Keir Starmer addressing a hustings event against a red background. He wears a suit without a tie and is speaking at a lectern.

Humanist Society calls for bold action on secular and progressive causes from new government

July 5, 2024

With the Labour Party winning a large mandate to govern the UK, now is the time to take bold action on secular and progressive causes, from removing bishops from the Lords to fighting the climate emergency. Humanist Society Scotland notes…

Humanist Society calls for bold action on secular and progressive causes from new government
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World Humanist Day 2024 round-up

June 24, 2024

Our Community Engagement Manager Lara looks back on a selection of events held for World Humanist Day 2024. World Humanist Day is celebrated every year on 21 June and we’ve been celebrating it since the 1980s. It’s an opportunity for…

World Humanist Day 2024 round-up
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We launch our general election 2024 resources

June 17, 2024

We’ve created a DIY election kit that our members and supporters can use to campaign on humanist causes ahead of the 2024 general election. At Humanist Society Scotland we want to see a more ethical, rational, and socially just Scotland….

We launch our general election 2024 resources
Graphic showing people putting slips in a voting box showing the Humanist Society Scotland logo, and LGBT+ flag, and a science symbol. Text reads "I'm voting humanist."

General Election 2024 resources

On this page you’ll find all the resources you need to campaign for humanist causes ahead of the UK General Election 2024: If you prefer, you can also download and print out our DIY election kit below. Write to your…

General Election 2024 resources
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10 years of equal marriage in Scotland: interview with celebrant Ross Wright

Interview with Humanist Society Scotland celebrant Ross Wright reflecting on 10 years of equal marriage in Scotland.

10 years of equal marriage in Scotland: interview with celebrant Ross Wright
Fraser speaking to an interviewer behind the camera on STV News. He has short brown hair and glasses and wears a suit jacket without tie and blue and white checked shirt.

Humanists in the media on new data showing Scotland is majority non-religious

May 22, 2024

We’ve been having our say in the media on new census data from the National Records of Scotland showing Scotland is a majority non-religious country for the first time. Our CEO Fraser Sutherland has had a busy week speaking to…

Humanists in the media on new data showing Scotland is majority non-religious
A landscape photo of people in a garden talking at tables with food on them. The photo is taken at a picnic and play event at the Hidden Gardens behind Tramway, Glasgow during World Humanist Day 2023. Text infront reads "World Humanist Day small grants scheme."

Our World Humanist Day small grant scheme opens for 2024

February 22, 2024

For the second year running, we are extending our small grants scheme to non-members, provided your event or project shows a commitment to humanist values. World Humanist Day is celebrated every year on 21 June. It’s an opportunity for humanists…

Our World Humanist Day small grant scheme opens for 2024
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Humanist Society interview series: board member Tony Khan on claiming asylum and finding strength in adversity

February 6, 2024

In the latest instalment in our interview series, our new board member Tony Khan tells us about his experiences of seeking asylum in the UK, homelessness, and embracing humanism. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?…

Humanist Society interview series: board member Tony Khan on claiming asylum and finding strength in adversity
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Humanist Society interview series: Meet our new chair, Jennifer Buchan

January 29, 2024

Last year we welcomed a new Chair of Humanist Society Scotland, Jennifer Buchan. Jennifer is a registered Humanist Society celebrant and chaplain and has been involved with humanism for many decades. In this interview she tells us about her journey…

Humanist Society interview series: Meet our new chair, Jennifer Buchan
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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