Become a member

Why become a member of Humanist Society Scotland?

We are Scotland’s national humanist charity and voice, and we have campaigned for a secular society and on human rights issues since 1989. Your membership will help to fund our campaign work to make Scotland a more secular, rational, and socially just country, and to ensure everyone in Scotland has access to humanist ceremonies to mark important life events.

How does my membership help?

We are a membership organisation and our work is funded by the fees paid by our members. These fees help us to: 


Over the past three decades our campaign work has helped to make Scotland a fairer and more equal society, and we have successfully campaigned for a range of positive changes to life in Scotland such as legal humanist marriage, equal marriage, and the scrapping of blasphemy laws. We represent humanists and non-religious views at governmental level, meeting with MSPs and public servants working on issues such as education, human rights, and the rights of the child, we give evidence to Scottish Parliament committees as required, and attend party political conferences. We continue to campaign on issues related to our humanist values, such as legalised assisted dying, a secular education system that respects freedom of thought, religion, and belief, and urgent action to tackle climate change.  


Everyone should be able to access ceremonies that reflect their beliefs to mark key life events, and our national network of registered celebrants play a very important role by performing humanist weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies for people with humanist or non-religious beliefs in Scotland. We use the funds that we generate by providing world-leading humanist ceremonies to support our campaign work and to grow our charity so that it can continue to foster a community for people who share a common humanist approach to life. 


Our membership forms the heart of our humanist community. Members receive regular news updates and have access to all of our events, campaigns, and resources. We regularly hold in-person and online events that are free to members, and members enjoy a reduced ticket price for paid events such as our annual conference. There are local groups that members can join, regular newsletters and updates, and opportunities to support our campaigns and humanism in Scotland. 

Become a member

Sign up to become a member of Humanist Society Scotland and help make Scotland a more secular, rational, and socially just country.

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