Malx Brown

November 19, 2015

This originally appeared in Humanitie, Winter 2015 edition  On New Year’s Eve 2014 Ross Wright, HSS Registered Celebrant, celebrated the marriage of Joe Schofield and Malx Brown in Glasgow’s Trades Hall. Whilst deeply personal to Joe and Malx, the ceremony…

The historic marriage of Joe Schofield and Malx Brown

Humanists mourn the death of celebrant Joe Hughes

November 9, 2015

It is with deep regret that we inform members the longstanding Registered Celebrant, Joe Hughes has died this weekend. Joe was one of the original 12 celebrants who gained authorisation to conduct humanist weddings in 2005. Joe was a very…

Humanists mourn the death of celebrant Joe Hughes
Humanist Society Scotland Celebrant Ross Wright and his husband, Efrain Acosta, holding hands and laughing while guests throw flowers as confetti

Celebrating a decade of humanist marriage in Scotland

July 2, 2015

Last month HSS hosted a celebration event, reflecting on 10 years since humanist marriage in Scotland became legal. Below is a selection of happy couple who have enjoyed legal humanist weddings since 2005!   We were delighted to welcome a…

Celebrating a decade of humanist marriage in Scotland

Changes to civil partnerships

March 20, 2015

Humanist Society Scotland has responded to a paper by the Scottish Government on changing civil partnerships registered outwith Scotland to marriages in Scotland. HSS feels strongly that couples who are currently in a civil partnership from outwith Scotland should be…

Changes to civil partnerships

Well done Joe and Malx!

December 31, 2014

Scotland’s first same-sex weddings took place at the stroke of midnight on Hogmanay as Joe and Malx became the first to tie-the-knot in a marriage ceremony following the passage of Scotland’s historic equal marriage legislation earlier this year. The first…

Well done Joe and Malx!

Waive marriage costs for same sex couples!

July 4, 2014

HSS calls on Scottish Government to waive marriage costs for same sex couples

Waive marriage costs for same sex couples!