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Become a Young Humanist

Young Humanists Scotland amplifies the voice of young people in humanism and helps to develop the understanding of humanism amongst young people in an increasingly secular Scotland. By joining, young people are able to feed into and direct our campaign work, and help to create a more representative and stronger Humanist Society Scotland.

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Why join Humanist Society Scotland? 

The majority of young people in Scotland are not religious. Young Humanists Scotland gives a voice to the growing numbers of young Scots who wish to live in a secular society, and a Scotland that is guided by science, reason, and what is fair. 

Membership gives people the opportunity to connect with other young people who are interested in learning more about humanism, or who wish to support our campaigns on issues affecting them such as religion in schools, or the right to bodily autonomy. 

We also provide support to humanist, atheist, and secularist groups in Scotland including campaign and promotional materials for Freshers Fairs and other events, and support to run events and find humanist speakers. 

YHS 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 YHS members, and YHS members enjoy a reduced ticket price for paid events such as our annual conference. There are local groups that YHS members can join, regular newsletters and updates, and opportunities to support our campaigns and humanism in Scotland.


Wednesday 10th January

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Assisted dying: Scotland’s next liberal reform?

Hosted by Dundee Humanists, with guest speaker Liam McArthur MSP. Join us for a conversation on Assisted Dying.

Thursday 18th January

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Book group meeting: ‘Fingers in the Sparkle Jar’ by Chris Packam

The memoir that inspired Chris Packham’s BBC documentary, Asperger’s and Me. Join the conversation. New members are always welcome! We don’t charge for participation, but you do need to register in advance.