Cartoon showing a diverse group of young people (teenagers) holding up a set of placards with images that signify our commitments and activities, such as a female gender symbol, a green and healthy planet, a wedding ceremony, an LGBT+ pride flag, and the classic symbol representing the atom/science.

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.


Saturday 26th October

9:00am – 6:00pm

Festival of Humanism 2024

Tickets are now on sale for our 2024 Festival of Humanism!

Friday 23rd August

6:00pm – 8:00pm

2024 AGM

The 2024 AGM of Humanist Society Scotland will be held on Friday 23rd August at 6:00pm. Please note in line with our governing articles the AGM is open to individuals with a current membership of Humanist Society Scotland only. The…

Monday 16th September

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Edwin Morgan and humanism: free online talk

Arts journalist and Humanist Society Scotland communications manager Greg Thomas presents a talk on themes of humanism, atheism, and sexuality in the poetry of Edwin Morgan for World Humanist Day.

Monday 11th November

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Armistice Day – What does Veterans Support look like in Dundee?

This event is hosted by Dundee Humanists as part of Interfaith Week, and all are welcome. We will hear from David Cruickshanks, a Peer Support Worker with Veterans First Point (V1P) about the services they provide, why they are needed,…