The Future of Humanitie

The Humanitie journal has been a fixture of HSS for many, many years. Over the years it has changed and evolved to fit the needs and aspirations of the society. Humanitie is a forum for ideas, debate and discussion.

We have taken the decision, ratified by the Board, to change the format of Humanitie magazine. Humanitie will continue to be a quarterly printed feature with news, comment and analysis for and by Humanist Society Scotland. It will still be delivered to your door in the normal way, but this time as a new ‘newsletter’ format, shorter but still crammed full of news, features and event information.  In addition we will also be investing in new digital platforms, Humanitie will become our multimedia brand for thought, comment and analysis. It will feature podcasts, blogs, videos and much more.

This is a really exciting development for us. These new platforms will allow us to reach a far wider audience than ever before.

This change will allow us to be much more up-to-date; due to the long lead time required by both the design process and printing/postage, it means that any news is already two weeks old by the time it reaches you. Also there’s our commitment to environmental stewardship. Care for the environment is an issue which is raised consistently by members, and was one of our top-ten issues in the 2015 General Election Humanist Manifesto.

The potential new online audience for HSS is massive. It gives us a chance to reach out to new people, potential new members and supporters. You may have already noticed a greater amount of activity, and high-quality news and features on our new and improved website and Facebook page.

We have already begun the process of making archived articles and feature from Humanitie available online at

You should receive the first copy of the new-style Humanitie in March 2016.

Gary McLelland, Head of Communications and Public Affairs


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