Terms and conditions

1. We do not store credit card details nor do we share financial details with any 3rd parties. If there has been an error in payment, please contact Humanist Society Scotland within 30 days to request a refund. Please email admin@humanism.scot or call 0300 302 0680.

2. Use of website

Humanist Society Scotland reserves the right to change the contents of this website or to discontinue it at any time, as well as the right to deny access to the site to any person whom we have reasonable grounds to believe may be using the site for an unlawful or unauthorised purpose or in a manner that may harm us.

3. Copyright

You may not copy, reproduce, re-publish, download, post broadcast, transmit, make available to the public or otherwise use the content of the Humanist Society Scotland website and associated websites in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial home use. You may not adapt or to create a derivative work from any Humanist Society Scotland content except for your own personal non-commercial home use.

4. ‘Secure Your Date’ terms & conditions

Secure Your Date is a service available to new wedding couple members from November 2019.

  • You pay a two-year membership fee of £80 and an admin fee of £5 (including VAT).
  • The rest of the fee is payable directly to your celebrant, and there may be additional travel expenses (to be agreed with the celebrant in advance).
  • By using this service, you secure a Humanist Society Celebrant to perform your ceremony on your chosen date where this date is at least six months in the future.
  • Paying the membership fee does not guarantee you a particular celebrant. Unless agreed in advance with the celebrant, there is no guarantee that your preferred celebrant will be available on your date.
  • Some celebrants require a deposit to be paid in advance of the wedding. Please confirm this directly with your celebrant.
  • By using this service, you are covered by the Humanist Society Promise.The following options are available:

We’ll choose from who is available:
Your date is secured and you can decide who will perform your ceremony. This is available only where your chosen wedding date is six months or more in the future. If a celebrant has not been confirmed within six months of your wedding date, a celebrant will be assigned by Humanist Society Scotland to perform the ceremony.

Choose someone for us:
A Humanist Society Celebrant will be assigned by Humanist Society Scotland to perform your ceremony. We’ll always endeavour to get in touch within five working days to let you know the name of your celebrant. If for any reason this timescale isn’t possible, we will keep you informed at every step.

In addition to your payment to Humanist Society Scotland to secure your date, you will pay £365 directly to your celebrant for your ceremony. This includes one meeting with your celebrant in the locality of either your chosen venue or the celebrant (unless otherwise agreed) and reasonable travel expenses for the delivery of your ceremony. Any additional requirements, such as a rehearsal, may incur an additional cost.

We’ve already found our celebrant:
Where a celebrant has directed you to join the society and name them as your celebrant. They will be notified, and their confirmation is required in order for your booking to be complete.

Due to the distances and costs involved in reaching some areas of Scotland we are unable to offer ‘choose someone for us’ for a fee which includes expenses. Although we can allocate a Celebrant where the ceremony fee is £365, for those ceremonies in more rural areas and those not on mainland Scotland, expenses such as travel and accommodation may be charged by your Celebrant. This would be subject to your approval prior to confirmation.

When choosing a Celebrant from those shown as available please be advised that as availability can change quickly, results cannot be guaranteed.


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