Looking back on World Humanist Day
June 29, 2023
Our Community Engagement Manager Lara looks back on another successful and wide-ranging set of events held for World Humanist Day. World Humanist Day is celebrated every year on 21 June and we’ve been celebrating it since the 1980s. It’s an…
Humanist Society contributes to new Faith and Belief Engagement Strategy
March 21, 2023
Humanist Society Scotland was delighted to contribute to Scottish Government’s new Faith and Belief Engagement Strategy, which launches today. The strategy offers a newly accurate understanding of faith and belief across Scotland. This will inform policy development. It’s also about…
Does religion still matter in politics?
September 21, 2022
Join us on Monday October 3rd for an online event as Edinburgh Humanists host guest speaker Sir John Curtice FRSA FRSE FBA as he explores the question, does religion still matter in politics?
Sir John is a British political scientist, senior research fellow at NatCen, and Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University. This event is hosted by the Edinburgh Humanists and will be followed by a Q&A facilitated by Humanist Society Scotland CEO, Fraser Sutherland.
OMG you can’t write that!
September 15, 2022
Join us for an online event to marked Banned Book Week 2022 on Thursday 22nd September. Fraser Sutherland, Emma Wadsworth-Jones, Professor Maggie Kinloch, Terry Anderson, and Terry Greig will explore the topic of book banning, censorship and religion during the online talk, OMG you can’t write that!
Humanist national memorial
June 15, 2020
Humanist National Memorial Ceremony will mark three months since lockdown with input from humanists from all four nations of the UK. On 23 June at 11:00, Humanists UK – supported by Humanist Society Scotland – is holding a national memorial…
Catch-up with our 2019 conference
June 28, 2019
Humanist Society Scotland’s annual conference was a sell-out! Over 140 eager members and guests packed into the Royal Society Edinburgh to hear from a variety of fantastic speakers. Below is audio recordings taken from some of the speakers and some…
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…