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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.


Tuesday 20th June

6:00pm – 8:00pm

2023 AGM

Members of Humanist Society Scotland are invited to attend the 2023 Annual General Meeting.

Monday 5th June

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Biobank – what is it and how does it benefit medical research?

Guest speaker Cathie Sudlow, Professor of Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology, at the Centre for Medical Informatics, University of Edinburgh will talk about Biobank – what is it and how it benefits medical research.

Monday 12th June

6:00pm – 9:00pm

The Green Lie – online film screening and discussion

A documentary film screening online, followed by a discussion on Zoom as part of the Climate Fringe Festival. Join us for ‘The Green Lie’, directed by Werner Boote.

Thursday 15th June

7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Time Travel Game – part of the Climate Fringe Festival

Join us for an interactive games night online! Free to participate in. It is one thing to say ‘Another World is Possible.’ It’s another to experience it, however momentarily.

Saturday 17th June

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Picnic and Play – Family Fun in East Pollokshields

Enjoy a FREE family fun event with Licketyspit, Kin Kitchen and The Hidden Gardens. Bring a picnic and enjoy the gardens, they are open for everyone to enjoy from 12pm – 5pm, and there are free workshops for children aged 3-8 and their families from 1pm-3pm.

Sunday 18th June

11:30am – 1:30pm

World Humanist Day guided geological walk and picnic

Enjoy this geologically inspired walk led by Angus Miller in Edinburgh.  A bespoke walking tour for those interested in the deep-time aspects of geology and its relevance to Humanism and Humanists.

Wednesday 21st June

7:00pm – 9:00pm

An introduction to humanism and recent humanist campaigns

An informative and engaging evening on the subject of humanism, and an opportunity to hear the latest updates on Humanist Society Scotland’s campaigning work from Chief Executive, Fraser Sutherland.

Thursday 22nd June

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Tree planting and picnic in Oban

Argyll Humanists will be planting a fruit tree to celebrate World Humanist Day, followed by a picnic. Anyone interested in humanism is very welcome to come along and enjoy a leisurely picnic.

Saturday 24th June

1:30pm – 5:00pm

Pride Edinburgh Community Fair 2023

Pride Edinburgh will be back and bigger than ever, on Saturday, June 24th, 2023.  This is Scotland’s longest running celebration of diversity, Pride Edinburgh ensures the rainbow shines over the capital city.