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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.


Sunday 21st April

10:30am – 11:30am

Sunday Morning Kaffeeklatsch (Edinburgh)

Hosted by the Edinburgh Humanists.  All are welcome at this informal coffee morning at Summerhall.

Wednesday 24th April

7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Assisted Dying Bill hosted by Borders Humanists

Hear about the ‘Assisted Dying Bill’, with time for a questions and an opportunity to meet local humanists. Hosted by Borders Humanists.

Thursday 20th June

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Book Group: The Humans by Matt Haig

Humanist Society Scotland’s Book Group meets quarterly online via Zoom, and new members are always welcome!