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The year ahead for humanism in Scotland

January 16, 2024

2024 looks set to be a busy and perhaps defining year for the humanist movement in Scotland. Here’s a rundown of the issues we’ll be working on and the gains we hope to make, from assisted dying to reproductive rights….

The year ahead for humanism in Scotland
A humanist celebrant conducting a wedding ceremony for a couple, Andrew and Callum. The photo is taken mid-vows in front of flower wreaths and a large window looking out to fields. The celebrant wears a blue dress and raises a hand. The couple stand either side of her in magenta velvet suits.

The year in good news

December 18, 2023

The new year is approaching. And the world feels like a dark and scary place in lots of ways. So, to warm the cockles during the festive season, here’s an incomplete rundown of some good news for humanists across 2023,…

The year in good news

Humanist Society interview series: Becky Kenton-Lake on Stop Climate Chaos Scotland’s new climate manifesto

October 24, 2023

Humanist Society Scotland is a proud member of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) coalition. SCCS brings together over 60 organisations working towards a net-zero planet and international climate justice. We spoke to the organisation’s coalition manager, Becky Kenton-Lake, to…

Humanist Society interview series: Becky Kenton-Lake on Stop Climate Chaos Scotland’s new climate manifesto
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Humanist Society interview series: Thomas Widrow of the John Muir Trust on why Scotland needs a Carbon Emissions Land Tax

August 29, 2023

Humanist Society Scotland is one of more than 30 organisations campaigning for a Carbon Emissions Land Tax. If you want to know why this is such a vital cause for the future of Scotland’s environment, read on. We spoke to…

Humanist Society interview series: Thomas Widrow of the John Muir Trust on why Scotland needs a Carbon Emissions Land Tax
Humanist Society Scotland members hold banners at COP26

Environment and Climate Change

Humanists are passionate about protecting the environment for future generations and championing the use of science to inform Climate Change policy.

Environment and Climate Change

In pictures: humanists march for climate justice at COP26

November 11, 2021

Members of Humanist Society Scotland were joined by representatives from Humanists International and Humanists UK as they marched through Glasgow for the COP26 Global Day of Action against Climate Injustice on November 6th 2021.

In pictures: humanists march for climate justice at COP26

Climate emission results ‘alarming’

June 24, 2021

Greenhouse gas emissions data from 2019, released by the Scottish Government last week, shows that Scotland has not met its annual target of reducing emissions. Three years of targets have now been missed ‒ for the years 2017, 2018, 2019….

Climate emission results ‘alarming’

We welcome ambitious new target to reduce emissions by 75%

September 25, 2019

Humanist Society Scotland welcomes the strong stance the government is taking on climate change ahead of the parliamentary vote on the Climate Change Bill today.

We welcome ambitious new target to reduce emissions by 75%

Humanists join climate emergency protest

April 8, 2019

Members of Humanist Society Scotland’s Edinburgh Group joined a Stop Climate Chaos rally at the Scottish Parliament in April 2019. Les Reid, a member of the Society who attended the rally, said: Humanists are joining in the campaign to avert…

Humanists join climate emergency protest

Ecohumanism: a call to action

September 22, 2015

By Terry Martin, HSS member, originally published in the 2012 Autumn edition of Humanitie magazine. Are we humanists hard headed and unsentimental about the environment? Do we think that animals and other flora and fauna don’t have moral status whereas…

Ecohumanism: a call to action