Humanists Call for Bold Action on Children’s Rights in Scotland

After John Swinney MSP made a statement to the Scottish Parliament on the future of the UNCRC bill and vowed to ‘bold’ on children’s rights in Scotland, Humanist Society Scotland have questioned why progress has been glacial on reforms highlighted to be needed by the committee.

Celebrating the life of Viv Adam

    It is with deep sadness that we share the news our friend and colleague Viv Adam has died.  Viv was a wonderful woman, who was vibrant and fun, compassionate and caring, and who had a real generosity of…

A Letter From Scotland’s Children and Young People.

Young Humanist Scotland Ambassadors sign joint letter to local council candidates ahead of the upcoming local elections that identifies six key areas of concern for Scotland’s children and young people.

Mubarak Bala

2020 Scottish Humanist of the Year jailed for 24 years for blasphemy

Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, has been jailed for 24 years for Facebook posts considered ‘blasphemous’ Mubarak was awarded Humanist Society Scotland’s Gordon Ross Humanist of the Year Award in 2020 Humanist Society Scotland and humanists…

Face coverings during ceremonies: from law to advice

From 4th April 2022, the need to wear face coverings during wedding or funeral ceremonies held in indoor public places is no longer a legal requirement.

Public Health advice continues to be that face coverings offer protection, and members of the public will continue to be encouraged to wear them in indoor settings – but not required to do so.

All Women Finalist List for Humanist of the Year 2021!

This year Humanist Society Scotland marked International Women’s Day by announcing the all-women nominee list for their Gordon Ross Award, an annual award that recognises individuals whose actions are deemed to be exceptional and in line with humanist values.

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