Fraser Sutherland • HSS • December 2020
Fraser Sutherland • HSS • May 2020
Fraser Sutherland, Chief Executive, Humanist Society Scotland Earlier this month we highlighted the welcome news that the Scottish Government was going to follow in other European nations footsteps and scrap the outdated common law against blasphemy. This move comes as…
Fraser Sutherland • HSS • February 2020
Below is the text of the speech given to launch Our Humanist Future strategic plan by Humanist Society Scotland Chief Executive Fraser Sutherland. Thank you to everyone here for coming along and sharing this special day for everyone at Humanist…
Fraser Sutherland • HSS • December 2019
Philip Seargeant, The Open University In an era dominated by “fake news” and disinformation, conspiracy theories are coming to play an increasingly influential role in modern politics. During the recent impeachment hearings in the US, for example, former National Security…
Fraser Sutherland • HSS • April 2019
Last week investigative journalists at the OpenDemocracy website revealed how tens of millions of dollars from religious ultra conservative groups based in the USA is flooding into Europe. This cash, estimated to be around $50 million over the past ten…
Fraser Sutherland • HSS • February 2019
Guides, Rainbows and Brownies in Port Glasgow celebrated the first ever inclusive thinking day ceremony in the Scout/Guide movement. Jennifer Buchan, Humanist celebrant and Scout leader was invited to write a lead a ceremony that celebrated the diversity of all…
In December 2018, four Humanist Society Scotland registered celebrants held the inaugural Humanist Memorial service at Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium. The service was written and lead by Jennifer Buchan, Maggie Kinloch, Lesley Adam and Viv Adam. Supported by…
Fraser Sutherland • HSS • January 2019
Exclusive Brethren sues Scottish academic over publication of sermons Dear Scottish Humanists, I am hoping you might be able to help support a dear friend of mine, Ian McKay, a 74-year-old academic from Glasgow who is defending himself against a…
Fraser Sutherland • HSS • November 2018
Humanist Society Scotland will be officially represented at ten events across Scotland on the 11th November, and for the first time Humanists will be included at the London cenotaph service represented by our sister organisation Humanists UK. Ahead of these…
Fraser Sutherland • HSS • August 2018
Listen to “Episode #3 – Craig Campbell & Drew Smithsimmons – The Role of the Celebrant” on Spreaker. Craig Campbell and Drew Smithsimmons are both registered Celebrants with Humanist Society Scotland with years of experience. In this episode they discuss…
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