A little bit of Australia in Scotland

This morning Humanist Society Scotland Chief Exec, Fraser Sutherland, and Policy and Campaign Officer, Will Norton, had the honour of meeting Fiona Patten MP, a member of the Parliament of Victoria in Australia.  For years, Fiona has been a champion…

Abortion Devolution

Humanists attend First Minister’s Summit on abortion care

Scottish Humanists have reacted to today’s abortion care summit hosted by the First Minister. Humanist Society Scotland chair, Professor Maggie Kinloch attended the summit alongside other campaigners who have called for urgent action to improve abortion care and protection for…

Image Description: Angela Johnson (Humanist Society Scotland celebrant) standing at the podium in the chamber at the Scottish Parliament.

Time for Reflection- Humanist Style

On World Humanist Day humanist celebrant Angela Johnson had the honour of conducting the daily Time for Reflection at the Scottish Parliament. Angela made a beautiful speech that looked back at the first lockdown, explained the importance of the arts…

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 spirit….

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…

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