Time for reflection – humanist style
June 23, 2022
On World Humanist Day humanist celebrant Angela Johnson had the honour of conducting the daily Time for Reflection at the Scottish Parliament. Angela made a beautiful speech that looked back at the first lockdown, explained the importance of the arts…
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….
All women finalist list for humanist of the year 2021!
March 8, 2022
This year Humanist Society Scotland marked International Women’s Day by announcing the all-women nominee list for their Gordon Ross Award, an annual award that recognises individuals whose actions are deemed to be exceptional and in line with humanist values.
Ukraine: statement on defence of rule of law
February 25, 2022
The declaration of war on Ukraine by the Russian Federation is devastating and horrific. We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and those in Russia protesting against the invasion of their democratic neighbour. These events sadly remind us of…
StreetCare Edinburgh: fond farewells and silver linings
December 16, 2021
At the end of this year the decision was taken to wrap up our StreetCare Edinburgh volunteer project (StreetCare in Glasgow is still open, operational and very much needed). Here we hand over to Mary Mackay, Edinburgh’s StreetCare Volunteer Coordinator,…
Farewell and thank you to our Edinburgh StreetCare volunteers
December 14, 2021
This month our Edinburgh StreetCare project came to an end so we made a short video to celebrate the work of the volunteers who ran the project as a small thank you for their years of hard work.
Humanist manifesto for 2021 Scottish election
March 23, 2021
Today we published our manifesto, From Scotland’s Humanist Community, in preparation for the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections on Thursday 6th May 2021. After consultation with our members, our supporters, our Young Humanists Scotland representatives, our Board, and the wider humanist…
A year of reflection
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…
Humanists donates £1k to Bala appeal fund
March 3, 2021
Humanist Society Scotland donates £1000 to the #FreeMubarakBala legal defence fund on behalf of its members.
Mubarak Bala wins Gordon Ross award for humanism 2020
January 8, 2021
This year the winner of the Gordon Ross Humanist of the Year award goes to Nigerian Human Rights Activist and President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala. Humanist Society Scotland’s annual award recognises individuals whose efforts to promote…
December 17, 2020