New research shows profile of non-religious Scotland

New research published by Humanist Society Scotland, with fieldwork carried out by polling firm Survation, reveals detail of the populations religious and spiritual beliefs. DOWNLOAD REPORT HERE Key Findings: Most people in Scotland self identify as non-religious (59%) with women being…

Join #TeamHumanist for the Kiltwalk

There is still time to register to take part in one of Scotland’s biggest fundraising events of the year. Sign up to take part in the Kiltwalk for Humanist Society Scotland. Thanks to support from the Hunter Foundation anything you…

Humanist Society event in Inverness – 24th August

How should science inform and influence Scottish public life with special guest speaker Prof Iain Hunter – Scottish Science Advisory Council & University of Strathclyde Part of a series of seminars from Humanist Society Scotland considering values for a modern…

Humanist Society welcome Supreme Court Civil Partnership decision

The Supreme Court has found in favour of the appeal of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan in their case against the UK Government for not allowing opposite-sex couples access to civil partnerships. The couple argued that the policy is “incompatible…

Scottish Parliament

MSP raises Humanist campaign in Parliamentary debate

Humanist Society Scotland has welcomed MSP support for its Scrap Blasphemy Law Campaign. On the 7th June, MSPs debated the findings of the Lord Bracadale review of Hate Crime Legislation. SNP MSP Ivan McKee raised the issue of Humanist Society…

Celebrant Training Programme Accepting Applications

Applications close 2nd July 2018. Every year Humanist Society Scotland Registered Celebrants prepare and deliver thousands of unique, personal and meaningful ceremonies to celebrate life, love and family.  These ceremonies include Naming and Welcoming Ceremonies, Funerals, and Wedding and Civil Partnership Ceremonies. The role…

End Blasphemy Law Campaign at Scottish Parliament

A joint call by Humanist Society Scotland and International Humanist and Ethical Union was made at the Scottish Parliament to scrap Scotland’s outdated Blasphemy law. MSPs heard from campaigners from around the world including Gulalai Ismail from Pakistan who herself was threatened…

Scottish Government announce funding for child funerals

The Scottish Government have announced an agreement with local authorities that will mean across Scotland families will not be charged for burial and cremations of children. Humanist Society Scotland have welcomed the news as a fantastic step forward to better…

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