First humanist thanksgiving address at University of Strathclyde

July 18, 2015

Last week HSS Registered Celebrant, also a volunteer Chaplain at the University of Strathclyde, gave a thanksgiving address before the official Graduation Ceremony. This is the first time that a humanist has offered the thanksgiving address, and is a significant…

First humanist thanksgiving address at University of Strathclyde
Humanist Society Scotland Celebrant Ross Wright and his husband, Efrain Acosta, holding hands and laughing while guests throw flowers as confetti

Celebrating a decade of humanist marriage in Scotland

July 2, 2015

Last month HSS hosted a celebration event, reflecting on 10 years since humanist marriage in Scotland became legal. Below is a selection of happy couple who have enjoyed legal humanist weddings since 2005!   We were delighted to welcome a…

Celebrating a decade of humanist marriage in Scotland
The Scottish Parliament debating chamber

Our response to committee report on assisted suicide bill

April 30, 2015

Today The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee have published their Stage 1 report on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill. Humanist Society Scotland is a partner in the My Life, My Death, My Choice campaign. We gave evidence to the…

Our response to committee report on assisted suicide bill

We release 2015 Humanist Manifesto

April 15, 2015

Today Humanist Society Scotland has launched it’s 2015 Humanist Manifesto. The manifesto was created following a consultation with our 10,000 members across Scotland, and raises ten important issues for parliamentary candidates to consider in the run-up to the General Election….

We release 2015 Humanist Manifesto

Professor Richard Wiseman latest distinguished supporter

February 9, 2015

Professor Richard Wiseman announced as latest Distinguished Supporter of Humanist Society Scotland Prof. Wiseman earned his PhD at the University of Edinburgh and is now Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, where he has…

Professor Richard Wiseman latest distinguished supporter

Well done Joe and Malx!

December 31, 2014

Scotland’s first same-sex weddings took place at the stroke of midnight on Hogmanay as Joe and Malx became the first to tie-the-knot in a marriage ceremony following the passage of Scotland’s historic equal marriage legislation earlier this year. The first…

Well done Joe and Malx!

Scots Makar Liz Lochhead becomes distinguished supporter

December 18, 2014

Later today (Thursday 18th December 2014) at a cross-party Humanist Yuletide Lunch event, Liz Lochhead the Scots Makar (national poet) will be announced as a new ‘Distinguished Supporter’ of the Humanist Society Scotland. On Thursday 18th December (2014), the Humanist…

Scots Makar Liz Lochhead becomes distinguished supporter

New milestone for marriage equality in Scotland

December 16, 2014

This morning (16 December 2014) the secondary legislation necessary to allow the first same-sex marriage to take place on Hogmanay (31 December) will come into effect. Signed into law yesterday by Scottish Government Minister Marco Biagi the secondary legislation will…

New milestone for marriage equality in Scotland

Scottish Parliament petition on time for reflection

June 30, 2014

The Humanist Society Scotland has responded to a petition currently being heard in the Scottish Parliament. Petition PE1514 calls for a 25% quota of atheists to lead Time for Reflection. HSS welcomes the debate, and supports – in principle –…

Scottish Parliament petition on time for reflection

Time for reflection at the Scottish Parliament: a secular parable

May 12, 2014

Gary McLelland Time for Reflection

Time for reflection at the Scottish Parliament: a secular parable
Gary McLelland

Gary McLelland becomes fourth humanist to address Scottish Parliament

May 6, 2014

Gary McLelland to address Scottish Parliament

Gary McLelland becomes fourth humanist to address Scottish Parliament