There are currently six local Humanist Society of Scotland groups, based in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow and the Highlands (Inverness). These groups offer members (and non-members) a chance to meet other Humanists for interesting talks, discussion, socialising and much more. Membership of the HSS entitles you to attend their meetings, film nights, debates and social occasions.


If you’d like to check out a group before joining, feel free – you’ll be made very welcome!

Can’t find a group near you? Feel there should be one? Get in touch with us and we can help you set up a new group.

No local group near you?

If there is no local group near you, but you’re interested in setting one up please get in touch with us, we will be happy to help you.

Other Groups and Activities

Humanists Enjoying Long Life (HELL)

Humanists Enjoying Long Life are a group that are doing just that. Their programme includes monthly visits to art galleries in and around the central belt in the company of like-minded people. Their aim is to meet on the first Friday of each month, using public transport whenever possible. The visits are usually free, the only expense being lunch. For more information contact Joan Gibson (0157 786 5895) or Elaine Campbell (0138 373 8335).

Scottish Humanists for the Environment

The Scottish Humanist Environment group was set up in early 2013 to explore a humanist approach to the environment, get involved in the policy debate, and foster local action. So far, discussions have included biomass plants, climate change, fracking, green burials, population control, and wind farms.

You can find SHE on facebook or email us.

Glasgow T-Run

The T-Run is a Glasgow outreach project helping disenfranchised and homeless people. The T-Run has been running successfully on the pavement in Cadogan Street, near central station, for several years. A co-operative venture, the project is shared among several groups including St Mary’s Episcopal Church, the Quakers, ROPKA, the Simon Community, EMMAUS, Glasgow university students and the Humanist Society Scotland. For more information, contact the Glasgow group.

Humanists in Harmony

The Humanists in Harmony Choir is based in Edinburgh. To find out more about it, or get involved please visit their section on our website, or get in touch with Dawn Gyles on 07410983950.