Fraser Sutherland stands at a lectern addressing a room of people, some of whom are visible behind him, as the crowd spreads in a circle round the speaker's stand. He wears a blue suit and red tie and has short brown hair.

On World Humanist Day 2023, we have more to fight for than ever

June 21, 2023

For this year’s World Humanist Day, we were proud to offer financial and practical support to a range of activities all over Scotland. All the events tied in with themes humanists care about, such as ecology, empathy with minoritised communities,…

On World Humanist Day 2023, we have more to fight for than ever
A section of the cover of our 2022 annual report. The top half of the image is a photograph of a humanist celebrant marrying a couple. She wears a purple dress and holds her left hand up, while the right clutches a ceremonial folder, and she smiles at the camera. The couple wear magenta velvet suits and smile, one at the camera and the other at his partner. Text against a blue background strip at the bottom reads: "Annual Report & Financial Summary 2022."

Read our 2022 Annual Report

June 19, 2023

We are delighted to present our annual report for 2022 to coincide with our AGM on June 20, 2023. 2022 was a year of transition for Scotland and for our organisation, as we saw the removal of the strictest Covid-19…

Read our 2022 Annual Report
Ali Kerr stands in a back garden with shrubs and a decking area behind her. She has short blonde hair, a denim jacket and white shirt, and glasses. She smiles with delight at the camera.

Humanist Society interview series: Ali Kerr (Pride Month special)

June 13, 2023

In a special Pride Month instalment in our Humanist Society Scotland interview series, we speak to a member of the humanist community whose work combines two causes very close to our hearts. Firstly, Ali Kerr is a humanist celebrant, who…

Humanist Society interview series: Ali Kerr (Pride Month special)
A portrait shot of Greg McHugh. He wears a blue shirt and has short brown hair. He smiles at the camera

Humanist Society interview series: Greg McHugh on his humanist wedding

May 9, 2023

Greg McHugh is one of Scotland’s most beloved actors and comedians. He rose to fame portraying Gary Tank Commander, a sunny and simple army veteran who gets up to pranks in his hometown with his pals and family while on…

Humanist Society interview series: Greg McHugh on his humanist wedding
An image of the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood with Calton Hill and the city of Edinburgh in the background.

Our priorities for Humza Yousaf

April 25, 2023

The current parliamentary term could be a pivotal time for humanism in Scotland. We look forward to the passing of a law to protect women from harassment outside abortion clinics, and we hope that new rules will follow to ensure…

Our priorities for Humza Yousaf
Joe Goldblatt profile portrait. Joe wears a black suit and has a shiny stripy tie and finely striped blue shirt. He wears glasses and has blonde hair worn back on his head. He smiles warmly at the camera.

Humanist Society interview series: Joe Goldblatt of Interfaith Edinburgh

April 10, 2023

Professor Joe Goldblatt is an academic and writer who serves as chair of Edinburgh Interfaith Association, the oldest organisation of its kind in Scotland. Humanist Society Scotland got to know Joe and EIA through our work together on the Scottish…

Humanist Society interview series: Joe Goldblatt of Interfaith Edinburgh
Vic Valentine addresses a pro-trans rights rally infront of a sign asking MSPs to vote for the GRA reform bill. People around them hold placards that read "Trans Rights Now" and they wave trans pride flags.

Humanist Society interview series: Vic Valentine of Scottish Trans Alliance

March 31, 2023

Today, 31 March 2023, is International Trans Day of Visibility. Humanist Society Scotland has a long relationship with Scotland’s LGBT+ communities and the last 12 months have been significant and trying ones for trans people in Scotland. Holyrood passed a…

Humanist Society interview series: Vic Valentine of Scottish Trans Alliance
Humza Yousaf talks at a podium in front of a black curtain. He wears a blue suit and tartan tie.

Humanist Society requests assisted dying meeting with Humza Yousaf

March 27, 2023

Humanist Society Scotland has written to the new SNP leader Humza Yousaf to request a meeting on the bill to legalise assisted dying that will shortly come before Holyrood. Mr Yousaf, who was elected as the next candidate for first…

Humanist Society requests assisted dying meeting with Humza Yousaf
A picture of Humza Yousaf in a blue suit and tartan tie in a living room-type space with lamp and painting in the background. He is shown from the torso up and is positioned to the right of shot, smiling at the camera.

Humanist Society responds to election of Humza Yousaf

Humanist Society Scotland notes the election of Humza Yousaf as new leader of the Scottish National Party and candidate for first minister of Scotland. We wish Mr Yousaf all the best in his new role and look forward to working…

Humanist Society responds to election of Humza Yousaf
This image shows the meeting house at Sussex University in England, the first university meeting place whose appointed religious representative is a humanist. It is a large cylindrical building with an alternating pattern of concrete blocks and square coloured-glass panels that let in light. I has a green, conical roof.

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…

Humanist Society contributes to new Faith and Belief Engagement Strategy
The text "Foillseachadh Amsterdam 2022" ("The Amsterdam Declaration 2022") in white against a background image showing a canal-side scene in Amsterdam at night.

Humanist celebrant John Howieson on his Gaelic translation of the Amsterdam Declaration

March 14, 2023

Scotland is a multi-lingual nation, so it’s important that the principles of humanism are made available to Gaelic speakers and writers. That’s why we’re very grateful to HSS registered humanist celebrant John Howieson for translating the 2022 Amsterdam Declaration into…

Humanist celebrant John Howieson on his Gaelic translation of the Amsterdam Declaration