Image Description: Angela Johnson (Humanist Society Scotland celebrant) standing at the podium in the chamber at the Scottish Parliament.

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…

Time for reflection – humanist style

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….

Celebrating the life of Viv Adam

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.

All women finalist list for humanist of the year 2021!

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…

Ukraine: statement on defence of rule of law

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,…

StreetCare Edinburgh: fond farewells and silver linings

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.

Farewell and thank you to our Edinburgh StreetCare volunteers

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…

Humanist manifesto for 2021 Scottish election
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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…

A year of reflection

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.

Humanists donates £1k to Bala appeal fund
Mubarak Bala

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…

Mubarak Bala wins Gordon Ross award for humanism 2020

HumanKind Podcast

December 17, 2020

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HumanKind Podcast