Former HSS Treasurer Gordon Ross assisted suicide news

Members invited to nominate Humanist of the Year

Members of Humanist Society Scotland are being invited to nominate for the 2019 Gordon Ross Humanist of the Year Award. The award is named in memory of the Society’s former treasurer and right-to-die campaigner Gordon Ross. This annual award recognises…

Edinburgh Council delay decision on religious votes over schools

Edinburgh Council was due to take the decision on whether to maintain the unique position of certain faith groups on how the cities schools are run. However, after debate the council decided to delay the decision until November. The failure…

Upcoming Friends at the End events

One of Humanist Society Scotland’s partners in the Assisted Dying Coalition, Friends at the End have a number of upcoming events in Scotland that members may be interested in. Please see below details of upcoming events. Edinburgh Local Group Meeting…

Catch-up with Humanism 2019 Conference

Humanist Society Scotland’s annual conference was a sell-out! Over 140 eager members and guests packed into the Royal Society Edinburgh to hear from a variety of fantastic speakers. Below is audio recordings taken from some of the speakers and some…

Humanists welcome change to Civil Partnership laws

Humanist Society Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government announcement that Civil Partnerships will be made available to all couples in response to a legal ruling by the Supreme Court earlier this year. Humanist Society Scotland has been calling for such…

John Howieson in Scottish Parliament

Humanist delivers first Gaelic Time for Reflection in Holyrood

John Howieson, a celebrant with Humanist Society Scotland from Skye, has become the first person to deliver time for reflection in Holyrood in Gaelic. The previous contribution in Gaelic was in 2003 before the Scottish Parliament building was opened in…

Humanist Society Scotland welcome support for Equal Protection Bill

Humanist Society Scotland has welcomed the news the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee has backed John Finnie MSP’s equal protection bill in the Scottish Parliament. The Stage One report quotes Humanist Society Scotland’s evidence to the committee. A…

New Chief Executive

Humanist Society Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Fraser Sutherland. Fraser has been with Humanist Society Scotland since 2017 in the role of Campaigns and Communications Manager, leading the organisation’s campaigning and public affairs…

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