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Graphic showing people putting slips in a voting box showing the Humanist Society Scotland logo, and LGBT+ flag, and a science symbol. Text reads "I'm voting humanist."

We launch our general election 2024 resources

We launch our general election 2024 resources
Cartoon showing a group of people shouting with signs reading "decriminalise abortion," "safe access," and "abortion is healthcare."

Buffer zones bill passes final vote and will become law

Buffer zones bill passes final vote and will become law
A row of anti-abortion protestors holding placards infront of some railings.

Wrecking amendments reintroduced ahead of final vote on buffer zones

Wrecking amendments reintroduced ahead of final vote on buffer zones
The Houses of Parliament in a panorama format, photographed from across the Thames.

We write to party leaders to gauge position on key humanist causes

We write to party leaders to gauge position on key humanist causes
A group of anti-abortion protestors outside an abortion facility in Glasgow, holding signs.

Wrecking amendments to buffer zones bill withdrawn but questions remain over “chaplaincy services”

Wrecking amendments to buffer zones bill withdrawn but questions remain over “chaplaincy services”
A row of anti-abortion protestors outside a hospital in Glasgow

MSPs must stop wrecking amendments to buffer zones bill

MSPs must stop wrecking amendments to buffer zones bill
Aerial group portrait shot of the members of the first Scottish parliament, held in the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland, a large, wood-panelled room.

Holyrood at 25: The foundations of a humanist parliament

Holyrood at 25: The foundations of a humanist parliament
Official Holyrood portraits of Kate Forbes (l) and John Swinney (r). She wears a flowery dress and red jacket and he wears a black suit with purple tie.

Humanist Society responds to election of John Swinney and Kate Forbes

Humanist Society responds to election of John Swinney and Kate Forbes
Humza Yousaf standing infront of Bute House, smiling and wearing a blue suit.

Humanist Society notes resignation of Humza Yousaf and calls for protection of secular policies

Humanist Society notes resignation of Humza Yousaf and calls for protection of secular policies
Two police cars parked outside a street in a Scottish city.

Stirring up a storm in a teacup: Police Scotland only investigate nine “stirring up” incidents after first week of hate crime law

Stirring up a storm in a teacup: Police Scotland only investigate nine “stirring up” incidents after first week of hate crime law
View of the debating chamber at Holyrood, with concentric rings of lecterns around a speaker's podium

Hate crime and freedom of speech: Why are the Scottish government and police ignoring our advice on the Rabat Plan?

Hate crime and freedom of speech: Why are the Scottish government and police ignoring our advice on the Rabat Plan?